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Sex files: How does sex affect your running?

By Kerry McCarthy on in Health
A little of what you fancy does you good, but does that old adage hold up when it comes to your running performance?

‘Sex makes you happy. Happy people do not run a 3:47 mile.’ So said American runner Marty Liquori many years ago. He was adding to an old debate: what impact does sex have on athletic performance? Back in 444BC Plato urged athletes to abstain before competition. But in 77AD Pliny ... 

The Jenko brothers vs. the Death Valley

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Runner’s World spoke to running brothers Scott and Rhys Jenkins about their ultra-endurance experience in California's infamous Death Valley.

On 14th July, ultra-endurance brothers Rhys and Scott Jenkins from Cardiff embarked on an ambitious 292-mile run through California's Death Valley to raise funds for Save the Children and Operation Smile. The pair set out to run the equivalent of 10 back-to-back marathons through the Badwater Basin, starting at ...  Continue reading

Preventing post-run dizziness

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Could eating more calories and iron-rich foods prevent a dizzy spell?

Evelyn asks: I experienced a full-blown case of "the spins" (dizziness) the evening after I ran three miles and rode my bike nine miles. At night, the room started spinning. When I woke up the next morning, the room was still spinning. Eventually, it stopped. Is this due to dehydration? ... 

New documentary alleges widespread doping

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
A large number of Russian and Kenyan global medallists are said to have 'suspicious' blood test results.

Between 2001 and 2012, some 146 Olympic and world championships medallists in running events 800 metres and longer had blood test results that were grounds for suspicion of performance-enhancing drug use, according to German TV station ARD’s new documentary Doping – Top Secret: The Shadowy World of Athletics, and simultaneous reporting by the Sunday Times. 55 of ...  Continue ... 

Martyn Rooney wins World Championship selection appeal

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Great Britain's Martyn Rooney succeeds in selection appeal to run the individual 400m at the World Championships in Beijing.

Following a successful appeal, Martyn Rooney is set to compete in the individual 400 metres at the World Championships in Beijing this month. Originally selected for the 400m relay squad, Rooney appealed to UK Athletics for inclusion in the individual event of the championships, taking place from 22nd to 30th August. Athletes omitted from the British squad ... 

Workouts to help you avoid going out too fast in races

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Work these three options into your training to learn how to pace yourself.

Do you have a workout that will help me pace myself on race day? I have one gear: too fast. I always end up finishing but having to slow down at the end. — Stacy You might find it comforting to know that pacing is one of the most challenging aspects of ... 

Importance of morning-after carb levels

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
After an evening workout, your muscles remain depleted the following morning.

A new study from researchers at the University of Bath, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, takes a look at one aspect of that question. They had subjects do two runs to exhaustion, four hours apart. Between the two exercise bouts, they either drank a low-carbohydrate ...  ... 

4 watersports that will make you a better runner

By Sam Murphy on in Health
Don't confine your cross-training to the bike or pool - try these out for a fun fitness boost.

Paddle-boarding The core muscles – vital in running for maintaining a stable pelvis and transferring power to the legs – fire constantly in paddle-boarding to keep you upright. Being barefoot on the unstable surface works the lower legs. Swimming Swimming serves as excellent active recovery for runners: it’s non-impact, involves a host of ... 

Increase your mileage the smart way

By Susan Paul on in Training
Follow these steps to avoid injury as you start adding in longer runs.

Alex asks: I'd like to increase my weekly mileage, but I'm concerned about getting hurt. Unfortunately, I have had several running related injuries already. Right now I'm running between 12 to 15 miles a week but would like to build up to at least 20 miles a week, maybe more. ... 

Training for stronger bones

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Strength training and jumping boost bone density.

Apparently men get osteoporosis too. That’s one of the interesting factoids that jumped out at me from a recent study by Pamela Hinton and her colleagues at the University of Missouri, published in the journal Bone. As they point out: Men account for approximately 40% of the 9 million new osteoporotic fractures ...  ... 

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