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Before you put on your running shoes, read these articles for high-quality running tips. Whether you are looking to amp up your running training, avoid running injuries, or learn about coaching running, these are for you… 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

Pilates for Running

In this video TV presenter, personal trainer and Pilates expert Caroline Sandry takes you through a number of Pilates exercises that are of specific benefit to runners.

Warming up: the latest research into stretching

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

Sports equipment: how to safely run in winter weather

Staying safe when running in the winter

Sports technology: running shoes should be designed according to gender

Male and female athletes have different running shoe requirements

Sports equipment: what are the right running shoes for you?

Running shoes are designed to provide cushioning and support for different running styles

Endurance training: building a strong base is the key to achieving optimum running fitness

Specialist running journalist Andy Barber talks to top endurance coach Nick Anderson

Fivefingers footwear is more efficient for runners than conventional running shoes

Fivefingers footwear for functional feet

Running Injuries: how to approach recovery training

Running places specific demands on the body, which lead to structural and functional adaptations

Injury prevention: the running mechanics behind achieving an injury free season

Taking a robust approach to running training

The Effect of Creatine on Runners

Creatine serum offers no advantages for runners

Running and body fat - walking the tightrope of optimum performance

How to lose fat through running

Time Efficient Running - run less to run faster?

Running efficiency training ideas

Running Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention and Stretching Advice for Runners

Backwards Running : The benefits of training backwards

Backwards Running : The benefits of training backwards

deep water running

Deep Water Running : Getting into deep water - why it can be good for fitness

runners high

Runner's high: a new explanation

scientific training | marathon training

Scientific training: How one former couch potato found a talent and then called on the appliance of science to become an elite performer

Treadmill Running vs. Natural Running - how they differ in effecting sports performance

Treadmill running and natural running differences

Running: the importance of race pacing

Race Pacing

Bone Maintenance in Older Runners

Bone Maintenance in Older Runners

Runners: hamstring strengthening can improve running performance

Runners benefit from strong hamstrings

Running training: workouts for a variety of running events

These are the 'golden' workouts for the key distances from 400m to the marathon

Water running: how deep water training can improve performance

Deep water training option for runners

Running efficiency: increase your running speed and power by reducing the energy cost of your movement

Running Efficiency

Running efficiency: increase your running speed and power by reducing the energy cost of your movement (2)

Running Efficiency

Achilles Heel: your running technique is affected by the condition of your Achilles tendon.

Having a short Achilles tendon increases the risk of injury

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