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Olympian Liz Yelling answers your running questions

By on in Training
You asked, world-class marathoner Liz answered.

With two Olympic performances and a Commonwealth Games bronze medal under her belt, long-distance runner and coach Liz Yelling is more than well-placed to answer your burning running questions. Read on to get her advice on everything from hydration to the elusive negative split marathon. I'm a 20 stone single mum ... 

5 dynamic stretches for your running warm-up

By Cindy Kuzma on in Training
This punchy warm-up will help you run your best and stay on the road for longer.

If your pre-run warm-up usually consists of jogging – or worse, nothing – here’s a very good reason to step it up: a recent study revealed that a dynamic warm-up routine can help you perform better. Researchers compared how well study participants ran after moving versus sitting. When runners did ... 

Is it better to state your goals or keep quiet?

By Ted Spiker on in Training
There are positives and negatives to both options.

I used to think that the secret to progress involved minds and mouths as much as legs and lungs. That is, if you simply articulated your goal to someone other than yourself, then the public proclamation would help propel you forward. Ego, accountability and pride could be just as important ... 

Easy on the apps

By Philip Latter on in Training
The social aspect of training apps can tempt us to be too competitive. Here’s how to keep a balance.

On December 15th 2014, four members of the Asheville running collective, a club in North Carolina, US, attempted to set a new course record on a one-mile stretch of path along the French Broad River. At stake: major bragging rights among a close circle of friends on the social media ... 

How to recover between intervals

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
There's no formula to use, and you may need longer jogging or walking breaks as the workout goes on to continue running hard.

I just started doing interval workouts and I love them. I’m running hard then jogging for one minute each, but I’m finding I’m not recovered after the breaks. Can I modify the recovery without losing the benefits of the workout? I love your question because it is filled with intellect ... 

How do I stay in love with running once my fast days are behind me?

By on in Training
Feeling disheartened by your recent performances? Jo Pavey shares her words of wisdom.

How do I stay in love with running once my fast days are behind me? Don’t be quick to set limits on yourself; depending on your age and experience, it may be possible to achieve better times. If you still crave competition you can find motivation as you move up through ... 

How to get motivated to run

By Jeff Galloway on in Training
Lost your resolve to run? Here's how to get motivated. Again.

It happens. You start strong, diligently ticking off run after run. But gradually the excitement wears off, you skip a workout here and there, and before you know it, lacing up your running shoes begins to feel like a chore. Don't despair, though: you can find plenty of ways to ... 

Meet the UK’s 8 most improved runners

By Sam Murphy on in Training
What are the secrets to running success? We asked the eight men and women who improved their performances more than anyone else in the UK last year.

You’re about to meet Britain’s most improved runners of last year. They aren’t all young, gifted or superfast, but of more than 64,000 runners registered with Runbritain Rankings, our Super 8 bettered their performance in one of four key race distances (from 5K to marathon) by the greatest percentage between ... 

When is the best time to get a massage in the lead-up to a marathon?

By Jo Pavey on in Training
Time it right to get the best out of your pre-marathon massage.

It’s good to get a fairly deep massage four to five days before a marathon. It will help reduce muscle tightness before your final taper. However, if you’re not accustomed to deep massage, this is not the time to try it for the first time, as it could leave you ... 

10 key tips on how to run a 10K

By Lindsey Emery on in Training
In the space between a 5K and the half marathon lies the 10K, a distance that caters to recreational runners and serious competitors alike. Do one to build speed, strength and endurance – and to enjoy a fun change of pace.

It’s no surprise that the 10K is the UK’s most popular race distance. Look through a typical 10K field and you’ll find some runners who’ve moved up from 5K, others using it to build speed endurance while training for a longer race, and speedsters making it the focus of their ... 

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