At Runner's World we try to practise what we preach, and so, along with following abstemious diets (well, we try), we also follow our training advice. That means regular speedwork, long runs, rest days and the dreaded hillwork. Repeatedly dragging ourselves up to the top of north...
miles per week. Your threshold is waiting for you to discover it.Of course, your goal is to avoid injury. Stephen Pribut, sports podiatrist and author of Everything Running (£9.99, Adams Media), warns runners to beware the 'terrible toos' - doing too
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
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.
, enjoyable (and effective) way to run. It’s worth a try, isn’t it? Amby Burfoot is Editor of Runner's World US.
and minimising injuries. Also, whenever you do a session, know what you’re trying to achieve. Is it endurance? Speed? Running economy? You should know the answer before you begin to sweat.Avoid injuries Duh. Who doesn’t pay homage to this old chestnut? But it
to avoid injuries and when, where and how much to run. No problem. We've got the answers - from experts who have been teaching beginners for years, and from others who've certainly been around the block. Every runner began with a first step. You can, too
varied, low-fat diet. Cross-train to prevent injury and burnout.These are simple concepts, well within my grasp (and yours). When we follow them, life is good. There has, though, always been one more key principle: avoid the demon lactic acid
eccentric exercise peaks after 24 to 48 hours, but is mostly gone in another day or two. The same cannot be said for the muscle weakness. Your quads will take a full two weeks to regain their strength. So, to avoid injuries after a marathon, give yourself a
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