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?
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.
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.
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 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.
A (somewhat) scientific look at how a postrun pint (or two) affects your favorite activity. Biggest surprise? It's different for women.
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 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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 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 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 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.
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
Improve your running economy and go stronger and longer at any pace.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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...