Painful, paralysing and PB-unfriendly, cramps can strike at any time. "There's no one definitive cause," saysDr Steve Ingham, head of physiology at the English Institute of Sport (eis2win.co.uk). Research in the Muscle & Nerve Journal shows that genetics might be one factor, ye...
Four years ago, Dutch duathlete Huub Mass was competing at world level in shorter events, but suffering diarrhoea and vomiting when attempting longer races. He approached sport and exercise nutritionist Asker Jeukendrup. "He was co...
Sometimes, running is the simplest of activities. One foot follows the other, taking you from point A to point B by the shortest, most straightforward route. But other times, it can be fraught with discomforts ranging from the mildly annoying to the downright dangerous. Here’s ou...
For the past two years, I’ve been teaching a class for novice runners on a university campus. But this is no typical college course – we spend more time running together than discussing and debating.The group meets twice a week for 50 minutes at a time. For homework, I suggest th...
minutes of strengthening and stretching after your runs, because that’s when these exercises tend to do the most good.14 Follow the hard day/easy day training system Most runs need to be easy. This is true whether you’re a beginner or an elite athlete. (Of
and Facebook followers what nuggets of advice they would offer to triathlon beginners. Read their tips and get inspired - and leave a comment if you have any other words of wisdom![View the story "Starting Out in Triathlon: Your Tips" on Storify]
DONT begin a running programme until youve had a full medical check-up if youre over 40, significantly overweight, have been seriously ill in the past year or have a family history of heart disease.DO tell someone where youll be running and when you expect to return. Carry so...
have changed.In the first Olympic marathon at least one runner thought it was smart to drink wine during the race. We're not saying the challengers to conventional wisdom are right – or wrong. Only that their ideas are worth considering, because
- especially when - you don't feel like it. Members of the TW site can sign up for our weekly email training newsletters (starting May 13), for tips and advice, words of wisdom from those who know, and much more.Our Sprint and Olympic distance training
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