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RUN YOUR BEST MARATHON!

RUN YOUR BEST MARATHON!

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Women’s Running
Mar 2017
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REGULARS
Welcome!
COMING AROUND AGAIN
WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO THIS MONTH
“I’ve been visiting my dad in South Africa who inspired
MUSIC & MOVEMENT
What we’re running and recovering to this month
Meet the team
THE WOMEN’S RUNNING TEAM HAS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE TO HELP YOU GET THE MOST FROM YOUR RUNNING
SPOTLIGHT ON…
Back in 1999, I was heavily involved in kickboxing
HAVE YOUR SAY
I had just completed my fi rst half-marathon before
YOUR RUNS
SHARE #YOURRUNS WITH US! TWEET TO @WOMENSRUNNINGUK
FORWARDS
“RUNNING HELPED ME REDISCOVER THE JOY IN LIFE”
When Louise Wilce was dealt a double blow by post-natal depression and the death of her father , she never dreamed running could help her turn things around
HEALTH NEWS
Scientists have discovered that cells in the amniotic
FOOD IN THE NEWS
Love a bacon butty after a long run? The health implications
JUMP TO IT
WANT TO GET FASTER? THIS PLYOMETRIC WORKOUT WILL HELP IMPROVE YOUR EXPLOSIVE POWER, WHILE PUSHING YOUR HEART RATE AND REVVING UP YOUR METABOLISM – PERFECT FOR KICK-STARTING YOUR SPRING TRAINING!
GETTING TO THE CORE
A weak core can increase injury risk and jeopardise your running technique. Why does this happen and how can you protect yourself?
FALL IN LOVE AGAIN
AS VALENTINE’S DAY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, IT’S TIME TO DROP A FEW BIG HINTS ABOUT THE PERFECT PRESENT FOR THE RUNNER IN THE PARTNERSHIP
RUNNING TECH
A DEDICATED SPACE FOR ALL THINCS TECH
LONDON’S CALLING
Our resident running mummy, Claire Chamberlain, reveals why she’s already broken her New Year’s resolution (oops)…
MAKING PLANS WITH NIGEL
Our (usually) annoyingly cheerful ultrarunner Damian Hall isn’t injured, but he does have a niggle
“YOU CAN’T OUT TRAIN A BAD DIET”
The result Running a 5K PB of 26mins 27secs – knocking
“MY TRANSPLANT TURNED ME INTO A GOLD MEDALLIST”
Melissa Fehr has surviv ed a r are disorder to win six gold medals at the W orld Transplant Games and set up her o wn business
3 ISSUES FOR JUST £1 PLUS SUBSCRIBER CLUB MEMBERSHIP
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The MOTHER’S GUIDE to RUNNING
AS A MUM WHO RUNS, YOU WILL LIKELY ENCOUNTER OBSTACLES, NOT LEAST SLEEP DEPRIVATION, TIME PRESSURE AND A HEAP OF GUILT. BUT THE REWARDS ARE WORTH IT. CLAIRE CHAMBERLAIN REVEALS WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE THE EFFORT…AND HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN
SMALL CHANGE BIG RESULT
IMPROVING YOUR RUNNING ISN’T ALWAYS ABOUT OVERHAULING YOUR LIFE AND TRAINING . ONE OR TWO TWEAKS CAN ADD UP AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE . CHRISTINA MACDONALD EXPLAINS
GET MARATHON-READY IN 8 MOVES!
USE FITNESS EDITOR ANNE-MARIE LATEGAN’S WORKOUT TO PREPARE YOUR BODY FOR THE LONG MILES AHEAD
FRESH START
Use these simple natural recipes from instagram star Clean Eating Alice to refresh winter meals
FEATURES
Letter to my Younger Self
Ever wonder what advice you’d give the younger, non-running you? Here five women write to their younger selves to share the lessons running has taught them
QUICK BUCKS
YOU DON ’ T NEED A FORTUNE TO RUN WELL_ USE THESE SMART TIPS AND YOU CAN BANK MILES WITH OUT BREAKING THE BANK , SAYS TINA CHANTREY
SMILE!
A SENSE OF HUMOUR WILL GET YOU THROUGH THE TOUGHEST RACES . HERE ’ S HOW ( AND WHY ) YOU SHOULD PUTA TOUCH OF THE RIDICULOUS BACK INTO YOUR RUNNING
TRAVELLING LIGHT
THINKING ABOUT INVESTING IN A LI GHT WEIGHT RUNNING RUCKSACK ? WE ’ VE TESTED SEVEN TO HELP YOU CHOOSE
TRAIL ZONE
Batthing the cold
WITH THE RIGHT GEAR YOU CAN KEEP TRAINING, WHATEVER THE WINTER THROWS AT YOU.
TOUGH STUFF
Want to vary your trail running and start tackling harder terrain ? Be prepared to put in some hard work , says Christina Macdonald
PERSONAL BEST
COACH CLASS
Try these six coach-recommended sessions to upgrade your training
BEST FEET FORWARD
Our team is off to a great start with coach Richard Coates’ training plans and a gait analysis courtesy of ASICS
GO
RACE REPORTS
TURN OVER FOR OUR REGULAR RACE REPORTS SECTION
PUDDING IT ON THE LINE
THERE ARE PLENTY OF XMAS RACES TO RUN OFF FESTIVE EXCESS, INCLUDING DOING A PARKRUN ‘DOUBLE’
THE START LINE-UP
LISA JACKSON HEADS TO DOVER TO JOIN FELLOW MARATHON ADDICTS AT THE USUAL SUSPECTS CHALLENGE
THE CHALLENGE No 11
Every month the Women’s Running team challenges you to complete a different running task and show us the evidence. This month, we asked you to set a New Year’s running resolution.
NEXT MONTH
The Challenge – Try a new session