This extract is from The Runner's World Complete Book of Running by RW USA Editor Amby Burfoot. You can now preview it, free, for two weeks without risk or obligation. All running programmes for beginners are the same: they move you from walking
not become great by following a path of timidity and cowardice. And we can only hope that, when pummeled, as the Boston Marathon was today, they will rise again, stronger than ever.****Amby Burfoot is a contributor to the US edition of Runner's World. You can
If you ask me, the ancient Olympians were a lot cleverer than we are. They had the good sense to run, jump and throw in the nude. When you put anything between your skin and the environment, such as shorts and a singlet, you only decrease your body’s cooling efficiency (even if y...
Runners are divided into two camps: those who love numbers and those who don't. Members of the latter group prefer to focus on the Zen of running - they're always talking about the running "experience". This experience, they contend, is the essence of running not mileage total...
the final miles of a marathon, you should be able to run faster.This extract is from The Runner's World Complete Book of Running by RW USA Editor Amby Burfoot.
Most runners want to keep track of their pace. Its how we measure many sessions. So what happens to your overall pace when you combine running and walking? You slow down, obviously. But not as much as you might think.The following table shows per-mile paces for someone who runs ...
2006 was a great one for chocolate fans. In January, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (of Washington DC in the US) published the most convincing study yet linking flavonol-rich cocoa to improved blood-vessel health. A month later, the Archives of Internal Medic...
Amby Burfoot is Executive Editor of Runner's World USA, and the 1968 Boston Marathon winner Imagine that there was an exercise programme that could guarantee to get you in shape with only three identical 30-minute exercise sessions per week. I
Some people think Lance Armstrong is a pretty decent cyclist. Me, I’m fascinated by his running. The legendary cyclist has entered this autumn’s New York City Marathon and many of us are itching to see how he will fare. Armstrong won the first distance race he ever entered as a t...
When Gunder Hagg ran 4:01.4 to set a mile world record in 1945, his achievement stood for 3,215 days - almost nine years. Then Roger Bannister ran his historic 3:59.4 on May 6, 1954. Bannister's record lasted just 46 days before John Landy took it down to 3:58.0. "For a few minut...
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