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Are you relying on over-the-counter painkillers to keep you running?

By AC Shilton on in Health
Popping NSAIDs like ibuprofen can ease off aches and pains, but they shouldn't be taken lightly.

You finish a hard workout, have a shower, then peer in the medicine cabinet to consider your options: Ibuprofen? Aspirin? Paracetemol? Maybe you just down two pills without a second thought. It’s hard to pinpoint what percentage of runners regularly take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, the technical term for many ... 

Does diet or exercise make you more hungry?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
The calories may be the same, but appetite cues like your sense of smell react differently.

Let’s say you spend three days burning 25 per cent more calories than you consume. You can do that by decreasing the amount of food you eat, or by increasing the amount of exercise you do. Is there any difference between the two approaches? That’s what a new study in the American Journal ...  ... 

Gear pick of the week: Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 2.0

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
This week's pick is one for all aspiring ultra runners.

If you’re looking to go long – marathon or further – you don’t want to go in unprepared. That’s where the Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 2.0 comes in. With two 568ml bottles and space for a bladder, the vest means your hydration needs can be covered for miles. Its ... 

Train with astronaut Tim Peake in orbit

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Run with British astronaut Tim Peake live from the International Space Station using RunSocial.

British astronaut Tim Peake invites you to run with him as he trains for the Digital Virgin Money London Marathon on-board the International Space Station (ISS). Peake will become the first man to run a marathon in space as he prepares to take on the 26.2-mile virtual reality treadmill challenge on ... 

Mo Farah to make world half marathon debut in Cardiff

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Mo Farah has announced he will be headlining the GB World Half Marathon Championships team.

Mo Farah has confirmed he will be competing at the 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff on 26th March. His debut appearance at the event, Farah currently holds the European half-marathon record. He hopes to break the current 58:23 world half marathon record, set by Eritrea's Zersenay Tadese in ... 

How to avoid stomach problems on the run

By Phillip Latter on in Health
Unpleasant issues at the business end can hamper your training and ruin your races. Use this guide to identify the causes and make the diet tweaks to help.

It may not be something you’re comfortable sharing, but if you’ve experienced on the run what we’ll call, for the sake of decorum, a ‘Paula moment’, rest assured you are not alone. A study in Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care found that 30-50 per cent of runners ... 

How tainted was the women’s 1500m at London 2012?

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Six of the first nine finishers of that Olympic race have been linked to performance-enhancing drugs in the years before or after.

On February 29th, the IAAF announced that Sweden’s 2013 world 1500-metre champion, Abeba Aregawi, had tested positive for a banned substance and has been suspended from competition pending the examination of her “B” urine test sample. News reports say she tested positive at an out-of-competition test early this year for meldonium, which was added ... 

5 essential moves for your deep core

By Nicole Radziszewski on in Training
The key to injury-free running lies in deep muscles you’re not working – yet.

Runners are always told to strengthen their core. It’s good advice, but many people still assume ‘core’ is synonymous with ‘abs’, implying that whatever tightens your belly will also make you a stronger runner. But most traditional core exercises – think planks and sit-ups – don’t translate into the kind ... 

Run for International Women’s Day 2016

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Join forces with your friends and celebrate International Women’s Day by going for a run!

Tuesday 8th March is International Women’s Day! And what better way to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the globe than by going for a run together? Various runs are happening around the world in celebration of the contributions of women throughout history. Here’s what’s happening ... 

My antidepressants are affecting my running

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Mood-lifting drugs don't need to hurt your running. Talk with your doctor about medication options.

I was diagnosed with depression and started medication about six weeks ago. Unfortunately, this medication leaves me exhausted, and I sleep about 10 hours day. My run times have changed, and running seems to be harder and more of a struggle than it used to be. I need my medication, ... 

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