Q I have an identity crisis. As a keen runner for the last 20 years, I have recently retired, but now I just cannot find the motivation to train properly. I climb into my car rather than my running gear. When I do go out for a run, any uphill
It isn’t always easy being a runner. It isn’t always easy being the Penguin. Sometimes it’s almost impossible to be both and to be true to either.One of the canons of the Penguin philosophy is that running – all running – is joyful in its own right. It’s the act of running, bein...
Runners are divided into two camps: those who love numbers and those who don't. Members of the latter group prefer to focus on the Zen of running - they're always talking about the running "experience". This experience, they contend, is the essence of running not mileage total...
Q Three weeks into a retirement (after 32 years of shift work) that I hoped would see my return to serious competitive running, my plans have been thwarted. Ive become incredibly heavy legged when I run. A blood test has shown that Ive a high
Every career has its highs and lows. Just ask Gary Barlow. Two years ago he was resigned to a lifetime of nostalgia TV programmes. But with a bit of advice and support, Barlow and his band Take That stormed the charts again in December. The lesson is clear: no matter how badly yo...
’d like to break three hours for the marathon, then I’ll retire.The secret of my success Coming back after having children is a real juggling act. Luckily I had a very supportive husband, a great coach who designed my schedule around what time I had
Haile Gebrselassie's sudden announcement of his retirement from racing has sent shockwaves through the running community. While we wait to see whether or not the running legend reverses his emotional decision, we relive the moments that made
Injury is the most common reason for runners retiring from the sport, especially as far too many attempt to run through pain without thought for the consequences. Chronic injuries that is, long-standing ones are invariably more difficult
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of anyone in the competition (20:16) and winning the event overall.Aside from these running achievements, Armstrong has enjoyed unparalleled success in the Tour de France. Last summer he won it for the seventh time, before announcing his retirement. While I
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