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Christie says 'show time' is over in New Hampshire

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie says it's time for voters to start getting serious about the election as they head into the new year.<p>The New Jersey governor returned to New Hampshire Saturday to kick off a four-day bus tour across the early-voting state, where …

Government

How to Become a Runner Even if You Think You Hate Running

Build a runner's body — and bragging rights — in weeks.<p>Non-runners tend to share one distinct talent: They're brilliant at making excuses. But unless you're legitimately injured, there's no good reason to write off one of the simplest physical activities — regardless of your current fitness …

Fitness

Is Distance Running Healthy for Your Heart?

Studies have found heart damage in some lifelong endurance athletes. But more research is needed to determine how strong the link is.<p><i>Rob asks: I've done a few marathons and half marathons. My wife keeps showing me articles about how distance running builds scar tissue on your heart. What are your</i> …

Here's What Runners Think About While Running

The late comedian George Carlin once wrote that you never see a smiling runner. Blissed-out veterans of the Color Run craze may beg to differ, but Carlin’s observation is corroborated somewhat by the findings of a study that was published this summer, entitled “Think aloud: an examination of …

The One Body Part You’re Not Stretching (But Should Be)

As a runner, I have a stash of foam rollers and lacrosse balls everywhere— at home, under my desk, in my purse. I constantly feel the need to …

5 myths about running you can ignore

Running is one of the first movements you learn as a kid (you know, once you nail down crawling, standing, and walking). You fall into the motion …

The 4 Questions You Must Get Right for a Secure Retirement

To stay on track to a comfortable retirement, focus on these four essentials.<p>Given the flood of often confusing and conflicting information from …

6 Stealthy Credit Report Errors You Can Quickly Eliminate

Contact the credit reporting company immediately to avoid headaches down the line.<p>Financial institutions rely on one major determining factor when …

This Overlooked Strategy Can Boost Your Retirement Savings

Many high-income investors use a "backdoor" strategy to save in a Roth IRA, but there's another workaround you may not have considered.<p>The “backdoor …

Retirement: Pros and cons of fixed-index annuities

Forget stocks, bonds, ETFs and non-traded real estate investment trusts. The new flavor of the month these days for those hawking retirement products is something called a fixed index annuity or FIA.<p>Consider: Sales of FIAs rose 14% to $38.7 billion in 2013 and another 24% to $48 billion in 2014, or …

The Big Social Security Disconnect In Americans' Retirement Plans

No wonder Americans are so worried about retirement. A new survey shows 80% of them are planning to rely on Social Security benefits “substantially” or “somewhat” in retirement (or already do so). But only 42% are “very” or “somewhat” confident in the program’s future.<p>Compounding this uncertainty: …

Retirement

Here's Your Social Security Plan

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Retirement

A 3-step plan to getting the retirement income you need

<i>My wife and I have substantial 401(k) balances and hope to retire in five years or so. But we're not sure about how to turn our savings into income. We're considering buying an annuity, but don't know whether that's a good move or whether we should be doing something else. What do you think? --Ken</i> …

Retirement

Cycling to Extremes: Cardiac issues a concern for endurance athletes

<i>Editor's note: This article originally appeared at VeloNews.com</i><p>The sun was bright on the upturned red rock Flatirons above Boulder, Colorado. It was …

Alberto Contador

Half Marathon Training for Beginners

Believe it or not, if your long runs are up to three miles, you're ready to train for a half-marathon. Running 13.1 miles might seem impossible now, but you will make it, as long as you take it one week -- and one mile -- at a time. With a positive mind-set, smart pacing, and strategic walk breaks, …

What runners think about: How much running sucks

(NEWSER) – Non-runners may look at a runner off in the distance and feel a twinge of envy, because surely that person is in some kind of Zen-like zone, ruminating about life's mysteries. A first-of-its kind study that had runners record their thoughts on the go clears that up: Some samples of the …

8-Week Beginner 10K Running Schedule

If you've already run a few 5Ks, running a 10K is totally doable — especially if you take time to build up your mileage. Here's an eight-week beginner training schedule that will help you train and appropriately prep you for your very first 10K race.<p>Week<p>Mon<p>Tues<p>Wed<p>Thurs<p>Fri<p>Sat<p>Sunday<p>1<p>Rest<p>3 miles<p>CT*<p>2.5 …

Why Do Some Runs Feel So Freaking Hard?

Even if your sights aren’t set on running a marathon, we’ve all had those days when you slow to a walk during a three-mile jog—even though you easily …