In the December issue of RUNNER’S WORLD, we introduced you to three intrepid volunteers willing to let us train them up from being absolute beginners to running the Flora London Marathon in April. You’ll be pleased to know that, after six weeks
There we were. Two middle-aged men in a Firebird on a summer night. The top was down, the V8 was rumbling. We were just driving around, minding our own business.And there he was. A 20-something young man in a four-cylinder sports saloon with loud mufflers. He kept racing his engi...
He had the look. As he tightened his shoelaces, tucked in his shirt and carefully donned his sunglasses, he had all the makings of a racer. He was a runner in search of a 5K PB. Everyone around him knew it.Making his way to the start line, he was oblivious to the other runners ar...
for beginners to underestimate the distance required between bikes - seven metres long by three metres wide for a short course and 10 metres long by three metres wide for a long course. This may seem an excessive amount but any closer than that and you
right through to race day. Our beginner and intermediate programmes both include walk breaks.Q.What equipment do I need? A. All you need is a properly fitted pair of shoes, a suitable sports bra (for women) and some comfortable sports clothing
This advice is especially valuable for beginners and those hoping to build endurance. When you find that you can gradually spend more and more time on your feet, all that hard work seems to be paying off. If youre a more experienced runner, youll find
Q Ive recently taken up running, after losing 115lbs in 18 months and giving up smoking after 25 years. Ive been running for about 20 minutes every morning for four months, but my goals are to build this up to 45 minutes, five times per week and to lose three and a half stone ...
As the Flora London Marathon draws closer, RUNNER’S WORLD’s three marathon protégés – Kerry Neale, Philippa Braidwood and Phil Wilson – have been stepping up their mileage. While all have found the running hard but enjoyable, they’ve also discovered that life has a nasty habit of...
trainer and author of The Marathon and Half Marathon: A Training Guide, believes many athletes, especially beginners, make mistakes with race-day hydration. "Lots of athletes unwittingly drink too much water during a race. This flushes salt from the body
Speed, like weight loss, is a simple concept. The only way to run faster is to run faster. What that means in practice, especially for a beginner, is moving from a single-speed run to variable paced training. This is initially difficult because
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