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Dublin: 13 °C Saturday 25 October, 2014


# fitness - Today’s News

10 thoughts you’ve probably had while out for a run

Or how to go from feeling like Mo Farah to Homer Simpson in five easy miles.

10 last-minute marathon panics every runner has

With the Dublin Marathon taking place on Monday, here are some feelings that every amateur athlete will relate to.

# fitness - Yesterday’s News

This ain’t for the faint-hearted! A runners’ guide to preventing the dreaded chafing

If you’re even contemplating a long run, this is an essential read.

Here’s why box jumps are just awesome

This exercise requires a tremendous amount of fitness and power to carry out.

How to make a winter training plan you can actually stick to

That morning jog you love in summer can become a chore in winter.

# fitness - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Training and love coffee? Here’s what you need to know Fyi

Training and love coffee? Here’s what you need to know

A study by American scientists Riley and Buxton found that up to and including four coffees a day doesn’t actually dehydrate you.

10 things you’ll need to set up a homemade gym

A conservative estimate is probably €1,000 in terms of cost, but we reckon we can kit you out for a third of that.

# fitness - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

This diet will make you feel less tired, more energetic

Warning: there is absolutely no coffee in this diet.

Excitement and sleep will dominate your final week of marathon preparation

This week Aidan Curran guides us through the final few days before the big race.

How to put on five kilos of muscle

Devour the carbs after training and more useful nuggets of information.

# fitness - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

The 10-exercise workout that’ll completely floor you

Try this session once a week and we guarantee you results….rapid ones.

# fitness - Monday 20 October, 2014

How much protein do sportspeople need?

Jean Murphy, a Dublin-based dietitian, has some advice for athletes.

Chaos as India marathon leaders miss turn, take the bus

They had to borrow money for the fare.

Stop and think about how far you’ve come on road to success

Measuring improvements in your fitness levels is vital, writes John O’Regan.

# fitness - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: Desert Runners Reel Stories This post contains videos

Sports Film of the Week: Desert Runners

Make an hour or two in your life for this – you won’t regret it.

Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog

You don’t get this in the Phoenix Park.

# fitness - Friday 17 October, 2014

Hit this number of miles and you need to buy yourself a new pair of runners

One of the country’s top middle-distance athletes on when to buy new footwear.

# fitness - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Four exercises you can do during the ad break

Work on your core instead of getting the kettle on during Homeland.

# fitness - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Running up that hill is as much a mental challenge as a physical one in a marathon

This week Aidan Curran looks at the Dublin City Marathon’s hills.

6 of the world’s toughest endurance events

Peru’s Jungle Ultra is mostly downhill, dropping 10,500 feet from the cloud forest down into the Amazon.

# fitness - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

4 ways to boost your immunity and prevent colds this winter

Your sleep, vitamins and vaccines are important factors to keeping you healthy.

# fitness - Monday 13 October, 2014

NBA player will get a $500k bonus if he doesn’t gain 5 pounds in the next 6 months

Boris Diaw has one of the best, most unusual, contract clauses.

# fitness - Sunday 12 October, 2014

From Opinion: What’s with all the extreme fitness challenges? Endurance

Opinion: What’s with all the extreme fitness challenges?

Endurance challenges are becoming more commonplace, but what are we trying to prove?

# fitness - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Wakeboarding – Is that the new thing?

Two specialised centres have opened in Ireland recently to cater for the increase in popularity of the sport.

# fitness - Friday 10 October, 2014

Longevity no accident for record setting Donncha O’Callaghan

When push comes to squat in the Munster weight room, the lock says, “you’d swear it was European Cup final day.”

The truth about fat as a fuel source

Carbs are ‘yesterday’s news’ for the elite endurance athletes.

‘You look forward, not back!’ – Mark Pollock on trying to fast-track a cure for paralysis

The Belfast native chats to us about his new film and inspiring thousands of people to run.

5 great running apps you should download before heading out this weekend

From Strava to Runkeeper, there’s plenty of choice.

# fitness - Thursday 9 October, 2014

10 ways to stay motivated and fit this winter

Sign up for a race, buy new gear and get out there this winter.

# fitness - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

8 tips you should know before taking a spinning class

Get on your bike and ride!

# fitness - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

5 steps to making sure your bike is fully ‘Winterised’

Don’t mind if it’s ugly. It’s about function over fashion for the next few months.

# fitness - Monday 6 October, 2014

41 filthy dirty photos of the gruelling Tough Mudder event at Punchestown this weekend Filthy Gorgeous This post contains images

41 filthy dirty photos of the gruelling Tough Mudder event at Punchestown this weekend

You’re gonna need a hose-down after looking at these.

Here’s your 5-week training plan for Run in the Dark

There’s still loads of time to get ready for this year’s event.

# fitness - Saturday 4 October, 2014

5 (more) rookie gym mistakes

Bad timing, hogging the machines and other traps you can easily fall into.

5 signs that you’re probably over-training

How about working some rest into your routine, tough guy?

6 ways we accidentally keep fit on a daily basis

You probably have a great engine after running for so many buses.

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