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2 quality runs a week could be enough to ward off cancer and heart disease

By Alice Mosey on in News
Research finds doing one or two workouts a week can ward off serious health conditions, providing they're the right level of length and intensity.

Life just gets in the way sometimes. Whether it be work, family or an unprecedented hangover, finding the time to put on your running kit can seem impossible. Before you know it, it’s Saturday and your weekly training regime has turned into a weekend of cramming in two longer-distance runs ... 

5 worst things to do before a run

By Susan Paul on in Training
Don’t make these beginner mistakes before you hit the roads or trails.

1/ Static stretchingMost of us learned how to warm up many years ago in school PE classes. Much of that is now out-of-date. Today, recent research indicates that static stretching is not the best for a runner. In fact, one recent study found that static stretching before a run ...  Continue reading ... 

6 things never to say to an injured friend

By Cindy Kuzma on in Community
Before you put your running shoe-covered foot in your mouth, consider how you can be compassionate to a running buddy who’s hurt.

The pain has worsened, the MRI report has been read, and the doctor’s verdict rendered. Your running buddy can’t run, at least not right now. And as every athlete knows, that news delivers a hefty psychological blow. It can be easy for non-injured friends to add insult to injury with insensitive comments. But even ... 

7 tips to help you make it out for evening runs

By Sam Murphy, Katie Brown on in Training
Tempted to ditch your evening run? Our expert energy and motivation tips promise to deliver a second wind.

Do… yoga ‘A simplified sun salutation increases blood flow to the brain,’ says yoga teacher Annie May Rice. Inhale deeply, lift your arms out and up to the sky. Exhale and fold down, bending your knees and hanging your head. Repeat 3-5 times. Hear… a pulsing tune The ‘priming’ effect of music ...  ... 

Why running higher mileage can mean better energy efficiency

By Alice Mosey on in News
If you want to improve your overall performance, it may be time to become a player in the high-mileage game.

If you're looking to improve your energy efficiency - being able to run for longer using less energy - it may be time to ramp up your mileage. A study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology has found that runners who had a higher weekly mileage showed a more ...  Continue ... 

How weight training during pregnancy can benefit your running after birth

By Alice Mosey on in News
Research reveals how body strengthening workouts can prevent your run being hit by awkward postpartum side effects.

Returning back to your normal running regime after you’ve just spent the past nine months homing your unborn baby (not forgetting the transformations your body experiences in labour too) can be intimidating. And we’re not talking about the fear of your PB having plummeted dramatically because you’ve been out of ... 

5 post-run recovery moves for tired legs

By Cindy Kuzma on in Training
This post-run cool-down routine will give your muscles a healing boost.

If you come to a screeching halt after running hard, waste products and even your body’s own healing nutrients and chemicals can pool in your legs, creating inflammation that harms rather than heals. To avoid that, running coach Robyn LaLonde developed this cool-down routine. It reduces swelling, calms your nervous system ... 

What to drink when you’re doing Dry January

By Alice Mosey on in Health
7 drinks that won’t savage your social life or wellness resolutions in Dry January.

When you’ve spent the whole of December on a diet of mulled wine, G&Ts and whatever else was offered to you at all your festivities, what to feed your thirst with come Dry January can often make you feel like a little lost sheep. Of course water’s great, but when ... 

5 running movies and their starring actors get the professional verdict

By Sam Murphy on in Community
Some actors go to great lengths to prepare for their roles, but what happens when they have to play runners?

Being an actor is about putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. But when they happen to be running shoes, getting into character presents an additional physical challenge. Some excel: for example, Stephan James, who played Jesse Owens in Race (above), a biopic about the legendary sprinter (out now on DVD), ... 

How running enhances your brain function, according to science

By Alice Mosey on in News
Study reveals how runners are better at decision-making and multi-tasking.

Whether you run for fun, for fat loss or to train for a big race, there are heaps of benefits to be had from getting your kit on and enduring a regular run. In fact, you’ve probably seen fellow runners post a motivational quote to their Instagram profile along the ... 

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