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The Long run

Pip Coates was a swimmer until life got busy and she discovered the addictive simplicity of running. She's never looked back.


The Long Run

Why you shouldn't plug in and tune out


Pip Coates Listening to music is great motivation for some, but it's a safety hazard in fun runs.

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Are your new running shoes injuring you?


Pip Coates Why a new breed of ultra-cushioned runners aren't necessarily good for you.

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Can you get faster as you get older?


Pip Coates Advancing age doesn't mean your times need to fall off a cliff.

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Are you an honest exerciser?

Break your workout up.

Pip Coates Turning up and looking the part is one thing, but how much effort do you really put in?

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Why running is good for your career


Pip Coates The discipline and focus you learn from running can help you in the boardroom.

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A runner's dictionary

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Pip Coates The not-quite-true meaning of the confusing lingo your running buddies use.

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Movies and songs for life on the run


Pip Coates Our favourite movies and songs with a running theme or subtext (or that should do).

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Is it time you got a runner's watch?


Pip Coates They're a great performance aid for both training and competition - when they work.

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Take off the blinkers and run smart


Pip Coates What are the blindspots in your training? Small changes can make a big difference.

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You're fit, but are you still fat?

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Pip Coates Even people who run every day can still struggle to shed some very specific weight.

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Listen to your body or suffer in the long run


Pip Coates Attempting to train through niggling injuries is a recipe for a long spell on the sidelines.

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Runners have rights too, you know

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Pip Coates Cars may be bigger but pedestrians - including runners - frequently have the right of way.

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The rise and rise of parkrun


Philippa Coates Informal Saturday morning races breathe a competitive new life into running.

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Drink and thrive


Pip Coates What you use to refuel after training can have a big impact on your fitness.

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Get fitter by being kind to yourself


Pip Coates You are not a running machine, so why approach training as if you are?

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Help, I've run out of motivation


Pip Coates Have you ever left your mojo at the finish line of a big race?

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On your bike, runners


Pip Coates Why bike riding, walking and stretching can help you to become a better runner.

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Get the marathon monkey off your back


Pip Coates The difference between a half-marathon and a full one is much more than an extra 21km.

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Bringing up the rear

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Pip Coates Runners are generally a good bunch, if sometimes a bit on the nose.

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Running away


Philippa Coates Travel is the enemy of any runner's routine. How do you keep training on the move?

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