Don’t overdo it"I know now that hammering every session was ultimately counter-productive. When I first started running, I would struggle to keep up with running friends who were faster than me. This got me into shape, but it took a mounting toll on my muscles and joints. I final...
Is nutrition too complicated? These 10 simple commandments are guaranteed to make you healthier, fitter and faster1. Plan your diet Devise a sensible eating plan that you can stick to, which will suit your lifestyle. Don’t set yourself unreasonable targets for food consump...
By its very nature, running is simple: put one foot in front of the other; quickly repeat; keep going. That formula is burned into our brains. For our ancestors, running meant the difference between eating or being eaten, so the skill was there from day one.We don't need gloves, ...
Next time you see another runner out on the street, take a closer look. Is he thinking about smashing his 10K PB next week, or getting smashed at the pub later with his running friends? Is she wondering how she'll fit in next week's training, or how well her new designer lycra sh...
This week’s questioner has finally decided to kick the weed in order to improve her running times. Trouble is, she’s worried the cravings will get the better of her and she’ll lapse back into old habits. What’s your advice to help keep her motivated and nicotine-free for good?"I'...
1. Sleep well"In reality, trying to sleep well the night before a race never works," says triathlon coach Rick Kiddle (www.rickkiddle.com). "The best sleep will be the night before the night before. Many athletes can survive with little sleep the night before, owing to nerves, an...
30 mins continuously.The ResultCongratulations! Youre a real runner! What next? How about a 5K (3.1-mile) race?Beginner Six-Week Schedule | Intermediate Six-Week Schedule | Your First 5K (non-subscriber preview)
What's the plan for your next run? You may go as far and as fast (or slow) as the spirit moves you or time allows. That's fine, but structuring your workouts can add value. The right plan boosts motivation, helps build fitness while minimising injury risk, and includes recovery t...
Q I’ve been running for a couple of years and I’m now quite used to doing 10Ks (my PB is 48 minutes). I’m seriously considering trying a half-marathon, but I don’t know what time to aim for and I’m wondering whether I should do an intermediate distance first.A The basic trainin...
.To help make all this happen, here's our first-ever beginners' racing guide. Here, you'll find everything that you need to know – from tips on nutrition and warm-ups, to race-day strategies and recovery techniques. Race DayRace day can be intimidating
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