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How to Build Leg Strength for Running Hills & Climbing : Fitness & Exercise Advice

Extend Yourself

Double your endurance in just six weeks.<p>Imagine running twice as far as you do now. Mission impossible? It's easier than you think. And there's good reason to try. Adding more miles can boost your stamina, help manage weight, and help you get more comfortable on the road. Here's how.<p><b>Shoot For …

How To Run Your Best Marathon Pace

You don’t need a watch, a heart rate monitor, a GPS system, or a gallon of Gu.<p>Every time I look at the data from a recent study of marathon pacing, I see the same thing: blinking red lights. The study is trying to tell us something—something much more important, I believe, than the obvious fact …

How Can I Recover from My Half or Full Marathon?

Try this "reverse taper" to return to training refreshed and healthy.<p><i>I’m running my third half-marathon this spring and a marathon this fall. Do you have any tips for recovering after the races? Thanks, Breanne</i><p>Good luck in your races this season, Breanne. You are wise to think about recovery, as it …

How Muscles Affect Stride Rate

Future research may help save quads during downhill miles.<p>In the the-more-we-understand-running, the faster-we’ll-be-able-to-run category, a new study in the <i>Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology</i> dug into the role muscles play in determining optimal stride rate, or how fast your legs turn over …

How to Pace Your First Half or Full Marathon

The key is to run by how you feel on race day.<p><i>Sandra asks: I’m running my first marathon in</i> <i>Cleveland</i> <i>this May, and I’m wondering if you have any tips on pacing. How fast should I start? Should I use the Pace Team?</i><p>Excellent choice in races, Sandra, and a great question too! My racing philosophy is a …

Reason to Grill Salmon Tonight

New study offers strongest evidence to date of omega-3 fatty acids' health benefits.<p>Science has given runners plenty of reason to dine on salmon. The fish is chock-full of omega-3 fatty acids, a nutrient linked to improved heart, lung and joint health—and with the potential to boost your immune …

Easy Upgrades

Get more nutrition out of already healthy foods by adding one ingredient.<p>If you're like most runners, you eat right most of the time. Maybe you have oatmeal for breakfast, yogurt as a snack, and whole-wheat pasta to refuel postrun. All smart choices—but there's a way to transform these stalwarts …