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Adapt how you train for shorter races

By Susan Paul on in Training
Even with a solid base, follow these steps so you can increase your speed safely.

Rick says: I am not exactly a beginner, but I am changing up my training so I feel like a new runner again. I'm not running a marathon this fall for the first time in a long time because I've decided to work on my speed. I'll run some 5Ks, ... 

Bolt pulls out of Diamond League with injury

By Charlie Hanson on in News
The 28-year-old Jamaican sprinter has withdrawn from competing due to a pelvic injury.

Usain Bolt has pulled out of the Diamond League races in Paris and Lausanne next week due to a pelvic injury. The 28-year-old sprinter also withdrew from the Jamaican national trials last week. “I’m disappointed not to be able to compete in Paris and Lausanne. I love running at these meetings but ... 

What's the difference between rest and active recovery?

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
You need a little bit of both to help your body reap the benefits of hard workouts.

Your body needs rest to recover and get stronger from hard workouts. Rest and active recovery (including gentle cross-training) are both tools we can use to achieve our fitness goals. A rest day doesn’t involve exercise at all. Think of these days like a good night of sleep. Plan to completely ... 

Running organisation for addiction sufferers launches own 10K race

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Recovery Runners, a community for those who struggle with substance misuse, is holding its inaugural 10K this August.

Recovery Runners, a Glasgow-based running organisation which offers support to those recovering from substance misuse, is holding its first 10K race on Sunday 30th August. The organisation, which launched in 2012, initially started as a programme for addiction service users to train for the Great Scottish Run. It expanded to create ... 

Farah is "100% clean"

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Mo Farah has claimed he is "100% clean" following doping allegations made against his coach Alberto Salazar.

Mo Farah has claimed he is "100% clean" with regards to doping allegations made against his coach Alberto Salazar. Farah, who won two gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games, told Sky Sports that the reflection the allegations are having on his reputation is "not right and not fair". Farah said: ... 

UK Anti-Doping to investigate Salazar

By Charlie Hanson on in News
The UK Anti-Doping organisation is set to investigate Salazar following doping allegations made against him by BBC Panorama.

Alberto Salazar is to be investigated by the UK Anti-Doping organisation (UKAD) after recent doping allegations made in BBC Panorama episode “Catch Me If You Can". Salazar, who coaches Mo Farah and has been an advisor to UK Athletics since early 2014, is accused of giving US long-distance runner Galen Rupp performance-enhancing testosterone medication ...  Continue ... 

Get over it: 5 ways to overcome common obstacles to running

By Beth Dreher on in Training
Too tired, stressed or hungry to run? Here's how to get past everyday training roadblocks.

As much as you may love to run, there are still days when simply tying your shoes requires a marathon effort. Morning runners groan when the alarm buzzes; midday runners battle full inboxes and growling stomachs; evening runners are tired after a long day. And when you hit the road, you ... 

Runners encouraged to only 'drink when thirsty'

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Listening to your body's cues can help avoid dangerous drops in blood sodium levels.

The urge to chug gallons of water on a hot run can be overwhelming but it's safest only to drink when you truly feel thirsty while exercising, according to a statement published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. Overdrinking can lead to severe drops in blood sodium levels during exercise or ... 

Protein before bed builds muscle

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
A new study confirms that muscle growth is enhanced by a pre-sleep dose of protein.

Contrary to popular myth and wishful thinking, you can't build muscle just by eating a lot of protein. It is clear, though, that the combination of resistance training and protein is a powerful stimulus for muscle growth. Plus, studies in recent years have shown that the most effective way to ... 

Gear Q&A: What are the best all-round running shoes?

By on in Gear
We ask our resident gear expert Kerry McCarthy for his advice on compression kit, all-round running shoes and anti-blister socks.

What makes a pair of great all-round running shoes for road, trail and treadmill? Well, first of all you can discount the treadmill. You should use separate shoes for that if only to keep the mud out of the gym, plus you're not likely to clock high mileage on a treadmill ... 

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