The Sunday Long Run: This week's fitness world essentials to enjoy

From where to run and work out to the most inspiring things to do whilst lying on the sofa
Bitesize fitness info for the week ahead

It's Sunday! You made it through another week of office politics, sweaty public transport and a few workouts on the side. Now, it's time to relax, grab a tea and gear yourself up for the week ahead. Get comfy and prepare to be inspired, entertained and thoroughly informed on all the latest goings on in the fitness world.

While we've got you, check out the best of this week's content from Get Sweat Go:

Running: Top running podcasts to make the miles fly by

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Yoga: The health benefits of yogic sleep

Trek: Watches built for the toughest adventures

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Surrey Bacchus Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K

The Sunday Long Run: This week's fitness world essentials

Like running? Like wine? Why not combine the two? No, seriously - Sunday 8 September will see runners descend upon Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking for the annual Surrey Bacchus races. With a choice of marathon, half marathon or 10K distances (plus a wine-free 3K fun run for kids), you'll head along undulating trails through the vineyard and stop at five wine tasting stations along the way.

Fancy dress isn't just permitted but heartily encouraged - think of this as the UK answer to France's famous Marathon du Medoc, but with a smaller risk of sunburn. You've got five weeks before the big day, so choose your race distance and pack in some last-minute training (running or wine-based, whichever needs more work).

When: 8 September

Where: Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

How much: £50 (marathon and half), £30 (10K)

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The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest on Earth

With this year's CrossFit Games coming to a close and a wait on our hands before the next documentary hits our screens, fill that WOD-shaped hole in your life with The Redeemed and the Dominant. Released in 2018, this doc follows the progress of elite CrossFitters at the 2017 Games.

Kick back and relax with Netflix as you watch the likes of Mat Fraser, Tia-Clair Toomey and Sara Sigmundsdottir take on 13 gruelling events and battle for the title of the Fittest on Earth. No spoilers, but if you're not familiar with the results of the 2017 Games you're in for a surprise, and some interesting discussions regarding the rules of the still fairly new 'sport of fitness'.

Watch it here

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Lululemon x Barry's activewear collection

High end activewear brand Lululemon has joined forces with international boutique fitness studio Barry's Bootcamp to create the Stronger As One range - luxury workout clothes which can stand the test of even the most challenging HIIT workout.

The women's range features a selection of high-rise tights and shorts, long-line sports bras and loose tank tops, and the men's range includes running shorts, joggers and sweat-wicking t-shirts, all ideal for a flattering, comfortable workout outfit. Unsurprisingly thanks to Barry's signature Red Room, the colour red features heavily. This selection of bold statement pieces is ideal if you're looking to expand your fitness wardrobe.

Prices start at £45. Check out the men's and women's collections.

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Define London

Founded by former Broadway actress Ashley Verma, Define is home to her signature powerful, energising barre method. It may look elegant, but the muscle burn is real as you focus on small isolated movements targeting the glutes, legs and core. Head to a Define Barre session for the classic experience, or if you want to take things up a notch try the Define Glide class which incorporates Core Flyte gliders for a muscle-trembling core challenge.

Where: Fitzrovia

Price per class: £12 for 30 minutes, £20 for 50 minutes

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The Runner's World Podcast

The Sunday Long Run: This week's fitness world essentials

The Runner's World magazine team are back with another podcast that will pique the interest of any ultra runners among you. This episode features Susie Chan, an endurance runner and ultra marathoner who's sharing her experience with 100 mile races as host Rick Pearson prepares to take on his first 100 miler. And if you're a regular listener, you'll be excited to hear there's a shiny new jingle too!

Listen on: Spotify | iTunes | Acast | Stitcher | Podbean

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Science in Sport PLANT20

The Sunday Long Run: This week's fitness world essentials

Vegans and lactose intolerant people rejoice! Science in Sport have just launched their PLANT20 range. It features bars which pack 20g protein from pea protein isolate in triple chocolate brownie, cookie dough and dark chocolate raspberry flavours, plus protein powder in vanilla, banana fudge and chocolate mint flavours.

Prices start from £2.50 at Science in Sport.


The five minute fix

Single leg squats are the ultimate test of your lower body strength and biomechanics. Running rehab coach James Dunne demos the move in this video, with tips on how to avoid your knee falling in - a classic sign of weak hips. (3.31)

If you've ever read an article about running you'll have heard the term 'pronation' bandied around, but what is it? Is it a flaw in the human body that results in inevitable injury if you do it too much? Footwear specialist and running coach Emma Kirk Odunubi talks through the essentials of pronation, what it means and why runners shouldn't fear it. (3.52)

The Running Channel bring the lols in this summary of eight types of runner we all know. From the tech-mad runner with each wrist stacked with fitness trackers to the one who always has an excuse for why they're not on PB form, you'll definitely spot yourself in there - or if not, at least a couple of mates. (5.24)

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