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Race more to run better

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
How frequent racing can make you a better competitor.

Defending champion Shalane Flanagan skipped the national 10,000-metre championships last June because she was preparing for a marathon...in September. Like Flanagan, many top athletes race sparingly, waiting until their fitness is perfect before toeing the line. But it wasn't always that way. In the months leading up to his American ... 

Man v Marathon Des Sables: Fighting the fear

By Kieran Alger on in Events
Why preparing for the Marathon Des Sables is the hardest part.

We’re now just two months away from the toughest running challenge I’ve ever faced. There’s just a short February and March buffered between me and my date with the Sahara desert. As the days tick by, I’m feeling something I’d expected to feel with the Marathon Des Sables looming large ... 

First look: Nike LunarTempo

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
A first look at the latest shoe from Nike, the LunarTempo...

When a new shoe arrives in the office, it always garners a lot of attention as we all muse over it and this was no different when the new Nike LunarTempo arrived today, though this was a little different as we'd not really heard much about it.  In this day and ... 

How to use running as meditation

By Annie Rice on in Health
How to apply mindfulness to your running and why it may make you a better runner.

One of my more concerning character flaws is that I am deeply impatient. If I have a free hour to do something, I will choose running over sitting 'doing nothing' and despite all I have read about the benefits of meditation, I am simply not comfortable just ‘being’ without thinking ... 

Matthew McConaughey to star in 'Born to Run' adaptation

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The actor will star in a film based on Christopher McDougall's popular book about ultra running.

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey has reportedly signed up to star in the film adaptation of the 2009 bestselling book, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall. After selling more than three million copies worldwide, the book, based on a reclusive North American ... 

The (supposed) dangers of running too much

By Alex Hutchinson on
04 February 2015 at 11:21
in Health
What the data says, and what it doesn't.

My goodness, is it February already? It's been several months since the last round of articles warning that running too much will kill you–must be time for another one. What's that? No new data to publish? That's no problem, we'll just republish the same data. The media never bothers to ... 

The Hoka Highland Fling training week 4: The hunt for the perfect trail shoe

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish Highlands? In the fourth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou researches superhero footwear.

At officially one quarter of the way through my Hoka Highland Fling training plan (click here for last week's blog) the miles are sneaking up and it’s starting to feel real. Last week my training plan stipulated a 35-minute tempo run, an interval session, some strength and conditioning work, six ...  ... 

Marathon champ Rita Jeptoo receives two-year doping ban

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
The status of her many marathon titles is still unclear.

Rita Jeptoo winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons in 2013 and 2014, has been given a two-year suspension by her national federation Athletics Kenya after producing positive drug test results for the performance-enhancing drug EPO, Reuters reports. Jeptoo's ban was reportedly backdated to October 30, 2014. She produced a positive ... 

Study shows benefits of run walk strategy

By Alison Wade on in Training
Marathoners who took walking breaks reported having significantly less muscle pain and fatigue at the finish line.

Don't feel bad if you take the occasional walk break during your first marathon–you're not hurting yourself or your time as much as you think. Runners who took planned walking breaks throughout their races ran times comparable to those who ran the entire distance but reported having less fatigue and ... 

Runner's World becomes official magazine of run2work

By on in News
The UK's No.1 running magazine partners with run2work

run2work and Runner’s World are proud to announce Runner's World as the Official Magazine Partner for the run2work movement.  As the champion of running in the UK, Runner’s World will encourage its readers and website visitors to get active and run to, at, or from work on a regular basis, whether part or ... 

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