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How to run a race in the heat

By Editors of Runner's World on in Training
Here are tips for running strong even when the weather isn't on your side.

If the forecast for race day ends up being warmer than you’d hoped, sorry - it’s bound to happen to every runner at some point. How much slower you’ll run depends on a variety of factors, including how hot it is, how humid it is, how sunny it is, how acclimatised you are ... 

Essential guide to running on holiday

By Ben Hobson on in Training
Before heading off, here are a few tips that have helped with holiday running...

Untitled Document Exploring some local roads in Southern Italy. Pic - Ben Hobson Going out on a limb, it’s probably fair to say that most of you reading this take your running kit on holiday. Even if it’s just to have a little trot on a treadmill at the hotel or because ... 

Is your heart a ticking time bomb?

By Sam Murphy on in Health
Captain David Seath died from a suspected heart attack in this year’s London Marathon, aged just 31. In the wake of his tragic death, and headlines about the possible risks of excessive exercise, we investigate whether running can spell trouble for your heart.

There are many reasons running gives us a feel-good glow. There’s the endorphin rush, the stress relief, the sense of accomplishment and the knowledge we’re doing ourselves good. Countless studies, encompassing vast numbers of subjects – young and old, healthy and unhealthy (including heart attack survivors), slim and overweight – ... 

On tour: City2Surf, Sydney

By on in Events
A great course, a guaranteed PB and the best ice bath in the world make Sydney’s City2Surf worth the long haul, finds RW’s Joe Mackie.

We runners love a bucket list. Immerse yourself in our sport for long enough and as sure as your Achilles will creak and your nipples will chafe, you will find yourself compiling an ever-evolving fantasy CV of the globe’s must-do events. I’m especially enamoured of this particular foible and while ... 

3 ways to fit cycling into a running plan

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Riding a bike is a great form of active recovery, but it can also help you become fitter and stronger.

Nicolas asks: I love to cycle, and I’m training for a few running races from 5K to half marathon this season. Do you have any specific cycling workouts that will complement my training? If I had my way, all runners would include cycling in their training. Not only is it fun, but it ... 

Quick guide to squatting technique

By Sam Murphy on in Training
Nail this seemingly simple move to supercharge your glutes and legs.

Poor squatting technique can flag up a higher risk of injury in runners, according to a new study. 84 runners were assessed using the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), which entails seven tests, and then observed for six months. Overall FMS score was not predictive of injuries, but how the runners ... 

Can I run with arthritic knees?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Using pain as your guide - run more when you feel good, less when you don't - can help you manage.

Marilyn asks: I am 41-year-old woman who enjoys 5Ks and half marathons. My doctor just told me that I have arthritis in my left knee. He told me to run less if I still want to walk when I am 50. He advises I swim or bike or do other ... 

How to time your endurance and speed training

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Periodisation is a winning strategy, but which style is right for you?

Most training plans suggest mixing runs of various lengths and speeds, with a shift in focus - from endurance to speed, typically - as you get closer to a goal race. This approach, “periodsation,” is the subject of an ongoing study by Stephen Seiler, a researcher at the University of ... 

How to prevent and treat chafing

By Blane Bachelor on in Health
Tackle one of running’s most common war wounds.

Ever experience thigh rubbing so painful your legs feel like they’ve brushed against a cheese grater? Or cross a finish line, realising that the spectacle of your blood-streaked shirt is eliciting horror from spectators? Chafing, a runner’s rite of passage, is the result of friction that occurs when skin rubs ... 

Running for time vs. running for distance

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Both minutes and miles have pros - and cons.

Researchers have found that our minds process distance and time differently. When the finish line of a measured effort is in sight, you get visual feedback about how much further you have to go, which spurs you to accelerate near the end. Time feedback, however, is discontinuous: you have to ... 

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