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Race day dos and don’ts

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Here's our guide what to do (and what not to do) on marathon day to ensure your race goes smoothly.

The will to prepare On the morning of your race, you don’t want to waste a single moment worrying about what to wear or how to get there. Plan your race day strategy to a T in advance and you’ll be considerably more relaxed in the run up to race day. ... 

How to avoid the top four tapering mistakes

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Coach Jenny tells you how to combat taper fear and master the art of winding down for race day

I’m training for my fifth marathon and looking to improve my performance. I need help on my tapering phase. I typically go into the race with a one-week taper, and it caught up with me in my last marathon. I ran a personal worst and had a hard time finishing. ... 

Lizard trail running - day 3

By Ben Hobson on in Training
The final and toughest day of our trail running trip in Spain

Today was the toughest day. This was no surprise. As we ate another delicious meal at the end of day two, conversation turned to what the next day entailed and it was looking challenging. There were already two runs planned out; one taking in a local peak that was less ... 

Lizard trail running - day 2

By Ben Hobson on in Training
A full day of trail running and strength training

Day two started with a breakfast that could only suggest we were going to be working hard. After letting our porridge, freshly squeezed juice from locally grown oranges, fruit salad and toast settle we took off into the surrounding canyons, tracks and ramblers (drainage routes for water, not pole wielding ... 

Lizard trail running - day 1

By Ben Hobson on in Training
Based in South East Spain, our home for three days offers some amazing views and incredible trail running

Even before I've laced up my trainers, I get a taste of what's to come. Driving to Almond House (our home for the next three days), we leave the tarmac road in the local village and the rest of the journey to takes place on a dried out river bed, ... 

Perfect your protein timing

By News on in Training
The three key windows to refuel the runner.

It's critical for runners to keep track of how much protein is in their diets, but it's also important to eat it at the appropriate times to maximise performance benefits. Time this key nutrient for muscle recovery right and become a stronger runner. Rise and shine, protein time Start your day with ... 

How to avoid injury on the treadmill

By on in Training
Stay fit and healthy while running indoors.

Tera Moody, 34, is coming off one of the strongest years of her racing career. In 2013, she set personal bests in the 8-K, 10-mile, and 25-K distances and tied her 5-K PR. Her secret weapon: the treadmill."It's been absolutely huge," says Moody, a 2:30 marathoner in Boulder, Colorado, ...  ... 

Get fit and increase your pain tolerance

By News on in Training
After just six weeks of moderate workouts, new research shows people got tougher.

If you want to toughen up, you could take extreme measures, such as sitting in an ice bath or sauna for increasingly long times. Or you could just go for a run, suggests new Australian research. Previous research has indicated that endurance athletes can have higher pain tolerance, but not a ... 

Think like an elite runner to succeed

By on in Training
Try out these elite-tested mental strategies to run at your best.

Think about your running heroes. They could be anyone from Olympians to the talented pack leaders in your local running scene. Of course, most people aren't blessed with the lightning-like fast-twitch muscle fibers of Usain Bolt or the innate prowess of their neighbourhood podium climbers. But some of the traits ... 

Set long-term goals for running success

By on in Training
How to train for a goal that is six, nine, or twelve months down the line.

As you set your goals for the year ahead, consider planning beyond your next race or even your next season and choosing an ambitious long-term target. "If you're just looking at lots of short cycles, it's hard to reach your potential," says Jess Cover, a running coach at On Track ... 

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