calls the ‘London bug’. He wanted to achieve a ‘good for your age’ time for the Flora London Marathon, and was willing to train harder to get there.The core of his programme was Yasso 800s. Since Underwood needed to run a 3:30 to guarantee a place, he
, sloshy feeling in your stomach.Sports drinks are better than water, but they won’t stop hyponatremia. Don’t glug fluids immediately after the marathon. This is when, according to a 2003 Flora London Marathon report, the risk of hyponatremia can be high
stories.Doug Underwood is a self-confessed Yasso fan. A runner for just three years, Underwood completed his first two marathons in 3:55 and 3:53, and then was bitten by what he calls the ‘London bug’. He wanted to achieve a ‘good for your age’ time
the final miles of a marathon, you should be able to run faster.This extract is from The Runner's World Complete Book of Running by RW USA Editor Amby Burfoot.
not become great by following a path of timidity and cowardice. And we can only hope that, when pummeled, as the Boston Marathon was today, they will rise again, stronger than ever.****Amby Burfoot is a contributor to the US edition of Runner's World. You can
This extract is from The Runner's World Complete Book of Running by RW USA Editor Amby Burfoot. You can now preview it, free, for two weeks without risk or obligation. All running programmes for beginners are the same: they move you from walking
knowing when he will be called upon for a maximum effort," he says. "Days that are supposed to be easy can turn difficult." It's enough to make you feel thankful for even-paced marathons. Not that Lucia thinks it's easier to win the London Marathon. "It
ourselves up to the top of north London's Primrose Hill once a week is hard work, and it draws bewildered looks from the fashionable set who parade in the park on summer's days, but we have little doubt that these sessions make us faster.We are not alone
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