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How to improve your half-marathon training

By Sam Murphy on in Training
Looking to smash a new half-marathon PB? Let these expert tips guide you to your fastest ever finish.

So you already have a half marathon or two under your race belt and you’re thinking about getting your time down rather than simply finishing. How? ‘Your aerobic system provides over 99 per cent of the energy for a half marathon, so developing that system is your highest priority,’ says ... 

Beginner guide to half-marathon training

By Sam Murphy on in Training
Run your way to 13.1-mile glory with these training tips.

A half marathon is a big step up if you’re new to the distance. It’ll require a higher weekly mileage, longer ‘long’ runs and a greater variety of sessions to develop the speed and endurance you’ll need. But, says coach Martin Yelling, ‘If you can run a 10K, you can ... 

What's causing my arch pain?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Plantar fasciitis is a likely culprit. But before you self-treat, get a proper diagnosis.

I have arch pain after I run for 30 minutes. I have several pairs of shoes that I rotate, and I'm good about replacing them. Do you know what could be causing this? The foot is an amazing structure. It absorbs some of the shock with each foot strike with rarely ... 

4 warm-up drills to do before speedwork

By Sam Murphy on in Training
Speed sessions are tough on your legs. Get the prepped and ready to go with a short jog and these simple drills.

1/ Slow skipping Skip slowly forward, keeping strides short and focusing on driving off each leg at the back of the skip to propel you up and forward. 2/ High knees Run forward using small quick strides, bringing each knee to hip height but keeping the foot behind the knee. Land lightly, do ... 

On tour: Isle of Wight Half Marathon

By on in Events
The Isle of Wight Half Marathon doubles as a perfect weekend break for Adrian Monti (and family).

Running is not always terribly conducive to a normal family life. If your partner isn’t also a runner, the sport can lead to varying levels of tension in the home and many of you will have put her or him through a lot while pursuing your passion over the years. ... 

First look: Jawbone Black Oat UP2

By Ella Grant on in Gear
Our gear tester gives the lowdown on Jawbone's UP2.

The product: Jawbone UP2 Black Oat In a nutshell: A lightweight, fashionable fitness tracker, redesigned and improved since the original version of UP2. The technology: Jawbone states that the UP2 is a ‘miniature technological wonder.’ The tracker’s battery life is up to 10 days and it takes approximately 60 minutes to fully ... 

Does running cadence predict injury?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
There are conflicting findings about whether fast-steppers stay healthier.

For several years running experts have been debating the role of cadence - the number of steps you take per minute - in your risk of running injury. A pair of presentations at last month’s American College of Sports Medicine meeting offered a look at the latest thinking on the ... 

Should I avoid the heat during summer training?

By Susan Paul on in Health
What’s better: running indoors on the treadmill or cranking out miles on the road?

I am training for my second marathon, and given the summer weather where I live, I am not able to hit the recommended training paces on most of my runs. It’s just too hot and humid. Would it be better for me to use the treadmill or continue running outdoors and not worry about ... 

How to get a runner's high

By K. Aleisha Fetters on in Training
Science reveals how you can produce more feel-good chemicals while running

Sometimes we get it, sometimes we don’t. But we always want it – and more of it. It’s the runner’s high, and when we’re lucky enough to tap into it, our runs feel easy and even euphoric. But we aren’t always that lucky. Recently, researchers studied how the brain responds ... 

21 quick trail running tips

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
New to running trails? Here's what to know before heading off the beaten path.

1/ No single trail is the same One of the many things I love about trail running is that every trail has its own unique terrain and challenge. There are groomed trails that are wide, limestone-based and often even in surface, which make for a great introduction to running off the ... 

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