Running is possibly the simplest and most common form of exercise. Here we provide some advice on getting started, improving running and some interesting articles about running and runners. In our main article on the benefits of running we also discuss Christopher McDougall’s belief that humans are “born to run”.

Tyson Gay’s Training and Diet

Tyson follows a standard sprinter training schedule. Off season he concentrates on weight training to build muscle and functional strength. Free weights and plyometrics play a large role in this. Weight training will be split into two sessions, upper and lower body.

Should I Walk or Jog To Lose Weight?

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Question Is walking as effective for weight loss and helping with overall general health as running? Vandejc. Answer In a way, yes it is. The benefit of running over walking is simply that you work at a higher intensity, so…

Web Tools To Plan And Track Your Cycling or Running

Whether you are trying to get fit, lose weight, or both, there are now many tools to help you. Here we share some useful web-based tools that help you to plan walking, running or cycling routes. They are all free to use, and all have some special benefits and features. If there is one tool that does it all, then tell us and we shall feature this also.

Principles of Running Faster

We have already discussed how running is great for general health and fitness so now we shall look at some ways to start to improve your running. Improving your running requires more than just simply putting extra miles in. If…

Britons Swap Health Clubs for the Park

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It seems that people are finally realising that they can achieve as good a workout for free in their local park, than they can by joining an overpriced gym. Overweight Brits are ditching the gym and opting for “DIY” fitness…

The London Marathon

2011 London Marathon We are in the last week before the 2011 Virgin London Marathon which is being run this Sunday 17th April. The weather is looking good, clear skies but not too hot. Runners are in their final week…

Quick Ways to Improve Your Running Efficiency

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Follow these simple running tips and you should hopefully improve your performance, get fitter, stronger and suffer less injuries. Avoid Fatigue It is important to build up your fitness levels at a sensible rate. If you charge into a new…

The World Marathon Calendar

For many running enthusiasts the ultimate goal each year is to run a marathon and to beat their previous time. Some people run several marathons a year, and this often involves taking time out for traveling and preparation.