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Brain training boosts endurance

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
British military study finds 126 percent increase in time to exhaustion.

Some new results from Samuele Marcora's "brain endurance training" protocol, funded by the British Ministry of Defence, have been declassified. Bradley Stulberg has a good article at Outside describing the findings. This is the same brain training technique that I wrote about for RW back in 2013, but with a twist. When I tried it, ...  ... 

The Hoka Highland Fling: Training week two

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish highlands? Our Online News Ed Rhalou starts the second week of her training.

Week two of my official training for the Hoka Highland Fling and I am suddenly (painfully) aware of the challenge that lies ahead. My training plan stipulated a 35-minute easy run, an interval session, an eight-mile run (six of which needed to be at long run pace), some strength and ... 

Run hacks – 3 quick and easy tricks to transform your running

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Maximise your running and become a better runner with our top 3 run hacks.

OK, I may have told you a little white lie. There are no shortcuts; you can’t cheat at running. It’s one sport where you have to train properly or you’re going to suffer. However, there are a few simple measures you can take to benefit your health and improve your running in the process. ... 

Start running from scratch

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
The complete beginner's guide to running.

If your New Year’s resolutions for 2015 involve embracing a healthier, happier you, running is the perfect place to start – it's free, you can do it practically anywhere and it's great for your physical and mental wellbeing. But while experienced runners will happily pop out for a run, to ... 

20 minute Christmas run sessions

By Ally Gray, Personal Trainer on in Training
It's a busy time of year but that doesn't mean running should be side-lined, here's how to maximise the burn in minimal time.

When you are short on time but want to get a sweat on, a simple run doesn't always do the trick. Here are some 20 minute sessions (so no excuses that you don't have time!) to burn some fat and keep you feeling strong during the festive season. Thanks to ... 

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 ... 

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