As any runner who’s ever felt their legs turn into lead anvils at the end of a hard session or race knows, running further or faster all boils down to a battle against fatigue. So you train to increase either the distance or the pace – or both – you
’t place on a map.Everyone I know is suffering from Charity Fatigue. There’s a limit to how many times you can mug and blackmail the shrinking circle of surly, tight-lipped misanthropes you once called friends. So nowadays, I prefer to sponsor others than
We've been asked to help find hundreds of runners for a new research project into psychological states while running. Read on to discover how you could learn about some innovative techniques to improve your running experience and get personalised feedback from one of the UK's to...
progress, maintaining quality is crucial. Fatigue shouldn’t set in at any point to allow for full optimum development. If you start to tire and compromise the precision of your movement, then you need to take it back a stage.”Rests between sets should
, infections, fatigue and even injury - not to mention leaving you less than raring to go for your next session. Click through our slideshow to find out what works and why.
Tempo workouts, speedwork, long runs, not to mention work, family and life in general... how can a runner fit it all in? One time-efficient solution: combo workouts, which blend elements of quality runs to make the most of every minute you have
of progression runs is that they increase the volume of your fast-paced miles without the added fatigue of a full-length quality workout. If you end two of your usual easy runs with 10 minutes at half-marathon pace, you've added 20 minutes of tempo work to your
, fatigue, overtraining and burnout. "Beginners - and even intermediate exercisers - should leave the gym thinking that they could have done more," says Kravitz.Once is enough The research is clear: for the average person, one set of an exercise is just
Fatigue"A good way to increase your strength and speed is to do a session that makes you run faster when you're already fatigued," says Owen Anderson, editor of Running Research News. So, on today's run – four to eight miles – run at normal pace until you
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