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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 ... 

What I wish I'd known when I started running...

By on in Training
Olympians, running coaches and Team Runner's World share the advice they wish they'd had in hindsight.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. It’s just a shame you have to wait for it. But what if you didn’t? Now, that’s such a wonderful prospect that we decided to call on a cast of experienced runners of all ages and abilities to give you the benefit of their hindsight, ... 

3 ways doing races can make you a better all-round runner

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
How frequent racing has many benefits on top of the medal bling.

These days, many top athletes race sparingly, waiting until their fitness is perfect before toeing the line. But it wasn’t always that way. In the months leading up to his time of 2:09:55 at the 1975 Boston Marathon, for example, Bill Rodgers raced everything from two miles on the indoor ... 

How muscle memory can help you back to running after injury

By on in Training
Returning to running after a layoff? It’s easier than you may think to start again.

Many runners have been there – lacing up for the first time after a break from training and praying there is such a thing as muscle memory. For example, 48-year-old Jeff Alexander ran his first marathon in 1996, finishing in 3:03. He ran his second the following year in 3:07, ... 

What hot temperatures can do to your running and how to cope

By Richard Lovett on in Training
Running doesn’t have to become a suffer-fest as the mercury rises. Here’s how to prepare for runs in the sun.

However many bad-conditions-will-make-you-stronger quotes we collect, there’s still one aspect of weather that most of us runners do our best to dodge: heat. Encouraged by the health warnings every time the mercury climbs, many of us do everything we can to avoid it: running at dawn or in the late ... 

How to beat Mo Farah

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Strategic moves are key when you’re racing for first place.

Mo Farah may not have the fastest PB among the competitors in this summer’s Olympics, but he's won seven straight global championships over 5,000 and 10,000 metres, dating back to 2011. He has mastered the art of racing for place, not time. If you have an upcoming race and your top priority is ... 

Does better fat-burning give women a marathon edge?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
A study tests the claim that women have a metabolic advantage over long distances.

Over the past few years, several big-data studies have concluded that, when it comes to hitting the wall in a marathon, men crash harder than women. At any given fitness level or finishing time, men slow more than women in the late stages of the race. As I discussed in a post ...  ... 

What’s the benefit of cross-training?

By Susan Paul on in Training
If your goal is to run faster, doing other activities can help.

Beth asks: I’ve been running for about six months, three or four times a week. I have run 5Ks and 10Ks, and I’m building up for a half marathon in December and maybe a marathon next year. My running partner suggested we start cross-training a couple days a week in addition to ... 

How to run a race in the heat

By Editors of Runner's World on in Training
Here are tips for running strong even when the weather isn't on your side.

If the forecast for race day ends up being warmer than you’d hoped, sorry - it’s bound to happen to every runner at some point. How much slower you’ll run depends on a variety of factors, including how hot it is, how humid it is, how sunny it is, how acclimatised you are ... 

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