The ability to enter into a flow state of mind will help you overcome the psychological barriers associated with any race. In the new book Running Flow, pioneering flow researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi along with Philip Latter and Christine Weinkauff Duranso give you the tools and strategies for experiencing the power of flow yourself. Follow the three steps in this post to help maximise your chances of finding flow in your runs.
It’s no wonder the 5k is one of the most popular race distances. For newcomer’s to running it’s a good first test and for the initiated it’s a chance to really let rip. Novice or pro, if you’ve been trying to improve your 5k time the latest research suggests you may want to skip a run and head for the gym.
The International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism published by Human Kinetics has examined whether carbohydrate-protein ingestion influences muscle glycogen metabolism during short-term recovery from exhaustive treadmill running and subsequent exercise.
Motivation from Jason Karp
Inspiration from Human Kinetics author Bryon Powell
Running motivation from world-renowned author Hal Higdon.
You may have heard the name. You may have even unknowingly witnessed one yourself. Perhaps as you took the dog for an early morning weekend stroll? What appears at first to be a random assortment of people, running en masse in the general direction of …? But what is, in fact, Parkrun. What’s Parkrun? Who’s it for? What’s the point? All fair questions we’ll attempt to answer in this short blog post. Yes, it’s everything you ever wanted to know about Parkrun but were too out of breath to ask.
To support World Mental Health Day on the 10th October, England Athletics is encouraging the nation to #runandtalk to improve their mental wellbeing through running.