In the December issue of RUNNER’S WORLD, we introduced you to three intrepid volunteers willing to let us train them up from being absolute beginners to running the Flora London Marathon in April. You’ll be pleased to know that, after six weeks
Triathlon attracts a huge number of people from other sports. Get chatting at a race or at the club and you’ll hear about everything from football to orienteering, and kayaking to mountain biking. It seems that after years of specialising in one sport, swim-bike-run is just the s...
When it comes to preparing for a race, finding a training schedule is likely to be top of your to-do list. But what if your lifestyle just isn’t suited to following a pattern of prescribed sessions?That's the challenge facing this week's questioner - what advice would you offer h...
Heath and Injury | Motivation | Nutrition | Racing | Shoes + Kit | Training | Weight-loss | CreditsThese are highlights and frequently asked questions from our beginner forums. They were created by members of Runner's World just like you. If you
Dr George Parrott. "Heart rate monitors, however, are far more precise."So, no matter what type of runner you are – beginner, intermediate or advanced – a heart rate monitor will help you train more effectively.Tips for BeginnersNovice runners
acid from your muscles, but short enough to keep things challenging", says Anderson. Beginners should do three or four reps; advanced runners can do up to 10. Measure the distance using GPS or, if you listen to music, try hitting 5K pace during one song
is the best route to progression.Walk purposefully, and be strict with your run/walk timings.Dont be afraid to repeat a week, or drop back a week. Everyones different.Take heart - you will get there!The ScheduleWeek 1 Run one min, walk 90 seconds. Repeat
to start is a little jogging with walk breaks. It may feel odd, but you'll get twice as far, twice as quickly and feel a huge sense of achievement as you progress. More than half of the women in your Race for Life event will continue the run/walk routine
that frustration is an important part of the combination of ingredients that leads to progress. For the dedicated runner, frustration is to be sought out and savoured, not avoided.I learned this as a musician, too. When I heard other trombonists practising, I often
character, but only on the pages of Runner's World). My progress as a runner has consisted of frustratingly slow, small gains. I’ve gradually learnt that, in order to improve, I need to inch my mileage up and, sometimes, slow my pace down. I’ve realised
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