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...
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
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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