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5 dynamic stretches for your running warm-up

By Cindy Kuzma on in Training
This punchy warm-up will help you run your best and stay on the road for longer.

If your pre-run warm-up usually consists of jogging – or worse, nothing – here’s a very good reason to step it up: a recent study revealed that a dynamic warm-up routine can help you perform better. Researchers compared how well study participants ran after moving versus sitting. When runners did ... 

Is it better to state your goals or keep quiet?

By Ted Spiker on in Training
There are positives and negatives to both options.

I used to think that the secret to progress involved minds and mouths as much as legs and lungs. That is, if you simply articulated your goal to someone other than yourself, then the public proclamation would help propel you forward. Ego, accountability and pride could be just as important ... 

Why you should improve your gut health to run better

By Sam Murphy on in Health
If you’re looking to improve your running, go deep – a tune-up for your digestive system could boost your performance and your health.

It’s the day of your big race. You’ve done the training and you’re toeing the line injury-free. Things go well for the first few miles, but then the rumblings begin. Your stomach begins to gurgle, bloat and cramp. You try hard to run through it, but there’s no escape – ... 

New study on runner size and shoe type

By Alex Hutchinson on in Gear
New research finds that higher body weight raises injury risk in minimalist shoes.

I’m in Boston for the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual meeting, which is an absolutely massive gathering of people interested in sports science. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of the interesting presentations and posters I’ve seen, starting today with one about the role of body ... 

Easy on the apps

By Philip Latter on in Training
The social aspect of training apps can tempt us to be too competitive. Here’s how to keep a balance.

On December 15th 2014, four members of the Asheville running collective, a club in North Carolina, US, attempted to set a new course record on a one-mile stretch of path along the French Broad River. At stake: major bragging rights among a close circle of friends on the social media ... 

On tour: Moscow Marathon

By Andy Dixon on in Events
The Moscow Marathon could become one of the greats, says RW editor Andy Dixon.

One of the pleasures of doing a big city marathon is running on roads that, on any other day, would be swamped with traffic. I can think of few other races where this feeling is more pronounced than the Moscow Marathon. More than 11 million people live in the Russian ... 

How to recover between intervals

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
There's no formula to use, and you may need longer jogging or walking breaks as the workout goes on to continue running hard.

I just started doing interval workouts and I love them. I’m running hard then jogging for one minute each, but I’m finding I’m not recovered after the breaks. Can I modify the recovery without losing the benefits of the workout? I love your question because it is filled with intellect ... 

Hip weakness and knee pain

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Which is cause and which is effect?

If you've got knee pain, you might need to strengthen your hips. That's an increasingly common prescription these days, thanks to a bunch of research over the past decade or so linking conditions like runner's knee (also known as patellofemoral pain, or PFP) and more recently iliotibial band syndrome to sub-par hip ... 

How do I stay in love with running once my fast days are behind me?

By on in Training
Feeling disheartened by your recent performances? Jo Pavey shares her words of wisdom.

How do I stay in love with running once my fast days are behind me? Don’t be quick to set limits on yourself; depending on your age and experience, it may be possible to achieve better times. If you still crave competition you can find motivation as you move up through ... 

How to get motivated to run

By Jeff Galloway on in Training
Lost your resolve to run? Here's how to get motivated. Again.

It happens. You start strong, diligently ticking off run after run. But gradually the excitement wears off, you skip a workout here and there, and before you know it, lacing up your running shoes begins to feel like a chore. Don't despair, though: you can find plenty of ways to ... 

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