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The max factor: Take your own VO2-max test

By Sam Murphy on
06 June 2015 at 08:00
in Training
A new type of VO2-max test makes it easier for runners to see how well they respond in tough sessions.

  Maximum aerobic capacity, known as VO2 max, is one of the key metrics for fitness. It shows how efficiently your body uses oxygen during high-intensity exercise. In a traditional VO2-max test, which is typically done on a treadmill, the intensity is increased by upping the speed or gradient in set increments, ... 

Marathon runners should be tested in action for heart conditions

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Heartbeat irregularities may be missed if athletes are studied at rest, research finds.

Sudden cardiac deaths in runners are rare, but tragically not unheard of. It’s considered wise to be screened for heart conditions before undertaking a long distance race or training programme, but new research has found that it’s key to be tested while exercising in order to accurately detect heartbeat irregularities. The ... 

How to add hill training into your routine

By Susan Paul on in Training
Once you understand the benefits, beginning to run inclines will make you stronger.

Hill training is important for a number of reasons. In a nutshell, hills are important because they create variety and intensity, which improves your endurance, anaerobic capacity, speed, power, running economy, and overall strength. For obvious reasons, hills increase the difficulty or the intensity of a run. Climbing a hill naturally ... 

Interview: Rachel Price, running Edinburgh to London for Ella's House

By Emily Mitchinson on in News
We chat to Rachel Price, who's running 400 miles from Edinburgh to London to raise money for charity Ella's Home.

Rachel Price and Emily Chalke are running 400 miles from Edinburgh to London starting on Saturday 6th June. They're aiming to raise £30,000 to build Ella’s Home, a safe-house in London where women can recover from trafficking and sexual exploitation. We spoke to Rachel about the project and she explained ...  ... 

Q&A: Hill running

By Mitchell Phillips, Coach Rodney Bassett, Cara Esau on in Training
Our readers get expert answers to all their burning hill training questions.

I live in a very hilly area – will this affect the way I run? Hill running promotes the best running style: it makes you lean forward, develop a mid-foot strike and use your upper body more. Alternating uphills and downhills is similar to interval training, and perfect for improving lung ... 

Pair to run 400 miles from Scotland to London in aid of Ella’s Home

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Two intrepid runners are set to run from Edinburgh to London this Saturday to raise awareness of sexual exploitation and trafficking in the UK.

32-year-old Emily Chalke and 24-year-old Rachel Price will be tackling the 400-mile stretch this Saturday 6 June in aid of Ella’s Home, a safe haven for women who have been trafficked and sexually exploited in the UK. The pair are expecting to take 16 days to complete ‘Ella’s Homerun’, running between 20-30 miles a day ... 

ASICS Beat The Sun picks the team

By on in Events
Two UK runners have been chosen to race against the sun around Mont Blanc.

Back in March, ASICS Beat the Sun launched a global search to find 15 runners to take on the ultimate challenge: a race against each other and the sun, running between sunrise and sunset around the iconic Mont Blanc. Following the success of last year’s event, ASICS returns to Chamonix on 21st June ...  ... 

Muscle memory and endurance

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
After you get fit once, it really is easier to get fit the next time.

It took me more than five years of hard training to break 4:00 for 1500 metres for the first time. Not long after, I missed almost two years of training with a knee injury. When I was able to start running again, I was wondered (and worried) whether it would ... 

Marathoner becomes butt of his own joke

By on in Community
A daring marathon runner has had his mate's name tattooed on his backside to raise money for charity.

In the run up to the London Marathon, runner and charity fundraiser Jonathon Green boldly decided to auction off a space on his bum cheek to raise funds for Cannock Newlife, a charity which helps children with disabilities and terminal illnesses. Much to Green's surprise, it was his training buddy Dave Anson who ...  ... 

Jo Pavey speaks out against Salazar

By on in News
10,000m champ says she would 'run a mile' if she was in Farah's position.

In an interview with BBC Athletics, European 10,000m champion Jo Pavey has spoken out against drug cheats and maintained if she was in Mo Farah's shoes she would ditch Alberto Salazar as her coach.  Double Olympian Farah is currently trained by Salazar, who is at the centre of doping allegations following a BBC Panorama documentary. Salazar denies ...  ... 

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