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Do ice baths really fight inflammation?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
A new study questions the logic of post-workout cooling.

Sports science, circa 2005, was pretty confident that ice baths accelerate recovery by fighting the inflammation in muscles after a hard workout. The actual evidence that ice baths really hastened recovery was admittedly ambiguous, but the idea that cold fights inflammation seemed self-evident. By 2015, the message was less certain. Yes, ice ... 

How to let go of pace and run by feel

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
It’s easier said than done - especially for data nerds - but effort-based pacing ensures you’ll perform your best on the given day.

I understand the concept of training and racing by feel, and I've even attempted to do it for a full marathon training cycle, but it's really, really hard for me to let go of pace. If I don't know how fast I'm going in training, how can I know what I can ... 

On tour: Bucharest Half Marathon

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The Bucharest Half Marathon is a surprising treat in a newly vibrant capital city, says RW’s John Carroll.

The Bucharest Half Marathon begins in the shadow of The Palace of Parliament, in Constitution Square, close to the centre of the city. In fact, this colossal edifice (the second-biggest administrative building in the world, after the Pentagon) once cast a shadow over the entire city. A monument to hubris, ... 

How to train for a marathon on 3 days per week

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Are you an experienced marathon runner prone to running injuries? Here's how to get faster on fewer miles.

I'm training for my fourth marathon, and I find that if I run more than three times per week, I get injured. Is it possible to train for a marathon and improve my time on three days per week? What a great question. The short answer is yes, it is possible ... 

How your breathing can help you run faster with less effort

By Lisa Buckingham on in Health
Getting oxygen to your working muscles is the most natural thing in the world, but with the right training you can boost your performance with every breath you take.

You’re standing outside waiting for a GPS lock. You haven’t taken a step, but in your brain a preparation process has already been triggered. ‘Your respiratory centre is found in an area of the brain called the hypothalamus,’ says Dr John Dickinson, Head of the Respiratory Clinic at the University ... 

85-year-old Ed Whitlock breaks 4 hours in the marathon

By Erin Strout on in Events
The Canadian set a new age group record at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Wearing 15-year-old running shoes, Ed Whitlock raced through wind and rain on Sunday at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon to break the men’s 85–89 age group world record by more than 30 minutes. His 3:56:33 shattered the previous mark of 4:34:55, set in 2004. After crossing the finish line, Whitlock, 85, of ... 

Apple Watch Series 2 – a running review

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
Featuring some much needed updates including GPS and specific running metrics, apple have launched a new version of their watch with runners in mind…

The first version of the apple watch was great is you’re an apple disciple, taking all those everyday functions and placing them at wrist level made life a lot simpler but the technology wasn’t new for a lot of runners. Smart watches have been around a relatively long time and ... 

Human Race Events acquired by A.S.O

By on in News
The people behind the Le Tour de France have bought the events company, Human Race

Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O), owner of Le Tour de France and organiser of the Paris Marathon have completed the purchase of the London based events company, Human Race Events, who have been organising many of the UK’s mass participation events such as the London Winter Run, Windsor Triathlon and Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales.  A.S.O and Human Race began working together on ... 

3 things every new trail runner needs to know

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
These tips will ensure you stay happy (and upright) as you navigate tough terrain.

Trail running provides a myriad of benefits for road runners - including improved strength, balance, and stamina - but my favourite reason to hit the trails is that they require 100 percent of your attention. Before you head off the beaten path, keep these three tips in mind. 1/ Forget about ... 

9 pieces of advice for runners as they age

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Jo Pavey on how the principles behind her long career can help all older runners.

1/ Set goals for yourself My goal for 2016 was to qualify for a fifth Olympics. I trained hard through winter but I got a chest infection before the UK trials in May. I still ran, but the race went badly, as I expected. It was then a race against time ... 

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