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Essential guide to long runs

By Philip Latter on in Training
The long run should be a staple of every runner’s plans. But it is far more flexible than you might think. Here’s how you can get the most from going long

Since the 1960s, long runs have been a weekly staple in most runners’ training plans. This holds as true for those doing 5Ks as it does for marathoners. But instead of sending runners out to simply ‘put miles in the bank’, many coaches are now advocating higher intensity workouts that ... 

How can I relieve IT band pain?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
IT band syndrome is commonly caused by lack of strength.

I've been struggling with IT band syndrome since I started training for the Big Sur marathon. It got so bad at mile 18 that I had walk most of the way. After the marathon, it came and went when I ran. There would be periods when it was fine then there would ... 

Gear pick of the week: Stealth gels

By on in Gear
We give our verdict on this range of caffeinated, isotonic and recovery gels.

With a range of products covering all nutritional bases from caffeinated and isotonic energy gels to recovery, Team RW think these Stealth gels are a must-try if you’re looking to pep up your fuel routine. "It can be a bit of a gastrointestinal gamble trying a new gel brand. What goes ... 

Shoe review: Nike LunarEpic exclusive first look

By Ben Hobson & Kerry McCarthy on in Gear
We had some of the first pairs of the new Nike LunarEpic to review. This is what we thought of them as running shoes

The hyperbole has been building for weeks now as is standard with all major product releases. Social media has been teased, glimpses and rumours are shared and now we have reached the grand reveal. All this fuss for a running shoe, yet it’s important to consider why there's this song-and-dance ... 

3 ways to ease out of constant watch-checking

By Lisa Marshall on in Training
Sometimes you can finish faster when you ignore your gadgets.

Smartphones and GPS watches have revolutionised our sport, enabling us to track pace and distance in real time, so we know exactly how we’re doing every time we hit the road. But there is a downside: ‘There's been a shift from training and racing by feel to training and racing ... 

Jessica Ennis-Hill nominated for World Comeback of the Year

By Georgia Scarr on in News
The GB heptathlete is in the running for the Laureus World Sports Award following her win at the Beijing World Championships.

Jessica Ennis-Hill has been nominated for the World Comeback of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards, after she won gold for her heptathlon performance at the Beijing World Championships last year. Ennis-Hill had given birth to her son Reggie just 13 months previously. 'I feel very honoured to be ... 

Saucony launches revolutionary new gait assessment technology

By on in News
The Saucony Stride Lab expands on the experience offered by typical gait assessments.

Running lifestyle brand Saucony have launched their all-new Stride Lab gait assessment technology, which will be toured around UK running shops this year. Developed by the Saucony Innovation Lab in Boston, the Stride Lab expands on the experience offered by typical gait assessments; while most simply film a runner ...  ... 

What is it like to be a runner in the UK?

By on in Community
No really, we’re asking you.

Have you ever wondered how you compare to other runners?  You might know your place in a marathon or where you stack up in your running club, but who are those strangers ahead of you and behind you? Ten years ago, we conducted a comprehensive study, asking our readers about their running ... 

9 Ethiopian runners under investigation for doping

By on in News
Ethiopia’s anti-doping agency is investigating nine runners, five of them high profile athletes, after they returned 'suspicious' test results.

UPDATE: 2/3/16: Endeshaw Negesse, who won the 2015 Tokyo Marathon, has been the first Ethiopian athlete named as having reportedly failed a drug test. It's thought that Negesse tested positive for Meldonium, a drug which improves blood flow to the heart. Ethiopian-born Swedish 1,500m runner Abeba Aregawi failed tests for ... 

Why speed training will transform your long distance running time

By Runner's World x New Balance on in Training
Working towards a 10k, half marathon or even the full 26.2? Charlie Watson – aka The Runner Beans – explains why speed training is the answer.

Charlie Watson went from not being able to run for more than 10 minutes to training for her seventh marathon. Here, the Runner Beans blogger (@therunnerbeans) and New Balance ambassador explains how speed training has been the key element to her stratospheric improvement. Why While you certainly wouldn’t sprint a marathon, ...  ... 

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