Goal-oriented Training Program

07 Oct 2019

Goal-oriented Training Program

At Can Too Foundation you register for our goal-orientated training program while also making a difference to the world of cancer research. It doesn’t matter if you’re a daily repeat offender of hitting the pavement and going for a run. Maybe you’ve found yourself being a bit of a couch potato for that while too long under COVID restrictions and you’ve found yourself in a rut, a training program can be the answer. By completing a training program your body will be thanking you for being more active and your soul will also be grateful for doing a good thing for raising funds for cancer research. Our training program focus is tilted towards running, however we do also offer training programs in swimming that you can also register for and still make a difference. You might find your skillset and abilities are great for coaching in which case you’ve also come to the right spot as we are often on the lookout for fresh ideas and coaches to assist with our training programs. If you’re energetic or great with engaging people, we would love to hear from you and help us make a difference. If you’re still committed to get involved in the cause for cancer research but running, swimming or coaching just simply are not your thing, we can completely appreciate this and that is why we continue to keep our admin roles in-house and are always on the lookout for more helpers.


What to Drink When Exercising

Through the hundreds of participants that we have engaged with for our running training program we often find that there are questions around what you should be drinking when exercising. Through our experience, in the event that you are completing a workout that is sixty minutes or less, we say sticking to water is fine. It is a cheap and accessible option. However, if you are working out for beyond an hour or the climate is hot and humid you may require a drink with more calories and with electrolytes like a typical sports drink will offer. It’s also important that there’s no one-size fits all rule when it comes to knowing what all individuals should drink when exercising as they may be different needs based on factors such as weight, sweat rate and how hard the individual is working out as well as also considering unique nutritional requirements of individuals. As a go-to, water is typically a no brainer, however some individuals might find water a little bland and will just avoid hydrating all together as a result. In this instance it may be a good idea to try a calorie free flavoured water. Obviously water is far more widely accessible than a potentially niche flavoured water drink so you will need to plan and be prepared as you could risk dehydration if you do skip a water hydration station all together if you’re participating in a marathon as part of our running training program.


How to Prevent Injury When Training

Our main goal of fundraising for cancer research and providing training programs to individuals of all fitness and skills levels is important and so is the prevention of any injuries. Regardless of whether you’re a seasoned marathon runner or an absolute novice looking to get into our training program from no grounding of running we pride ourselves on aiding everyone in avoiding injuries during training and take educating everyone involved very seriously on the matter. It is recommended that to prevent injury when training and specifically running that your regularly perform glute exercises as this is a focal muscle used when running. You can strengthen your glute through performing exercises such as squats, single leg bridges, clamshells and banded laterals. Another injury prevention exercise is the use of a foam roll on your sides and calves that we regularly will exercise during our training program.

Tangible evidence suggests foam rolling can effectively reduce muscle soreness while improving range of motion. Discovering the right running shoes can make worlds of difference in completing a successful workout and also aid in avoiding training related injuries. Have some consideration for the fact that every time your foot lands on the ground during training, it is facing impact. Be prepared with good quality shoes or runners so that you can engage in running without the risk of injury due to poor-quality shoes.