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10 indicators that you may need to take a rest day

By Jayme Otto on in Training
Is a change really as good as a rest? Pay attention to 10 body indicators to gauge when to run and when to back off.

If you don’t take time for proper recovery, your body won’t adapt to the stress of your training – you won’t get stronger or faster, explains Stacy Sims at the Stanford Prevention Research Centre, School of Medicine, US. Neglect recovery for too long, and you will start to lose strength ... 

Runner's digest: 5 ways to beat GI problems

By Ruth Emmett, Liz Applegate on in Health
Changing what – and when – you eat can halt all kinds of on-the-move gut problems.

If your stomach has ever seized up mid-race, you’re not alone. According to the International Journal of Sports Medicine, 80 per cent of marathon runners will have some kind of gastrointestinal problem. Here’s how to get over your GI troubles. 1 FIBRE FIX Fibre, a vital indigestible carb, helps bulk the gut. But ... 

Interval training: How it works

By Ian Williams on in Training
It can make you a stronger, fitter and faster runner... but how do you do it? We bring you up to speed.

What is it? A lot of race training plans suggest that you do intervals – also known as speedwork. The session is designed to get you used to running at speed and, used well, it can do wonders for your fitness – although it’s not exactly a walk in the park. ... 

Dean Karnazes: Where to turn for the best advice

By Dean Karnazes on in Training
With information everywhere for athletes, how do you find what really works? Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes gives his view.

For an athlete seeking advice, there’s no shortage out there. It can come live from coaches, trainers, researchers, and other athletes. It can also be found when searching online, where the amount of information available is quite staggering. For instance, a Google search on plantar fasciitis yields nearly 2 million results. I’m not immune ... 

Eddie Izzard: 'Keep the volunteering spirit alive'

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Comedian and marathon runner Eddie Izzard champions volunteers and their contribution to the running community. Find out how to get involved.

Behind every running club and race - be it a local parkrun or a major marathon - is a mass of volunteers, taking on everything from coaching to marshalling and media promotion. However, research by London 2012 legacy charity Join In reports that 70 per cent of grassroots sports ...  ... 

Beginners: Mixing up your training routine

By Jeff Galloway on in Training
Switching up your usual routine with just a few tweaks can make you faster, stronger and more motivated.

Plenty of runners lock into a running routine and rarely change it, and that’s fine – just getting out the door can bestow a sense of accomplishment and boost your mood. But deviating from your standard practice can make you faster and stronger, and stoke your motivation. When you start ... 

Men's Health Week 2015: Jack Green hurdling depression

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Health
GB 400m hurdler Jack Green speaks out about depression.

Men are usually the first to complain if they’ve been struck down with the dreaded man flu, but when it comes to more serious health problems, they're often reluctant to speak up and ask for help. Men’s Health Week, taking place from 15th-21st June, highlights the importance of looking after your ... 

Strong hips and core can help runner's knee

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
New research has found that strengthening the hip and core muscles can help stabilise lower limb movements, which can aid the healing of patellofemoral pain (runner's knee).

Runner's knee (patellofemoral pain) is up there with the most common running injuries, and we all know too well that nothing stings quite like having to cut back on running due to pain. Luckily, runner's knee pain can be reduced by boosting hip and core strength, according to a new ... 

Katie Nolan tries the Beer Mile

By on in Events
Fox Sports 1 reporter Katie Nolan attempted to do her first beer mile...

Watch Fox Sports 1 reporter Katie Nolan take on the beer mile in spectacular style.  Continue reading

Running can help with major clinical depression

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Regular aerobic exercise in conjunction with antidepressants can help improve symptoms of major clinical depression, study finds.

Regular runs can boost your mental health as well as your physical fitness, according the results of a new study which found that clinically depressed patients who undertook aerobic exercise twice a week in addition to taking antidepressants showed a greater reduction in symptoms than those who solely took medication. The ... 

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