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Medical

Medical

The medical world is big and complicated, there are so many areas and subjects that can be covered in this section and RunnersLife will hope to provide Information from professionals to look at certain myths, help you make informed decisions, suggestions to improve rehab and to get the most out of your body during training and racing. RunnersLife is in no way diagnosing an individuals personal injury or suggesting you try anything in certain articles. You should always seek advice for specific injury issues.

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Physiology

Physiology

Once upon a time, Physiology created visions of men in white coats, laboratories and blood. Physiology has since evolved, and is fast becoming as practical and applied as it is scientific, covering aspects of training, monitoring and environmental conditions. The progression of athletes, whether amateur or elite, beginner or experienced is significantly influenced by advice, support or help from the world of physiology and should not be overlooked.

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Nutrition

Nutrition

Its not lost of most people that eating and drinking correctly can have a big impact on performance, yet it is quite interesting how many don't quite get it right. This is not always about science but behaviours of individuals to make the food choice (and sacrifices in some instances) that they do. Add to this the world of sports nutrition product and supplements, and its suddenly not as easy as it seems. This section is about getting the basics in place about food intake, and then the refinement with sports nutrition products.

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Strength & Conditioning

Strength & Conditioning

To do strength work or not to do strength work has been a taboo subject in running for years. Will it increase muscle mass or not is really a myth as strength and conditioning is about much more. This could be rehabilitation or prehabilitation, core strength or running mechanics. Strength and conditioning is an important part of the "support team" mix for competitive runners and time should be dedicated to it on a weekly basis. The question is which areas are the most relevant to you!?

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Coaching

Coaching

Coaching is a game of opinions and there are many different ways to achieve a certain goal. There are also many areas to cover in this section whether it is looking into the different styles of coaching around the country and the world, the structure in which coaching is taught, payment to coaches, the relationships between athlete and coach and the strengths and weaknesses of a particular coach.....even if an athlete needs one. In this section we will try to provide articles on the above subjects along with many more from different angles and different people. None of

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Race News

Race News

Through this section we will of course keep you up to date with how all the RunnersLife athletes are performing through the year and get their thoughts on their performances as well as the events they take part in. This is also a place where we will look to gain information, access and behind the scenes footage to the events, race directors and generally all things race related for you to see. RunnersLife will be finding out how races are measured to what athletes think about races they take part in, from elites to the mass participation runners.

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Stateside

Stateside

  With a lot of UK athletes spending time in America, mostly due to the University system across the pond, RunnersLife will be looking to find out more about life for athletes in America. RunnersLife life will look to talk to past and present athletes, coaches, team managers along with finding out more about the racing scene and what can be learnt from the system for athletes. RunnersLife is always looking to provide insight into the life of athletes and although this is mainly through the resident athletes it is always interesting to see how others following a similar

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Guest Articles

Guest Articles

RunnersLife main focus is to follow the journey of its resident athletes and the ups and downs as they work towards achieving their own personal goals, be it a certain time, winning a certain race or making it to a championship event. In the Guest Article section we will bring you brief stories of other athletes as they race and train to give you an insight into other athletes at different times of the year. We will also be bringing you articles from professionals, runners and readers views and thoughts on different aspects of the running world throughout

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