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You wont find a gym without one. They’re often held up as an example of everything that’s wrong with 21st century living. They have, after all, taken people from nature and natural living, and put them into air...
While many runners never feel even the smallest tinge of boredom, for some of us – as much as we love running – it sometimes just gets a bit same ol’ same ol’. You’re running the same route,...
Although very rare, it is a sad but unavoidable truth that female runners must consider their safety when out clocking up their weekly mileage. We present some very useful tips designed to minimize the already very low risk...
There’s a vast array of running shoes out there. Buy the right running shoe and running is a dream – you won’t even notice your shoes. Buy the wrong running shoes and they can make you more miserable...
Boundless energy. Infinite enthusiasm. (And they’ll love never anyone as much as they love you). Your dog might just be your perfect running buddy. A dog will never refuse a workout, won’t complain if it’s raining or cold...
What is it? Long slow distance exercise – LSD (!) for short – is the type of training most people associate with cardio. As the name cleverly suggests, LSD involves covering a relatively long distance at a slow...
What is it? Tempo training – also known as Fast Continuous Running (FCR), lactate-threshold (LT) or anaerobic threshold training (AnT). As the glut of names suggest, it’s a popular form of training. Where LSD is all about slow...
What is it? Fartlek training – this funny word is Swedish for speed play and describes a variable pace workout where you run/cycle/row at different speeds and for different duration based on how you feel and what you...
What is it? Interval training alternates periods of intense exercise (e.g. sprinting) with periods of recovery (recovery here means going slower such as jogging or walking – not taking a time out!). Interval training is probably the most...
What is it? Moderate intensity exercise is somewhere between walking and sprinting, easy and hard. A common example is running/ jogging a long distance at a moderate pace. Most training is done at this level. You’re working out...

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