31 to 40 of 1,761 blog posts

Why everything hurts in the morning, according to science

By Sarah Klein on in Health
Your muscles and joints really are stiffer and more sore when you get out of bed. Here’s why.

You know the feeling: you fall asleep feeling fine - good, even - and wake up with the sense that it’ll take a crane to get you out of bed. Everything hurts in the morning, and it’s not just because you slept in a wonky position or on a lousy pillow. Turns out, ... 

Trailer - RUN FOREVER. Nicky Spinks & The Double Bob Graham

By on in Community
Watch the trailer documenting Nicky Spinks' becoming the fastest person to run a Double Bob Graham Round

In 2016, the inspirational Nicky Spinks made fell running history by becoming the fastest person to run a Double Bob Graham Round. The 49-year-old cancer-survivor marked 10 years post-diagnosis by running the 132-mile Lake District route, which included around 54,000ft of ascent, in a time of 45 hours and 30 ... 

9 steps to getting faster at sprinting

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Want to improve your running fitness and overall health? Learn the right way to sprint.

I read your column about high-intensity training, and I wanted to ask about proper form during the sprints. Is it different from proper form during easy running/jogging or merely a sped-up version of it? In other words, do I consciously alter my posture, movement range, etc., during sprints? The short answer ...  ... 

How to run at your best when you're 65+

By Richard A. Lovett on in Training
Adapt and adjust your training to continue racing as you grow older.

65-74 ‘Humans are well adapted to run into late middle age,’ says Daniel Lieberman, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University. He says our ancestors appear to have evolved to continue running or hunting well into today’s masters years. ‘Hunter-gatherers often live into their 70s or even 80s and they remain very ... 

Do ice baths really fight inflammation?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
A new study questions the logic of post-workout cooling.

Sports science, circa 2005, was pretty confident that ice baths accelerate recovery by fighting the inflammation in muscles after a hard workout. The actual evidence that ice baths really hastened recovery was admittedly ambiguous, but the idea that cold fights inflammation seemed self-evident. By 2015, the message was less certain. Yes, ice ... 

How to let go of pace and run by feel

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
It’s easier said than done - especially for data nerds - but effort-based pacing ensures you’ll perform your best on the given day.

I understand the concept of training and racing by feel, and I've even attempted to do it for a full marathon training cycle, but it's really, really hard for me to let go of pace. If I don't know how fast I'm going in training, how can I know what I can ... 

On tour: Bucharest Half Marathon

By on in Events
The Bucharest Half Marathon is a surprising treat in a newly vibrant capital city, says RW’s John Carroll.

The Bucharest Half Marathon begins in the shadow of The Palace of Parliament, in Constitution Square, close to the centre of the city. In fact, this colossal edifice (the second-biggest administrative building in the world, after the Pentagon) once cast a shadow over the entire city. A monument to hubris, ... 

How to train for a marathon on 3 days per week

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Are you an experienced marathon runner prone to running injuries? Here's how to get faster on fewer miles.

I'm training for my fourth marathon, and I find that if I run more than three times per week, I get injured. Is it possible to train for a marathon and improve my time on three days per week? What a great question. The short answer is yes, it is possible ... 

How your breathing can help you run faster with less effort

By Lisa Buckingham on in Health
Getting oxygen to your working muscles is the most natural thing in the world, but with the right training you can boost your performance with every breath you take.

You’re standing outside waiting for a GPS lock. You haven’t taken a step, but in your brain a preparation process has already been triggered. ‘Your respiratory centre is found in an area of the brain called the hypothalamus,’ says Dr John Dickinson, Head of the Respiratory Clinic at the University ... 

85-year-old Ed Whitlock breaks 4 hours in the marathon

By Erin Strout on in Events
The Canadian set a new age group record at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Wearing 15-year-old running shoes, Ed Whitlock raced through wind and rain on Sunday at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon to break the men’s 85–89 age group world record by more than 30 minutes. His 3:56:33 shattered the previous mark of 4:34:55, set in 2004. After crossing the finish line, Whitlock, 85, of ... 

31 to 40 of 1,761 blog posts

RW competitions

RW Forum