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Running after a heart attack

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Advice for a runner who suffered a cardiac arrest mid-race.

Joe asks: I was running my 14th half marathon in February and suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at mile nine. I was revived after several minutes of CPR, but suffered a second cardiac arrest once I arrived at the hospital. I have finally been cleared to start running again. I ... 

5 stress reduction techniques

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Health
Are you suffering from stress and struggling to cope? Try these 5 great stress busters.

From moving house to marathon training, most of you will have suffered from stress at one time or another in your life. Fortunately, as you’re reading this you will also know that running is the best antidote. But if you can’t run or simply need a break from high-impact exercise, ... 

3 ways to make the most of running without entering a race

By Debra Witt on in Community
Some runners never pin on a race bib. Their motivation to keep lacing up can help even the most committed racers.

Ask a coach or a sports psychologist for help climbing out of a motivational slump and they’ll probably offer the same advice: sign up for a race. It’s a good solution for many; putting an event in your diary can give your running a sense of purpose and ensure you ... 

Double triumph for Kenya at NYC Marathon 2015

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Kenyan runners Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany took first place at New York City Marathon.

Sunday 1st November saw Kenyan runners Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany land first place at the 45th annual TCS New York City Marathon. 29-year-old Biwott's 2:10:34 win marked his first New York City Marathon title and first Marathon Majors race. He beat fellow Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor to the finish line by ... 

Afghanistan's only female marathon runner

By Marianne Seymour on in News
25-year-old Zainab* was the only woman to compete in Afghanistan's first marathon this October.

Taking steps towards gender equality one run at a time, 25-year-old Zainab* took part in Afghanistan’s first marathon in October this year. Among around 35 runners, she was the only woman to compete. Zainab's mission is to inspire other women, especially women in Afghanistan, to have hope for the future ... 

Where should your feet land while running?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Is it really possible to land right under your centre of gravity?

Most of the debate about running form focuses on how your feet hit the ground (i.e. heel, forefoot). But there’s another question worth thinking about, which is where your foot touches down. The conventional advice you often hear is that you should avoid having your foot land too far in front of your body, because this ... 

Ballet barre classes for cross-training

By Georgia Scarr on in Training
Plié your way to better running form with the help of barre classes.

Sick of swimming and bored of bike rides? You’re in luck: there’s a new cross-training trend in town. Ballet might be typically seen as the preserve of small children and impossibly flexible professionals, but it’s one hell of a workout. Fear not if you don’t know your arabesque from your ... 

What's the difference between fartlek, tempo and interval runs?

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Here's a quick breakdown of these three major types of speed workouts.

Fartleks Fartlek workouts are not only fun to say out loud, but they're fun to run. Fartlek is Swedish for "speed play," and that is exactly what it’s all about. Unlike tempo and interval work, fartlek is unstructured and alternates moderate-to-hard efforts with easy throughout. After a warm up, you play with speed by running at faster ... 

"Non-local” fatigue explained

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Why does arm exercise make your legs feel tired?

“Non-local fatigue” is one of those phenomena that seem either completely obvious or totally mystifying, depending on how you look at it. Consider, for example, a recent experiment by Michael Johnson and his colleagues at Nottingham Trent University, whose results appear in the Journal of Applied Physiology. The basic task in the ...  ... 

Will hill runs make me faster in flat races?

By on in Training
We ask Olympian Jo Pavey whether hill training is worth it.

Will hill runs make me faster in flat races? Absolutely. They’re a great way of developing leg strength and power in a dynamic way. Stronger legs allow more force to be generated by each stride. Speed requires good running technique and to run uphill effectively you must use your muscles in ... 

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