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

Strength training for distance runners

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

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

Anaerobic training

Anaerobic Training: If you're a 5K runner, don't neglect the crucial 7 per cent

10k

10k: If you want to set a world 10K record, run the second half slightly faster - and do it in July in Scandinavia!

Distance running: cross country training workouts

If you want to be as successful as Kenyan distance runners you need to train like them!

The mile

A new training regime for your own "miracle" mile based on recent research carried out in the US at George Washington University and the University of Rhode Island.

Time-splitting and race results

If it makes sense to run the second half faster than the first, then why do the Kenyans go out so fast?

10k training

10k training: What does science have to say about the right training programme for the 10K?

genetics and sports performance

Genetics And Performance: What research tells us about African runners: are they really genetically more gifted?

genetics in sport

What research tells us about African runners: are they really genetically more gifted?

Sub 4 minute mile

Sub 4 Minute Mile: Here's a training programme designed to crack the ultimate goal: the sub-four-minute mile.

Distance running & testosterone

Distance Running & Testosterone: Can distance running determine the sex of your children

5000 metres training

5000 Metres Training: If you've got the 5000 metre blues, here's a way to get you back on song

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