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What's the Difference Between Fartlek, Tempo, and Interval Runs?

Here's a quick breakdown of these three major types of speed workouts.<p><i>Hi Jenny, I just read your article,</i> <i>'</i><i>What Should I Do During the Off Season</i><i>?'. Very helpful, thanks! Could you briefly explain to me the difference between fartlek, tempo, and interval runs? Thanks! Mary</i><p>Hi, Mary. Thanks for the …

Beetroot Juice: The Drink Of Champions

<i>A recent study proves how beneficial this drink can be for endurance athletes.</i><p>There’s been a lot of hype around beetroot juice lately. That’s because …

6 Recovery Tips for Runners

Try these strategies from Zoe Romano, who recently finished running the Tour de France course<p>Ah, recovery. It’s maybe the best part of training for—or completing—any race. It’s often associated with massages and carbs—so really, what’s not to love? But in spite of the allure of recovery, many …

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Breathing tips to improve your running

Interested in writing for RunAddicts.net? Get started now!<p>We often take the process of breathing for granted, but have you ever thought about how it …

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>Zach asks: I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner, but I think I am. I was just wondering if you could recommend some strength and core training for me? I've always neglected this part of fitness because I hate going to the gym,</i> …

The 10 Worst Foods (And Drinks) For Athletes

The 10 Worst Foods—and Drinks—for Athletes<p>Any athlete knows that what you get out of your body is a direct reflection of what you put into it. Advertisers know it, too—which explains the massive industry built up around sports nutrition. And while there is a place in the athlete's diet for energy …

The Physiology of Morning v. Evening Workouts

Your body is primed in the evening, but that doesn't mean it's the best time to work out.<p>There's plenty of evidence that athletic performance depends on the time of day (as I discuss in detail in my book!). In general, early evening seems to be the time of maximum performance, which coincides with …

Why Trail Running Is Good for You

There’s a reason trail running is booming in popularity. A few reasons, actually.<p>Heading out on a trail instead of pavement is appealing for so many reasons. Escaping into the woods or meadows gives you a nature experience that a road run often cannot, and a trail's softer surface gives your body a …