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Hill training doesn't have to be dreadful

Many runners dislike hills, with one avid hill-hater describing hill-running as a “muscle-sapping, lung-bursting exercise in pain” but, it doesn't have to be. The Sports Science Institute tells us how to approach hills.

The complete guide to interval training

Introduce some interval training: workouts where you alternate high-exertion exercise with periods of rest. This Guide to Interval Training walks you through the main types.

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Too much water could be dangerous

Sports scientist Tim Noakes’ research has turned all previous beliefs about water intake for runners on its head. How much water should one really drink when exercising?

Useful tips for first-time runners

For every devoted runner there are several non-runners who’d like to try, but who’re worried they’ll make fools of themselves. Never fear: here are a few useful tips.

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