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How do you get over the disappointment of a bad run?

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We all have them. Jo Pavey shares how to manage your dismay.

How do you get over the disappointment of a bad run? It’s important to put every bad run into perspective. Even with the best preparation, there will be times when you have bad workouts and races. With running, sometimes you also need that little bit of good fortune so everything feels ... 

9 strength training exercises that are a waste of time

By Annie Daly on in Training
And 9 moves that you should do instead.

Just doing some strength-training exercises means that you’ll get fit, lose weight, and be a better runner, right? Not exactly. Not every move or machine at the gym is going to make you stronger or fitter. Some are not that helpful at all, no matter how many reps you do. ... 

What’s Jo Pavey's top tip for good running form?

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The 5-time Olympian shares her running form advice.

What’s your top tip for good running form? Ensure you have good biomechanics in your hips and pelvis. In some runners, when their foot strikes the ground, their opposite hip drops too much, as muscle weakness prevents them from maintaining their pelvis in a neutral position. Good moves to strengthen this ... 

One key move: Explosive step-up

By Sam Murphy on in Training
Get your hip extensors fired up before a run!

Stand in front of a step, bench or kerb with one foot on it, knee and hip flexed. Drive up and off the step by straightening your leg, bringing the other knee up towards your chest and using your arms in a running action. Land and immediately repeat. Do 12-20 ... 

How meditation can help you fulfil your running potential

By on in Training
RW’s Kelly Bastone finds her focus through meditation.

Professional ultra runner Timothy Olson was nearing mile 70 of the 2012 Western States 100 when he lost his mojo. ‘The burning in my lungs and legs was at a 10, and each downhill stomp sent stabbing pain into my quads,’ says Olson, who watched as another competitor overtook his ...  ... 

How to use mindfulness to overcome running struggles

By Kelly Bastone on in Training
Try these mindful solutions to four of the most common runners’ anxieties.

Problem: Pre-race nerves Solution: ‘Closing your eyes, connecting with your breath, and following it up and down your chest can ease the butterflies,’ says pro ultra runner and meditation coach Timothy Olson. ‘Before a race I also resolve to have fun; to accept each moment however it plays out; and ...  ... 

7 ways to fix your post-run recovery

By Susan Paul on in Training
If your body is dragging, consider making these changes to your process.

I have returned to running after a long hiatus, so I feel like a beginner again. Of course, many things have changed, but I am definitely noticing that my legs are not bouncing back from my runs as well as they used to. Any suggestions for aiding recovery? What’s most important ... 

Benefits of meditation for runners

By Kelly Bastone on in Training
How quieting your mind can transform your emotional and physical wellbeing.

1/ Run happier People who meditate report improvements in mood and wellbeing, which may help running feel like a reward, not a chore. When you focus on the present moment rather than worrying about past or future disappointments, you start to notice plenty of fleeting details that are worth savouring, such ... 

In a fartlek run, is there a minimum duration of faster intervals?

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5-time Olympian Jo Pavey shares her speedwork expertise.

In a fartlek run, is there a minimum duration of faster intervals? A fartlek is a continuous run that includes harder efforts, with easy running between them. The number of intervals depends on what you are trying to get out of the session and also the event you are training for. ... 

Do older runners respond to interval training differently?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
A new study finds how fit you are matters more than how old you are.

The standard rule of thumb is that your VO2max, a measure of aerobic fitness, declines by about one percent per year after your mid-30s, and perhaps more when you reach your 70s. Of course, you can certainly beat the averages, and running is one good way to do that. But is ... 

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