that by how fast she ran those two 800s. On three occasions she ran both in 2:04, only eight seconds off the national record. "When I ran that workout well, I knew I was ready to race," says Favor-Hamilton, "where it always came down to holding a
Start racing faster"To improve your time, you're going to need to run faster throughout the race, not just at the finish. Many racers start too slowly and then end up running too quickly at the end. You need to get up to ra...
I like to think I'm a well brought-up triathlete. I wave at other runners and swim in the correct direction during lane swims. I draw the line at loaning other competitors my bike, for obvious reasons, but you take my point. I think I'm well behaved
has re-established its world-class credentials with a supremely fast course, excellent race management and a concern for the ordinary runner that other events would do well to mirror. The international running community has yet to really discover its
’s flat, fast and run along quiet country lanes, so expect traffic to be at a minimum. The route itself incorporates two and a bit laps through the back of the local University buildings, including the old libraries. The race is part of the Nike A1 Series
Downs countryside. Starting from the local rugby club, the route heads out along Merton Lane, charting through the villages of Petham and Waltham before heading home. Don't rule out the possibility of a fast time - the occasional steep climbs
relatively fast, select upbeat tunes. If you want to pace yourself, a slow tempo is more suitable. We asked participants to rate the motivational quotient of their favourite songs, then create a playlist specifically for their goal run. Study subjects said
for the final hurdle: A long, energy-sapping drag up to the railway station and Ruislip driving range. Luckily for you, what goes up must come down, and the drop through Sharp’s Lane takes you to within sprinting distance of the finish. What you said in 2003
and temperatures are mild.2. Warm upDo your normal pre-race warm-up, including some strides, so you’re ready to run hard from the beginning of the test.3. Start the testStart your test in lane one. Don’t go out too fast; you want to find the fastest pace you can
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