11 to 20 of 123 blog posts

Benefits of polarised training

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Run very hard or very easy to reap the most benefits.

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse physiologist Carl Foster once monitored the school's track team for five weeks. Each day he asked the coaches how hard that day's run was meant to be; then, after the session, he asked the athletes how hard they had actually run. They were consistently pushing harder ... 

Add sand training to your running routine

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Does your summer running routine need a kick start? Add sand training to your hill workout sessions and reap the rewards.

Percy Cerutty, coach of Australia's 1960 Olympic 1500-metre winner Herb Elliott, favoured sand dune workouts for their ability to build speed, strength and endurance. At Cerutty's seaside base, Elliott would sprint up a dune as many as 50 times in a row. The result: he retired never having lost a ... 

Should I keep my GPS watch running during breaks?

By Susan Paul on in Training
The fine line between measuring accurate pace and simulating race day situations.

This topic actually comes up quite frequently among runners, and it can turn into quite a heated debate. There isn't a "right or wrong" answer to this question, but having an idea of your total run time — from start to finish — is a more accurate prediction of your ... 

Run commutes: Top tips from the Runner's World team

By on in Training
Looking to run to or from work? Get prepared with these essential tips from Runner's World HQ.

Whether you want to avoid tube strikes, add in an extra workout or just make the most of the weather, running your commute is a fantastic way to do it. Aside from the obvious - like keeping an eye out for traffic and making sure you've got a decent backpack ... 

4 speedy lunchtime workouts

By Jeff Galloway on in Training
Gagging to get a workout in but can't escape the office? Try these for size (just don't go blaming us for any funny looks you get).

There’s no better way to ward off the afternoon doldrums than going for a lunchtime run. “Getting out for as little as 15 minutes can reduce stress, stimulate creativity and activate hormones associated with positive thinking...not to mention help keep you fit,” says coach Jeff Galloway. “Aim to escape the office ... 

Free running groups in the capital

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Fancy a run? Check out one of the great free running clubs across the city of London this summer.

The sun is shining brightly and there’s never been a better time to go for a run. If the glorious weather isn’t enough to lure you outside but you’re reluctant to commit to a run club, the good news is there are plenty of completely free running groups in the ... 

Strength training for new marathon runners

By Susan Paul on in Training
How to incorporate strength exercises into training for your first marathon.

Strength training is a great idea for all runners, full stop. But, given a challenging marathon course, it's even more important. In addition, cross-training can be an effective training tool as well, especially if you are following a three or four day-a-week running plan. Just one word of caution though, ... 

Adapt how you train for shorter races

By Susan Paul on in Training
Even with a solid base, follow these steps so you can increase your speed safely.

Rick says: I am not exactly a beginner, but I am changing up my training so I feel like a new runner again. I'm not running a marathon this fall for the first time in a long time because I've decided to work on my speed. I'll run some 5Ks, ... 

What's the difference between rest and active recovery?

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
You need a little bit of both to help your body reap the benefits of hard workouts.

Your body needs rest to recover and get stronger from hard workouts. Rest and active recovery (including gentle cross-training) are both tools we can use to achieve our fitness goals. A rest day doesn’t involve exercise at all. Think of these days like a good night of sleep. Plan to completely ... 

Get over it: 5 ways to overcome common obstacles to running

By Beth Dreher on in Training
Too tired, stressed or hungry to run? Here's how to get past everyday training roadblocks.

As much as you may love to run, there are still days when simply tying your shoes requires a marathon effort. Morning runners groan when the alarm buzzes; midday runners battle full inboxes and growling stomachs; evening runners are tired after a long day. And when you hit the road, you ... 

11 to 20 of 123 blog posts

RW Forum