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Why runners get dizzy after racing

By Susan Paul on in Training
Returning your body to normal after a finish isn’t always simple.

Hannah asks: I ran my first half marathon last week and everything went fine until I crossed the finish line. After I stopped running, I got really lightheaded and felt like I might pass out. I sat down, and then about 15 to 20 minutes later this feeling passed. What ... 

How do I get rid of calf cramps?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Advice for a marathon runner who can't seem to beat this painful problem.

Kyle asks: Every time I run a marathon, I get bad calf cramps around mile 22. I carb up the week before and also eat a good amount of protein. I’m very hydrated before the race and take in fluids and gels during the race. I just don't know what ... 

World Marathon Majors to increase doping tests for elites

By on in News
Runners will be required to take at least six out-of-competition tests per year.

Following last week's release of WADA's independent commission into the athletics doping scandal, elite runners competing in the Abbott World Marathon Majors will be subject to rigorous, more frequent doping tests. Athletes competing at the Marathon Majors (London, Boston, Berlin, Tokyo, Chicago and New York) will be entered into the testing ... 

Does running harden your arteries?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
New research adds to an ongoing debate.

An article in the Wall Street Journal reports on a recent conference presentation that found higher rates of atherosclerosis - hardening and narrowing of the arteries - in competitive masters athletes running more than 35 miles a week or cycling more than 93 miles a week compared to those running less or ...  ... 

8 tips for running during and after pregnancy

By Edwina Sutton on in Training
What to expect when you’re expecting and what to be aware of post-birth - and how to deal with it all.

Baby on the way? Read these top tips from Edwina Sutton, a personal trainer, ultra runner and mum-of-three. During pregnancy 1. Manage your expectations Ditch the Garmin, grab the comfy shoes and gently tick over rather than aiming for PBs. 2. Connect with your baby on your runs Slow down, walk when you need to ... 

Bangkok half-marathon route blunder leaves runners reeling

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Four extra miles were added to the Standard Chartered Bangkok half-marathon following a route error.

Runners in Thailand were pushed to their limits last weekend after realising the capital’s annual half-marathon route was inaccurate by nearly four miles. Instead of the usual 13.1 mile race through the city streets, the Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon accidentally told runners to turn in the wrong place, extending the route ... 

Do sports injuries run in the family?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Genes affect the structure of your tendons and ligaments.

If you give an identical training program to 10 different runners, you’ll get 10 different results - even if they all start from the same baseline and follow the training program faithfully. This idea of genetic variation in the response to training has been discussed a lot over the past ... 

Coconut, apple and cinnamon pancakes

By Pip Taylor on in Health
Indulge after a hard run with these decadent pancakes from The Athlete's Fix book.

Everyone needs a sweet treat every once in a while, particularly after a long or hard run. These pancakes are just decadent enough while still being surprisingly healthy. Serve them to your skeptical family members or friends, who will be quickly converted. Coconut, apple and cinnamon pancakes Makes 8 pancakes 1 medium apple, ... 

Essential guide to fascia

By Pete Magill on in Health
We tend to forget about fascia until something goes wrong with it. Brush up your knowledge to protect against injury.

What is fascia? Imagine that a spider with supernatural powers lives within you. And imagine that this spider spends its days spinning a single continuous web that cocoons your body under the skin, a web that spreads inward, surrounding and penetrating every muscle, nerve, organ and bone – every structure, cavity ... 

Veganism: Should runners take the plunge?

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Health
Will eschewing animal products in favour of a vegan diet help or hinder your athletic performance?

Historically the concept of following a vegan diet conjures up images of weedy teenagers and long-haired hippies, but times are changing. Vegan cookbooks are topping the best-seller lists, restaurants are starting to cater to niche dietary requirements and people are realising that eschewing meat products and opting for a plant-based ... 

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