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FIT FOR 5K

PUT SOME POP IN Y OUR LEGS THIS S UMMER WITH S TEVE W AY’S SHORT-AND-SHARP ADVICE

WAY’S WORLD

Hit the road with marathon man Steve Way’s expert advice

Steve Way giving tips on how to train for a 5K?! That’s like asking Usain Bolt how to run a marathon, isn’t it? I’m not going to lie, I find racing 5Ks really hard. The race distance is definitely out of my comfort zone and my relative performance compared to what I’m capable of over a marathon or an ultra is not particularly impressive. That’s not to say I haven’t worked hard over the years to earn myself a respectable PB (14:41 on the track in case you were wondering!).

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About Men's Running

The August issue of Men’s Running is all about running happy. As a runner, it can be easy to lose track of exactly why it is you run; it’s all too easy to get swamped by target times and the pressure to perform. Our feature on Running and Happiness looks at the many reasons we lace up our trainers – and attempts to reinforce the one overriding aim we all should have: to find a greater sense of joy. Elsewhere, the weird and wonderful world of racing is exemplified by the Beer Lovers’ Marathon: 26.2 miles of booze-fuelled fun. And, in a unique take on Baz Luhrmann’s 90’s hit ‘Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen’, resident ultra pro Robbie Britton has a heap of advice for would-be long-distance dons. Happy running!