This week, one reader wants to know why some runners like to put their back(pack)s into it..."Is it silly to train with a weighted rucksack strapped to your back? Surely it's safer to have a weight strapped around the stomach (less pressure
Hard Training Q&AsTRAINING GENERAL• Do I need to take an "easy week" when my average mileage isn’t that high? • Should you try and break through ‘the wall’ in training? • Is it just the cold weather, or am I getting fitter? • How do I overcome
Trust us: the T doesn't stand for torture. TRX is a revolutionary workout using straps and your own body weight to add resistance to dynamic stretches. It helps strengthen muscles, restore joint mobility and encourage good posture. "It's especially useful for injured runners in r...
When it comes to preparing for a race, finding a training schedule is likely to be top of your to-do list. But what if your lifestyle just isn’t suited to following a pattern of prescribed sessions?That's the challenge facing this week's questioner
With spring marathon training well underway, the cross-training question is heavy on our minds. Do we really have to do it – and if so, what kind and how much? Is it enough to trot up the escalator once a week, or, horrors, do we have to hit the gym
It's a common enough problem: you resolve to follow your run with some strength exercises or flexibility training, but you're too worn out after running..."I am about to re-embark on a weight-loss running plan. I keep reading that cross-training
.runnersworld.co.uk forum about something called base training' and thought I'd give it a go."Building an endurance base by slowly adding mileage to steady runs is a tried and tested technique, but base training using a heart-rate monitor (HRM) is an idea conceived
it seems there are just as many who are a little more circumspect in their praise. The Evil Pixie decided to get the low-down:"I've been running for four years, I'm slow and always have been," she said. "I have toyed with HR training before and gave up. I
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