Q. I know pasta's an old favourite, but is there an obvious choice for a meal the night before a race?A. The pre-race meal is a matter of individual choice and preference, but there are some factors to consider. The first important point is to eat carbohydrate products that you h...
Q I have a triple injury. First I got a pain under my hip, then a swollen ankle and now a pain in the back of my knee. All on the right side. I recently switched from trail to road running could it be due to the camber?A There could be two reasons for your right-sided ailment...
is above the bony prominence on the outside of the hip and behind the bony prominence at the front of the hip, this is the likely cause. You can strengthen the gluteal muscles very simply by doing the following exercise:1. Lie on your side on the floor
Q Since having my last baby I have experienced a burning feeling down through my sacro-iliac joint. Occasionally I feel an ache deep in my buttock. Ive tried osteopaths, physiotherapy with ultrasound and now acupuncture, and I would appreciate some advice from you. I had th...
Q Im a 33-year-old female, and after being collected by the slow police after 19 miles in last years Berlin Marathon, Im desperate to get my time down in this autumns race. I guess I should do speedwork but I dont know what my targets should
Q I took up running a year ago and was really pleased to quickly notch up PBs of 36:57 for 10K and 1:21 for the half-marathon. I then set my sights on the marathon and built up to a peak of 80 miles a week, with five good long runs under my belt
in an injury. My current routine of two three-milers a week, has led to a 50-minute 10K PB: isn’t this enough to break four hours?A Many runners have achieved good marathon times off relatively low mileage, while some feel that they can’t function properly
specific goal. The first thing that you will need to know is your current level of performance. Doing a 5K or 10K time trial should be your next step. Once you have assessed the results of this, you can work on putting together a 12-week schedule, after
and there are no side effects. Problems start to occur if excessive dosages are taken. The recommended dosage for Panax is 100mg standardised extract twice daily, two weeks on and two weeks off. The usual dosage of standardised extract for Siberian ginseng is 150-450mg
at the start of a race is a pretty sure way to feel bad at the end! You cant expect your body to go straight from standing still to, say, eight-minute miling. Instead, coax it up to speed. Begin with 10-15 minutes of very gentle running. Once you
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