This week's question was emailed to me by forum member Little Lizard, who has taken barely a single rest day in years. She reckons gym work is enough of a rest for her legs, but could she be overdoing it and storing up trouble for the future
. For every kilogram of weight loss, you'll need to drink approximately one litre of fluid.Food For ThoughtEating for recovery is a long-term strategy, stretching from the first hour after a training session right through your rest days. The first hour
-marathon. So in the build-up to his next marathon he ramped up his training by adding speedwork and hill repetitions, doing more long runs at a faster pace, and sometimes skipping rest days. The result: he managed 3:32 in his next outing over 26.2 miles
miles. Enter online. 9. Surrey Spitfire 20, Cranleigh, SurreyDate in 2012: March 18A thousand runners flying (or plodding) every year round Dunsfold Aerodrome, home of the Top Gear test track, is a sight to behold. The aerodrome (if not the rest
The London Marathon isn’t really about running fast (though a few do). I'm a decent club runner, and sometimes us "proper" runners might take the mick out of everyone covering 26 miles rather slowly but I realised this year it is about personal stories. A guy at the start who’s j...
for the rest of your life that matters.Part of my dedication comes from wanting to find the answers to a few simple questions. For example, no one has been able to explain to my satisfaction why running at a certain pace is easy one day and impossible the next
Nearing Gorey Castle to the east of the islandFew of us can comprehend the strength and stamina required to complete the swim leg of an Ironman (2.4 miles), let alone a 44-mile open water swim around Jersey. But for longstanding forumite Dr Nic Twinks (aka Nicola Joyce), circumna...
hours, use paracetamol, which is purely a pain reliever, says Pruitt, "so you don't suppress the healing process." After that, anti-inflammatories are fine.Move itResting doesn't mean immobilising yourself in front of the TV. Take it easy on the injured
Q Im a 53-year-old male who races all distances from 5K to the marathon. I train six days a week: four hard sessions, two easy ones, plus a rest day. Do you think this is too much for someone of my age?A The real key to making any training
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...
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