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Pippa Middleton runs Kenya Marathon in 3:56:33

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Duchess of Cambridge Catherine's younger sister runs sub four Safaricom Marathon in Kenya.

Since making her debut as Maid of honour to The Duchess of Cambridge back in 2011, Catherine's little sister Pippa Middleton has been known to enjoy a challenge. The socialite and party planner has tackled everything from sashaying down the aisle in front of two billion people to skiing marathons to cycling ... 

Promotion: Earthmiles app rewards you for running

By RW Promotions on in News
Ever wished you could be rewarded for running? You can with Earthmiles!

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or newbie, you’ve probably found that staying motivated is key, especially when you lack time or energy. While you always tell yourself to “just do it,” you can get some positive motivation from this amazing free app we’ve been using lately: Earthmiles. It’s a great space ... 

Achy quads after racing: Normal or not?

By Jo Pavey on in Training
Is it normal to have aching quads after a race? We put it to Olympian runner Jo Pavey.

After racing, I often have aching quads for two or three days. Is this normal, a sign of poor technique or simply weak quads? Alistair Shand, via email When you race, you push yourself harder than you do in training, so it’s common to suffer from delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) in ... 

Benefits of polarised training

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Run very hard or very easy to reap the most benefits.

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse physiologist Carl Foster once monitored the school's track team for five weeks. Each day he asked the coaches how hard that day's run was meant to be; then, after the session, he asked the athletes how hard they had actually run. They were consistently pushing harder ... 

Add sand training to your running routine

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Does your summer running routine need a kick start? Add sand training to your hill workout sessions and reap the rewards.

Percy Cerutty, coach of Australia's 1960 Olympic 1500-metre winner Herb Elliott, favoured sand dune workouts for their ability to build speed, strength and endurance. At Cerutty's seaside base, Elliott would sprint up a dune as many as 50 times in a row. The result: he retired never having lost a ... 

5 truths about running and caffeine

By Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D on in Health
No need for runners to cut the morning joe out of their diets.

As a registered sports dietician, I spend a lot of time advising athletes. Our introductory meetings always include a review of performance goals, current nutritional status and recent food intake. Invariably, the conversation turns into some sort of confession — but not the kind you’d expect.Rarely do athletes admit ...  ... 

Watermelon juice: the new beetroot juice?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
New evidence suggests that citrulline found in watermelons may boost exercise performance.

I have a high level of skepticism about performance-enhancing supplements. Given the endless succession of supplements being tested, chance dictates that there will be a stream of seemingly positive studies. Few of these studies turn out to be reliably repeatable, so I generally ignore them. That's why I was very skeptical when the first studies ... 

Ice baths and training gains

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Post-exercise cooling may slow down the body's repair processes.

Over the last few years, there's been lots of debate about the pros and cons of ice baths (and, more generally, of any technique that promises to speed up your post-workout recovery). The microscopic muscle damage and accompanying inflammation incurred by training, the thinking goes, is actually the stimulus that ... 

Should I keep my GPS watch running during breaks?

By Susan Paul on in Training
The fine line between measuring accurate pace and simulating race day situations.

This topic actually comes up quite frequently among runners, and it can turn into quite a heated debate. There isn't a "right or wrong" answer to this question, but having an idea of your total run time — from start to finish — is a more accurate prediction of your ... 

Run commutes: Top tips from the Runner's World team

By on in Training
Looking to run to or from work? Get prepared with these essential tips from Runner's World HQ.

Whether you want to avoid tube strikes, add in an extra workout or just make the most of the weather, running your commute is a fantastic way to do it. Aside from the obvious - like keeping an eye out for traffic and making sure you've got a decent backpack ... 

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