form, foods that fight illness and a round-up of summer's best kit.
You put a lot of effort into your training, nutrition and race-day goals – don’t sabotage it by neglecting your toenails. Keep an eye on them and take action if you spot something amiss. “Most toenail problems are easily avoided,” says podiatrist
and rejuvenated at the end of a run, rather than as though I’ve done a hard session.Stop competing unless you know that you can be self-disciplined enough to jog round at the back. I can't, so I haven't entered any races for the duration of my pregnancy
, except on race day. I don't miss it. You need to find other ways to make the brain "buzz" and fired up. Two weeks cold turkey is not that long. Brave it out. – Tri TaffiaCut back, then use it sparingly for long runsI think the 'best of both worlds' option
their running to the next level."PRE-STARTIt's now that the pre-race nerves kick in. But it's not just your incessant back-and-forth pacing that's sapping vital energy stores – sizing up the competition and playing your mile-by-mile strategy on a mental loop can
UAN: Article type:--Knowledge is power, in running as in any other pursuit. The more you know about training, nutrition and health, the better youll be at getting the most from your running, whether that means fitness, weight loss, great race
minutes whenever I trained.It was summer and we took a trip to the South of France to stay with my sister. She thought I was mad to be running in my condition. One evening, a doctor came round for an aperitif. I was all but internally examined
morning the natural lanolin will have soaked into the fabric of the sock. Presto! No more blisters. Two drawbacks: first catch your lamb. Second if you own a border collie it'll keep rounding your socks up! See full threadLaces - pain on bridge of foot
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