RW's 60-Second Guides Index

Bite-sized articles for the seriously time-pressed


Posted: 24 May 2009

Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day. That's why we've published these handy 60-Second guides, bite-sized articles about some of our most popular topics.

Crammed with short, sharp advice, they’re a great introductory resource for those with limited time to spare. Plus, with links to five longer related articles, there’s always plenty more to print out and read later…

Trail Running
For stunning scenery, near-perfect running surfaces and liberation from the urban rat race, take to the trails.
Ultra Running
A short and snappy guide packed with everything you need to know to go long.
Stretching
Run safe, strong and injury-free - wise up to the whats, whys and whens of stretching.
Carb-Loading
Forget ploughing through plates of pasta - get the carb-loading low-down with these simple dos and don'ts.
Rest and Recovery
Become a better runner even after you've pulled off your trainers with these quick and easy recovery tips.
Core Stability
A strong core will make you fitter and faster, as well as minimising your risk of injury.
Fell Running
A neat guide to the exhilarating experience of fell running.
Triathlon
Swimming, cycling and running - here's what you can expect from your first multi-sport experience.
Cross-Training
Spice up your weekly regime with one or two other sports and watch your running performance improve too.
Tapering
What to do, eat and think in the weeks before race-day.
Nutrition on the Run
Energy drinks, bananas, tuna sandwiches - what to eat and drink before, during and after a run.
Speedwork
Five tips, four sessions, three golden rules – fitting the fast stuff into your training schedule has never been so easy.
Marathon Running
The big one in a nutshell - everything you need to think about if you’re planning to tackle 26.2 miles, from setting realistic goals to post-race recovery.

Avoiding Injury
Don’t let that niggle become an injury – build mileage gradually, train on forgiving surfaces, and wear the right shoes.
Beginner's Running
The real basics - choosing shoes and kit, the best walk/run programme and staying motivated.

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