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Women’s Mini Marathon Nutrition Tips- Week 4

May 20, 2016
Week 4: Food Facts or Facts Myths   Over the previous newsletters we have discussed healthy eating and drinking leading up to the Big Day! Nowadays there are many misconceptions regarding food and diet. There are countless sources of dietary information available at our fingertips, but often with varying levels of evidence-based research and providing conflicting
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Women’s Mini Marathon Nutrition Tips- Week 3

May 13, 2016
Week 3: Fluids – Are you drinking enough?   Exercise feels tougher when you are dehydrated. Dehydration will lead to tiredness and reduced performance. The best strategy is to keep hydrated throughout the day instead of drinking large amounts just before you exercise. Aim for at least 8 glasses of fluid daily and more in hot
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Women’s Mini Marathon Exercise Tips- Week 3

Week 3: HOW TO MINIMISE THE RISK OF INJURY   Mileage As you increase your training, muscular aches and ‘niggles’ may occur. Therefore it is essential you build up your training gradually. Never increase your mileage by more than 10% in a week and never increase both speed and distance in the same week.   Mix
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Alan inspires team of 16 to jog for James’s

May 10, 2016
Orla McCormack tells us in her own words how her brother Alan has inspired Orla and 15 of their family, friends and neighbours  to take up the challenge and walk, jog or run for St. James's Hospital in the upcoming VHI Women's Mini Marathon.   My Brother’s Journey: On the 1st March 2015, my brother Alan went to casualty
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Women’s Mini Marathon Exercise Tips- Week 2

May 6, 2016
Week 2: Warm Up, Stretching, and Cool down   Warm up Why? It's easy to overlook the importance of a good warm up. After all, it's just the opening act before the real thing. But if you skip or skimp on your warm up, you risk poor performance and injury. The objective of a warm up
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Women’s Mini Marathon Nutrition Tips- Week 2

Week 2: Carbohydrates – Fuel for Sport   In the coming weeks, we will focus on some dietary changes to help us achieve our goals on the day of the mini-marathon, starting with carbohydrates.   Why do we need carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are the main source of energy in our diets and therefore the main fuel source
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Women’s Mini Marathon Exercise Tips- Week 1

April 29, 2016
Week 1: GETTING STARTED Congratulations on taking the first step towards completing the 2017 Women’s Mini Marathon on behalf of the St. James’s Hospital Foundation.   Over the next few weeks, our Physiotherapists will provide you with weekly Women's Mini Marathon exercise tips.   Where to start? First things first If you have any concerns regarding
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Women’s Mini Marathon Nutrition Tips- Week 1

Week 1: Healthy eating- getting to grips with the basics   The Women’s Mini Marathon 2017 is fast approaching! Congratulations to all of you who have signed up to support the St. James’s Hospital Foundation.  The mini-marathon is a wonderful opportunity for us all to get out and active, especially as the summer months are
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Mini Marathon 2014 in aid of St James Hospital

June 24, 2014
As the rain cleared to give way to a lovely, temperate day, the streets of Dublin city centre bloomed with vibrant colour as over 40,000 women gathered for the start of the 2014 Women’s Mini Marathon.   Congratulations and thank you to all the amazing women and ‘ladies’ – over 300 of you – who
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