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9 steps to getting faster at sprinting

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Want to improve your running fitness and overall health? Learn the right way to sprint.

I read your column about high-intensity training, and I wanted to ask about proper form during the sprints. Is it different from proper form during easy running/jogging or merely a sped-up version of it? In other words, do I consciously alter my posture, movement range, etc., during sprints? The short answer ...  ... 

How to let go of pace and run by feel

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
It’s easier said than done - especially for data nerds - but effort-based pacing ensures you’ll perform your best on the given day.

I understand the concept of training and racing by feel, and I've even attempted to do it for a full marathon training cycle, but it's really, really hard for me to let go of pace. If I don't know how fast I'm going in training, how can I know what I can ... 

How to run at your best when you're 65+

By Richard A. Lovett on in Training
Adapt and adjust your training to continue racing as you grow older.

65-74 ‘Humans are well adapted to run into late middle age,’ says Daniel Lieberman, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University. He says our ancestors appear to have evolved to continue running or hunting well into today’s masters years. ‘Hunter-gatherers often live into their 70s or even 80s and they remain very ... 

How to train for a marathon on 3 days per week

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Are you an experienced marathon runner prone to running injuries? Here's how to get faster on fewer miles.

I'm training for my fourth marathon, and I find that if I run more than three times per week, I get injured. Is it possible to train for a marathon and improve my time on three days per week? What a great question. The short answer is yes, it is possible ... 

9 pieces of advice for runners as they age

By on in Training
Jo Pavey on how the principles behind her long career can help all older runners.

1/ Set goals for yourself My goal for 2016 was to qualify for a fifth Olympics. I trained hard through winter but I got a chest infection before the UK trials in May. I still ran, but the race went badly, as I expected. It was then a race against time ... 

3 things every new trail runner needs to know

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
These tips will ensure you stay happy (and upright) as you navigate tough terrain.

Trail running provides a myriad of benefits for road runners - including improved strength, balance, and stamina - but my favourite reason to hit the trails is that they require 100 percent of your attention. Before you head off the beaten path, keep these three tips in mind. 1/ Forget about ... 

How to run at your best when you're 55-64

By Richard A. Lovett on in Training
Embrace the joy of running to keep enjoying it into these masters years.

If you’re one of those people who is never happy with your race results, this might be a good time to start acknowledging the successes you’ve already had. ‘I am appreciating my past times more than I did when I ran them,’ says Suzanne Ray, who in 2014 set the ... 

Live like an Olympian: Eucapnic Voluntary Hyperventilation

By Sam Murphy on in Training
It's a bit of a mouthful, but this test gives an eye-opening insight into your breathing and lung function.

Eucapnic Voluntary Hyperventilation What it measures: Respiratory function Why have it? With incidence of exercise-induced asthma at around 20 per cent among track and field athletes (twice as high as the general population) respiratory testing is de rigueur at elite level. ‘Eucapnic Voluntary Hyperventilation (EVH) is the gold-standard test used to reveal ... 

Help! I have to run at altitude

By Susan Paul on in Training
How to adapt your training when training at high elevation.

I am travelling to west America for a couple of weeks, and I want to maintain my running routine. The problem is that I live at sea level and have heard horror stories about running at altitude. Is there anything I can do to help me better handle this change? Altitude ... 

Are intervals really more effective than continuous runs?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
To compare different workouts, consider time, distance, pace... and effort.

Over the last decade, high-intensity interval workouts have bubbled to the top of the fitness list. They’re quicker, more time-efficient, and just as effective at boosting fitness and health - or more effective, by some measures - compared to traditional “continuous” workouts. Of course, this isn’t earth-shattering news to runners, who ... 

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