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4 tips for staying fit in the heat

By A.C. Shilton on in Health
Shine bright all summer with the right seasonal goal.

Summer can be a tricky time for runners. Sure, you’ve got long days, but that occasional sunshine can be sweltering. Holidays, BBQs and other seasonal fun can tempt you to skip workouts, especially if you aren’t actively training for something. “There are a lot of distractions for athletes during the warm-weather ... 

Smart guide to carbs, dietary fat and protein for fat loss

By Jennifer Van Allen and Pamela Nisevich Bede on in Health
Losing fat is not as simple as eating less and running more. Here’s a practical guide to dropping those stubborn pounds – and keeping them off.

It’s often said that fat loss is a simple matter of eating less and running more. But anyone who has tried that knows it’s hard to balance fuelling for a run with trying to burn off calories you’ve already consumed. That’s why runners from all parts of the pack struggle ... 

How can I stop feeling self-conscious as a new runner?

By on in Training
Jo Pavey offers her advice to someone new to the running world.

It’s normal to feel self-conscious when you do something new; all runners were anxious beginners at some point. But the running community is diverse, with all ages, shapes and sizes, and ours is an inclusive sport. Embrace the great things about running. As well as the health and fitness gains, ... 

5 new findings on oxidative stress in runners

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
If you want to optimise your body’s antioxidant defences, it’s all about balance.

One of the themes that cropped up repeatedly at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting earlier this month in Boston was the delicate balance between oxidative stress and antioxidant defences. While it might seem a simple contrast between bad (oxidative stress) and good (antioxidants), the picture is quite a ... 

Essential guide to hypermobility for runners

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Flexibility isn’t the anatomical holy grail you may think it is and too much can increase your risk of injury and hamper your performance. Here’s how to spot the warning signs and take action to keep running strong.

One of the first things you learn as a new runner is that flexibility is crucial. We are constantly being told of the need to stretch regularly and avoid becoming too tight, but just because some flexibility is good for runners, does it follow that more is better? You may ... 

4 training tips to make running easier

By Kelly Bastone on in Training
If you train yourself to run with less effort, you’ll go far - and fast.

If you want to run further and faster with less exertion, you must perform like a hybrid car, not a gas-guzzler. Like cars, runners exhibit a range of fuel economies, only they draw on oxygen rather than petrol. ‘We’re not technically burning oxygen, but we need it as part of ... 

Does rotating two pairs of running shoes extend their longevity?

By on in Training
Useful tip or manufacturer's myth? Jo Pavey clears it up.

Using more than one pair of shoes can extend their life and also help prevent injury. If they are different models or types of shoes, the forces on your body are subtly different, which reduces the risk of overuse problems that can come from wearing the same shoes on every ... 

Gear pick of the week: Curranz supplement capsules

By on in Gear
Our Commissioning Editor Kerry McCarthy puts Curranz's Blackcurrant capsules to the test.

We think it’s unusual to try a new supplement and notice almost instant results. At RW Towers the place is littered with powders, potions, lotions, rubs, tablets, gels, drinks… some of them we think work, some of them not so much but any gains we get tend to be marginal ... 

I’m running two half marathons a week apart. What can I do between them?

By on in Training
Doubling up on races is no mean feat. Jo Pavey advises on how to tackle it.

After the first race, rehydrate with an electrolyte sports drink, then go for a slow, 15-minute warm-down jog. After that, have a protein-rich recovery drink and be sure to eat a meal in the first 90 minutes. Later it’s ideal if you can get a very light massage, and an ... 

First look: adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged

By on in Gear
The UltraBOOST gets a new look upper with style and substance.

The shoe: adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged In a nutshell: Same great BOOST midsole, (mostly) all new upper The technology: Apparently this evolution of adidas’ excellent UltraBOOST was led by fashion. After adi noticed ‘global trendsetters’ customising the UltraBOOST by cutting off its ‘cage’ – the plastic overlays wrapping around the midfoot to create a more secure ... 

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