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Drills: Of speedwork and dentistry

By Mark Remy on in Training
Speedwork, like dental work, is necessary - and not even all that evil.

Psychologists are great. They have a word for everything. Take experiential avoidance, for instance. (Okay, that’s two words. Indulge me.) Experiential avoidance, as described in a research paper out of George Mason University, “is a process involving excessive negative evaluations of unwanted private thoughts, feelings, and sensations, an unwillingness to experience these private ... 

Who is Ans Botha?

By on in News
Meet the 74-year-old former athlete and coach to 400m world record holder, Wayde van Niekerk

Ans Botha and Wayde van Niekerk have been working together since 2012; two years after van Niekerk caught her attention when he finished fourth in the 200m final of the 2010 IAAF World Junior Champtionships in Canada.  In 2013, van Niekerk started focusing on 400m at Ans’ advice to improve his endurance and ... 

Rio Olympic Games 2016: Weekend running round-up

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Catch up with the results of the Rio athletics so far, including the 100m, 10,000m and women's marathon.

Men's and women's 100m Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m golds as he stormed his way to first place in Sunday’s final, crossing the finish line in 9.81 seconds. The Jamaican was closely followed by the USA’s Justin Gatlin, who came in 0.08 seconds after him, ... 

Why do you race faster than you train?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
A new study finds that endurance athletes can tolerate greater muscle fatigue in competition.

There’s nothing more demoralising than trying to run at your goal race pace in training. Personally, I’ve seldom managed to run even half my race distance at goal pace; and on the rare occasions that I try something like that, I’m always left wondering: “How on earth am I going ... 

Science of suffering

By Sam Murphy on in Training
A stronger mind means a faster body. RW grabs the keys to the hurt locker to learn the secrets of the science of suffering.

Each ragged breath feels like fire being torn from your lungs, your heart is thudding like a basketball on the court floor, your muscles throb, each footstep sends shock waves through your body. Every fibre of your being implores, ‘Stop!’ Running certainly hurts when you’re pushing hard. But according to researchers ... 

What is cupping and why are athletes into it?

By Michelle Kight on in Health
You've seen the curious purple circles on the USA's athletes, now take a look into what it's all about.

Cupping has become quite the phenomenon with athletes at Rio 2016. Gold-winning USA swimmer Michael Phelps hit the headlines last week for the strange purple circles marking his shoulders and back. Gymnast Alex Naddour has displayed the same marks on his shoulders, swimmer Nathalie Coughlin has also been seen with ... 

8 reasons for runners to drink more beer

By Caitlyn Giddings for Bicycling on in Health
Justify that post-run pint with any of these health benefits of beer.

Think of all the reasons we run for beer (and sometimes run with beer). There’s the obvious - after a hard run, it tastes like the liquid equivalent of a high-five - and the less proven - it functions as a performance enhancing drug for previously untested dance moves. But ... 

How to run a 5K with your dog

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Here are eight steps to take before you sign up your pup to run a race.

I want to train with my dog to participate in a 5K this summer. We typically walk about 15-20 minutes daily. Do you have any tips to prepare for the 5K event? We all know that regular exercise is a key ingredient for living a healthy lifestyle, and the same is true for ... 

How experienced half-marathoners can boost their training

By Sam Murphy on in Training
Bring in more race-pace and lactate threshold training to run your fastest half yet.

As an experienced runner, you’ve already notched a few halves and are comfortable with the distance – but perhaps you haven’t done the 13.1-miler justice, focusing your efforts more at either end of the speed/distance spectrum. ‘Optimal half-marathon preparation involves a middle ground between 10K and marathon training,’ says veteran ... 

7 inspirational British runners who aren’t in Rio

By Michelle Kight on in Community
Whether they didn’t make the cut or happen to excel at a non-Olympic discipline, these runners are nonetheless an incredible bunch.

1/ Nicky Spinks Nicky Spinks made headlines earlier this year when she became the first woman to complete the 132-mile Double Bob Graham Round in 45 hours 30 minutes. Spinks also holds the women’s record of 19 hours and 2 minutes for the 61-mile Welsh Paddy Buckley Round (2014). Cancer survivor ... 

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