Runner's World UK August 2021

Runner's World is an inspirational and motivational magazine for runners of all ages and abilities. In every issue of Runner’s World we inform, advise, educate, and motivate runners of all ages and abilities. We help every runner achieve their personal health, fitness and performance goals. Runner’s World shows you the best ways to get the maximum amount of benefits from running in the minimum amount of time. Big promise? Definitely. But you don’t have to take our word for it – we’d like to prove it to you!

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belledonne massif, isère, france

THE LOCATION In the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, Isère is a natural jewel of protected parks, with crystal-clear lakes and glaciers nestled among majestic peaks towering to 3,600m. Trail running here is a breathtaking experience in every sense. THE RUN This image was taken at Seven Laux Lakes, at the 55km point of the 149km Echappée Belle Intégrale ultra race, the longest of four distances over the Echappée Belle race weekend, which also offers 84km, 62km and 21km race options. It goes with the territory that all the routes feature a challenging amount of ascent on technical mountain trails in thin mountain air, but your hard work earns you the right to run immersed in the most spectacular scenery the planet has to offer. The 2021 event takes…

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editor’s letter

EVENTFUL JOURNEYS, both literal and metaphorical, feature prominently in this issue. On the epic side of things, there’s an account of the late, great Bruce Tulloh’s run across the US in 1969 (page 58). After he retired as an athlete, but well before he became coaching editor of this magazine, Bruce decided to try to break the record for crossing the US on foot. With his family in tow in a caravan, he set out to cover 2,830 miles from LA to New York City in 66 days – an average of 43 miles every day. It was a mind-boggling undertaking, and he battled injury, high terrain, low morale and extreme weather along the way. But what shines through now is just how far you can go if you’re blessed with…

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JAMES POOLE The globe-trotting ultrarunner and adventurer spends his life seeking out the best trails the planet has to offer. He offers his insider’s guide to a true runners’ paradise, the sub-tropical Atlantic island of Madeira, in The Great Escape, on p36 DAVID ALM The Brooklyn-based writer and runner has written for the likes of GQ and Men’s Journal. In this issue, he tells the powerful story of a fellow New Yorker: After She Rejected Her Strict Religious Upbringing, Running Helped Her Build A New Life, p44.…

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booster shot

PEOPLE OF ALL levels of fitness benefit from the Covid vaccine, but research into other vaccines suggest exercise may enhance vaccine response. A recent study1 tried to establish whether being an athlete enhanced or impeded reaction to a flu shot. The researchers found athletes showed a ‘more pronounced immune response’, with – presumably – better protection against the flu than non-athletic study participants. It’s not yet possible to say if this holds for the Covid vaccine, but ‘the basic principles of vaccine response are probably the same’, says study co-author Martina Sester. WORDS: RICK PEARSON. ILLUSTRATION: JASON LYON. 1. BRAIN, BEHAVIOR AND IMMUNITY…

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double date will do

IN AN IDEAL world, we’d all be running as often as we like. But when life gets in the way, the focus must shift from building fitness to maintaining it. So, what’s the minimal amount of running you need to do to stay fit? A new study1 suggests you can get away with two cardio sessions a week, for 15 weeks, without a drastic downturn in fitness. The researchers concluded you can make ‘large reductions in exercise frequency and volume’, as long as you put in some effort when you do your workouts each week. So, if you drop to just two 15-minute aerobic sessions twice a week, as in the study, you have to be working hard (85 per cent of maximum heart rate). But don’t expect to run a…

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better off red

ATHLETES AND TEAMS wearing red are more likely to win, according to research conducted by Durham University. The reason? The colour enhances perceived dominance and aggression. In humans, anger reddens the race, which conveys a sense of fierceness. In the animal kingdom, red colouration is often associated with male dominance. Zebra finches fitted with red leg bands tend to become dominant, while those given blue bands are more submissive. There is, of course, a limit to red’s performance-enhancing powers – don’t expect a sub-two marathon just because you’ve rocking a red vest. Red not your colour? Blue is also highly associated with winning teams. But avoid white – it’s the worst-performing colour on the spectrum, just behind orange and yellow. MORNIN GROUTINE Four things to make you healthier, happier and smarter 1 /…