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Is grazing good for runners?

By K. Aleisha Fetters on in Health
Eating throughout the day fuels your body. But if you're watching your weight, snacking late at night could have an adverse affect.

How many runners only eat just three meals a day? It’s more like breakfast, lunch, pre-workout, post-workout, and dinner - with possibly a few snacks sprinkled in between. After all, eating mini-meals throughout the day keeps you fueled for your workouts and stabilises your blood sugar levels. But, new research published in the ... 

Strength training and hormones

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
To put on muscle, do you need a post-workout hormone surge?

I spent some time over the weekend at this year’s RCCSSC Train Smarter conference in Toronto, which once again had a great line up of speakers. The highlights from the sessions I was able to attend were Joe Baker on talent development and identification, Mike Young on cutting-edge techniques for high-performance ...  Continue reading

Runner's World Christmas gift guide: Women

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
Inspire the run-loving women in your life with these fitness-focused gifts.

Let her cast aside those flimsy sweatpants this winter by popping ZAAZEE’s Zara capris under the tree. Their stretchy SUPPLEX® fabric offers a flattering fit and is luxuriously thick to avoid the curse of the see-through legging, while their wide waistband sits comfortably on the hips without any hint of ... 

Runner's World Christmas gift guide: Men

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
Struggling to find a suitable present for the running chap in your life? Check out these ideas.

Running gents will be ever grateful for these compression tights in cold weather training: the wind-proof front panels and temperature-regulation fabric ensure a comfortable heat balance. CW-X’s Support Web™ technology also claims to improve alignment and aid the running motion, as well as increase circulation. Warm legs with CW-X’s promise ... 

How to prevent IT band syndrome

By Jenny Hadfield on in Health
These simple exercises will improve your hip strength and help you avoid this common running injury.

If you’re looking for specific exercises to prevent IT band syndrome, here are a couple of moves you can easily add to your routine. The first one is perfect for days when you have limited time. The second has been shown in research to be one of the most effective exercises for ...  ... 

The beginner's guide to multi-stage racing

By Susan Paul on in Events
How you perform over a race weekend starts with how you train.

Multiple event races have become quite popular and provide a unique training challenge. Training properly beforehand is very important, as is formulating a good post-run recovery routine to help you stay fresh for each event.  Keep in mind that multiple event races generally mean a moderate paced effort rather than an ... 

Haile runs his last race in Addis Ababa

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie joined 40,000 runners on home soil for his last ever competitive race at the Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa on Sunday.

Double Olympic champion and world record-holder Haile Gebrselassie ran his final race at the Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa last Sunday. 42-year-old Haile ran the final kilometre barefoot, finishing in a time of 32:48. 'I did this for Abebe Bikila, the father of running in Ethiopia and for the whole of ... 

Runner's World Christmas gift guide: Splash out

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
The ultimate showstopper Christmas gifts for runners.

If your giftee’s cross-training routine needs a shake-up, this Rebounder is ideal. The mini trampoline offers a fun, low impact workout that’ll ring the changes from swimming or cycling. Used by athletes and physios across the country, the Rebounder is made from robust, quality steel to ensure it lasts. Not ... 

Usain Bolt vs. chicken nuggets

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
McDonald's Japan has announced the launch of a 48-piece Chicken McNugget box. We run the numbers on sprinter and nugget fan Usain.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Usain Bolt famously chowed down on around 100 Chicken McNuggets a day – roughly 1000 over his 10-day stint – simply because he didn’t like the Chinese food on offer. If he’s not big on Japanese food either, he’s in luck: McDonald’s Japan is launching ... 

Target 26.2 2016

By on in Community
An announcement from Runner's World regarding Target 26.2

After many years of smashing PBs and guiding runners towards new marathon goals, we’re taking a break next year from our Target 26.2 franchise. We want to make sure we can deliver the proper experience, coaching and results for all those wishing to take part, and that unfortunately just isn’t ... 

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