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Think like an elite runner to succeed

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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

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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 ... 

Tweak your running routine to succeed

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Changing your schedule could magically produce faster results.

When Alberto Salazar took over as Dathan Ritzenhein's coach in 2009, Ritz quickly set personal bests over 5000 metres (an American record), 10,000 meters, and the half-marathon. A similar thing happened when Mo Farah joined Salazar's group in 2011. And Jenny Simpson's 1500-meter silver medal at last year's World Championships ... 

Love on the run

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14 February 2014 at 10:00
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It's Valentines Day and we're celebrating all things love and running

The Runner’s World forum has been home to many things. Of which and with it being the 14th of February we thought it appropriate to celebrate the forum’s role is love. Over 10 years ago in September 2002 forumite nicknamed Happy Bunny (Caz) met her husband to be on the ... 

Brain food to boost your running

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Enhance your diet for a healthier brain and become a better runner in the process.

Your noggin is not only responsible for memory and cognition, it plays a critical role in dictating fatigue levels during a run. And just as fuelling the muscles is critical to performance, nourishing the brain with key nutrients boosts its overall function. The result? You feel more alert at your desk, ... 

Beginners: 10 years of running advice

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The 'working at it slowly' thread is 10 years old!

Here at Runner’s World we are constantly impressed by our forums. In many ways they epitomise the essence of the running community and the spirit of running as a positive pursuit. 10 years ago yesterday (the 9th February 2004) a thread was started in the beginners forum that continues to ... 

Top food tips for a healthy heart

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Keep your ticker in shape and boost your running in the process with these heart-protective foods.

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for both men and women, and sadly being a runner doesn't automatically make you immune. 25 percent of heart attacks happen in people who don't smoke and have healthy cholesterol levels. The good news is exercise decreases your risk, as does ... 

How to avoid common running injuries

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Strength training and the right shoes can be the difference between great running form and injury.

It's an all too common scenario: A runner begins training program, a month or so later, a twinge appears in a knee. The runner stretches, takes it easy, keeps running. A few, or maybe 100, runs later the runner is on the couch, ice pack on knee. What are the ... 

Weekend of running: 8th & 9th February

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See the highlights of your weekends running adventures

"Last of the cross country league today, 5.3 sloppy, muddy, hilly miles with Wasps girls." - Cheryl Chaney Continue reading

Genzebe Dibaba sets new indoor 3000m record in a week

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Following her 1500m record in Germany, Dibaba sets new 3000m record

Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia shattered the world indoor 3000-meter record by more than seven seconds on Thursday with a 8:16.60 at the XL Galan meet in Stockholm. The performance came five days after Dibaba broke the indoor 1500 record by more than three seconds with a 3:55.17 in Karlsruhe, Germany. Dibaba, ... 

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