or injury forces them to stop – then repeating the cycle.Experienced athletes deliberately plan their recovery. By taking a rest before it’s necessary, they end up accumulating more training overall. Since fatigue accumulates on different time scales – a
further. (Isn’t 26.2 miles far enough?) Instead, they want to improve their speed endurance – the pace at which they can cover substantial distances.Fortunately, you can have it both ways. You can follow training plans that build the length of your long
swim training consists of holding a pull buoy between your legs and just swimming back and forth, you may want to re-evaluate how you're using your time. With a carefully planned programme, even a few hours in the water every week can turn your
Q My road race performances have remained at a similar standard during the past couple of years, and I feel that Im training pretty aimlessly. How can I change my training programme to get a good result this year?A I recommend you focus on one key race, and based on that, orga...
at my running club. I slack off when I'm on my own. d)How far is 5K again?You usually run after work, but your new boss asks if you want to go out for a drink. Do you go? a)If it's a planned recovery day, maybe. On the day of an important session, never
-runners, even when you're not running. But lacing up your trainers can do more than shift numbers on the scales - fine-tune how you run with our plans and you can tailor your body with Savile Row perfection.Which plan?Can't run yet? More than three stone
The elites are different: they have to maintain their discipline during Christmas. Of course if someone brings along Guitar Hero or makes a batch of refreshing mojitos, all bets are off!Find out what your favourite triathletes get up to in the festive season in our slideshow.Pict...
Whether 2012 is the year you'll be taking your first or fiftieth marathon, our list of UK marathons will help you find the perfect event.Join a fleet of runners for a fast, city race in events like the Greater Manchester Marathon (April 29) or the Liverpool Marathon, or step up t...
Im a 10K runner who for various reasons only had six weeks to train for the marathon. I set off at three-hour pace - silly I know, but I felt I could do it.At 10K I felt great.At 20K I felt good and still strong, albeit starting to work a bit harder.At 30K I was getting stings of...
to do an Olympic-distance event, I reluctantly agree. The things I do for you, dear readers.1 Time will tellTime is precious and you need a lot of it when you're training for an Ironman. Work out how much time you can dedicate to training and plan your
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