Why Taper?

What is Tapering? Tapering refers to the strategic reduction of training volume and intensity in the weeks leading up to a competition. It’s a crucial part of any training plan, especially for endurance sports like running, cycling, or swimming. Think of it as giving your body a chance to peak at the right moment. Why … Read more

Why do we sign up to races?

Participating in a race offers a range of benefits that go beyond just the physical activity itself. There are definite physical advantages that come with racing. Having a structured plan helps to keep us focused and gives us a routine to our training. This ultimately increases cardiovascular health, Strengthens muscles and boosts overall endurance. The … Read more

Trainer Recycling

As runners, we are regular consumers of new trainers. To a point, replacing running trainers is key to reducing injury, however, it’s frightening to think that every pair of running trainers that we have ever purchased is still hanging around on this planet somewhere!  As runners we need to act responsibly and mindfully in relation … Read more

The Great Fall (and Rise) of the Training Routine!

Let’s face it, life happens. Whether it’s a surprise work project, a family emergency, or just plain old burnout, sometimes our carefully crafted training routines take a tumble. It happens to all of us. The important thing is to reset and initiate ‘restart’ after missing a few (okay, maybe more than a few) training sessions. … Read more

Embracing the Runners’ Journey: Finding Balance with Oso Sportswear

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Embracing the Runners’ Journey: Finding Balance with Oso Sportswear For those of us who live and breathe running, every step we take is a testament to our unwavering commitment. The pursuit of those personal bests, the thrill of the race, and the sheer joy of a good run keep us lacing up our shoes day … Read more

Rooted in Change: The Transformative Power of Tree Planting

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Rooted in Change: The Transformative Power of Tree Planting At Oso Sportswear, we don’t just advocate for sustainable fashion; we believe in cultivating a greener tomorrow. Our commitment goes beyond producing eco-friendly and sustainable sportswear; it extends to planting trees, a practice that holds profound benefits for the environment. Introduction: In a world racing against … Read more

Eco-Friendly Running: Tips for a More Sustainable Sport

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Eco-Friendly Running – Being a sustainable runner Running is often considered a low-impact and eco-friendly sport. However, there are some things you can do to make your running even more sustainable. Learn how to make your running more eco-friendly by following these few tips: Choose sustainable gear. When buying new running shoes and clothing, look … Read more

How to Care for Your Recycled Polyester Sportswear

Recycled Polyester Sportswear – Hints and tips for looking after your kit! When it comes to activewear, recycled polyester is a popular and sustainable choice. Not only is it durable and moisture-wicking, but it also has a lower environmental impact compared to traditional polyester. However, to keep your recycled sportswear in top condition, it’s essential … Read more

Fitness and Wellbeing

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Introduction: Fitness and wellbeing go hand in hand, Maintaining healthy lifestyle by focusing on your fitness and wellbeing is essential and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial to achieving overall wellness. Regular exercise and healthy eating habits can help boost your mood, increase your energy levels, and reduce your risk of chronic illnesses. In this … Read more

Keeping Healthy New Years Resolutions

Tips for Success: Keeping healthy new years resolutions can be challenging, as the new year begins, many of us make resolutions to improve our health and well-being. Unfortunately, keeping to your healthy new years resolutions can be challenging, and many people give up after just a few weeks. But with some simple strategies, you can … Read more