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How your breathing can help you run faster with less effort

By Lisa Buckingham on in Health
Getting oxygen to your working muscles is the most natural thing in the world, but with the right training you can boost your performance with every breath you take.

You’re standing outside waiting for a GPS lock. You haven’t taken a step, but in your brain a preparation process has already been triggered. ‘Your respiratory centre is found in an area of the brain called the hypothalamus,’ says Dr John Dickinson, Head of the Respiratory Clinic at the University ... 

85-year-old Ed Whitlock breaks 4 hours in the marathon

By Erin Strout on in Events
The Canadian set a new age group record at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Wearing 15-year-old running shoes, Ed Whitlock raced through wind and rain on Sunday at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon to break the men’s 85–89 age group world record by more than 30 minutes. His 3:56:33 shattered the previous mark of 4:34:55, set in 2004. After crossing the finish line, Whitlock, 85, of ... 

Apple Watch Series 2 – a running review

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
Featuring some much needed updates including GPS and specific running metrics, apple have launched a new version of their watch with runners in mind…

The first version of the apple watch was great is you’re an apple disciple, taking all those everyday functions and placing them at wrist level made life a lot simpler but the technology wasn’t new for a lot of runners. Smart watches have been around a relatively long time and ... 

Human Race Events acquired by A.S.O

By on in News
The people behind the Le Tour de France have bought the events company, Human Race

Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O), owner of Le Tour de France and organiser of the Paris Marathon have completed the purchase of the London based events company, Human Race Events, who have been organising many of the UK’s mass participation events such as the London Winter Run, Windsor Triathlon and Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales.  A.S.O and Human Race began working together on ... 

3 things every new trail runner needs to know

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
These tips will ensure you stay happy (and upright) as you navigate tough terrain.

Trail running provides a myriad of benefits for road runners - including improved strength, balance, and stamina - but my favourite reason to hit the trails is that they require 100 percent of your attention. Before you head off the beaten path, keep these three tips in mind. 1/ Forget about ... 

9 pieces of advice for runners as they age

By on in Training
Jo Pavey on how the principles behind her long career can help all older runners.

1/ Set goals for yourself My goal for 2016 was to qualify for a fifth Olympics. I trained hard through winter but I got a chest infection before the UK trials in May. I still ran, but the race went badly, as I expected. It was then a race against time ... 

How to run at your best when you're 55-64

By Richard A. Lovett on in Training
Embrace the joy of running to keep enjoying it into these masters years.

If you’re one of those people who is never happy with your race results, this might be a good time to start acknowledging the successes you’ve already had. ‘I am appreciating my past times more than I did when I ran them,’ says Suzanne Ray, who in 2014 set the ... 

Live like an Olympian: Eucapnic Voluntary Hyperventilation

By Sam Murphy on in Training
It's a bit of a mouthful, but this test gives an eye-opening insight into your breathing and lung function.

Eucapnic Voluntary Hyperventilation What it measures: Respiratory function Why have it? With incidence of exercise-induced asthma at around 20 per cent among track and field athletes (twice as high as the general population) respiratory testing is de rigueur at elite level. ‘Eucapnic Voluntary Hyperventilation (EVH) is the gold-standard test used to reveal ... 

Help! I have to run at altitude

By Susan Paul on in Training
How to adapt your training when training at high elevation.

I am travelling to west America for a couple of weeks, and I want to maintain my running routine. The problem is that I live at sea level and have heard horror stories about running at altitude. Is there anything I can do to help me better handle this change? Altitude ... 

Are intervals really more effective than continuous runs?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
To compare different workouts, consider time, distance, pace... and effort.

Over the last decade, high-intensity interval workouts have bubbled to the top of the fitness list. They’re quicker, more time-efficient, and just as effective at boosting fitness and health - or more effective, by some measures - compared to traditional “continuous” workouts. Of course, this isn’t earth-shattering news to runners, who ... 

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