Just imagine a world without aerodynamics - there would be no flight, cars would be square and humans would fall over in a gust of wind. Formula One races would take days. That got us thinking. Racing cars have evolved to optimise speed in every
When I was at school, my cross-country team began every day with a four-mile run and ended it with another. So the secret of our success is really no secret: instead of doing five runs a week, we did 10.Studies have shown that runners who clock a higher mileage have better cardi...
Over the last five years or so, you could not have failed to notice an increasing number of the world's elite runners sporting figure-hugging race apparel. Even in the world of running mortals, your eyebrow probably barely twitches when you pitch up at the smallest of local 10K r...
We are never going to claim that running a marathon personal best is easy. Even if you've never run a marathon before, there's no guarantee you'll walk away with a new mark. You might have completed every training session; treated each ache as soon as it arose; and stuck to the p...
time from that – though the accuracy of the prediction will be compromised if you have a strong bias to either speed or endurance. Multiply your 5K time by 2.1; divide your half-marathon time by 2.22.Problem:I’ve got the speed but not the endurance
The 5K is a perfect running distance. As any physiologist will tell you, there is no better event for improving your running economy, raising your maximal aerobic capacity (VO2max) and establishing a base of speed and fitness that will reap benefits
running at normal speeds when coming back from injury. He recommends that they keep the intensity down, so heart-rate-controlled base running for the first few efforts should be the key. As you gain fitness, your pace will pick up within your heart rate
Most runners who are considering their first triathlon can cope with the cycling aspect of the event. It's the swimming that scares the life out of them. But it shouldn't, as long as they know the basics. "Gifted swimmers simply have a better intuitive understanding of the most f...
The Nike+ receiver fits into the bottom of a standard iPod NanoNike – along with Apple - have just put on a sprint in the race to make the sexiest running gadget yet. The ‘Nike+’ kit turns Apple’s sleek iPod Nano MP3 player into a speed and distance
Training to run continuously for longer periods of time is a great way to measure your progress, but if you’re running at the same speed day in and day out, you’re likely to see your improvements plateau. Unfortunately for this week’s questioner
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