Is a Submaximal 6-min Exercise Test Protocol to Assess HRC of Running Considered Valid to estimate vVO2max of Recreational Runners for both Treadmills & Outdoor Tracks?

Research Paper Title Heart rate cost of running in track estimates velocity associated with maximal oxygen uptake. Background Running velocity associated with VO2max (vVO2max) is a parameter widely used for exercise prescription and is related to endurance performance. However, the vVO2max determination usually requires a maximal effort test and equipped laboratory for expired gas analysis,… Read More

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Run Slower to Run Faster!

Your muscles and heart need to be strong and your energy systems need to be taught how to work properly, and that takes time and care. Amongst other things, your exercise professional should prescribe lots of slow running, at a really easy heart rate. This is because slow (running) work gives you a long-term gain… Read More

How To Condition Your Body For Running

Introduction Most of the runners concentrate on covering more distance. The problem with this philosophy is that if you do so, you will struggle to go beyond a certain point. There will be the physical limitations of your body. You will not be able to cover more distance after a certain threshold. The best solution… Read More

Memories of My First Competitive Run

On my daily morning walk yesterday my thoughts turned to my first competitive road run, reminiscing on a run I did in 1995. It was a 10-mile road race organised by HMS Sultan, a Royal Navy base located on the South coast of England. It was a largely flat route with some slopes. I used… Read More

The Benefits and Risk of Running from 1982

Research Paper Title An Epidemiologic Study of the Benefits and Risks of Running. Abstract To better estimate rates of certain benefits and risks of recreational running, we sent questionnaires to 1,250 randomly selected male and 1,250 female registrants for a 10-km road race. The response rate was 55% for men and 58% for women. Telephone… Read More

Medical Complications, Experience & Running Pace: What’s the Link?

Research Paper Title Less Experience and Running Pace are Potential Risk Factors for Medical Complications during a 56 km Road Running Race: A Prospective Study in 26 354 Race Starters – SAFER Study II. Background It is important to identify risk factors associated with medical complications during ultra-marathons so that prevention programmes can be developed. Objective To… Read More