WEEKS)Speed sessions:3 to 6 x 600m @ 3,000m pace with 3 minutes recoveryDistance sessions:6 to 12 miles @ a steady paceTRAINING PHASE:BUILD 1 (4 WEEKS)Speed sessions:2 to 5 x 1,000m @ 5K pace with 3 minutes recoveryDistance sessions:10 to 16 miles @ a
In the last 20 years, running has become inextricably entangled with fund-raising.Correct me if I’m wrong, but until the first London Marathon we ran only for ourselves. When we turned up in the rain to plod round the Cabbage Patch 10, the last
number of psychological disciplines based at five UK universities. It is funded by a grant from the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), worth £2.1m over four years (Nov 2008 to Oct 2012).Who is Andy Lane?Andy Lane is a professor of Sport
their experience of pre-competition stress. He says, "The world's best athletes set lots of different goals – if you go into a race with 15 goals, then you're sure to achieve at least some of them.' Set a variety of goals to make sure you come away happy. You could
will encourage them to relax, which in turn will ward off the tension that causes them to shorten, tighten and fatigue."I lose all focus in racesWhat's happening En route to the finish line, the racing environment bombards us with information, and we have
It's an all too common story: runner sets achievable goals; runner puts in the necessary physical training to meet goals; runner falls short on race day. So, what's the problem? Could it be that you're spending too much time becoming a stronger runner on the road, and precious li...
Keith's solution: Self-talkRunners need to learn to manage their internal dialogue. The average person has 10-15,000 thoughts every day, and you need to get as many of these thoughts working for you as you can.There a couple of techniques you can try
could even schedule a massage on your rest days to further enhance your recovery.Be patientIf the damage is already done, you won't undo it immediately; it will take you 10-14 days to recover from several weeks of overtraining, and several weeks
replenishment impairs muscle recovery. Plus, not drinking enough of the right fluids can lead to chronic mild dehydration, causing fatigue. Here's how to avoid some common dietary pitfalls.
intensities of exertion the muscles involved will fatigue quickly. Improving the fatigue resistance of these muscles is one reason elite athletes train at altitude.Inspiratory and expiratory muscles can be strengthened using resistive devices (there
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