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What To Do If You Get Injured During Taper

By By William O. Roberts, MD on in Training
Dr Bill answered some running questions, this one about tapering injuries

Hi, I'm in the last week of tapering for my first half marathon, my problem/question is that I did my last long run and I was fine, over the next three days at work I strained my legs lifting, so I did a few shorter runs (6,7, and 12K) but ... 

RW marathon tips

By on in Training
There's no special secret to surviving a marathon, but here are our staff top tips

Name: Kerry McCarthy @RWKerry  Number of marathons run: 38 Greatest piece of advice: Tap into your masochistic side and learn to enjoy the pain Greatest piece of recovery advice: Drink a celebratory beer (but just the one) as soon as possible afterwards. The carbs and water combo is obviously better than water alone, and the sugars salts ... 

Endurance Training and Thyroid Function

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Study finds no link between training and hypothyroidism.

About two years ago, there was a bunch of controversy about running and thyroid function. In fact, there were two different controversies: (1) The idea that excessive endurance training causes your thyroid to shut down, which in turn makes you fat. (That's why marathoners are so fat, right? Oh wait...) I ...  ... 

Hoka Highland Fling blog 14: Taper time

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
In the fourteenth week of her training, our Online News Ed Rhalou runs her last long run before the big day.

Against the odds I have successfully made it through 14 weeks of training for the Hoka Highland Fling, which means it’s time to taper! But this also means there's just over a week until race day, so the pressure is on. Week 14 was a brutal one and for the ... 

84-Year-Old Holocaust survivor credits running with saving her life

By Amby Burfoot on in News
The first woman to ever win the Boston Marathon masters division was in a concentration camp with Anne Frank.

Sylvia Weiner has rarely missed a day of running in the last 50 years. She’s up early, and soon out the door to meet several friends for a five- to seven-mile jaunt. “We go slow and talk about everything but politics,” she says. “I never take a morning off unless ... 

The stats of London Marathon

By on in Events
Strava stats reveal how runners are taking on 26.2 miles

Strava, the global online community for athletes, has revealed a unique insight into what it takes to complete the London Marathon. Strava collected a data segment of 1,990 Strava members who uploaded their 2014 London Marathon GPS activity The hardest mile Contrary to popular belief, marathon runners actually hit the ...  Continue ... 

PROMO: New Balance - Get more from your run

By on in Community
New Balance has partnered with GoodGym to challenge you to #UseYourRun

Ever feel like you need a dose of motivation to get up and out of the door? This year New Balance is challenging you to #UseYourRun with partnerships such as with GoodGym, a group of runners who combine exercise with doing something positive for the community. ‘Do good, get fit’ is ... 

On this day: Paula Radcliffe sets marathon record

By on
13 April 2015 at 16:07
in News
On this day in 2003 Paula Radcliffe sets a new marathon record

Re-live the amazing moment that Paula Radcliffe set a new marathon record, 12 years ago today.  Will her record ever be beaten? Continue reading

Kenneth Mungara Sets Masters World Marathon Record of 2:08:44

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Kenyan breaks old record by 2 seconds with win in Milan.

Kenneth Mungara, 41, set a new masters world marathon record of 2:08:44 on Sunday as he won the Milan Marathon. The Kenyan's time is two seconds faster than the previous record, set in 2003 in Berlin by Andres Espinosa of Mexico, the IAAF reports. Mungara, a late bloomer, now has ten career marathon ...  Continue ... 

How to perfect your taper

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Translating the numbers of new research to your training.

Data published in the European Journal of Sport Science last year provides a unique peek into the training paces of world-class runners. And the same general trends should apply to many less-elite runners. The Loughborough University team obtained training and taper data from 37 British athletes who were training for the ... 

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