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Get fit and increase your pain tolerance

By News on in Training
After just six weeks of moderate workouts, new research shows people got tougher.

If you want to toughen up, you could take extreme measures, such as sitting in an ice bath or sauna for increasingly long times. Or you could just go for a run, suggests new Australian research. Previous research has indicated that endurance athletes can have higher pain tolerance, but not a ... 

Increase your protein and run like a pro

By News on in Health
Runners need more protein, more often, and for more reasons than non-athletes.

Compared with sedentary people, runners need a lot more protein. If you run an hour most days, you need about .6 gram of protein per pound of weight (run more and your needs go up), compared with .36 gram for couch potatoes. That means a 150-pound runner requires 90 grams ... 

Running after dark: optic flow and perceived effort

By News on in News
Why running in the dark feels harder

If you recently did a hard workout in the dark, and found that hitting your normal times was harder than usual, don't worry, you haven't become a head case. Nor are you suddenly in worse shape. You were merely experiencing the effects of fast optic flow, similar to several runners ... 

Top UK running cities

By Katie Hiscock on in CityRaveRunsEdit
Runners are taking UK cities by storm, with running proving ever popular across the country. Here are some of the best urban landscapes to explore on two feet...

Runners are taking UK cities by storm, with running proving ever popular across the country. Here are some of the best urban landscapes to explore on two feet…LondonIt would be pretty much impossible to talk about running in UK cities and not mention the biggest metropolis of them ...  Continue ... 

Welcome to City Rave Run!

By Katie Hiscock on in CityRaveRunsEdit
PUMA City Rave Run is the place to celebrate city running. Over the next few months, in partnership with PUMA, we’ll be sharing the best of urban running around the country.

PUMA City Rave Run is the place to celebrate city running. Over the next few months, in partnership with PUMA, we’ll be sharing the best of urban running around the country. RW Towers is based in London, and a few of us are Mancunians at heart so we know how ... 

First look: Polar Loop Activity Tracker

By on in Gear
The latest activity tracker to hit the market comes from Polar.

Polar are the latest brand to launch an activity monitor. We’ll be providing a full review in an upcoming issue of the magazine but here’s a preview of what to expect. With the appearance very close to certain other activity bands on the market, it’s a simple design that you ... 

We Own the Night 2014 Nike 10K

By Annie Rice on in Events
This year's women's only 10K is launching, join us and get signed up.

Nike are rallying women across Europe to sign up to a race that’s a bit different to anything they’ve done before. We Own the Night 10K is back this May. The event is designed to display a celebration of sport, fashion, design and music. It’ll take women through Europe’s capital ... 

How to master efficient running recovery

By Jenny Hadfield on in Health
Struggling to balance hard training with recovery time? Tune into your body and adapt to its performance trends with these simple tips.

I’m training for my fourth half-marathon and trying to break 1:45. I’ve upped my training substantially and wonder if you have any tips for tracking training recovery. I want to push it, but I also don’t want to overtrain and burn out. I’ve been known to push too hard at ... 

Think like an elite runner to succeed

By on in Training
Try out these elite-tested mental strategies to run at your best.

Think about your running heroes. They could be anyone from Olympians to the talented pack leaders in your local running scene. Of course, most people aren't blessed with the lightning-like fast-twitch muscle fibers of Usain Bolt or the innate prowess of their neighbourhood podium climbers. But some of the traits ... 

Set long-term goals for running success

By on in Training
How to train for a goal that is six, nine, or twelve months down the line.

As you set your goals for the year ahead, consider planning beyond your next race or even your next season and choosing an ambitious long-term target. "If you're just looking at lots of short cycles, it's hard to reach your potential," says Jess Cover, a running coach at On Track ... 

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