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What is your running pace and how it can make a difference

It's Gemma here From Fundamental Sports and Fitness. In this video, we're just going to go over and cover what running pace is. I know that it can be quite a confusing topic, so it's really thinking about the time it takes you to cover a specific distance, whether that's 5K through to a marathon. Your pace will vary differently depending on what distance you're running. If your 5K pace is going to be a lot quicker, than your marathon pace because of the distance that you're going to be covering.

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How To Relieve Tight Hip Flexors

As a runner your hip flexors are one of the common muscle groups that becomes tighter and can cause a number of problems if left untreated. 

Not sure what or where your hip flexors are?

They are the group of muscles that help to bend forwards at the hips and raise your leg you your waist. 

They include these muscles in your body

  • Iliopsoas
  • rectus femoris
  • tensor fasciae latae
  • sartorius

Your hip flexors don't just get tight from running, if you have a desk based job or do a lot of driving this can also be a problem as your hip is in a flexed position and this can lead to the muscle getting shorter before you have exercised and put any tension through it. 

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