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Quick fix 20 minute running workouts

By Jeff Galloway on in Training
When time is short, quick workouts will keep you fit.

Holidays are certainly joyous, but family gatherings, holiday parties, and office functions can bump running right off your to-do list. Fortunately, you don't need to run for hours to maintain your fitness during this busy time of year. The following 20-minute (or less) workouts cover all the bases of strength, ... 

Precision Running: B.I.T.E Technique

By Ben Hobson on in Training
We tested out a new treadmill based running class that won't leave you bored

Being introduced to a new treadmill based training session has always ignited a spark of cynicism in me simply as treadmills can be very dull. It is however an incredibly useful training tool and so, wanting to learn a new way of incorporating it into my training routine especially with ... 

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 ...  ... 

Learning to run early In the morning

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Top tips for beginning your day with a run.

Hi Coach Jenny!   I am fairly new to the running world.  (About 6 months)  The furthest I’ve run is 5 miles on a treadmill.  I am nursing a sore IT band.  My question is whenever I get up early to run I have no energy.  I can barely get through ... 

Women's Sport: how running helps our top sailors

By Kerry McCarthy, RW Commissioning Editor on in Training
We chat to RW reader, keen runner and professional sailor Abby Ehler ahead of her participation next month in the MONUMENTALLY GRUELLING Volvo Ocean Race

If you think running a marathon is a test of endurance, try living on a boat for nine months with 12 other people. Wet. Cold. Knackered. And all that time you’re racing against other teams out on the vast ocean, vying to be the first crew to complete a race ... 

RunHub and Garmin sync

By on in Training
You can now sync your Garmin Connect account with RunHub

If you haven't made the leap over to RunHub, the latest development to our ultimate online training tool may well be the change you've been waiting for as we announce that you can now auto-sync your RunHub account with your Garmin Connect account. This means that when ...  Continue reading

How to run up (and down) hills

By Alex Hutchinson @sweatscience on in Training
Check out these tips to help you master inclines.

Australian miler Herb Elliott's gut-churning sand dune workouts prior to his 1960 Olympic gold helped establish hill training as critical to every serious training plan. But simply sprinting up and down inclines isn't a winning strategy, as Australian researchers discovered. The experts wired up a group of runners to monitor their speed, oxygen consumption, ... 

Get your kids running this summer

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Struggling to fill the final weeks of the summer holidays and desperate to fit some training in? Now is the time to get your kids active!

Incorporating the little ones into your training regime not only kills two birds with one stone, it sets them up for a healthy, happy future in the process. Encouraging your kids to get active is also vital for their development. The NHS advises that to stay healthy, young people need to do ... 

Talent v. training in runners

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Comparing sprints and distance running yields insights about the role of talent.

It's been almost six years now since Malcolm Gladwell's book Outliers brought the idea of a "10,000-hour rule" to widespread attention. The debate about the relative importance of talent versus training in academic circles is, if anything, fiercer now than it was then. New studies continue to appear, like those ... 

The hills are alive

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Ready to embrace a good climb? Check out Coach Jenny's favourite workouts to help you become a hill lover.

My name is Coach Jenny, and I love hills (maybe a little too much). It's true: If there is a fork in the road, I'll always take the hilly one because it demands my attention, develops my cardiovascular and muscular system, and mixes up the wear pattern on my body.  That ... 

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