Q For six months Ive been running twice a week. I do a long Sunday run, and a hard midweek hill or interval session. Is it possible to run a 3:30 marathon with only two sessions a week? All the marathon schedules I read say to run five or six days per week; but when do you reco...
Q London will be my first marathon, and after looking at quite a few training schedules, I remain puzzled about one thing. What, precisely, are the benefits of clocking up a high weekly mileage? Surely lots of miles of running will result in an injury. My current routine of two ...
Running is simple: just put one foot in front of the other, and keep repeating. It’s a shame, then, that training for peak fitness and performance isn’t as easy. No matter how much or how little experience runners have – elite, beginner or anywhere in between – they almost all ma...
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 - what advice would you offer h...
Time: 5:26 First mara - injured and undertrained but loved it!I overtook a rhino only to find him ahead of me a bit later. I again overtook him and was increasingly frustrated to find myself tailing him again further on. Another runner then kindly
race of immense highs and lows. For many it symbolises a confidence they've never had before; a proof to doubters; possibly a huge change in lifestyle.Here's why it can be agonyUndertrainingA six-mile walk is a long way. A six-mile walk with legs like
function and performance of HRMs improve with larger memories and smaller footpods and GPS units that give more accurate data," says Haskins. They can also track the intensity of your training to prevent over-or under-training. Other models now tell you
at Pikes, I’d entered on a whim, overconfident and undertrained, and I’d lumbered to the finish line, 13.3 miles and 7,815 feet above the start, thoroughly spanked. The next year, I'd come prepared to expect a finish time akin to a road marathon. I'd upped
or settle for an easy run. It's better to turn up to your race slightly undertrained than not to make it to the start line at all. Distance runners seem to be more susceptible to UPS - studies suggest that it's the volume rather than the intensity
, basically, undertrained and had a terrible run. So, when I secured a place in the 2003 event I made sure I did everything right. I trained incredibly hard for three months with the goal of a sub-3:30 finish as my motivation. It obviously worked, because
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