distance running

distance running

Looking for something to scratch that long distance running itch? Or are you coaching running? The articles below provide you with distance running workouts and tips on long distance running. In a sport where fitness training is central to success, the running techniques detailed here will get you to the finish first… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.

Ageing and Performance

Muscle power and strength

Sleep deprivation

Sleep your way to better performance

Sports Drinks

When sports drinks don’t work

Carbohydrate drinks, gels and bars

Why two carbs are better than one

Recovery: Cold water immersion (CWI) and the importance of sleep

The role of sleep in recovery

Athletes: Posture comes before training

The components of posture and its importance for athletes

Resistance training and muscle protein synthesis

Latest research to increase strength and muscle mass

The psychology of speed training

Mental preparation to enhance speed training and improve performance

Interval training: good for health as well as performance!

Intervals benefit performance at all levels of sport

Focusing attention on concentration

Attentional control in sport

Caffeine: old friend, new findings!

Andrew Hamilton explains new research about training and competing with caffeine supplements

Maximising the Anabolic Response to Training

Nick Tiller presents six evidence-driven but seldom practised methods by which athletes can promote the anabolic process to maximise training adaptation, promote recovery and improve athletic performance.

Fatmax: fat fact or fat fiction?

The loss of excess fat isn’t just aesthetic – it almost always produces enhanced performance

Strength training for distance runners

Can lifting weights help middle distance runners run faster or further with no corresponding improvements in aerobic fitness?

Warming up: the latest research into stretching

There’s increasing evidence that stretching before exercise doesn’t improve performance or reduce injury risk

Improve your distance-running performance

Explosive type strength training enhances distance-running performance

Sports Injury: Distance Running

Bleeding risk for ultra runners

distance runners

Distance runners: Running is a poor man's sport: Bruce Tulloh on the inexorable decline in Northern European endurance running

strength endurance

Strength endurance: Power without mass: how strength and plyometric training can boost endurance running performance

distance running veterans

Distance running veterans - Is ageing inevitable - or simply the result of 'detraining'?

East African running

East African running: an alternative explanation for the East African dominance of distance running

Marathon injuries - the risks facing first time marathon runners

Injury risks for marathon 'virgins'

Ethiopian endurance running

Nature and nurture in Ethiopian endurance running success

distance running training

Distance running training - How

Running Economy: increased joint flexibility may damage your distance running performance

The effect of increasing the flexibility of joints on distance running

Half marathon and 5k run training: performance enhancing workouts that will improve your distance running

Half-marathon and 5K workouts - These are the 'golden workouts' for success

Distance Running: Cross country training

Cross-country runners: Owen Anderson answers training queries

Extreme distance running: an ultra endurance training plan

Beyond the marathon

Marathon training: race pacing for endurance athletes

An insight into how Kenyan runners pace themselves during distance running events

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