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Run by effort instead of pace

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Here's why you should consider relying less on your GPS device and how to train and race by feel.

One of the most effective coaching tools I’ve used is teaching athletes how to tune into their bodies and run by effort instead of pace. I began emphasising this more when GPS gadgets became mainstream and runners were looking to the devices rather than their bodies for feedback. By focusing ... 

Fix your feet for summer

By Rachael Woolston on in Health
Unleash your runner's feet with pride this summer, thanks to these fixes for common foot afflictions.

Problem: Hard skin The cause: Many runners have unsightly areas of hardened skin on their heels, and on the balls and outside of their feet. ‘Hard skin is caused by friction and is usually the result of a biomechanical issue,’ explains consultant podiatric surgeon Mike O’Neill. ‘Overpronation or landing heavily causes ... 

Over 10% of athletes may be doping, WADA director says

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Additionally, young athletes may be being coerced into taking banned substances in an attempt to reach elite status.

More than 1 in 10 elite athletes may be using banned performance-enhancing substances, according to World Anti-Doping Agency director general David Howman. "We have some guestimates based on some research undertaken over the last years... It's far more than we would wish it to be - over 10%. That is of ... 

Pharmaceutical drugs and heart health for runners

By Amby Burfoot on in Health
Updated guidance on over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and aspirin.

Two new reports offer heart health advice of potential interest and importance to runners. In the first, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strengthened its warning that over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. In the other, a well-known marathon-medicine expert has proposed that ... 

Why do I get hiccups after running?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Increased diaphragm contractions while running could cause hiccups.

After longer runs (10 miles or greater) I keep coming down with the hiccups. What the heck is going on? - Scott Dear Scott, Hiccups occur when the diaphragm contracts suddenly and unintentionally. The diaphragm is your main breathing muscle and separates your lung space from your abdominal space; as it contracts, the ... 

Is it the end of the ice age?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Evidence mounts that post-workout ice baths may interfere with training gains.

One of the big debates in sports science over the last few years has been the question of 'too much recovery.' Is it possible that the techniques we use to recover from workouts - ice baths, antioxidant supplements, compression garments, etc - could in some cases be counterproductive? After all, ... 

Sex files: Running, sexual function and fertility

By Kerry McCarthy on in Health
Your running career may be fertile, but how about the rest of you?

First, the situation for men. Weight and, in particular, a high body mass index have been shown to have a significant effect on both sperm count and the chances of erectile dysfunction. Research shows the more fat you carry, the greater your chances of suffering from these issues. Happily, increasing ... 

Leg work: Protect your shins, calves and Achilles tendons

By on in Health
Reinforce your lower leg muscles with these strengthening exercises.

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6,000 kids take on GO Run For Fun 2K at the Olympic Park

By Georgia Scarr on in News
The event featured appearances from gold medal-winning athletes Daley Thompson, Colin Jackson and Louise Hazel.

Last Thursday (16th July) saw 6,000 children take on a 2K around London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of charity GO Run For Fun's initiative to get 100,000 children involved in fun runs. The children ran alongside Olympic decathlete Daley Thompson, Olympic champion hurdler Colin Jackson and Commonwealth gold ...  ... 

Start training for a September 10K today

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Need a speed boost? Sign up to one of our top 10K races taking place across the country this September.

1. QEOP Summer 10K Series London, Saturday 5th September 2015 With medals, prizes, goody bags and changing facilities, this 10K race series taking place on the first Saturday of every month in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the perfect place to get your speed on. Enter here 2. The Shoreham Woods 10K ...  ... 

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