02 Nov The top altitude training venues

It is safe to assume that very few of Britain’s middle and long-distance athletes at London 2012 did not use altitude as part of their preparations. Paula Radcliffe is an advocate of altitude training and uses Albuquerque and Font Romeu regularly. British athletes have been...

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02 Nov How to pace yourself in distance races

Endurance athletes work hard to improve their performance, spending countless hours training, ensuring good nutrition, and curtailing social activities to ensure good sleep. Unfortunately, much of this hard work is wasted during competition. The simple reason is that they fail to pace themselves appropriately. Given the...

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01 Nov No Blood Tests For Doping In East Africa

The World Anti-Doping Agency is unable to conduct blood tests for doping in East Africa, a situation that some observers fear enables systematic use of performance-enhancing drugs, The Telegraph reports. "The reality is that the anti-doping organizations … Continue reading → Full Article HERE...

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30 Oct Cross Training Queen

Hey guys This week has been pretty busy with travelling up and down to Loughborough as well as trying to do some uni work! Training this week involved being aloud to aqua jog rather than just swim so at least I actually feel like I'm doing...

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30 Oct Happy Birthday

So this week has absolutely flown by! All I have been thinking about is the Conference race. We travelled down to Hattiesburg, Mississippi this morning and this afternoon we went to preview the course. The race is a 5km and it is on a golf...

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30 Oct Marginal Gains

  I have now been a runner for over ten years, I think it’s 13 to be precise, but I’m not positive on that. I started out in Primary School, and just kinda kept going, I haven’t always loved it, and I think I’ve retired about...

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30 Oct Five problems for the new head coach of UK Athletics

Organising Great Britain's sprinters and forging a relationship with Phillips Idowu are among the tasks facing Peter Eriksson The 4x100m relay teams The women's quartet did not qualify for the London Olympics. The men were disqualified after making yet another hash of a changeover, a tediously predictable...

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29 Oct This week – Training / Racing

This week, although it wasn't exactly my desired ending, has been pretty optimistic. Training has gone smoothly and I've managed to get some solid milage in which is a massive relief, considering I've not managed a road run in about 2 weeks. Shin splints aren't...

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29 Oct A step up in distance

As soon as the blogs were released on Sunday, and I read some of the other, way more impressive blogs, I realized that I had not really specified what exactly I am doing. I made it clear that I am in the States and that...

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29 Oct National Road Relays

Today (Saturday) it was the National Cross Country Relays which were held in Cumbernauld. It is a tough wee course, basically built on a hill which you loop up and down. The team of Natalie Sharp, Christina Rankin and I came 2nd. We have been...

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