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January 25, 2023

Why Is My Heart Rate High On Easy Runs?

When you go for an intense run, it’s perfectly normal for your heart to start beating quickly. However, it can be a little concerning when your heart rate gets quite high during an easy run.

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When you go for an intense run, it’s perfectly normal for your heart to start beating quickly. However, it can be a little concerning when your heart rate gets quite high during an easy run.
Running is a pastime that a lot of people enjoy doing. It’s relatively simple to complete and doesn’t require any special equipment. However, for a lot of people, they want to improve their speed and stamina when it comes to running.
We all have done it: we went on a run and started to feel dizzy after some time. This dizzy, weak feeling is typically caused by the wrong food before a run.
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It does not matter whether you are training to do your first ever half- or full marathon, or if you are looking to lengthen the amount of distance you run – recovering after a substantially long run is paramount to being able to keep on going.
If you want to get rid of those extra pounds around your waistline, then you should consider adding some cardio into your workout regimen.
Did you know that people run differently? Well that much is obvious but did you know that there are different types of shoes that will suit the way that your foot encounters the ground. In this case we are going to take a look at the best shoes for forefoot strikers!
Are you a midfoot striker? If you are then you will know how hard it can be to find a good pair of shoes that will be comfortable for the way that you move.
You may have questioned whether you require a pair of running shoes for heel strikers. In the world of running, they can be quite a controversial thing. However, some people prefer a pair of running shoes with a heel striker.
Coffee has long been touted as a great way to boost energy levels and improve athletic performance. Is coffee really that good at helping us run faster or jump higher? Coffee contains caffeine, which is a stimulant. Caffeine increases blood flow to muscles, speeds metabolism, improves endurance and helps prevent muscle cramps.


Not sure how virtual fitness works?

The easiest way to learn is to try Fitwins for yourself! The app is free to download, and you only pay for challenges you take part in, so why not take it for a test drive?

In the meantime, here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about how Fitwins compares to other virtual walking challenges.

No! We believe that flexibility is the key to fitness success, so instead of forcing you to complete a set distance, we let you set your own goal.  This means you can be flexible in how you complete YOUR challenge: so if you are smashing your target, you can raise the bar and aim for more. 

All entries into our challenge will receive a great medal, with a ribbon specific to the challenge type.

For our “iconic challenges”, your ribbon will have a unique design related to the challenge. For our regular monthly challenges, your ribbon will reflect the total distance you covered.

Running and walking ribbons are awarded based on 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200+ miles. Cycling ribbons are for distances of 50km, 100km, 200km, 500km, 1000km, 2000km and 3000km. 

Absolutely! Not only that, but all the distance you’ve covered since the start of the month will count, as the Fitwins App syncs with Strava and logs all activities from the start of the month, regardless of what date you sign up for the challenge. 

If you are hitting the streets with your app activated, verification is completed automatically by sycning with Strava. You can focus on completing your challenge, and we’ll take care of the rest.

If you’re using a treadmill, exercycle or other stationary equipment for some of your challenge, you’ll need to log this manually.


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