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4 steps to becoming a more durable runner

By Greg McMillan on in Health
The most underrated ‘ability’ needed for consistent running success is durability, says Greg McMillan.

I always thought I was talented. I was driven, I loved training and I was competitive. I had it all, except one crucial component: durability. I was forever getting injured. Durability is the most undervalued component of distance running. Many of us know someone who is talented but seems always ... 

4 alternatives to road running

By Cindy Kuzma on in Training
Run on trails, grass, sand or even in water to reduce your injury risk and boost your performance.

Most runners log their miles on the streets, but roads shouldn’t be your only training ground. ‘Running on different surfaces changes the scenery, workout and effort, giving road runners a break,’ says running coach Jennifer Novak. Running once or twice a week on grass, sand, trails or even in the ... 

The importance of pre-race sleep

By Susan Paul on in Health
The rest you get leading up to race day is just as important as the night before.

Do you struggle to to go to bed early the night before a race? If your next event involves an early start, training early can help you become accustomed to running early. But in the tune up to race day, it's also important to get quality sleep. Just like so many ... 

Guide to the 2015 World Championships

By on in News
Times when to watch and who to watch in Beijing...

The biennial IAAF World Championships are the most important global track and field competition outside of the Olympics. The championships commence in Beijing with the men’s marathon on Saturday morning (early Friday morning in Great Britain). Here is what to look for in the middle-distance and distance events, as well the ...  Continue ... 

9 ways to keep running as you age

By Jo Pavey on in Training
Hard, sensible training and loving sport have given 42-year-old Jo Pavey a long, successful career.

1. Mix up your training If you avoid aspects of training because you think you’re too old, you’ll run old. If you stop doing speed work you’ll get slower, and if you stop doing long runs you’ll struggle with longer distances. Also, consider track training to maintain dynamic running ability, but ... 

Should runners give blood?

By William O Roberts, MD on in Health
Is it safe for runners to regularly donate blood - including the double red blood cells?

It is almost always safe to donate blood, and the nation’s blood supply depends upon regular donors to help those in need. It just may not always be prudent for a runner to donate close to a big race or hard workout, since red blood cells contain the haemoglobin protein ... 

Take on time trials

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Test your fitness (and build some) with a time trial.

A week before his legendary race, Roger Bannister ran a three-quarter-mile time trial: "I felt that 2:59.9 for the three-quarter mile in a solo training run meant 3:59.9 in a mile race," he recalled. He ran exactly 2:59.9, giving him the confidence he needed to break four minutes. While coaches often warn ... 

6 common GI issues and how to fix them

By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on in Health
Don’t let stomach trouble sideline your running.

If you’re like most runners, you have at some point experienced mid-run stomach trouble that forced you to cut short a workout or even a race. So what’s going on? When you run, your body diverts oxygen and blood from your gastrointestinal (GI) tract to your muscles. This limits your ... 

VIDEO: Swiss athlete runs five 4000m peaks in under 8 hours

By on in Community

26-year-old Andreas Steindl, an alpinist and Adidas athlete, has completed a 30.66k run from Zermatt to Saas-Fee in Switzerland. The route saw him take on five 4000m peaks and finish in an incredible 7 hours, 45 minutes and 44 seconds. Continue reading

Paula Radcliffe against athletes releasing blood data

By on in News
GB long distance runner Paula Radcliffe spoke out about the issue in an interview with the BBC.

Paula Radcliffe has expressed concerns over athletes releasing their blood data to the public. The 42-year-old, who has won London Marathon three times, told the BBC that the data could easily be misinterpreted and even used to inform athletes looking to manipulate the system. Her position is in line with ... 

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