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What is tempo running and how do I do it?

By Karen Asp on in Training
Build your endurance and speed by hitting the middle ground.

You know what it feels like to run easy and you’re probably also familiar with the burn of going nearly all out. But what about the paces between those two levels? Workouts that target that middle ground – tempo runs – should be part of your weekly routine. These workouts help ... 

How can I run with herniated discs?

By Jenny Hadfield on in Health
Once your doctor has given you the green light, you must build strength and listen to your body.

Belinda asks: I have been a runner for the past few years. A few weeks ago, my back and hip started to give me pain, so I went to my chiropractor and got an MRI. I have two confirmed herniated discs. I took a few weeks off of running, but ... 

Train like an Olympian: Speed

By Jo Pavey on in Training
Fire from all cylinders and up your pace with help from GB Olympian runner Jo Pavey’s speed-boosting workout.

These plyometric exercises will help improve your speed. Performing them, muscles are given an eccentric loading (lengthening action) followed by a concentric contraction (shortening action). The objective is to be able to use energy accumulated during the loading phase to maximise the muscle contraction in the opposite direction. Plyometric work is ... 

Alberto Salazar denies doping allegations

By Georgia Scarr on in News
In a 12,000-word open letter, Nike Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar vehemently denies allegations of doping made against him by BBC's Panorama.

Alberto Salazar has rebuffed doping allegations made against him in an open letter published on the Nike Oregon Project website. Salazar, who was accused of doping following a BBC Panorama investigation earlier this month, denied claims he violated World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) and International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAD) ...  ... 

Rainbow Warrior

By Joe Mackie on in Events
RW’s Deputy Editor leaves the Garmin behind for a day of family fun at the Color Run, Wembley Park.

I’ll be honest, I have a bit of a reputation in the RW office for being something of a competitive animal, so a Personal Worst of 40-odd minutes for a 5K wouldn’t normally constitute a good Sunday. But then the Color Run is about as far from competitive as you ... 

Exercise trumps diet in weight management for all ages

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Large study suggests exercise is more important than diet in maintaining a healthy weight as we age.

Most people get heavier as they age, but those who regularly do moderate to vigorous exercise have a lower body mass index and waist circumference than those who do less, according to the first in-depth study of how we age, exercise and change weight through a lifetime. Published in Medicine & Science in ...  ... 

Shin splints after a long break

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
What’s behind lower leg pain and how you can overcome it.

Corey asks: After a year-long running break, I’m back at it but experiencing crippling shin splints. I’ve tried changing shoes, exercises, slowing down, wrapping my shin, but nothing helps. Recently, I found that running on my toes or forefoot helps, but it seemed to transfer the pain to my calf ...  ... 

Marathon running: why do people cheat?

By Alison Wade on in Events
Race directors and industry insiders say a few people every year will try to cut a course or swap bibs in pursuit of glory.

In the past year, several marathon scandals have made headlines. In November, the first woman to cross the finish line at the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon was disqualified after she registered an impossibly fast (3:37/mile) second-half split. Organisers determined that the apparent women’s victor at April’s St. Louis Marathon had not run the full ... 

Ultra runner Jez Bragg breaks Ramsay's Round record

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Bragg completes the classic 24-hour Scottish challenge in a record-breaking time.

An ultra distance fell running challenge, Ramsay's Round is a brutal 58-mile circuit near Fort William in Scotland. With 24 summits and a total climb of 28,500 feet, it's not for the faint-hearted. The challenge was first completed in 1978 by its namesake Charlie Ramsay and multiple runners have attempted the mammoth mountain marathon ... 

Keep on your toes: 4 moves for stronger digits

By Nicole Radziszewski on in Training
They're not pretty, but your big toes are important when you're running. Get yours in tip-top shape with these four moves.

A runner’s big toe has a big job. When your foot strikes the ground, it helps stiffen the tissues along your arch. This creates a stable platform, giving your foot more ability to propel you forward. But if your big toe is stiff or misaligned it can’t do its job as well as ... 

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