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6 maximum heart rate training myths get busted

By A.C. Shilton on in Health
Think you know everything about max heart rate and why it’s important? Think again.

For decades, athletes have used maximum heart rate as a way to figure out which zones they should be training in. The most common wisdom was to subtract your age from 220, and - voilà! - you had your max HR, a figure representing the greatest number of beats per minute your ... 

How to return to running after a sprained ankle

By Jenny Hadfield on in Health
The key is to ease in slowly, and only after you’ve recovered strength and range of motion.

I sprained my ankle a few weeks ago. I still can’t run. I’m a bit disheartened, and I can’t seem to get motivated to go to the gym. Do you have any tips to maintain my mojo and get me back to running again? Getting hurt can be a blow to ... 

3 simple ways to improve running efficiency

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Want to run faster while using less energy? Here’s how to train your body to be a more efficient machine.

I’ve been running for about two years now, and I want to improve my running efficiency. I follow a program that has plenty of variety (tempo, hills, long run, cycling), but I’d love to know what I can do to improve.  Training for speed via intervals, tempo, and other workouts is ... 

Inspirational runner who battled terminal cancer passes away

By Michelle Kight on in News
Rebecca Griffiths had completed a half marathon in spite of her terminal diagnosis.

Back in December 2015, we ran a story on Rebecca Griffiths and the running group set up in her name, Team Bex. The motivational runner had defied a terminal cancer diagnosis to raise thousands of pounds for charity and inspire her Cambridgeshire community – including friends, family, nursing staff and ... 

Rio 2016: Olympic Spirit as runners help each other after fall

By on in Events
Athletes collide and help each other to finish in show of Olympic spirit

Not an uncommon scene occurred during the women’s 5,000m qualifying heat at the Rio Olympics when athletes Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D’Agostino collided halfway through the fifth lap. In a move that touched viewers worldwide, D’Agostino got up but chose to help her fellow athlete to her feet, rather than continue with ... 

Rio Olympic Games 2016: Day 11 and 12 running round-up

By Michelle Kight on in News
Catch up on Tuesday and Wednesday's athletics events.

Women’s 1500m Faith Kipyegon pulled ahead of Ethiopia’s world record holder Genzebe Dibaba to win Kenya their third athletics gold medal. Dibaba, who was favourite to win, took silver as she finished in second place in 4:10:27, just behind Kipyegon’s 4:08:92. Jennifer Simpson won bronze in 4:10:53, giving the US their ... 

Rio Olympic Games 2016: Day 10 running round-up

By Michelle Kight on in News
Get up to date on Monday's athletics action.

Women’s 3000m steeplechase Ruth Jebet won Bahrain their first gold medal when she ran a new Asian record in the 3000m steeplechase. Ruth narrowly missed out on setting a new women’s world record by less than a second, but became the second woman ever to finish the race under 9 minutes ... 

Drills: Of speedwork and dentistry

By Mark Remy on in Training
Speedwork, like dental work, is necessary - and not even all that evil.

Psychologists are great. They have a word for everything. Take experiential avoidance, for instance. (Okay, that’s two words. Indulge me.) Experiential avoidance, as described in a research paper out of George Mason University, “is a process involving excessive negative evaluations of unwanted private thoughts, feelings, and sensations, an unwillingness to experience these private ... 

Who is Ans Botha?

By on in News
Meet the 74-year-old former athlete and coach to 400m world record holder, Wayde van Niekerk

Ans Botha and Wayde van Niekerk have been working together since 2012; two years after van Niekerk caught her attention when he finished fourth in the 200m final of the 2010 IAAF World Junior Champtionships in Canada.  In 2013, van Niekerk started focusing on 400m at Ans’ advice to improve his endurance and ... 

Rio Olympic Games 2016: Weekend running round-up

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Catch up with the results of the Rio athletics so far, including the 100m, 10,000m and women's marathon.

Men's and women's 100m Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m golds as he stormed his way to first place in Sunday’s final, crossing the finish line in 9.81 seconds. The Jamaican was closely followed by the USA’s Justin Gatlin, who came in 0.08 seconds after him, ... 

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