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Country diary: Lake District: Runners make use of the long days to tackle the Bob Graham Round

Lake District: This epic race puts participants through their paces – they climb 42 peaks within 24 hours<p>Drivers summiting Dunmail Raise between Grasmere and the head of Thirlmere cannot help but notice the vans, caravanettes and cars pulled up on verge by the dual carriageway, just below the cairn …

One Week of my Training and a Race

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19 Oblique Exercises That Should Be In Your Core Routine

Do your obliques get the same love that your six pack muscles do? Are you tired of doing boring broomstick twists to “strengthen” your core?<p>This …

Bodyweight Training: Are You Strong Enough?

Two-hundred-sixty-pound Indian super heavy weight wrestling champ “The Great Gama” built a 56-inch chest, coupled with a 50-year undefeated wrestling …

Exercise

Three-Dimensional Landscapes Made Of Maps By Ji Zhou

For the series ‘Civilized Landscape’, Chinese multimedia artist Ji Zhou creates whimsical landscapes made of maps and books. Zhou’s three-dimensional …

The rise of humankind, in one mesmerizing map

Today, human influence has transformed almost every part of the globe. But looking at the span of human history, this wasn't the case until quite recently.<p>That's one of the many lessons from a series of fascinating maps and charts from WorldPopulationHistory.org, which shows the explosive growth of …

Geography

Britain's silliest place names

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Me & The Stars

Fartlek Interval Training for Runners

Fartlek, a Swedish term that means "speed play," is a form of interval or speed training that can be effective in improving your running speed and …

Why You Should Do Push Ups For The Rest Of Your Life | Brickell and Dowtown Miami Personal Trainer

The Perfect Exercise<p>Drop and give me 20!<p>You’ve probably heard this expression in a boot camp class, in a movie, or perhaps your PE teacher in high …

Advanced Burpees

Beginner’s Guide To Start A Successful Meal Plan

I’ve recently shared a beginners guide to start a successful workout plan and lose weight. Today I would like to share the best guide to start a …

Blisters: A 9-Step Plan for Trail Runners to Address Them

<b>Adapted with permission of VeloPress from Training Essentials for Ultrarunning by Jason Koop, coach to elite ultramarathoners. In his book, Koop</b> …

Ask a Thru-Hiker: Should I Hike in Boots or Trail Runners?

Why going lighter can be easier on your feet.<p>2.8K<p>SHARES<p>Stop just dreaming about a thru-hike; make it real! Our online Thru-Hiking 101 class covers …

Should You Train For An Obstacle Course Race?

What is OCR, anyway? Is it Occult Club Racing? Ornery Children’s Running?<p>OCR, an acronym that is still fairly new to me, stands for Obstacle Course …

Running

Hydration and Nutrition Tips for the Trails - REI Co-op Journal

Maybe you're a veteran road runner, or maybe you're just lacing up your running shoes for the first time. Either way, next time you head outside, we …

Running

Meet the Man Behind the Toughest Trail Running Race

The Barkley Marathons is one of the sickest trail races on earth-100 miles run in five 20-mile loops, with 66,000 feet of climbing and a 60-hour …

Improve Your Running Stamina With Progression Runs

Progression runs were once called the Kenyan secret. They're great for building stamina, mental strength, and teaching the body to run increasingly faster at the end of a race. A progression run is a run with structured pace increases from beginning to end. The distance and pace will vary based on …

Marathons

The Right Way to Carbo-load Before a Race

Carbo-loading can help you race without hitting the wall—as long as you do it right.<p>Most runners know they should eat pasta, rice, potatoes, or other high-carb foods before a half or full marathon. After all, carbs are a great source of energy, and you need a lot of energy to cover 13.1 or 26.2 …

Nutrition

5 mental tricks a marathon runner uses to get through the toughest parts of a race

The 30-year-old became the youngest American to complete both the 4-minute mile and the 28-minute 10,000-meter run in 2008 while at Chico State, and went on to race in the 2011 World Track and Field Championships.<p>In February, he competed at the US Olympic Marathon Trials for one of three remaining …

Marathons

Lake District National Park from Above - Our Best Bits (HD)

This Is The Lake District

Solo Wild Camping & Landscape Photography on Location - Lake District Cloud Inversion

Hiking

Lake District walks: the best for panoramic views

The broadcaster Mary-Ann Ochota introduces a series on some of her favourite routes in the Lake District, a "world-class" region for walkers. This time: the Great Gable via Kirk Fell<p>Great Gable is the 2960ft/899m pyramid at the head of Wastwater in the Lake District. It’s asking to be climbed. From …

Lake District holidays by bus and boat

It all started with an enigmatic advertisement in The Daily Telegraph: “Energetic couple required for historic house.” Suitably intrigued, Peter and Marian Elkington investigated, applied, got the job, upped sticks from South Africa and, 22 years later, are still resident curators at Rydal Mount, …

The Lake District best walks

Expert guide to the Lake District<p>An insider's guide to the best walks in the Lake District, including ascents of Scafell Pike, Helvellyn and Coniston. By Oliver Berry, Telegraph Travel's expert guide.<p>You couldn’t come to the Lake District and not get out walking on the fells. The famous fell walker …

Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks extended to meet at the M6

Decision creates largest area of national park land in England - with just a motorway and the West Coast Main Line separating the two national parks<p>The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks are to be extended to meet in the middle - with just the M6 motorway and West Coast Main Line …