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Winter running gear guide: Men's tights

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear
Make chilly legs a thing of the past with these top running tights picks.

Compression helps increase blood flow, while the material is wind- and water-resistant. £95, 2XU Continue reading

Are some sessions better suited to particular times of the day?

By on in Training
We ask GB Olympian Jo Pavey.

Are some sessions better suited to particular times of the day? Our bodies’ circadian rhythms affect our ability to work out at certain times of day. They fluctuate over a 24-hour period, determining sleep cycles, body temperature and hormone production. Studies have found that strength and power tend to be greater ... 

Winter running gear guide: Women's jackets & gilets

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear
Stay snug on your runs with a coat to fend off the worst of weather.

The waxy feel isn’t the most comfortable on bare arms, but the weatherproofing is remarkable for such a lightweight jacket. £95, Saucony Continue reading

Rules of running: New runners

By Lisa Marshall on in Training
Five essential tips for anyone at the start line of their running career.

About 50 per cent of newbies get injured in their first year because their bones, ligaments and muscles aren’t used to the stress of running. When you’re just starting out, forget about speed, and boost your volume slowly and carefully to stay healthy and consistent. Choose shoes wisely Go to a specialist ... 

Winter running gear guide: Men's jackets & gilets

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear
Wrap up warm this winter with this selection of high-visibility, wind-resistant outer layers.

Waterproof, windproof, incredibly durable and surprisingly light. Expensive, but an excellent piece of kit. £270, Arc'teryx Continue reading

adidas reveal environmentally friendly 3D printed shoes

By on in Gear
Futurecraft is how adidas see the future of shoe customisation

Update - 9th December 2015 adidas and Parley for the Oceans showcased an innovative footwear concept, the 3D-printed Ocean Plastic shoe midsole, to demonstrate how the industry can re-think design and contribute to stop Ocean Plastic pollution.  The concept shoe consists of an upper made with ocean plastic content and a midsole ... 

Strength training for runners: The basics

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Lifting to fatigue after hard runs offers big rewards.

According to purists, the best supplementary workout for runners is more running. There’s some truth to this, but many top athletes also strength train. By working weak muscles and correcting imbalances, these runners hope to reduce their injury risk, which will allow them to run even more. More subtly, strength ... 

What are the rules for a first run after an injury lay-off?

By on in Training
GB Olympian Jo Pavey offers her advice.

What are the rules for a first run after an injury lay-off? Approach your first run back with caution and don’t overdo it. Run for no more than 10 minutes to begin with. This may seem like a really short amount of time, but think of it as an assessment of ... 

Rest to run at your best

By Greg McMillan on in Health
There's an art to recovering between training cycles. Elite coach Greg McMillan breaks it down.

I see a bad habit forming in many runners: the lack of a recovery cycle after their big events or racing seasons. Too many are simply finishing one race (often a marathon) and immediately starting to train for the next one. You can get away with this a few times, ... 

5 brisk moves to loosen up after your run

By Cindy Kuzma on in Training
Some brisk moves will help you bounce back from hard runs.

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