Racing well is as much a product of mental strength as physical readiness, whether you're out to nail a PB or just finish. Too often, though, runners practise mental tricks such as visualisation just a few days before race day - if at all."That's a mistake," says running coach De...
1. SpeedThe Session: 4 x 40m sprints (with 3 mins recovery), then 4 x 300m sprints (with 6 mins recovery)Tony Minichiello says: "Speed training in heptathlon is crucial as there's an element of it in every event - just as there is in every race distance for running, whether you'r...
My husband ran the race. In training, just about everything for months had gone to plan. He set off strong. The family saw him at mile 12 and he looked good and happy - he was aiming for four hours. We were all waiting on Birdcage Walk, banners
over the Northumberland Coastal Run 14’s stunning coastal course. SeptemberIt’s getting cooler this month, which makes it the perfect time to get planning your autumn assaults. Bridge the gap wisely to make a successful transition between
realises that to capitalise on his performance, he needs to plan his racing wisely. That doesn't mean you have to skip summer 5Ks. Like Bekele, you just need a plan that optimises the combination of participation and performance. To do that, pick your
authorities will eventually incorporate many of these recommendations into our own guidelines, but, until then, here are the five most important changes and how you can incorporate them into your healthy eating plan.Veg InThe old rule Eat a minimum of two
Half a century ago, American marathoner Buddy Edelen snuck out for a 40-minute run on his rest day. Edelen was the first man to break 2:15 for 26.2 miles, yet he suffered the same crisis of confidence about taking days off that plague most competitive runners...Subscribers can vi...
that if you alternate heavy and low loads of exercise, your performance will benefit more than if you just do unplanned sessions."Calendar at the readyGrab a calendar and get ready to plan your periodised year. Dr Cardinale says, "If you want to do well over
Whether you want to run a mile without stopping or train for London, it's best to follow a plan that capitalises on what you do best. If endurance is your thing, find a plan that focuses more on mileage and tempo runs and less on interval training
Many elite runners plan their racing calendars a year or more in advance. There are some right now who know that in order to be on the starting line of an Olympic final in Beijing in August 2008, they need to hit an A-standard qualifying time in a
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