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Journal - December 14

The Art of Running
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The Art of Running

Minimal Running Course Prints

Sportymaps by Dutchman Guus Van Zeeland is the production of his two passions, running and web design. We sat down to talk to him about what inspired him to make his abstract running posters and his future plans for the concept.

 

What led to to fuse your creative talents with your passion for running?

Running and designing are big parts of my life. It is something that I like to do to keep fit, to clear my head and blow of some steam. As I try to run with a running group twice a week, it's a social thing; running together and competing with friends. In August 2015, my Sportymaps Etsy shop opened with the first course posters. Since then a lot has been added and a lot have been sold. It became to much to maintain on Etsy and in March 2016 I opened my own webshop.

 

When did you realize that running trails could be a work of art?

As a designer I'm fond of graphs and diagrams. Data visualization can be a beautiful thing. My ideas for a product were also in that di...

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Journal - July 10

Injury Prevention for Runners
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Injury Prevention for Runners

The Five Golden Rules

Running remains one of the most universal forms of exercise. It’s a great way to get out, feel challenged regardless of experience, combined with convenience of only requiring the most practical gear of shoes and clothes (and arguably a killer playlist to motivate you through the tedious stretches).

But what do you do when the most important piece of gear, your body, starts groaning, malfunctioning and giving up? Few things are more frustrating than the motivated runner struck down by injury, rendered unable to hit the track, road or treadmill. The best intervention is prevention.

Here are some tips from our friends over at Iffley Road for avoiding injury, or easing back into running:

Build up your distance gradually.

It’s a truism that you’ve got to learn to walk before you can run. Well you’ve also got learn how how to run a little before you run a lot. Add no more than 10% to your distance every week.

Listen to your body to take rest days.

Your ...

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