Cranking up the intensity is the best way to take your running to the next level. It’s also an effective way to burn extra calories and shed body fat. A 68kg runner who picks up the pace from eight and a half minutes per mile to seven minutes per mile, for example, burns about 1...
Making healthy, performance-enhancing food choices isn't just about picking a salad rather than a quarter-pounder in McDonalds, or replacing Mars Bars with apples on your weekly shopping list. The decisions we make every time we sit down for a meal, or grab a quick snack, can hav...
When Runner's World readers were asked to list their essential kit last year, heart-rate monitors came out on top. Unfortunately for the female runner, using a heart-rate monitor is usually an uncomfortable experience, requiring 10 minutes before your run to make an extra hole in...
Heart-rate monitors vary hugely in price and functionality. For less than £20 you can pick up an HRM that simply measures your pulse, while parting with £150+ will give you a monitor that will set training zones for you, tell you how many calories you’ve burned and allow you to d...
Runners know how to rank their body parts. Most vulnerable? It has to be the knees. Most tortured? Feet. Most powerful? When it comes to speed, endurance and holding the strength that gets us uphill, downhill and everywhere in between, most of us would find it hard to credit any...
Whatever type of runner you are, you should give serious consideration to investing in a heart rate monitor. From as little as £40 you can add a whole new dimension to your training. Strap on a heart rate monitor and you’ll never run too quickly or too slowly again. You won’t be ...
You might be able to run through a tight hamstring or a sore quad, but an injured foot or ankle usually puts the brakes on a session – and can ruin your entire training season. Our feet and ankles, after all, are the foundation of our sport. When they are working well, they allow...
When it comes to food, we usually end up following the USA’s lead even if the trends that make it across the Atlantic aren’t that healthy. Just think McDonalds, Krispy Kreme doughnuts or get-thin-quick diets such as Atkins and South Beach. There is one area of nutrition, though, ...
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