Many of the following articles have been kindly provided by Colin Billau from the Magnolia Club Magazine. (Sequence changed to always place the latest article at the top of the list, to make it immediately available without needing to scroll down past old articles).
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There are articles for beginners, for elite athletes, on nutrition, exercises, various forms of training, sleep, running shoes, mental fitness and a lot more.
17.2.2014 (163KB Word)
All about the starting line
● Become a runner in 5 easy steps
● Why walking is important for exercise
● Where should I run
27.1.2014 (46KB Word)
Brad Brown of Run Talk SA hosts a weekly podcast on running related topics. Here are the last two weeks’ mailings, with links to podcasts and articles. (Podcasts are generally about 30 minutes.)
6.1.2014 (41KB Word)
Women's guide to nutrition
9.12.2013 (52KB Word)
Burn fat fast - Whether you want to slim down or supercharge your endurance, every runner will benefit from learning how to burn body fat more efficiently.
2.12.2013 (116 KB Word)
Is sitting the new smoking?
The foot: a user's guide - Your all-important points of ground contact are key to stability and propulsion on the run. Here’s how to keep them in optimum working order to boost performance and sidestep injury.
25.11.2013 (163 KB Word)
Protein for runners - your questions answered
Running and Sleep Issues
28.10.2013 (60 KB Word)
What Causes the Pain in Your Side You May Occasionally Feel While Running
21.10.2013 (36 KB Word)
Get tuned in - Stop relying on GPS and learn to run by feel to accurately hit every split (When it comes to pacing, top runners aren’t just fast – they’re also consistent).
The Marathon Weight-Loss Mystery - Why marathon training doesn’t always help runners shed pounds.
14.10.2013 (42 KB Word)
Why Should Long Runs Be Slower?
How to Adjust Your Workouts for an Off-Day - Learn to make appropriate changes to workouts as needed
7.10.2013 (65 KB Word)
Time It Right - Seasoned runners know that long runs, tempo runs, and speed work are all critical to improving performance. What’s more challenging, perhaps, is scheduling these sessions so you get the most out of each effort.
30.9.2013 (35 KB Word)
Always Stay a Beginner Runner at Heart - Call yourself a "newbie" for as long as you can, and running will never get old
Nine Surprising Ways Running Helps Your Body - You know running is healthy, but do you know all the good it does?
23.9.2013 (37 KB Word)
8 Hydration Myths Busted - Don’t get swept up in a tidal wave of hype.
Tips for Running in Humidity - It's not (just) the heat that matters! How to cope with the muggy weather.
16.9.2013 (41 KB Word)
Best Running Advice Ever - Top runners share coaching pearls of wisdom that have led them to greatness. (Their coaches' names don't often appear in the headlines, but make no mistake -- the best athletes don't rise to the top on their own).
26.8.2013 (33 KB Word)
Sleep Well, Run Better
Top Three Winter Running Secrets to Emerge from the Winter Ready to Race
12.8.2013 (50 KB Word)
Have carbs had their chips?
6.8.2013 (36 KB Word)
Don't get tripped up by these running injury prevention myths
It's not all shin splints: the weird world of runner's injuries
15.7.2013 (296 KB Word)
Are You Ready To Run A Half Marathon?
10 Week Half Marathon Programme
18.6.2013 (87 KB Word)
Why I Love Shortcuts … And Why They Don’t Work
Is It Better to Walk or Run?
10.6.2013 (48 KB Word)
6 Weight Loss Myths
Running Helps You Find Your Inner Self
The World’s Simplest Learn to Run Program
All you need is 30 minutes, three times each week.
How Can I Recover from My Half or Full Marathon?
Try this "reverse taper" to return to training refreshed and healthy.
Download the Four-Week Half-Marathon Recovery Plan here.
Download the Four-Week Marathon Recovery Plan here.
21/4/2013 (40 KB Word)
A good start: Pre-race breakfasts
Regain your Pre-injury Fitness
7/4/2013 (43 KB Word)
Rest – it’s not optional!
Vitamin 101 for Runners
24/3/2013 (432 KB Word)
10/3/2013 (58 KB Word)
Everything You Need To Know About Hill Training
3/3/2013 (307 KB Word)
17/2/2013 (147 KB Word)
Mini nutrition resolutions will improve your diet and boost your performance.
Not everyone will finish the Marine Corps Marathon. That's what makes it a race.
By Alex Hutchinson Sunday, October 24, 2010
27/1/2013 (44 KB Word)
Starting from Scratch: Where to Begin? (Beginners Training program)
One woman asks what is the best way to get into running?
By Susan Paul Published July 20, 2012
How Can I Run Farther? (Beginners Training program)
After finishing a run/walk program, here's how to increase distance.
By Susan Paul Published November 09, 2012
Focus on achievable targets every day, week, and month
By Jeff Galloway; Published December 11, 2012
Six Weight - Loss Myths Busted
If you want to lose weight, don't sabotage your diet with these common misconceptions.
By Nicole Falcone Published December 11, 2012
16/12/2012 (158 KB Word)
3/7/2011 (53.5 KB MS Word)
Some overseas Rave runs
How to Pick the Right Running Shoes (Runners World website US)
Keep fit in Winter
Let's Get Started (Tips for Beginning Runners) – Runner World Website US
4/11/2012 (43 KB Word)
Carbo-loading can help you race without hitting the wall—as long as you do it right.
Carbs on the Run.
Alternative carb sources keep you fueled on runs
11/11/2012 (85 KB Word)
Self-diagnose Your Running Knee Injuries.
The Science of Hill Running and How It Impacts Your Race Times.
18/11/2012 (96 KB Word)
The Proper Technique for Running Uphill and Downhill
25/11/2012 (37 KB Word)
Time Efficient Running - run less to run faster? Running efficiency training ideas
2/12/2012 (129 KB Word)
Incorporating races into your training.
How Training is Like Investing
Liquid Hazards - Are water stops slowing your time?
9/12/2012 (158 KB Word)
Protein for Runners – Your Questions Answered.
Running and Sleep Issues.
It’s a testament to the strength and versatility of the human brain that anyone with at least half of one tends to assume that their senses give them direct access to objective reality. The truth is less straightforward and much more likely to induce existential crises: the senses do not actually provide the brain with a multifaceted description of the outside world. All that the brain has to work with are imperfect incoming electrical impulses announcing that things are happening. It is then the job of neurons to rapidly interpret these signals as well as they can, and suggest how to react.
This neurological system has done a pretty good job of modelling the world such that the ancestors of modern human beings avoided getting eaten by sabre-toothed tigers before procreating, but the human brain remains relatively easy to fool. Optical illusions, dreams, hallucinations, altered states of consciousness, and the placebo effect are just a handful of familiar cases where what the brain perceives does not correspond to whatever is actually occurring. The formation of a coherent model of the world often relies on imagined components. As it turns out, this pseudo-reality in one’s imagination can be so convincing that it can have unexpected effects on the physical body.