2006 was a great one for chocolate fans. In January, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (of Washington DC in the US) published the most convincing study yet linking flavonol-rich cocoa to improved blood-vessel health. A month later, the Archives of Internal Medic...
recovery. Do this sequence using pillows to lend support and also to give your weary body something comfortable to fall into to help you unwind. You don't have to rush into this routine - you can wait until you're showered and fed or do it before bed. Hold
else you should consider, if finances allow, is a regular appointment with a sports masseur especially after long runs or tough interval sessions. A massage will certainly relax you, and may cut recovery time, flush out the toxins that cause muscle
Q I suspect that Im training too hard on my easy days. How do I know what pace Im supposed to run at on those days, and what is the best way to make sure that I slow down?A Good question. On your easy days, your pulse should rise no higher than 70 per cent of your maximum hea...
’t, then a recovery drink (basically a carbs-protein mix) may be helpful. – Eva MidsoleOr everyday carbohydrate-rich snacks can work just as wellJam sandwiches can be good during a run, so can malt loaf and Jaffa Cakes. I used to take mini Mars bars out
?A This is actually a surprisingly common question, and while abdominal surgery sounds quite nasty getting into the abdominal cavity requires an incision through skin, fat, muscle layers and the peritoneum (the membrane that covers the internal organs) recovery
injury risk, and includes recovery time to avoid fatigue. Here's how to design your ideal running week.What to includeYour ideal week will feature a longer run to build endurance, a hilly run to improve your strength, and a scenic or social run
Congratulations on completing this year's Virgin London Marathon!Now that you've caught your breath, come and tell the world how your marathon went. Use our article submission page to tell us your story - you can even upload your photo too. You'll need to be a registered member o...
-6 x 800m, or 8-12 x 400m at your VO2max pace. Take a two- to three-minute jog recovery between each repetition.The idea behind this kind of interval training is that you can safely go up to or beyond your maximum capacity of 11 minutes of VO2max
UAN:249 Article type:RW+--You may know how to run, but what about the cocktail of spaghetti and sports drinks that puts the tiger in your tank? Here are some of the most frequently-asked questions about food – and how to use it to improve your runningQ: I know carbo-loading work...
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