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Make me a better runner: boxing (part 2)

By Kerry McCarthy, RW Commissioning Editor on in Health
The second blog in our new series, in which we guinea pig ourselves trying training programmes and workouts from different sports to see which ones can help your running. This week we explain the benefits of Tabata sprint training.

Tabata: a word you may have heard increasingly over the last 18-24 months in the fitness press, but what is it? It’s a specific type of high-intensity interval training that takes its name from the man who invented it, a Japanese physician and researcher called Dr Izumi Tabata. It’s very simple and ... 

Runner's World Trailblazer, picture highlights

By Photography: Tom Miles on in Events
Take a look at the highlights from our Trailblazer series

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Weekend of running: 28th & 29th June

By on in Events
The picture highlights of your weekends of running

"Our group training for Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, the toughest road race in India. A  small contingent training in the army base in Hyderabad." - Sharath Reddy, Hyderabad Runners Continue reading

adidas launch the adizero Prime Boost

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The first performance shoe to feature energy-returning foam cushioning BOOST with the precision fit of Primeknit.

In its continuing quest for the perfect running shoe, adidas has launched the adizero Prime Boost. The first performance shoe featuring energy return foam cushioning BOOST™ in conjunction with the precision fit of adidas Primeknit, the adizero Prime Boost promises to be a smooth ride. Worn by the winners of no ... 

Alysia Montana runs 800m at US race at thirty-four weeks pregnant

By News on in News
The national champion didn't let her pregnancy slow her down.

Alysia Montano ran the 800m event in the US Track and Field Championships whilst 34 weeks pregnant yesterday. The five-time national champion finished in 2min 32.13sec in the qualifying rounds, only seven weeks before she’s scheduled to give birth to her first child. She said after the race, “I’ve been running throughout ... 

Stretching and footstrike

By Alex Hutchinson on in News
Stretching produces longer ground contact times with each stride.

Following the blog on when to stretch I just came across a study from earlier this year that I hadn't seen before, which has a few interesting wrinkles. It was published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research by a group from the University of Tampa. The goal of the study ...  Continue ... 

Exercise & weight loss: as good for women as for men

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Women and men lose equivalent amounts of weight and body fat through exercise.

The popular literature sometimes tells women that weight-loss is harder for them, especially exercise-induced weight loss. Different reasons are offered: women’s hormones are different, a woman's body “defends” her body fat more than a man's.  Not so, says a meticulous report from Leeds University. In fact, the paper’s title says it ... 

Event: Glöanna 5K yoga run

By News on in Events
Looking for a race that'll leave you with inner calm? Try the Glöanna 5K yoga run

For runners wanting more than a race, like a full morning pamper, this luxury yoga run might be just the ticket. Glöanna is the world’s first 5K Yoga Run series. In partnership with lead sponsor Sweaty Betty, Glöanna will take over Battersea Park on Saturday 19th July after two sold-out ... 

Focus your mind to become a better runner

By Amby Burfoot on in News
New research suggests it's better to monitor your feelings than your form.

In 1977 Bill Morgan and Michael Pollock wrote one of the first and most influential papers in sports psychology. They interviewed a group of elite distance runners, asking the runners what they thought about in the heat of competition. They then asked the same question of midpack runners. Morgan and Pollock ... 

Virtually Race Bolt to kick off the Commonwealth Games

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Pit your legs against Usain Bolt in Glasgow this summer.

Ever wondered how your running speed compares to the Olympians? With just a month to go before the Commonwealth Games starts in Glasgow, Virgin Media has unveiled plans to invite the public to race against the world's fastest man. As part of the Games celebrations, a 40m long track is set ... 

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