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The Joy in Going Back to the Beginning
How I went backwards to move forward
10 Signs That You Need a Rest Day
Pay attention to these body indicators to know when to run and when to back off.
4 Things We Can All Learn From Masters Runners
These are the habits older runners practice to stay fit—and you should too.
6 Rules to Determine How Many Miles a Week to Run
Whether you’re planning to run a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon, these rules will keep you fit and safe
What a Real Runner Looks Like?
Editor takes on thin-shaming, and what looking like a 'real runner' means to her.
Running in the Heat
Everything you need to know about running in the heat.
6 Foods You Should NEVER Eat Before a Run
Trust us, it won’t go well.
Layers for Your Long Run
It's 30 degrees as you head out the door. After 10-plus miles, the temperature is climbing toward 50. What do you wear (and stash) from start to finish?
What Types of Milks Are Best for Runners?
Dairy and plant-based options offer vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to build and maintain strength.
The Best Foods For Runners
The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance.
Masters Runners 10-Minute Strength Circuit
This strengthening and injury-prevention routine is quick yet effective.
Run Strong With Whole Grains
Here’s how to easily eat more of this health-boosting carbohydrate.
What Running Can Do for the Heart
Running for Heart?
Why Runners Should be Rowers
6 Benefits of Running
Everyone knows that running is a great way to get into shape, but did you know that it can benefit almost every part of your body, as well as lift your mood? Running is incredibly effective at making you healthier in a number of ways.
5 Ways to Increase Your Motivation
Making the decision to start running is a step in the direction of becoming healthier, but starting something new can be daunting, overwhelming and scary. Finding motivation to persevere and commit is possible.
5 Reasons Running Makes You Happier
Ask anybody who is a regular runner why they run, and they will likely tell you that running improves their lives and makes them happier.
Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Running
Aerobic vs. Anaerobic running. Do you know the difference?
Does Music Enhance Running Performance?
The use of music while running can sometimes be a polarizing topic for runners.
Running in Hot Weather
Half Marathon Training for Beginners
If you can run three miles, you can train for 13.1. Really!
Breathing Tips for New Runners
How to breathe while running to avoid exhaustion and side stitches.
6 Rules for Eating Right as a Runner
Keep it simple, keep it balanced, and stay hydrated.
Why Do I Get Sick After A Race?
Expert insight on why you might be feeling too icky to celebrate.
A Guide to Common Running Terms
A dictionary of running terms for beginners.
How Often Should I Run?
For beginner runners it can be hard to know how often they should run.
The Distance Run Per Game in Various Sports
If you want a workout, go with soccer or field hockey over baseball.
8 Things Runners Should Know About Coffee
Your favorite morning indulgence has some health and performance benefits, too.
How to Pick the Best Energy Bars
Choose the right snack before, during, and after your run.
25 Great Snacks for Runners
Sport nutritionists recommend the best between-meal noshes.
Cure Runner’s Knee
Here's how to get rid of this painful runner's ailment
Apps Every Runner Should Know About
Keeping tabs on your workouts, nutrition, safety, and life can be challenging, but the 27 apps we highlight in this slideshow will help make that easier. Ranging from utility (tracking apps and fitness trackers) to the frivolous (games about running), this assortment has something for everyone.
Where Should Your Feet Land While Running?
Is it really possible to land right under your center of gravity?
Running With Dogs
A unique program pairs runners with shelter dogs.
How to Enjoy Your Run
If you are bored and decide to end your boredom by getting active with running or walking, or if you're just working on your fitness, it won't do any harm by having some fun--but what's this? You don't know how to enjoy your run or walk? The following steps may help you.
How to Choose Running Shoes
Running in the wrong shoes can be a recipe for disaster, especially if you plan on running distance or on uneven terrain. A poor choice in footwear can cause foot pain, back pain, Achilles tendinitis, runner's knee, and other conditions.Before you choose your shoes, you'll need to take into account the terrain you run on, your running style, and your personal tastes. Then you'll be ready to purchase and take your first steps in your new running shoes, and when you do, you won't regret the time you spent.
How to Train to Be a Runner (for Beginners)
Can't find the right sport that fits you? Well why not give running a try. This article will show you how to start running for beginners.
The Importance of Sleep for Running
Sleep for runner...
10 Bad Runner Habits (and How to Break Them)
Quick fixes for common running problems.
How Often Should I Run?
For beginner runners it can be hard to know how often they should run.
NOTE CONTEST !!!!
6 Reasons You Can’t Wake up for Your Morning Run
Struggling to get out the door even after a solid night’s sleep? These could be holding you back.
Five Warmup Exercises to Help You Run Your Best
If your prerun warmup typically consists of jogging—or worse, nothing—here’s reason to step it up.
4 Ways That Running is Best for Weight Loss
Looking to slim down? Here's why you should be running.
How to Strengthen Your Knees
It’s important to keep your knees strong and healthy so that your mobility doesn’t deteriorate as you grow older. We often take the health of our knees for granted, not noticing there’s a problem until everyday activities like lifting boxes or walking downhill become painful. Take the following measures to strengthen your knees and ensure you’ll stay active for as long as possible.
Abdominal Pain in Runners
Abdominal pain in runners is a very frequent problem.
How to clean running shoes?
3 tips for kepping your shoes tidy
Beer Run!
A (somewhat) scientific look at how a postrun pint (or two) affects your favorite activity. Biggest surprise? It's different for women.
How to Become a Well Paced Runner
In this article, you will learn all the tricks to running that will make running a lot easier.
How to Improve Your Marathon Finish Time
Few athletic events are as demanding as the marathon. Many runners hope to just finish the race. Yet, many marathoners want to improve their finish time and establish a new Personal Record (PR). Whether a novice or an advanced runner, you can follow this program to master this challenge and to achieve a new PR.
How to Eat to Run
Running, whether it be short or long distances, competitive or recreational, requires a carefully balanced diet. The following steps will help you optimize nutrition, and potentially improve your running in the process.
How Well Do Different Drinks Hydrate You?
A new “hydration index” tests how fast water, juice, beer, milk, coffee and other drinks pass through your system.
How to Recover after a Marathon
Recovering from a marathon is a critical component to a perfect training plan that runners often neglect. Unfortunately, if you don’t properly recover from your marathon, you’ll increase you injury risk and limit your long-term potential – making it harder to break your PR and stay healthy.
5 Rules To Run Faster!
If your goal is to run better and faster, you should strength train. Really, if you consider yourself a runner, you should strength train. Period. Get your training plan here!
From Desk Jockey to Record Holder at 65
Sabra Harvey didn’t pick up running until her second half century.
31 Healthy Meals for Runners
31 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 10 Minutes or Less
Runner Stereotypes
These Runner Stereotypes Are Totally Wrong
You Know You’re A “Real” Runner When…
Top 10 Rules of Weight Loss for Runners
Unwanted weight gain can happen to even the most health-savvy women. A perfect storm of stress, eating on the go, pregnancy and age-related metabolic slowdown can gradually pile on extra pounds.
12 Habits of Highly Motivated Runners
Everyday tips for a fitter, healthier...
How to Become a Professional Sprinter
A sprinter is an athlete who runs short distances at top speed, usually100m, 200m, or 400m. Professional sprinters strive to compete at events like the Olympics and the World Championships, and they compete in smaller more localized meets to earn a living. A lot of hard work and dedication are required to make it into the world of professional sprinting.
5 Reasons Running Makes You Happier
Ask anybody who is a regular runner why they run, and they will likely tell you that running improves their lives and makes them happier. Sound strange that running can actually make you happier? Well, here are five legitimate reasons that it's true.
6 Benefits of Running
Everyone knows that running is a great way to get into shape, but did you know that it can benefit almost every part of your body, as well as lift your mood? Running is incredibly effective at making you healthier in a number of ways. While it may not be everybody's favorite form of exercise, knowing what it can do for your life just may make you look at running in an entirely new light.
5 Running Tips for Spring
Now that the weather is getting warmer and there are more daylight hours, many runners are coming out of hibernation.
10 powerfoods that every runner needs
Even the most active of runners can only eat so much. That’s why it’s essential that you make the most of the calories you consume.
How to Become a Professional Sprinter
In order to become a professional sprinter a lot of hard work and dedication is required. The satisfaction is worth is though.
How to Find a Running Coach
Whether you're new to running or have been at it for years, if you're working towards a big running goal, hiring a coach may be the right move for you. But how do you even find running coaches for hire? And when you've located a few, how do you decide which one to work with?
The Healthy Runner's Diet
Follow these six rules for a healthy, whole-foods eating plan designed just for a runner like you.
6 Rules for Eating Right as a Runner
Keep it simple, keep it balanced, and stay hydrated.
8 Things Runners Should Know About Coffee
Your favorite morning indulgence has some health and performance benefits, too
10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners
Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.
How a Half-Hour Run Boosts Motor Skills
Exercise can improve key brain chemicals, study suggests.
Proper Running Form
Running mechanics are determined by strength and flexibility.
5 Mistakes Every Runner Should Make
When you first start running, you want to do everything perfectly.
Why Do Runners Get Itchy Legs?
You’re on a run and in a nice groove. Your runner’s high kicks in and you’ve shed a couple seconds off your pace. Then all of a sudden pain slowly creeps up your legs, like tiny ants are marching up and down.
The 25 Golden Rules of Running
25 of the most universally accepted rules of running.
How to Prepare for a Run
Running is one of the simplest exercises on the planet, and almost anyone can do it. All you need is a nice day and a good pair of running shoes to get started. But you still need to prepare to get the most out of your workout.
Health Food Impostors
These sneaky diet downfalls deserve a bad rap for undermining your health and training.
6 Exercises to Improve Running Form
Target your glutes, hips, and arms with these pre- and postrun moves to make running feel easy and effortless.
Top 3 Things You Should Do After A Long Run
Finishing a long run is one of the greatest feelings. In the same breath, it’s crucial to have a proper recovery strategy in order to let that great feeling continue throughout your day. Here are some key recovery tips:
When is the best time and day to go for a run?
Committed amateur jogger Chas Newkey-Burden weighs up the pros and cons of running at different times of the day
50 Reasons Why I Run
Think back to before you were a runner. What motivated you to get off the couch and lace up your sneakers for the first time? Whether the reason was serious or frivolous, all that matters is that it got you out the door. While it may have only taken one goal to push you through that very first run, I’m betting that you discovered many other incentives along the way. Here are 50 of my reasons for running. What are yours?
10 Tips for Running in the Rain
Rainy weather doesn't mean you have to take your runs inside. And most races are not cancelled because of rain. So try these tips to make sure you're prepared for running in the rain:
How to Relieve Stress With Running
Running can be an excellent way to unwind and release tension. Provided you already enjoy running as a sport, you will find that using it as a means for reducing your stress levels will be beneficial, providing you with an outlet to let go of pent-up emotions, loosening up tight muscles and giving you thinking space.
Endorphins while running
Many runners have had the opportunity to experience a state of euphoria while running
How to Run Longer and Faster
There are several factors that go into being a good runner and believe it or not, it isn't all about speed and agility. To build your endurance and increase your speed as a runner, you have to learn how to take care of your body. But taking care of yourself doesn't stop at stretching, it also includes eating a proper diet and wearing the right type of running shoes. Follow the steps below to revamp your running routine and start clocking those miles at faster speeds than ever before!
How to Control Breathing While Running
Controlling your breathing while running is difficult and you may sometimes find yourself panting awkwardly, but if you follow these easy steps you'll be breathing like a pro. The following method is an easy way to ensure that the time spent inhaling is equal to the time spent exhaling, and it keeps your breathing pace constant. Also, this method is simple and achieves a lot without you having to concentrate on it.
How to Run Faster, Faster!
If you can run 5 or 6 miles, you're ready to boost your speed and fitness.
How to Run Faster Than a Marathon Runner
There is nothing like being the first, or being the fastest in a competition. Many athletic careers are affected by how fast a person is. There hardly any substitute for blazing speed to help out your team, turn the game to your best, discouraging the opponent, or just to have a good time.
Running With Children
Running with your children can be a great activity to get the whole family active! This is a good opportunity to be a role model to your children in maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Listed below is advice on how to get started.
How to Drink While Jogging?
If you are not properly hydrated, your body cannot function in top form. This can leave you feeling tired and can slow you down on a jog. To make jogging easier on your body, give it the water it needs. Drink sufficient water during your jog and add the necessary nutrients during a prolonged jog.
How to Eliminate Shuffling Feet when Running?
Shuffling feet is a common deterrent of playing competitive sports. If you continue to shuffle your feet when running often, serious long-term injury can occur, like pulled hamstrings or tendons, due to the tension put on the muscles and tendons around the knee. Eliminating foot-shuffling requires a determined focus and a combination of practice and addition exercise to enhance the muscles and tendons necessary for bouncing on the feet.
How to Be a Good Runner
Are you ready to advance your running skills so you can increase your distance and strength?! If you want to become a good runner, make sure your form is solid and you're wearing the right equipment before you start adding miles to your routine.
Can I Burn Fat By Running?
Running is a great way to lose weight and inches, but it's important to understand the difference between "burning fat" and "losing fat," as well as what it takes to actually lose weight.
Your own running event map. And more.
Marunthon provides a set of tools useful for event’s organizers as well as for runners. Right now, we would like to focus on one of the most powerful tool: the Marunthon Map.
How to Look Good when Running
Do you have a lot of hot guys in your neighborhood when you go running? Or how about at your cross country meet? Well, here is how you can make sure you still look good when you run!
If You Run, These 6 Foods Are a Must
A runner doesn't need to follow a strict or special diet to be in tip-top shape, but there are a few foods every runner needs to fuel her workouts, improve performance, and speed up recovery time. These foods do a runner's body good.
How to Be a Fast Runner
Always come up last in the big race? Want some tips on how to speed yourself up whether you're in the Olympics or just out on the playground? Here are some ideas to help you out.
How to Increase Your Running Stamina
Are you a long runner who wants to increase your cardio endurance for those marathons? Or maybe you're new to running, and you just want to push it and get that first mile or two. Whatever your skill level—whether beginner or seasoned fleet-foot—we'll show you how to take your running to the next level.
How to Jog in Cold Weather
If you live in an area with cold winters, chances are that you choose to spend less time outside when it gets cold. If you don't belong to a gym, getting enough exercise can become difficult. Follow these guidelines in order to safely jog in extreme winter conditions.
How to Choose Running Shoes?
Running in the wrong shoes can be a recipe for disaster, especially if you plan on running distance or on uneven terrain. A poor choice in footwear can cause foot pain, back pain, Achilles tendinitis, runner's knee, and other conditions. Before you choose your shoes, you'll need to take into account the terrain you run on, your running style, and your personal tastes. Then you'll be ready to purchase and take your first steps in your new running shoes, and when you do, you won't regret the time you spent.
How to Build up to Long Runs
If you’ve been running regularly, you might want to set your sights on doing a longer race, like a 10K or a half marathon, or similar. Here is some advice on building up your regular running and turning this into long runs.
How to Motivate Yourself to Run Regularly
Whether you have just started running or you're an experienced runner, there will be times when you lack the motivation to get out there and exercise, despite the benefits it brings. This article suggests a number of ways to bring back the enthusiasm, to ease into it, and to ensure that you stay motivated to run on a regular basis.
How to Win a Running Race?
Competing in a running race? Nervous? Afraid of not winning? Read the article for advice.
How to Prepare for a Marathon?
Runners will naturally be interested in running in the marathon to prove they can do it, and also in an attempt to come in first
Top 15 Reasons why Running is Good for your Health
Is lack of physical activity putting your health at a risk? Do you intend to try something new to keep yourself physically fit? Or you have already tried running but the motivation seems to sleep again? OK! Then don’t give up so soon, give running a last chance.
Sports drinks for runners
There is a growing range of drinks which can be used before, during and after exercise (including some other drinks marketed as ‘sports drinks’ with questionable nutritional credentials)
Running for older people
Running is an excellent sport for people as they get older.
Running and jogging - health benefits
Jogging or running is a popular form of physical activity. About one in five Australians try running (or jogging) at some stage in their life. Running is an appealing exercise because it doesn't cost a lot to take part and you can run at any time that suits you.
The History of the Marathon-why name "Marathon"?
Why is a marathon 26.2 miles? Why not simply 26? Or just 25 for that matter?
Strengthening Exercises to Prevent Knee Pain
The following basic exercises can be done two or three times a week to improve your leg muscle strength and create muscle balance.
8 Cold Weather Running Safety Tips
How to Keep Running Outside in the Winter
Is Grazing Making You Fat?
Eating throughout the day fuels your body. But if you're watching your weight, don't snack late.
5 Things You Should Never Do After a Marathon
You just ran 26.2 miles, and sweet victory has washed over you.
Goals for beginners
When you’ve made the decision to start running, you’ve bought all the gear and started talking splits and orthotics with your friends, stop and think about goals
Gemma Steel's tips: nutrition and hydration
Athletes may have an increased understanding of nutrition and sports science these days - but at the end of the day, you need to eat what works for you, says Gemma Steel
Efficient, See?
Improve your running economy and go stronger and longer at any pace.
How Often Should I Replace Running Shoes?
How long does a quality pair of running kicks last, and how do you know when it's time to swap in a brand-new pair?
The Most Common Running Injuries
Some estimate that nearly 80 percent of runners are injured each year.
Why Shin Splints Happen
One thing all runners can all agree? Shin splints (pain along either or both of the shinbones) are the absolute worst—second only to a DNF next to our online race results.
Sports massage benefits for runners
Sports massage is another valuable tool at the disposal of runners.
Jump In... to Cross-Training
Add something new to your routine to get faster, leaner, and more flexible.
The Best Running Form According to Science
For years, the most efficient way for a runner's foot to strike the ground has bitterly divided the running community.
5 Rookie Marathon Mistakes to Avoid
Running a marathon can be an overwhelming, anxiety-producing experience and first-timers are bound to make some rookie mistakes.
Psychological Tips to Get Over a Bad Race
Everyone has bad races, use these strategies to bust out of a funk.
Why Weightlifting Helps You Run Faster
Lift Weights to Run Faster
Eliminate Knee Problems With The Chair Stretch
Many knee issues, from IT Band Syndrome to a sore knee, are often rooted in the hips. The chair stretch can help fix the problem before it gets out of hand.
New Balance Headquarters in Boston
The building is part of a larger development project that will include an indoor track.
The night Runner's utility belt
Running at night may be the most calming form of exercise. The senses go on high alert and the stresses of the day fade to black.
Running and heatstroke
How worried should runners be about heatstroke?
Grace 15th Virginia Beach Half Marathon
Prolific record breaker Jim Ryun and 1983 New York Marathon winner Rod Dixon will be in town to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon
Run on These Insane Trails in the French Alps?
Sébastien Montaz-Rosset regularly runs atop some breathtaking ridges.
From Couch to 50 Miles in 14 Months
California brewer goes from couch to 50 miles in 14 months
Run Slower, Get Faster
Slowing down to speed up seems counterintuitive, especially at a time when high-intensity workouts like CrossFit and Tabata are all the rage and gymgoers have been conditioned to believe that gains come only through grueling work.
Running 60 for 60 in 2015
Anne McQuitty turned 60 earlier this year but she has set herself the ambitious goal of running 60 10km runs in 2015 to raise money for Cystinosis Foundation UK
Fix your running form
Running gets a bad rap.
13 Reasons to Run a Half Marathon
Why You Should Run 13.1 Miles
Meb Keflezighi's Tips for a Faster Marathon
With his 2014 Boston Marathon victory, American racer Meb Keflezighi became the only man to ever win the storied event, take first in New York City (2009), and claim an Olympic medal (2004).
How Often Should You Run?
How often should you run is one of the most important questions to consider before you start any training.
Running in the humidity
Humidity can affect running performance and your training if you're unprepared.
Beat Postrace Sniffles with This Juice
A new study reports that tart cherry juice may boost immunity and reduce inflammation of the airways.
Feetures! Performance Socks Review
Summer racing season is upon us and it’s good to make sure one of our most basic gear choices socks are dialed in as well.
Running Faster Can Actually Protect Your Knees
The faster you run, the faster you’re done! Well, duh. But speeding up may also be good for your body
Strength Training: 5 Rules To Run Faster!
If your goal is to run better and faster, you should strength train. Really, if you consider yourself a runner, you should strength train. Period.
Compression socks – do they really work?
Why Most Runners Don't Lose Weight
Record-breaking numbers finish in Brooklyn
A record-breaking 26,482 runners finished the 35th anniversary edition of the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon on Saturday
Why We Keep Signing Up for Marathons?
When it comes to pain, marathoners often forget just how much 26.2 miles actually hurt.
More than 30,000 women race in Rabat
More than 30,000 women took part in the Victoire à Rabat which was organised by former two-time world 400m hurdles champion Nezha Bidouane
Steelers Fan Honors Jerome Bettis
Steven Sisco surpasses Guinness World Record for half marathon in football gear two weekends in a row.
Olympic hopeful to race walk the Manchester Run
Creighton Connolly is looking to race walk the Morrisons Great Manchester Run
5 best shoes for running long distance
Once you start racking up the miles you need to ensure you're wearing a shoe that will take you the distance.
Classic Nike Cortez Shoe Making a Comeback
The revamped shoe from 1972 might even be a reason to go for a little run.
10 New Trackers And Apps
10 Trackers And Apps That Can Make Your Life So Much Better
Star in Born to Run Film Adaptation
Based on the best-selling 2009 book
Newest And Hottest Fitness Gadgets
They'll track your poses, paces, posture and more.
Best sports headphones of 2014
More headphone manufacturers are making headphones for an active lifestyle.
Do you think you are fast?
A newly created running robot based on the Velociraptor is faster than Usain Bolt, and closing in on the first robot that broke Bolt's record
Are we born to run?
We have found great video. Christopher McDougall in action. Definitely watch this...
Running Got You Tired? Don't Blame Your Lungs
Many new runners complain they can't breathe—even on short runs. Getting enough air is foremost on their minds.
Jetpack Will Help Runners Hit 4-Minute Miles
Pretty cool! Use jet pack to move faster.