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Make me a better runner: Pilates

By on in Training
In this new blog series, our Deputy Digital Editor Georgia takes up regular Pilates classes to overhaul her running technique and get back in marathon shape.

As runners, we’re made abundantly aware of how important it is to cross train. Running-free workouts – such as cycling, yoga and more – help strengthen muscles and improve flexibility. You know this. I know this. Still, that doesn’t mean I do it – to my own detriment. My body ... 

Roger Bannister's sub 4-minute mile spikes sell for £266,892

By on in News
86-year-old Bannister is donating the proceeds to charities including the Autonomic Charitable Trust.

The running spikes worn by Roger Bannister when he became the first person to run a sub four-minute mile have sold at auction for $412,000 (£266,892.97). The shoes, which were sold at Christie's Auction House, were expected to fetch between £30,000 and £50,000. 86-year-old Bannister said "I think it’s the right ... 

'Marathon Man' Rob Young to take on 1,900-mile running challenge

By on in News
Famed for running 370 marathons in one year, Rob Young is set to run 1,900 miles around the UK in 26 days as part of the Champions Walk for Peace.

With a list of achievements most can only dream of, it's hard to believe 'Marathon Man' Rob Young only started running long distances last year. After entering the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2014 as a 20p bet with his partner, Young went on to run 370 marathons in 12 ... 

What can I do about shoulder pain at the end of long runs?

By Jo Pavey on in Health
We ask GB Olympian Jo Pavey for her advice on painful shoulders during runs.

When I do a long run I get pain in my shoulders during the latter stages. What can I do to solve this? - Marie Dwyer, via email If the pain is achy in nature and it’s not experienced at a specific range of shoulder motion then it’s probably referred pain from ... 

Boosting your fuel economy

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
More evidence that strength training helps you run efficiently.

Another result presented at the Endurance Research Conference in Kent, this one on strength training to improve running economy. First, some background. Running economy is like the fuel efficiency of a car: it tells you how much fuel a given runner needs to run at a given speed. The more efficient you ...  ... 

The knee: A user’s guide

By Annie Rice on in Health
20% of running injuries affect the knee. Here’s how to spot the warning signs and strengthen your hinges to run strong – and sidestep time on the sidelines.

HOW YOUR KNEE WORKS ON THE RUN ‘Your knee is a complex hinge joint,’ explains physiotherapist Paul Hobrough. It’s a synovial joint, which means it has a capsule filled with synovial fluid for lubrication. It has four key ligaments for protection against unwanted movement and meniscus cartilage for shock absorption, essential ... 

3 ways to improve your marathon finish time

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Here's how to modify your race training to improve speed without wearing your body out.

I'm training for my third marathon this autumn and want to improve my speed without getting hurt. I've had a variety of aches and pains through the past two seasons of training and would love to train and finish faster with fewer aches along the way. I train four days ... 

Should I run with a cold?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Know when it's safe to keep training and when to back off.

Kim asks: I'm training for my first half marathon, but I've had a sinus infection and cold for the past three weeks. How do I go about training when I'm under the weather? Training with illness always presents a runner with a difficult situation. Most of us in sports medicine use ... 

3 mental tricks for handling hot long runs

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
You may be suffering now, but when temperatures drop, you'll feel like a superhero.

Please tell me I’m going to be ready for my fall races. I’ve been training through a very hot and humid season and with every long or hard run, I feel my performance is suffering. I’m in desperate need for a pick-me-up! Much appreciated. - Nigel I feel your pain, Nigel, both in my ... 

My Mile - Joe Mackie

By Joe Mackie on in Events
RW deputy editor Joe regales how he set about tackling the mile and rediscovered a love for running

If I’m honest, my relationship with running was in a bit of a rut earlier this year. Not a scary end-game, ‘we’ve grown apart’ kind of rut, just that a-bit-too-comfortable-watching-boxsets-on-the-sofa-together kind of thing. I was contentedly meandering though medium-pace miles, but I needed something to re-ignite the passion and I ... 

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