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How strong is your upper body?

By Mark Bailey on in Training
Running isn't all about your legs. A powerful upper body will boost your form for better racing.

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Russia bans 4 athletes for doping

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The bans mark the Russian Olympic Committee's first sanctions on athletes since the doping scandal began.

The Russian Olympic Committee has announced the doping bans of four of its athletes, including European 800m silver medallist Irina Maracheva.  Maracheva, whose 2012 European Championships placing in the 800m was upgraded to silver after fellow Russian athlete Yelena Arzhakova was banned for doping, has been handed a two-year ban. Race-walker Anna Lukyanova, a ... 

Do all those stats matter?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Avoid data overload by paying attention only to the important details and ignoring the rest.

It’s a good time to be a running geek. Just a few decades ago, digital watches still seemed like a pretty neat idea; now heart-rate monitors and GPS watches are standard, and new gadgets analyse your stride and cadence, compute your power output or measure your lactate levels, all in real time ... 

5 moves to make hills easier

By Kit Fox on in Training
Monster hills will pose no problems if you add these exercises to your routine.

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Biggest weight loss myth revealed

By Amby Burfoot on in Health
New calculator shows that you need to burn more than 3,500 calories to lose a pound.

You’ve probably heard the number-one “rule” of weight loss: It takes a 3,500-calorie deficit between calories consumed and calories burned to produce a one-pound drop in body weight. This old chestnut is more than 50 years old. Problem is, it’s wrong. Physiologists, nutritionists and unsuccessful dieters have long regarded the 3,500-calorie-rule with ... 

What to do if you lose your period from running

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Secondary amenorrhea in athletes can have profound health effects. Here's why it happens and what to do about it now.

I’ve been training hard for a few years for half and full marathons and have stepped it up in the last year to 60-70 miles per week. What effect will losing my cycle have on my health? I haven’t had it for over nine months now, and though I want ... 

Carbs still on top as fuel

By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on in Health
Despite trending fat-based diets, study finds carbohydrates the best energy source for distance running.

The debate over how much carbs and fat runners need to enhance their performance is both enduring and trendy. Current carb-bashers claim training your body to burn more fat is a more effective way to sustain effort. But a new study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology undermines that theory.  Researchers at the ...  ... 

Feeling fragile: To train or to rest?

By Sam Murphy on in Training
Think you've got an injury on its way? Here's what to do.

To train or to rest? That’s the big question when you feel a niggle developing. Do you back off from training, or push on through? Here’s how you know... Few of us get through training for a marathon without having to take time off for an injury or illness at some point. ... 

15 amazing UK marathons that aren't in London

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Keen to run a marathon but didn't make London and can't afford to travel overseas? There are plenty of great 26.2 alternatives in the UK to tackle this year.

Tempted to try your hand (or legs) at 26.2 but reluctant to break the bank? While we’d all love to enter the Marathon Majors and run in the sun, overseas travel can cost a fortune, and more than a handful of runners are unable to make our very own London. ... 

Not all calories are created equal

By Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D on in Health
Some calories weigh more than others and can stall weight loss.

If you’ve been trying to lose weight, you’ve probably heard this rule: It’s just a matter of calories in, calories out. That is, simply burn more calories than you consume, and the pounds will melt off. Right? Well, not exactly. If you are trying to lose weight, then you know that ... 

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