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How do I stay in love with running once my fast days are behind me?

By on in Training
Feeling disheartened by your recent performances? Jo Pavey shares her words of wisdom.

How do I stay in love with running once my fast days are behind me? Don’t be quick to set limits on yourself; depending on your age and experience, it may be possible to achieve better times. If you still crave competition you can find motivation as you move up through ... 

How to get motivated to run

By Jeff Galloway on in Training
Lost your resolve to run? Here's how to get motivated. Again.

It happens. You start strong, diligently ticking off run after run. But gradually the excitement wears off, you skip a workout here and there, and before you know it, lacing up your running shoes begins to feel like a chore. Don't despair, though: you can find plenty of ways to ... 

4 running myths get busted

By Georgia Scarr on in Community
Read on and let these misconceptions of running lore be left well and truly in the past.

1/ It's bad for your knees Ah, the old classic running myth. While it's easy to see why people might believe the repetitive pounding of running will damage your joints, research widely proves otherwise. A study at the University of Frankfurt followed new marathon runners as they took on a six-month ... 

Meet the UK’s 8 most improved runners

By Sam Murphy on in Training
What are the secrets to running success? We asked the eight men and women who improved their performances more than anyone else in the UK last year.

You’re about to meet Britain’s most improved runners of last year. They aren’t all young, gifted or superfast, but of more than 64,000 runners registered with Runbritain Rankings, our Super 8 bettered their performance in one of four key race distances (from 5K to marathon) by the greatest percentage between ... 

When is the best time to get a massage in the lead-up to a marathon?

By Jo Pavey on in Training
Time it right to get the best out of your pre-marathon massage.

It’s good to get a fairly deep massage four to five days before a marathon. It will help reduce muscle tightness before your final taper. However, if you’re not accustomed to deep massage, this is not the time to try it for the first time, as it could leave you ... 

parkrun rap

By on in News
Is this the greatest start to a parkrun yet?

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10 key tips on how to run a 10K

By Lindsey Emery on in Training
In the space between a 5K and the half marathon lies the 10K, a distance that caters to recreational runners and serious competitors alike. Do one to build speed, strength and endurance – and to enjoy a fun change of pace.

It’s no surprise that the 10K is the UK’s most popular race distance. Look through a typical 10K field and you’ll find some runners who’ve moved up from 5K, others using it to build speed endurance while training for a longer race, and speedsters making it the focus of their ... 

Which fatigues first, your brain or your legs?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
A new study investigates the different ways we get tired.

We all know what it feels like to reach our limits - to be unable to maintain pace for even one more step. But what defines those limits? Turns out there are lots of different factors that kick in depending on the situation, as I explored in a feature on ... 

Marathon pacing and pack running

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
It’s not just how fast you start, it’s who you run with.

The latest pacing study from researcher Brian Hanley, of Leeds Beckett University in Britain, tackles the marathon. Hanley has previously used digitally recorded midrace splits to analyse pacing at the World Cross Country Championships and the World Half Marathon Championships. The new study, published in the Journal of Sports Sciences,looks ... 

Training your nervous system for a better running performance

By James Witts on in Health
A neurological master class in conditioning your nervous system for improved running performance.

Any coach or training plan will readily extol the performance-boosting benefits of improving your cardiovascular system and strengthening your musculature. But while you may already be working hard on your VO2 max and addressing your quad/hamstring imbalance, you probably haven’t given a second thought to your neurological system. Which is ... 

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