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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 and natural running differences
Bone Maintenance in Older Runners
Runners benefit from strong hamstrings
These are the 'golden' workouts for the key distances from 400m to the marathon
Deep water training option for runners
Running efficiency: increase your running speed and power by reducing the energy cost of your movement
Running efficiency: increase your running speed and power by reducing the energy cost of your movement (2)
Having a short Achilles tendon increases the risk of injury
Running Economy: how to make headway on improving running efficiency
Anaemia: Runner's persistent anaemia baffles doctors
Road training can hinder performance
Building up your strength is the key to hill running
Different running surfaces have different effects on performance and vary in the likelihood of causing an injury
Aquarunning: Why aquarunning didn't work for these inexperienced athletes.
Self-assessment: VO2max is a poor predictor of performance, but computing your velocity at V02max can pay big benefits.
New research suggests soccer players need better nutrition
Runners V Cyclists: Runners may have denser leg bones, but cyclists have more muscular arms.
Cross-training: Can runners pedal their way to faster 5K times?
It's the question on the lips of many elite female (and male) runners these days: will I ever be able to run as fast as Wang and Qu?
Running Research: Don't tell Chancellor Brown, but the economy is improving
Deep Water Running: When your training should land you in deep water
Two workouts that will help you pack more punch with your race pace - even at age 56
Downhill running can help prevent leg-muscle soreness
Strength training routines: most runners think that strength training routines are something carried out in a weight room or gym utilising various pieces of equipment (barbells, dumbbells, weight machines, etc.).
This new research confirms that the also-rans are working every bit as hard as the winners
Sebastian Coe's 800 metres world record is now 14 years old, as is his 1000m record. Numerous attempts have been made by promising two-lap performers to smash it - all have ended in failure. Why is this so?