Why rest days are important in a training programme, and practical tips to get this right.
There are plenty of factors to consider as you plan ahead for your marathon training. But sticking to these ten “rules of engagement” will help you to be more consistent with your training, and to get the most from your race day…
Hill reps are an excellent boost to training, building strength and speed. We explore why hill training is so effective, and how to run hill repeats well.
We interview with Dr Justin Roberts, an expert on nutrition in sport, to find out how we can each go about understanding and meeting our personal nutritional needs for training.
It can be so frustrating to find yourself on the injury bench. But what matters next is how you deal with it. Here are eight steps for staying positive and proactive when injury strikes…
If you’re planning ahead to start training for a half- or full-marathon, it’s important to build a strong endurance base before you begin race-specific training. We explain why, and give some ideas on how to do it.
Personal trainer Grant Ford joins us to share his approach for becoming a stronger runner, including ways to increase your longevity in the sport. With practical instruction and videos.
Do you find your tummy filled with butterflies when race day rolls around? Do you start feeling queasy with anxiety about a big event you’ve been focused on for months? Here are our six strategies for managing those jitters…
What goes through your mind when you run a race? How do you perceive yourself as a runner? And how could you benefit from sport psychology? We chat with sport psychologist Helen Davis to find out more about mindset for performance…
Performance Psychologist David Harrison joins us to explain why stepping outside your comfort zone is key to improving performance, and how to do it.
Performance psychologist David Harrison explains how self-belief and confidence help training and performance, and shares some techniques for training your mind for better running.
A long training run is as much about what’s going on inside your head as about the physical effort. So what mental strategies can be helpful? Here are our six top tips…
If your running mojo is low, and you want to rediscover your love of running, try out these ideas to get your running motivation back on track…
What are the factors which limit how long we can keep running? We interview Professor Samuele Marcora to find out about his research into how the brain acts to limit endurance performance, and what that means for us as runners.
Recent research from the University of Arizona indicates that running may help to improve functional connectivity in the brain. This could lay the basis for a better understanding of whether exercise throughout life can help to combat dementia in later life.
Find out how 100 runners are helping to build an understanding of how to pace your marathon, and what they had to do when they came in to the labs at ARU.
New research, involving runners from The Flying Runner community, reveals some fascinating insights into how runners and pacing and predicting their marathons.
After all these months of preparation and hard training, it’s time to focus on making race day the best experience it can be. We’d like to share a few thoughts on how to get the most from your marathon: our ten top tips for marathon race day.
Peak marathon training can be very tiring. How well are you managing your tiredness? Try challenging yourself with our handy self-check questions to think about what else you could do to look after yourself and to get the most from your training.
The taper is a critical part of any marathon training plan, enabling you to get to the start line refreshed and at your best. But what does it involve, how long should it last, and how much running should it include?