News and Blog — Running

My Approach to Training for 6 Marathons in 6 Days

Posted by Ben Lowe on

MY APPROACH TO TRAINING – WHERE TO BEGIN Training for one marathon is in itself a huge challenge. One which takes grit, determination, and many, many hours of pounding the pavements. So how do I even begin to think about how to train for 6 of these things happening on 6 consecutive days? My own approach to training is a tricky one. As I have never even attempted a marathon before, I needed a plan...

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It's Crunch Time – Free Marathon Training Schedule For Beginners

Posted by Ben Lowe on

Training for your first Marathon? Try our free marathon training schedule for beginners to get your training off on the right foot! Whether you’re new to the marathon scene or have over 20 races under your belt, it is always a good idea to have a training plan when leading up to a big race. This is to ensure you get the best out of you. At SockMine, we care about performance. We want you...

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Marathon Training? Here are the Best Socks for Fartlek Training

Posted by Josh Barr-Rostron on

Are you training for a marathon but getting tired of the same old routine? Why not give Fartlek Training a try.   WHAT IS FARTLEK TRAINING? Fartlek Training is all about speed. Not how fast you can run, but how you vary it during your session. The word Fartlek is derived from the Swedish phrase for ‘Speed Play’, which is exactly what you do during the session. You play with your speed. Rather than running...

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How SockMine are Helping Make Blisters a Thing of the Past

Posted by Ben Lowe on

Since time began, there has been one word that strikes fear into the hearts of all runners…  blisters. They have the power to devastate training sessions, cause endless amounts of irritation and turn a marathon training plan on its head. At SockMine, we aim to give athletes the edge. We want to care for your feet so you can care for your performance. As a result, we have developed a range of running socks utilising...

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Running Socks That Could Save Your Marathon Training

Posted by Ben Lowe on

FOCUS ON YOUR RUN, NOT ON YOUR FEET. Marathons. The ultimate test of human endurance. 26.219 miles of blood, sweat and often tears. A challenge that thousands of us dedicate months and months of training towards every single year. So, why make it hard for yourself by not caring for your feet properly? When running, the feet are involved in both the push-off and landing phase. They come under huge amounts of stress as they...

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