BAD HABIT: You’re a night owl Runners who short-change sleep compromise recovery, immunity and mental sharpness, which can turn an easy workout into a gruelling one. "Sleep enhances the restoration of cells damaged by exercise," says Professor Jim Horne from the Sleep Research Ce...
It's an all too common story: runner sets achievable goals; runner puts in the necessary physical training to meet goals; runner falls short on race day. So, what's the problem? Could it be that you're spending too much time becoming a stronger runner on the road, and precious li...
Clubs regularly attend races as a teamThe days when running clubs were the sole preserve of ultra-competitive elite racers hell-bent on crushing the opposition at all costs and putting in more hours than Geb or Paula are thankfully long-gone. With hundreds of clubs catering fo...
"I felt like I had no release, no safety valve, at any point from waking to going to bed. I wasn't a pleasant person to be around." Managing the Cancer Centre at one of London's biggest hospitals was starting to take its toll on Claire Levermore, 33. Regularly working 14-hour d...
GETTY IMAGES Better sleep. That's all that could be standing between you and a new PB. Too good to be true? Not according to Mara Yamauchi, who set a new marathon PB (2:25:03) at the International Women's Marathon in Tokyo in November. "Sleep is one of the most important elements...
In the weeks leading up to April's Boston Marathon, in which he finished third, American elite runner Ryan Hall logged hundreds of miles over the mountainous roads of Mammoth Lakes, California. The workouts that mattered the most? His weekly tempo runs, which got as long as 18 mi...
Wanted: Coaching team. Must include running coach, sport psychologist, physiotherapist, nutritionist and doctor.What runner hasn't wished for a chance to work with a team of experts who can answer all their questions, tell them what to do, maybe even push them out of the door eve...
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