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Instead of holding an information night this year we will be posting Top Tips from our Freedom Sports Medicine, She Science and Upstream Foundation representatives. It will be ideal for participants who want to learn more about how to train for the event and the best way to prepare.

 

Top Tip #1 – Paul Gruber (Race Director and Endurance Athlete)
Practice your food strategy by testing out different things on your training outings. Eating small things often works best for me. Try things like sultanas, dried fruit or even fruit crush ups. But the key is to mix it up and have some variety so you feel like eating, especially towards the end of the day and have them handy so they’re easy to grab.

Top Tip #2 – Ross Kinsella (Physio at Freedom Sports Medicine)

Having adequate ankle mobility is really important. Check out this short video on how a lack of joint movement/mobility can impact on your running, squatting, lunging and overall general movement patterns.

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Top Tip #3 – Caleb McInnes (Podiatrist at Freedom Sports Medicine)

Pronation and Supination are essential for healthy foot function, yet the vast majority of people we see think they are not a required. Today we cover why we need these two movements.

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Top Tip #4 – Caleb McInnes (Podiatrist at Freedom Sports Medicine)

Blisters are a combination of moisture and friction.
1. Good socks (Balega, Feeture, Wright Socks to name a few) will help with both.
2. Have your laces done well – see the pics for some details of how to lock your heel in better and prevent slippage.
3. Have more than one pair of socks and shoes with you or have someone who can have them at a check point if it is wet.

At Yarra Flats and the Finish – Freedom Sports Medicine will be there to help you with multiple issues, one of them being blisters if you need help.
Any questions please ask!

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