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7 things to remember when taking up swimming as a runner

By Georgia Scarr on in Training
Whether you want to take on a triathlon or just up your cross-training game, bear these tips in mind when you return to swimming.

You may have smashed out lengths at swimming galas as a youngster and enjoy a leisurely dip on holiday, but when it comes to the thought of tackling anything more that whole swimming lark seems a lot more intimidating. However, don’t let your reservations hold you back – we got ... 

Should you worry if your knees crack?

By Editors of Men's Health on in Health
A little popping is harmless in most cases, but not always.

In most cases, if your knees crack but don’t hurt when you do cross-training squats or burpees, then the noise is just crepitus - gas bubbles bursting, says Tony Gentilcore, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance in Hudson, Massachusetts.  Sure, crepitus sounds scary, but those gases - oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide - are ...  ... 

First look: ASICS DynaFlyte

By on in Gear
Following its debut in last year's MetaRun, ASICS' FlyteFoam technology is back.

The shoe: ASICS DynaFlyte In a nutshell: ASICS' lightest, most cushioned running shoe to date. The technology: After three years of development and 300 prototypes, 2015 saw the launch of ASICS' FlyteFoam technology - a midsole material which ASICS says bounces back to its original form in the air between each footstrike ... 

Rob Young's USA record attempt ends after injury

By Brian Dalek on in News
Rob Young’s efforts to break a 36-year-old record had come under scrutiny from observers who alleged he was not running the whole way.

Rob Young, who was attempting to break the record for fastest crossing of the U.S. on foot, has ended his effort because of an injury.  The 33-year-old ultrarunner from London sustained a broken right fifth toe and cellulitis last week, according to a crew member who was supporting Young on his run. Michael ...  ... 

A cure for muscle cramps?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Flex Pharma unveils its new anti-cramp product at a sports medicine conference.

For well over a year now, there have been rumours of a forthcoming new cure for muscle cramps. Whenever people contacted me to ask what I thought about it, my answer was, “I don’t know, I’d need to see their research and understand more about exactly what they claim.” Earlier this ... 

5 ways to stay hydrated during a long run

By Jenny Hadfield on in Health
If you’re training for a big race, try one of these products or methods.

I’m training for my first marathon this summer. What are your thoughts on the best way to carry fluid? You’re wise to plan ahead. Hydration and proper fueling are key to successful training, and finding a comfortable strategy will help you complete your long runs. These days, there are a variety ... 

Inside the Trans Atlas Marathon trail race

By Kirsten Kortebein on in Events
Over six stages and 285km The Trans Atlas Marathon trail race immerses runners in the unique beauty and culture of North Africa’s majestic mountain range.

Stage 1 As morning broke in the village of Zaouiat Ahansal in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, runners set off on Stage One of the Trans Atlas Marathon. Start-line chat in a heady mix of Arabic, French, Spanish and English gave way to the sound of footfalls, the giggles of onlooking children and ... 

5 speedy ways runners can make the most of 20 minutes

By Runner's World editors on in Training
Strapped for time? Squeeze the most out of a quick break with these speedy ideas.

There are days when life doesn’t go according to plan. Instead of letting those days derail your running, claim a small chunk of time for yourself by trying one of these 20-minute sanity savers. 1/ Break up your run Overloaded with chores? Go for a 20-minute run, spend 30 to 90 minutes ... 

How caffeine could slow you down

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
A gene that affects how quickly you metabolise caffeine may affect whether it helps or hurts your race times.

Caffeine is the universal performance-booster: it works for all distances, all sports and all people. At least, that’s what I used to think. But a session at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting earlier this month offered a surprising caveat to that blanket statement. Caffeine, it appears, works for ... 

Marathon Man Rob Young denies cheating allegations

By Kit Fox on in News
Young, who's looking to beat the record for the fastest trans-America crossing, dismisses critics who say he’s not running the whole way.

33-year-old ultrarunner Rob Young is attempting a world record for the fastest crossing of America on foot. Averaging more than 65 miles a day, he is on pace to break the 36-year-old record.  Yet nearly 2,000 miles into the trek, questions from the running community have forced Young and his crew ... 

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