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Eight reasons coffee is good for runners

By on in Health
A cup of coffee jolts your mood, reduces disease risk, and adds a kick to your workout.

A morning cup of coffee is a must for many runners. It wakes you up, energises your workout, and gets your system moving, too. But there are more reasons to indulge in that second or third cup. The latest research shows that drinking coffee is a (mostly) healthy habit that ... 

#pumaraverun week 9 winner

By on in CityRaveRunsEdit

After nine weeks and hundreds of brilliant urban running photos posted on Twitter and Instagram from towns and cities all over the UK, we've come to the end of the #pumaraverun competition. Last week @PhillippeH21 won with a great parkour-inspired photo, which you can see above. Check out all the other ... 

What to look out for in Sunday's Berlin Marathon

By Cathal Dennehy on in Events
The big players in this weekend's big race.

Early on Sunday (2:45 a.m. EDT/8:45 a.m. local), a host of the world’s best marathoners – will take to the streets of Berlin with one thing on their mind: time.That’s been the case at the Berlin Marathon for some years now. The athletes race not only each other for a prestigious title, ...  ... 

People drink more alcohol on workout days

By Alison Wade on in Health
Thursday through Sunday is prime time for both activities.

People are more likely to hit the bottle on days they exercise more, typically Thursday to Sunday, according to research published in Health Psychology. “Monday through Wednesday, people batten down the hatches and they cut back on alcohol consumption. But once that ‘social weekend’ kicks off on Thursdays, physical activity increases and ...  ... 

Swimming for runners #2

By Annie Rice on in Health
Swimming lessons and those first strokes in the water.

Before taking on my first ‘swim check’ to essentially assess the damage and how much I had to learn, I spoke to Nick, Immerse founder. I asked why swimming can prove a good tool for runners. He told me: “Swimming is good for runners as it is an aerobic activity predominately ... 

Paula Radcliffe makes 10K comeback

By on in News
Olympian Paula Radcliffe returns to racing with third place in the Worcester City 10K.

In her first competitive race since the Austria half marathon in April 2012, last Sunday marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe ran 10km in 35 minutes 49 seconds, finishing third behind Jenny Nesbitt and Nicky Sykes. The 40-year-old mother of two was using the event to guage her fitness levels following ... 

How to taper for your next marathon or half marathon

By Amby Burfoot on in Training
Translating the numbers of new research to your training.

New British research claims to be the first to document tapering strategies of elite middle- and long-distance runners. The results–reduce mileage, maintain speed–won’t surprise anyone who has followed tapering research in recent years.  But the data, published in the European Journal of Sport Science, provide a unique peek into the training paces ...  ... 

How running can help stem junk food binges

By Scott Douglas on in Health
Aerobic exercise increases brain function associated with self-control.

Running and other forms of aerobic exercise could be key to having the self-control to resist junk food cravings, suggests new research published in Psychosomatic Medicine. Previous research suggests that people whose brains have strong function in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) may have greater self-control when it comes to eating behavior. ...  ... 

Exercise addiction isn't tied to weekly mileage

By Scott Douglas on in Health
In study, no link found between ultramarathoners and training volume.

In the popular view, people who run daily, and who run relatively high mileage, are far more often considered "addicted to running" than less frequent, lower-mileage runners. That view–that training volume and exercise addiction are directly related–is false, suggests research published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions. "Exercise addiction" means one thing ...  ... 

Weekend of running 20th & 21st September

By on in Events
Your weekend of running in pictures.

"Me and my brother took part in the Ipswich half marathon today, great day and both our 1st half event" - Lauren goldsmith  Continue reading

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