121 to 130 of 1,697 blog posts

I’m running two half marathons a week apart. What can I do between them?

By on in Training
Doubling up on races is no mean feat. Jo Pavey advises on how to tackle it.

After the first race, rehydrate with an electrolyte sports drink, then go for a slow, 15-minute warm-down jog. After that, have a protein-rich recovery drink and be sure to eat a meal in the first 90 minutes. Later it’s ideal if you can get a very light massage, and an ... 

First look: adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged

By on in Gear
The UltraBOOST gets a new look upper with style and substance.

The shoe: adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged In a nutshell: Same great BOOST midsole, (mostly) all new upper The technology: Apparently this evolution of adidas’ excellent UltraBOOST was led by fashion. After adi noticed ‘global trendsetters’ customising the UltraBOOST by cutting off its ‘cage’ – the plastic overlays wrapping around the midfoot to create a more secure ... 

Runners have much healthier knees than scientists thought

By Amby Burfoot on in Health
A new study looked in-depth into whether more miles equals bad news for your knees.

It’s easy to understand why so many people believe that running is bad news for the knees over time. Yes, your knees face substantial impact with each stride. Sure, runners are occasionally sidelined by knee injuries. And everyone knows someone who quit running because of knee pain. But most medical research ... 

Salomon Running TV - Mt. Marathon

By on in Events
One of the hardest 5K races in the world. Looks like fun!

Every 4th of July thousands of people descend on the small harbour town of Seward, Alaska to witness one of the oldest, fastest, hardest, toughest… and shortest mountain races in the world. For years, Rickey Gates has been churning out war stories and legends of the annual Mount Marathon Race ... 

Blind sport charity celebrates 40th birthday

By on in News
Metro Blind Sport opens the door to sport for visually impaired people and hopes to find UK's first blind Olympic runner.

Having seen its 40th Athletics Open this weekend, London-based charity Metro Blind Sport is now on the lookout for young blind runners to reach the Olympics, competing alongside non-visually impaired athletes. This is inspired by athletes such as American Marla Runyan, who competed in the 1500m at the 2000 Sydney ... 

6 berries to boost your running body

By on in Health
Berries are packed with health-boosting nutrients. Kirsten Hartvig, runner and author of Healing Berries, picks six of the best.

1/ Strawberries Research has shown that strawberries can strengthen the body’s inherent self-healing capacity, neutralising the actions of free radicals and counteracting the effects of low-density lipoproteins in the blood, thus limiting plaque build-up in the arteries. They also contain chemicals that protect against sun exposure. Want to get your strawberry fix ... 

Are sports supplements “gateway” drugs to doping?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
If a pill’s benefits are in your head, will you be more or less likely to use it?

In 2013, Susan Backhouse of Leeds Metropolitan University in Britain published an interesting anonymised study looking into attitudes toward doping among university and international athletes, and how they related to the use of legal sports supplements. The key finding was that the athletes who reported using nutritional supplements were also more than three-and-a-half times ...  Continue reading ... 

Running for redemption? Inside a prison half marathon

By on in Community
To the inmates of America’s Oregon State Penitentiary, where a pioneering programme allows them to run and race, the wall is much more than a metaphor. RW’s Michael Heald gets inside an extreme illustration of the redemptive power of running.

When the first inmates arrived at the Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) back in 1866, it did not have a wall. Prisoners were instead fitted with an unforgiving iron ankle shackle, and anyone who tried to run in the ‘Oregon Boot’ wasn’t going anywhere fast. A 14-foot wall was later built. ... 

How to train for a flat race course

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
If you’re accustomed to ups and downs, you need to prepare your muscles for the repetitive stress of pancake-like terrain.

I live in a very hilly area, but I’ll be racing on a very flat course this fall when I run the Chicago Marathon. Should I train any differently to prepare? Running hills is a definite asset in developing strength and fitness. However, it is wise to modify your training plan to ... 

How to become a morning runner

By Cindy Kuzma on in Training
Make morning jaunts a habit.

You meant to log five miles today, but with family, work and social obligations, it just didn’t happen. Or perhaps you find evening runs disrupt your digestion or your sleep. The solution: put running first on your agenda. ‘People who start to run early in the morning get hooked on ... 

121 to 130 of 1,697 blog posts

RW competitions

RW Forum