good long break, especially if you've just run a hilly marathon. Lastly, some good news. Downhill running builds your strength for future downhill running. If you practise it regularly, you'll gain muscle endurance and suffer less from post-run soreness
professor and maths whizz. Bill is also a lifelong runner with a marathon PB of 2:45, so he suffers my questions without much protest. I send him a long list of mile world records, and ask what he sees. He responds with a lecture on "extreme value statistics
When Gunder Hagg ran 4:01.4 to set a mile world record in 1945, his achievement stood for 3,215 days - almost nine years. Then Roger Bannister ran his historic 3:59.4 on May 6, 1954. Bannister's record lasted just 46 days before John Landy took it down to 3:58.0. "For a few minut...
realise that's pretty impressive, when it comes to endurance sports I see things through a runner's eyes. I naturally wonder how tough the Tour really is, and what kind of marathon Armstrong could run. The answer hinges on stuff that's familiar to runners
University in New York.Since his book Daniels’ Running Formula was published in 1998, many high school and college coaches have adopted the Daniels approach. I believe the general upswing in American distance running success over the last decade is partly a
Father Time, but runners do pretty well. In general, we lose our VO2 max at a rate that's 40 to 50 per cent slower than that of non-exercisers, with the result that we tend to live longer and more vigorously.It's relatively simple, in theory, to minimise
in training distances, anaerobic capacity, and strength." A chapter in the International Olympic Committee's 1992 book Endurance and Sport reported a study of runners who did 12 weeks of regular training, plus "hill training with ‘bounce running'." After
Amby Burfoot is Executive Editor of Runner's World USA, and the 1968 Boston Marathon winner Imagine that there was an exercise programme that could guarantee to get you in shape with only three identical 30-minute exercise sessions per week. I
Like so many of the other firsts in my life – first school, first kiss, first child – I remember my first “runner’s high” as if it were yesterday. It came on a perfect October afternoon while I was running near a cider mill near my childhood home. A warm sun trickled through the ...
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