.Kastor's tactical decision to run a classic negative split earned her a place on the podium while Radcliffe sat on the side of the road with her head in her hands, proving beyond doubt that perfect pacing will always reap rewards, even in conditions
good, tried-and-trusted breakfast... Heres what to do next to ensure race-day bliss...1. Arrive earlyRacing is meant to be enjoyable. Tough, perhaps, but enjoyable. So dont stress yourself by arriving late on the big day. Aim to turn up an hour before
Standfirst: Author: Owen AndersonPics:Issue date: racing secrets bookletKeywords: uan73--Its vital to warm up thoroughly before a 10K race. A good warm-up enhances the power of your leg muscles, increases the flow of blood to your heart muscles and advances your pulse rate to th...
It would seem natural that your heart rate monitor should be your greatest ally when it comes to race day but as ever, the reasoning is not that simple. While you can use your experience from previous competitions to your advantage, you'll find that you can't just transfer w...
One piece of racing advice I dispense regularly, and one which is regularly ignored by many of the runners I coach, is to race at an even pace. But there are certain occasions in a race when a well-timed burst of speed is an even better strategy. The key is knowing when to surge....
Q. Im a fairly strong runner with a recent 5K PB of 16:32, but I have trouble with the last mile of that distance. I always have to slow down at the end of the race, even though I try not to start out too fast. Can you recommend any racing strategies to help me stay more consis...
Standfirst: Author: Owen AndersonPics:Issue date: racing secrets bookletKeywords:***ADD LINK TO CALCULATOR***uan96--The half-marathon, like its tougher cousin the full marathon, is a ‘below lactate threshold’ race, but there is a key difference between the two. Marathon running i...
Unhappy with your last 10K? Convinced you could have finished a little faster? Unless you’re Haile Gebrselassie, you’re probably right. (If you are Haile Gebrselassie, you can skip this article.) Or perhaps faster race times don’t matter to you at all. Perhaps your training just ...
race-day tactics. Plus discover lots of great spring marathon advice in the ASICS Target 26.2 hub. Day By Day - Your Final Countdown One week to go – the perfect tapering plan The final instalment of our three-week marathon taper plan has
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