Training for running

Training for running

Not sure how to warm up, stretch or improve? Want to know more about the science or psychology behind running? Why cross-training and rest are important elements to add to your training plan? Then read on.

Search advice
How to achieve your running goal

How to achieve your running goal

by Jo Pavey

Five-time Olympian Jo Pavey tells us why setting a goal is the best way to keep you focussed and motivated during training.

How to be a better runner

How to be a better runner

by Alyson Dixon

Aly Dixon ran in the marathon at the Rio Olympics, the culmination of 20 years hard work. Here are her top tips to those starting their own running journey.

How to master the art of running

How to master the art of running

by Malcolm Balk

Using the Alexander Technique, Malcolm Balk has developed a unique approach to help runners improve performance, increase enjoyment, and reduce risk of injury.

How to maximise your training time

How to maximise your training time

by Alex Chaple

Whatever goal you've set yourself, making the absolute most of your training time will accelerate your progress - Alex Chaple shows you how...

How to keep running during winter

How to keep running during winter

by Lauren Bradshaw

When the clocks go back it can be tougher to venture out of a warm house to exercise - but here are seven sure-fire ways to get you outdoors and enjoying all the benefits that brings.

Strength and conditioning for runners

Strength and conditioning for runners

by Alex Chaple

Former personal trainer of the year Alex Chaple outlines the huge benefits of strength training for endurance runners.

Half marathons on different surfaces

Half marathons on different surfaces

by Darren Grigas

It's a good idea to run on different terrain rather than just the road and here's how to adapt your half marathon training, with the expert insight from Darren Grigas, who has raced all around the world.

Run less and lose more body fat

Run less and lose more body fat

by Callum Melly

Low intensity workouts such as jogging or power walking can be the most effective way to lose weight and reduce body fat. Leading personal trainer Callum Melly explains why.

How to train for a half marathon

How to train for a half marathon

by timeoutdoors

Follow these 10 pointers from our team of experts to maximise your training gains ahead of your half marathon.

How to prepare for your 10K

How to prepare for your 10K

by timeoutdoors

We bring together advice from a range of experts for your 10K race - including nutrition, pacing guidelines and performance tricks.

Motivation tips for runners

Motivation tips for runners

by Duncan Grainge

If your half marathon training is in danger of stalling then employ these top tips from coach, IRONMAN and ultra runner Duncan Grainge, a three-time competitor at Kona and twice finisher of the Marathon Des Sables, the toughest footrace on earth.

How to taper for your race

How to taper for your race

by Toby Garbett

Having competed in the Olympics and world championships, rower-turned-triathlete Toby Garbett is ideally placed to advise on how to get to the startline of your race in the best shape possible. Here he focuses on half marathons but the tips can be employed across most running distances.

Improving your running performance

Improving your running performance

by Mark Steinle

Looking at how you are training and tweaking your training plan should help you improve your running performance.

Training sessions for runners

Training sessions for runners

by Mark Steinle

Here are a few training tips to help improve your running.

Training your mind

Training your mind

by Andy Barton

Training for a marathon - or any race - isn't just about the physical preparation. The mental aspect is arguably just as important, as Andy Barton explains.

Race-day mindset

Race-day mindset

by Andy Barton

In the first part of this feature we focussed on boosting your motivation during training - now it's about optimising your mind on the big day itself.

Warming up and cooling down in running

Warming up and cooling down in running

by Neil Black

Neil Black advises what you should do, both before and after a run to get the best out of your training sessions.

Stretching for runners

Stretching for runners

by Mark Steinle

Stretching can reduce the risk of injury, reduce muscle soreness after exercise, aid recovery and improve athletic performance through enhanced flexibility. Here are some basic running stretches.

Improving your running technique

Improving your running technique

by Glenn Cook

Improving your technique can greatly improve your running economy.

The science behind improving your running performance

The science behind improving your running performance

by Stephen Baker

Stephen Baker looks at the science behind training. Understanding and applying physiology could improve your running.

Drills for improving running technique

Drills for improving running technique

by Glenn Cook

Spending some time doing running drills can really improve your running technique.

The psychology of running

The psychology of running

by Carole Seheult

Sports psychology has long been accepted as a vital element for top-level performers, but many runners and their coaches still choose to give it little credence.

Rest and recovery for runners

Rest and recovery for runners

by Glenn Cook

Rest is extremely important as it encourages consistency in training quality and can be a catalyst for improved performance.

Over-training in running

Over-training in running

by Mark Steinle

If you're pushing it hard, but your times are down and you're feeling more and more tired, your body could be telling you to ease off.

Cross training for runners

Cross training for runners

by Sarah Coope

Sarah explains how cross training in other sports could improve your running.

Cycling for runners

Cycling for runners

by Victoria Wilkinson

Victoria Wilkinson explains how cycling could improve your running performance.

Staying motivated in running

Staying motivated in running

by Mark Steinle

The mind is an untapped resource that can improve consistency in training and competition.

Search advice