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GIVE ME ONE SEASON

Words Michael Donlevy Illustrations istockphoto.com

What’s the best time of year to run? And what’s your favourite time of year to run?

Chances are your answers to those two questions will be the same, but that’s not necessarily right. The fact that you enjoy breezing along with the sun on your back doesn’t mean summer is the best time of year to run, but neither does plodding along and racking up the miles in winter mean that’s the ideal time for it either.

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AN ALPHABET OF 26 ESSENTIAL TIPS TO BOOST PERFORMANCE, IMPROVE TECHNIQUE AND HELP YOU BECOME A BETTER RUNNER
WHETHER YOU’RE A WINTER WARRIOR OR A SUMMER SPEEDSTER, THE CHANCES ARE YOU PREFER RUNNING AT A PARTICULAR TIME OF YEAR – BUT WHAT’S THE SCIENCE BEHIND OUR SEASONAL PREFERENCES?
THE HEART-RATE MONITOR HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE THE HUMBLE CHEST STRAP, BUT IT’S STILL THE METRIC OF CHOICE FOR MOST RUNNERS. HERE WE LOOK AT WHY BEATS PER MINUTES SHOULD BE AT THE HEART OF YOUR TRAINING
FROM HITTING THE WALL TO CARB-LOADING, WE DEBUNK RUNNING’S BIGGEST MYTHS
HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING IS ALL THE RAGE BUT, SAYS DAMIAN HALL, MOST RUNNERS WOULD ACTUALLY BENEFIT FROM MORE LOWINTENSITY RUNNING
CAN WHAT YOU WEAR ON YOUR FEET REALLY MAKE YOU A MORE EFFICIENT RUNNER? MR INVESTIGATES
HOW A REVOLUTIONARY NEW APPROACH TO BETTER BREATHING COULD TAKE YOUR RUNNING TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL
NOT BLONDES OR BRUNETTES, BUT BODY TYPES; WHETHER YOU’RE TALL AND SKINNY OR SHORT AND STOCKY, YOUR TRAINING AND NUTRITION CHOICES SHOULD BE TAILORED TO YOUR GENETIC MAKEUP
INCREASINGLY, OUR RUNNING CHAMPIONS ARE PUTTING THEIR VICTORIES DOWN TO TRAINING WHAT’S ABOVE THEIR NECKS AS WELL AS BELOW THEM. SO IS MENTAL STRENGTH REALLY THE SECRET TO THEIR SUCCESS?
PUSH IT REAL GOOD: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF BUGGY RUNNING. BY MARTIN YELLING
RUNNERS AREN’T ANGELS: MOST OF US ENJOY A TIPPLE AROUND CHRISTMAS TIME. DRINKING TO EXCESS, HOWEVER, CAN MAKE RUNNING A LOT HARDER – AND EVEN QUITE DANGEROUS – AS MICHAEL DONLEVY EXPLAINS
DO YOU KNOW YOUR TEMPO RUNS FROM YOUR CRUISE REPEATS? CARL LEIVERS IS ON HAND TO CUT THROUGH THE JARGON SO YOU CAN MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SPEEDY SESSIONS
LOW IMPACT AND HIGHLY BENEFICIAL, SPINNING IS THE IDEAL
NO GYMS, NO FUSS – BRITISH MILITARY FITNESS PROMISES A FUN, FRIENDLY, EFFECTIVE WAY TO GET FIT, FAST. ISAAC WILLIAMS STANDS TO ATTENTION
OUR MONTHLY ARTICLE ON CROSS-TRAINING TURNS ITS ATTENTION TO ROWING. RICK PEARSON FIND OUT WHY ADDING THIS LUNG-BUSTING ACTIVITY TO YOUR WEEKLY SCHEDULE COULD BE A STROKE OF GENIUS
IF YOU WANT AN END-OF-RACE KICK LIKE MO, OR THE RELENTLESS PACE OF PAULA, EXPLOSIVE JUMPING EXERCISES SHOULD FORM A CENTRAL PART OF YOUR TRAINING, AS ISAAC WILLIAMS FINDS OUT
RICK PEARSON TAKES TO THE WATER IN AN ATTEMPT TO FIND OUT WHY, WHEN IT COMES TO FULL-BODY FITNESS, THE ONLY WAY IS SUP
ISAAC WILLIAMS SPRINGS INTO ACTION TO ANSWER THE QUESTION YOU’VE ALL BEEN ASKING: HOW CAN TRAMPOLINING IMPROVE YOUR RUNNING?
EVERYONE FROM OLD-SCHOOL RUNNERS TO NEW-AGE TRAVELLERS SWEARS BY YOGA. RICK PEARSON FINDS OUT WHY IT’S SUCH A GOOD CROSS-TRAINING ACTIVITY
SHORT ON SPACE, TIME AND MONEY? MAYBE IT’S TIME TO TRY FREELETICS, THE CROSSTRAINING APP THAT’S SPREADING LIKE WILDFIRE. RICK PEARSON JUMPS TO IT