This calculator lets you input an actual race time to see what you should be capable of at another distance. It is adjusted for distance (ie its 10K prediction isn't just double your 5K time), but there are three caveats:It assumes you've done appropriate training for the distanc...
- and then wonder what happened to all that training they put in. See the eight keys to race-day here.Ambitious?Then you need Ed Eyestone's guide to shaking off your opponents with a well-timed breakEssential for marathoners...The complete guide to getting on top
Even experienced marathoners can find race-day a journey into the unknown. Arm yourself to deal with the unexpected, though, and youll have a marathon experience to cherish. Here are links to the articles that show you how to ride out whatever
Q My quadriceps always cramp up when I run marathons, even though I hydrate well and stretch regularly. Why is this, and what should I do?A Exercise-induced muscle cramps are relatively common among distance runners. Quadricep cramps typically occur when muscles are used repeti...
Q I started running last summer by running and walking a mile every three nights, and built this up to around 15 miles a week. Ive now done three 10Ks, all in around 53 minutes, but in the last one I had trouble with some of the hills and had to walk. Ive since had trouble mot...
Q Ive been running for just over a year and have recently started entering races. The thing is that as soon as I stand on the start line, Im always overcome with nerves. I feel queasy and my legs shake, and Im sure this is affecting my race performances. Is there anything I c...
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....
These guides are for people in an enormous hurry. There's some very useful further reading at the bottom of the page...Congratulations – you're going to run a great marathon! So now what?Marathon training through the winter can be a cold and lonely business; finding a training pa...
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