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Chasing the Distance

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A short film about ultra runner Rob Krar and his wife Christina Bauer

Sierra Club: Chasing the Distance from Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc. on Vimeo. Chasing the Distance is a four-minute film about ultra runner Rob Krar, his wife and running partner. Christina Bauer and the couple's deep connection to the land within the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument in Arizona. The ... 

Gadget can scan your food to reveal its nutritional value

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ever wondered exactly what's in your dinner?

If you’re keen to make positive life changes by cutting down the calories but don’t have time to measure every meal, then the latest technology might be right up your street. After a successful Kickstarter campaign a new gadget, launched at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show by the French startup ... 

Mark Zuckerberg's mile-a-day run streak

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg aims to run 365 miles this year.

The mighty Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame yesterday announced he wants to encourage us (all 1.55 billion Facebook users no less) to run a mile-a-day, every single day of 2016. ‘I'm going to run 365 miles and I'd love for as many people in this community to join me as possible,’ ... 

How strong are your glutes?

By Mark Bailey on in Training
Ensure your glutes are firing you effectively with our easy test and conditioning exercises.

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Stay warm without overheating

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Training
What to wear to run comfortably in cold temperatures.

Jack asks: How can I stay warm on my runs when it is cold outside but still keep from sweating too much once I get warmed up? This is the paradox of winter runners - keeping warm while avoiding overheating. From my perspective, the key for exercisers who produce a lot ... 

2015 in running data

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Strava reveal what running in the UK looked like with insights using logged data

Strava, the social network for runners and cyclists, has published its annual End of Year Insights for 2015. Comprising of millions of individual runs and rides, the data offers unique insight into the habits and behaviour of Britain’s runners. The data reveals that in 2015 a staggering 5.3 activities were uploaded ... 

Fruit and nut bars

By Pip Taylor on in Health
Packed with dried fruit, these bars from The Athlete's Fix are a brilliant energy booster before a run.

Change up this recipe to make these bars your own: use different varieties of dried fruit (apricots, dates or sour cherries), try hazelnut flour in place of almond flour, add some orange zest or step up the spices, or mix in pure cocoa powder for a rich, chocolate spin. Fruit and nut bars Makes 16 bars or ... 

Resuming running after an Achilles tear

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
How to ease back into training after an Achilles tear.

Sarah asks: Last year while training, I tore my Achilles tendon but didn't know it for months. It wasn’t until I felt a sharp, shooting pain in the back of my foot that I went to the doctor. After six weeks in a boot and months of physiotherapy, I'm ready ... 

The rearfoot: A user's guide

By Annie Rice on in Health
Don't let your run get off on the wrong foot - brush up on your rearfoot knowledge to avoid injury and improve your technique.

Made up of the calcaneus – the largest bone in the foot, which forms your heel – and the talus, which rests on top and forms the pivot of the ankle. ‘The rearfoot provides guidance and stability in front to back and side-to-side motion at heelstrike to aid a smooth ... 

7 ways to have a breakthrough running year

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Try one of these strategies to take your speed and strength to the next level.

Tara asks: I’ve been running for a year now and I want to focus on improving my speed this year in the 10K and half-marathon distances. How can I set myself up for running and racing faster? I run four times per week. A breakthrough in running by definition is an ... 

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