Setting challenging yet attainable goals is key to maintaining a long-term running career. After all, you’re more likely to stay motivated when you have something to work towards and can measure your progress at regular intervals. But picking
Yet too often disaster strikes on race day – we’re hobbled by cramp, gutted by stomach distress or hampered by unforeseen demons. To help you dodge all this, runners have shared their tales of race days gone bad. For the common horror stories, our experts provide invaluable advic...
Most of us have set goals and then not achieved them. Those who say otherwise are either annoying overachievers or liars. The best of intentions are no match for the surprises life can throw at us - family commitments, work pressures or, simply
distance is something special – versatile, testing and the perfect training companion for more other running goals than any other distance. Whether you've got two weeks or two months until your race, we've got the schedule for you. Find a 10K schedule
Year's resolutions is by no means uncommon. Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire conducted a year-long study of 3,000 people and discovered that less than 30 per cent managed to stick to goals of losing weight or improving their fitness
will help you enjoy the day (do this this week, well before race day), as this is your stated goal.Q. I'm a first-time marathoner who has missed almost five weeks of training due to injury. I’m still going to do the VLM, with a run-walk plan and absolutely
Exceed race paceRunning faster than goal speed ‘prepares you to run the first half of your 5K at a solid clip and pick it up in the second half ’, says Frank Gagliano, running coach at the New Jersey-New York Track Club. Twice a week after easy or steady
This section is adapted from No Need For Speed - A Beginner's Guide To The Joy Of Running, by John Bingham. Buy this book!You may be uncomfortable hearing that no one can tell you what your fitness goals should be. No one can tell you how much
more cushioned than the road, and therefore a lot easier on your joints." Think positive"Fatigue is mental as much as physical, especially after a long race," says Tilbury-Davis. "Break your recovery into short-, medium- and long-term goals
This calculator lets you input an actual race time to see what you should be capable of at another distance. It is adjusted for distance (ie its 10K prediction isn't just double your 5K time), but there are three caveats:It assumes you've done appropriate training for the distanc...
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