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Kathrine Switzer’s 261 Women’s Marathon 2016 registration opens

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Europe's first women-only marathon opens for 2016 registration and announces the addition of a half marathon distance.

The Palma de Mallorca tourist board has announced that the third annual 261 Women’s Marathon & 10K will include an additional half marathon distance. The only women’s marathon in Europe, the 2016 event will take place on Sunday 10th April in the beautiful city of Palma de Mallorca. The race is ... 

Can you be your own marathon coach?

By Mark Remy on in Training
Is it possible to successfully write your own marathon training programme? Mark Remy's trying it out, complete with hills, fartleks and beer.

Back in May, for reasons that still mystify me, I registered for a fall marathon. I wasn't drunk. Not exactly, anyhow. It wasn't boredom, or a burdensome surplus of cash. It wasn't temporary insanity. Well, maybe it was. How would I know, right? Maybe I'll never understand why I signed up. ... 

Run for your knees

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Evidence has emerged that your knees can handle more mileage than you'd think.

One of the perennial questions runners get is 'Won’t all that running ruin your knees?' The research that exists actually tends to show that runners are no more likely, and perhaps even less likely, to get osteoarthritis than non-runners. This isn’t new - here, for example, is an article I ...  ... 

Workouts to boost running economy

By Greg Crowther on in Training
Up your efficiency with these workouts for more effective running economy.

1. Race-pace running This is fairly self-explanatory, right? You teach your body to become more efficient at your target race pace by doing lots of running at that pace. Race-pace running can be done as continuous tempo runs for longer races such as marathons, or as intervals with short recovery periods ... 

9 ways running benefits your body from head to toe

By Kit Fox on in Health
Running isn't just great cardio - check out how it improves your body all round.

Cartilage growth Ignore the naysayers – running isn’t necessarily bad for your knees. Research from Australia’s Monash University suggests that the impact of running can increase cartilage production, which can safeguard your joints against arthritis. Sharper hearing Research from Bellarmine University in the US found that very fit women were six per cent ... 

Battling nausea after a big race

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Determine how much water you need - and don't overdo it - to keep your tummy happy.

Brad asks: I am always nauseous after running marathons. After my last two marathons, I vomited 30 minutes after finishing. I drink water at most of the water stops and fuel along the way. What could be the cause?  I have seen runners with this problem at the finish of a ... 

Protein for runners: the lowdown

By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on in Health
Runners need more protein, more often, and for more reasons than non-athletes.

Compared with sedentary people, runners need a lot more protein. If you run an hour most days, you need about .6g protein per pound of weight (run more and your needs go up). That means a 150-pound runner requires 90 grams a day, compared with 36g for couch potatoes. But don't ... 

7 ways to sleep better and run stronger

By Cindy Kuzma on in Health
From helping you avoid injury to keeping your hormones on form, sleeping well has a whole load of benefits for runners.

Recent research suggests that just one night of bad rest can have a negative impact on your running performance. Meanwhile, chronically denying yourself an hour of sleep each night has cumulative negative effects on your running and your health. ‘Sleep is as important as your workouts,’ says running coach Joe ... 

How to bounce back from a bad race

By Bob Cooper on in Training
Upsetting performance? Here's how to get over it and move on to better times.

If ‘highway to hell’ is an apt description of your last race, consider the thoughts of the poet John Keats, who called failure the ‘highway to success’. It may seem contradictory to celebrate a flop, but experts agree that losses can fuel future wins. ‘A bad race is an opportunity ... 

The lowdown on fungal toenail infections

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
You’ve got a toenail that looks a bit suspect. What now? We ask Dr Pixie McKenna.

What does a fungal nail infection look like and how is it diagnosed? You’re probably familiar with the symptoms of a fungal nail infection – thickening, brittleness and discolouration of the affected nail. However, such symptoms don’t necessarily spell trouble. “If you’re a runner, you may have a very similar looking ... 

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