Why You Need a Running Playlist Winter being the grottiest and darkest time of the year here in the UK, it is perhaps not surprising that it often takes extra effort to talk ourselves into lacing up and heading out of the front door for a run. Whether you are training for your next cross-country race in the winter chill or hitting the treadmill in the heated gym, having the right music playlist can make the difference between having a blast on your run, or feeling stale. In the words of Costas Karageorghis, who is one of the world’s leading authorities on…

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The cold, dark, and wet mornings are upon us again as we are heading towards winter. I have to admit, that even for me, who considers herself to be very fit, exercising can become a huge challenge at this time of the year. With each day, I am starting to lose the drive to answer the challenge of dragging myself to the gym or outdoors for a run. I am sure I am not alone with this – it is so tempting to stay under the cosy and warm duvet when the alarm clock goes off in the pitch dark room; or opt to…

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