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Nike Lunarglide 6

The Lunarglide range was one of the first new revolutionary lightweight trainers and has been a favourite of mine for a long time. I started out with …

Here we go again!

So once again I find myself on the long winding road to recovery. 18 months ago a fractured ankle, and now Achilles problems. Its been a frustrating …

Mission abort and #projectsub20

After 9 weeks I was slowly getting back into marathon shape and my fitness was feeling good...BUT...my Achilles were feeling far from good, and I've …

Solving the 5K Puzzle | Runner's World

The 5K is the race where runners come to meet. It's the race where real distance runners drop down, taking a break from the usual smorgasbord of 15Ks, marathons, and 24-hour relays to snack on an event that seems nothing more than a sustained sprint. And it's the place where middle-distance runners …

Marathons

Asics Kayano Gel 20

I must admit, I'm new to Asics, never had a trainer nor any running Apparel....but If the Kayano Gel 20 is anything to go by then I've sure been …

Asics half zip top and 2 in 1 woven shorts

Following on from last weeks review of the Asics Kayano Gel 20 trainers, this weeks review is on two more Asics products. The half zip compression …

Training advice - The Running Bug

Knee Strength Workout

Use these seven exercises to strengthen your hips and bring relief to your knees.

Diet Cults - Matt Fitzgerald

If like me you are a) Fed up of all these different diets that we should be following or b) Confused at what is now considered good or bad foods; …

91-Year-Old to Run Sunday's San Diego Marathon

Harriette Thompson hopes to break her age-group record.<p>When Harriette Thompson is not at church playing the piano, the 91-year-old cancer survivor is out running loops around the small lake in back of her retirement community in Charlotte, North Carolina.<p>Why is Thompson training? She’s running …

Three Good Books on Diet and Nutrition

In an ocean of bad stuff, here's some worthwhile reading.<p>Quick reviews of three new books on diet and nutrition. Each offers something slightly different, but I think you'll detect some underlying commonalities. All are interesting and worth a look.<p><b>1. Diet Cults: The Surprising Fallacy at the Core</b> …

Run Now | Competitor.com

Run Now is a community created to celebrate the resilience and determination of the running community. It encourages and welcomes people of all …

Ask Dr. Daily: All About Gluten

It's in the news, again. Here's everything you need to know.<p>Do you eat a gluten-free diet? If so, media outlets have been falling over each other recently to tell you that you are an imbecile.<p>Here's a typical headline, from sploid.gizmodo.com: Being Gluten Free Is Dumb--and Gluten Intolerance May …

Top 10 Running Fashion Faux Pas

Look, we know we're not a fashion magazine. When we're headed out for a lunch run, fashion is generally our LAST concern, and believe me, it shows. But we'd be crazy not to notice some of the fashion atrocities being committed all around us (or in most cases, by us) in the name of performance and …

Paula Radcliffe Plans One More Marathon in London in 2015

The oft-injured world record holder will be 41.<p>Paula Radcliffe, the world marathon record holder and a three-time winner of the London Marathon, plans for a return to the London race next April, hoping to “finish my career on my own terms,” as she told the <i>International Business Times</i>.<p>Radcliffe, who …

Build Toughness With The Envelope Run

<i>Try this workout to mix things up and help your race day performance.</i><p>As physical as running is, running fast also requires a mental focus that must …

Eat like an athlete - Mo Farah

<b>What was your typical daily diet when training for the Olympics?</b><p><b>Breakfast (7am)</b>:<br>Breakfast was coffee and cereal, normally Frosties, as I really like …

Study: Strengthen Hamstrings To Improve Your Running Economy

New research indicates that your quad strength and hamstring strength should be equal.<p>Distance runners have always known they need not look like super-muscular sprinters or body builders. Bulging muscles don't improve performance; they make you big and bulky when you want to be lean and mean.<p>Still, …

Watch: Roger Bannister's Four Minute Mile

60 years later, the milestone race is still worth watching.

I'm a Marathoner

So after spending the last few weeks wondering what type of runner I am and getting over an Achilles strain (see last post) it turns out 'I'm a …

The Marathon

There is no luck involved in finishing the Marathon.<p>The Marathon is not about running, it is about salvation. We spend so much of our lives doubting ourselves, thinking that we’re not good enough, not strong enough, not made of the right stuff. The Marathon is an <i>opportunity</i> for redemption.</i> …

Juicing 101: Benefits, Ingredients And Recipes

<i>Stock up on farm-fresh fruits and veggies and break out the home juicer. We’ve got your DIY guide to whipping up flavor- and nutrition-packed …

Run Now | Competitor.com

Run Now is a community created to celebrate the resilience and determination of the running community. It encourages and welcomes people of all …

Run Now | Competitor.com

Run Now is a community created to celebrate the resilience and determination of the running community. It encourages and welcomes people of all …

Run Now | Competitor.com

Run Now is a community created to celebrate the resilience and determination of the running community. It encourages and welcomes people of all …

Need a Refill?

A refresher course on how much—and what—to drink on hot summer runs.<p>During the blazing days of summer, you need more than sunscreen to protect your body from the sun. "Hydration becomes most important during intense exercise in the heat," says Douglas Casa, Ph.D., who heads the University of …

What am I?

My low key return to running is in full swing. Since missing 3 weeks with Achilles problems, I've now had 2 weeks of low volume running with a …