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Interval Training: Easy Guide

Interval Training: Easy Guide

What is it? Interval training alternates periods of intense exercise (e.g. sprinting) with periods of recovery (recovery here means going slower such as jog...
What is Fartlek training?

What is Fartlek training?

What is it? Fartlek training – this funny word is Swedish for speed play and describes a variable pace workout where you run/cycle/row at different speeds a...
What is tempo training?

What is tempo training?

What is it? Tempo training – also known as Fast Continuous Running (FCR), lactate-threshold (LT) or anaerobic threshold training (AnT). As the glut of names...
Long slow distance training

Long slow distance exercise

What is it? Long slow distance exercise – LSD (!) for short – is the type of training most people associate with cardio. As the name cleverly suggests, LSD ...
How to run with your dog

How to run with your dog

Boundless energy. Infinite enthusiasm. (And they'll love never anyone as much as they love you). Your dog might just be your perfect running buddy. A dog wi...
Anatomy of a running shoe

Anatomy of a running shoe

There's a vast array of running shoes out there. Buy the right running shoe and running is a dream - you won't even notice your shoes. Buy the wrong running...
10 Ways to beat running boredom

10 Ways to beat running boredom

While many runners never feel even the smallest tinge of boredom, for some of us - as much as we love running - it sometimes just gets a bit same ol’ same o...
A guide to cardio training routines

Types of cardiovascular training

The American College of Sports Medicine and other medical institutions link cardiovascular fitness with a reduced incidence of high blood pressure, heart at...