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This week in the RW office

By Annie Rice on in News
What are our favourite post-run recovery meals and why...

"I run in the mornings before I’ve eaten so I tend to spend the most part of the run thinking about breakfast. Peanut butter is my breakfast staple. So I’ll most often have a big bowl of porridge with banana, dates and a generous spoonful of peanut butter on top, ... 

Is VO2max proportional to weight?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Fat and muscle have different effects on oxygen transport.

Maximal oxygen uptake, or VO2max, tells you how fast you can deliver oxygen for use by your muscles. Its basic units are volume (i.e. liters of oxygen) per unit time (i.e. minutes). But the VO2max values we usually discuss are also scaled by bodyweight (with units of milliliters of oxygen ... 

Muscle inactivity behind the health risks of excess sitting

By Scott Douglas on in Health
Worse cholesterol values linked with greater muscle idle time, even in exercisers.

You've probably heard that excessive sitting is considered an independent risk factor for many chronic conditions, including heart disease. You've probably also heard that the link between too much sitting and worse health is true even for people who work out regularly. What you may not have heard is what exactly makes sitting ... 

Race report: Ealing Half Marathon 2014

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
A review of the Ealing Half Marathon.

The third addition of the Ealing Half Marathon, having heard good things about the South West London event, I was looking forward to pitting my legs against the leafy streets of Ealing. Starting and finishing in Lammas Park, it’s a borough of London that’s unfamiliar to me, but easily accessible ... 

Dennis Kimetto's marathon World Record by the numbers

By Scott Douglas on in News
Pace per mile and more stemming from 2:02:57 mark in Berlin.

On Sunday Dennis Kimetto ran 2:02:57 at the Berlin Marathon to break the world record and become the first person in history to go under 2:03 on any course. Here are a few fun facts in the wake of Kimetto's mark. Kimetto's average pace per mile: 4:41.5 Kimetto's average pace per 5K: 14:34.9 Kimetto's average pace for ... 

Eight reasons coffee is good for runners

By on in Health
A cup of coffee jolts your mood, reduces disease risk, and adds a kick to your workout.

A morning cup of coffee is a must for many runners. It wakes you up, energises your workout, and gets your system moving, too. But there are more reasons to indulge in that second or third cup. The latest research shows that drinking coffee is a (mostly) healthy habit that ... 

#pumaraverun week 9 winner

By on in CityRaveRunsEdit

After nine weeks and hundreds of brilliant urban running photos posted on Twitter and Instagram from towns and cities all over the UK, we've come to the end of the #pumaraverun competition. Last week @PhillippeH21 won with a great parkour-inspired photo, which you can see above. Check out all the other ... 

What to look out for in Sunday's Berlin Marathon

By Cathal Dennehy on in Events
The big players in this weekend's big race.

Early on Sunday (2:45 a.m. EDT/8:45 a.m. local), a host of the world’s best marathoners – will take to the streets of Berlin with one thing on their mind: time.That’s been the case at the Berlin Marathon for some years now. The athletes race not only each other for a prestigious title, ...  ... 

People drink more alcohol on workout days

By Alison Wade on in Health
Thursday through Sunday is prime time for both activities.

People are more likely to hit the bottle on days they exercise more, typically Thursday to Sunday, according to research published in Health Psychology. “Monday through Wednesday, people batten down the hatches and they cut back on alcohol consumption. But once that ‘social weekend’ kicks off on Thursdays, physical activity increases and ...  ... 

Swimming for runners #2

By Annie Rice on in Health
Swimming lessons and those first strokes in the water.

Before taking on my first ‘swim check’ to essentially assess the damage and how much I had to learn, I spoke to Nick, Immerse founder. I asked why swimming can prove a good tool for runners. He told me: “Swimming is good for runners as it is an aerobic activity predominately ... 

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