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How to taper with two races on the schedule

By Susan Paul on in Training
The right plan that gets you from one race to the next.

Joe asks: I'm training for a marathon in October, but I am also running a half marathon in August. I was wondering how to taper for the half in the midst of my marathon training. The half marathon is a training race, not a goal race, but I still want to ... 

How to create the perfect fuelling plan

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Once you know the basic principles of mid-run nutrition, experiment to find what works for you.

I’m new to running and I’m confused about all the nutrition products that are available. I have been racing 5Ks and 10Ks and am working toward a half-marathon. Help! What is the best way to fuel? - Bethany Bethany, you’re not alone. The number of fuelling options has skyrocketed. Years ago, ... 

Which weights activate more muscle when you lift to failure?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
What's better for muscle growth, heavy weights versus light weights? Alex Hutchinson investigates.

A few months ago, I wrote about the growing body of research suggesting that it doesn’t really matter how much weight you lift, as long as you lift to failure. A series of studies, mostly by McMaster University researcher Stuart Phillips’ group, has compared the effects of doing three sets ...  ... 

The dangers of over-hydrating in the heat

By Liz Applegate, PhD on in Health
Staying hydrated is key, but overdrinking can be deadly. Here’s how to stay safe.

Drink before you feel thirsty. Aim for at least eight glasses of water daily. Sounds like good advice - and you’ve certainly heard those refrains before. But these statements fall short on the truth. Unfortunately, this advice has led to many athletes drinking too much water during exercise - a ... 

London Marathon champion stripped of titles for doping

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Liliya Shobukhova, who won the London Marathon in 2010, has had her marathon titles invalidated and will have to repay prize money.

Russian marathoner Liliya Shobukhova will be stripped of one London Marathon and three Chicago titles, as well as two World Marathon Majors titles, because the International Association of Athletics Federations has invalidated her competitive record from 9th October 2009 and forward. Shobukhova was banned in April 2014 by the Russian athletics federation. Today’s action by ...  ... 

Experts concerned about gender ruling

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Can sport simultaneously be fair to the majority of women and women with high testosterone levels?

On Monday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) suspended the requirement that women athletes with naturally high testosterone can’t compete against other women unless they undertake medical treatment to lower their testosterone levels. Runners and medical experts contacted by Runner’s World say they’re worried and confused by the ruling. In its finding, the CAS ... 

Sex files: How does sex affect your running?

By Kerry McCarthy on in Health
A little of what you fancy does you good, but does that old adage hold up when it comes to your running performance?

‘Sex makes you happy. Happy people do not run a 3:47 mile.’ So said American runner Marty Liquori many years ago. He was adding to an old debate: what impact does sex have on athletic performance? Back in 444BC Plato urged athletes to abstain before competition. But in 77AD Pliny ... 

The Jenko brothers vs. the Death Valley

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Runner’s World spoke to running brothers Scott and Rhys Jenkins about their ultra-endurance experience in California's infamous Death Valley.

On 14th July, ultra-endurance brothers Rhys and Scott Jenkins from Cardiff embarked on an ambitious 292-mile run through California's Death Valley to raise funds for Save the Children and Operation Smile. The pair set out to run the equivalent of 10 back-to-back marathons through the Badwater Basin, starting at ...  Continue reading

Preventing post-run dizziness

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Could eating more calories and iron-rich foods prevent a dizzy spell?

Evelyn asks: I experienced a full-blown case of "the spins" (dizziness) the evening after I ran three miles and rode my bike nine miles. At night, the room started spinning. When I woke up the next morning, the room was still spinning. Eventually, it stopped. Is this due to dehydration? ... 

New documentary alleges widespread doping

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
A large number of Russian and Kenyan global medallists are said to have 'suspicious' blood test results.

Between 2001 and 2012, some 146 Olympic and world championships medallists in running events 800 metres and longer had blood test results that were grounds for suspicion of performance-enhancing drug use, according to German TV station ARD’s new documentary Doping – Top Secret: The Shadowy World of Athletics, and simultaneous reporting by the Sunday Times. 55 of ...  Continue ... 

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