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16 Cleaning Hacks That Are Absolutely Perfect For Lazy People

After all, lazy people and procrastinators aren’t pariahs of society: we coexist with the most overachieving and the energetic, we fight the same …

Cleaning

Quad-Heavy, Glute-Lite: Why Most Runners Overstride

<b></b><b>This excerpt is adapted from Running Rewired by Jay Dicharry.</b><i> In</i> Running Rewired<i>, America’s leading endurance sports physical therapist and coach</i> …

71-Year-Old Sets Blazing Fast Mile World Record—on Low Mileage

Gary Patton runs only once every three days. The other days? Strength training, and lots of it.<p>Gary Patton of Rock Rapids, Iowa, gave himself a fitting early birthday gift: a world record in the indoor mile for the 70–74 age group. It was something he’d long pursued, and he had improved his …

Why exercising on an empty stomach is the secret to weight loss

You may think you need food to fuel your workouts, but you are wrong.<p>Recently, the advice that suggests loading up on carbohydrates before exercise has been called into question. Yes, consuming carbs before exercise can increase performance in certain fields like sprinting and sports that use power …

Performance Mobility, Part 4: The Knee

[<i>Author’s Note: This is Part 4 in a five-part series on functional mobility self-assessment and restoration for runners.</i> <i>See Part 1</i><i> on hip mobility,</i> …

What’s the Best Solution for Runner’s Knee?

A reader wonders whether a joint supplement can help strengthen a problematic knee.<p><i>RunBigIsland writes: This might be a silly question, but I honestly don’t know. I’ve been suffering knee pain usually after seven or so miles of running. Based on the location of the pain and feedback I’ve received</i> …

How Our Totally Average Runner Broke the Sub-Five-Minute Mile

I was watching the 1,500-meter Olympic final last summer at a bar, a few months before my 35th birthday, when I first wondered if a middle-distance runner lurked within. It was a strange thought. At six-foot-three and 175 pounds, I have the look of a runner but not the legs. In my early thirties, …

Marathons

Even in middle age, your best running days may still be ahead of you

Elite road racers make running look effortless. While most of us appear to be in pain, their cadence and form belie any of that misery. But there’s good news, middle-of-the-pack runners, because we may have the last laugh: New research shows that while elite runners peak at age 35, the rest of us …

Yoga for Runners

What research shows about the aerobic intensity of yoga.<p>"Runner's World Yoga for Runners" helps build strength and aids runners in their recovery.<p>A simple yoga routine loosens tight spots, strengthens weak spots, and makes you a better, less injury-prone runner.<p>This sequence focuses on your fitness …

Master Athletes Are Extending the Limits of Human Endurance

Increase in Participation of Master Athletes in (Ultra)-Endurance Events<p>Over the past three decades, there has been a continual increase in the …

Build A Foundation For Running Fast

The top training priority of every runner should be to establish a solid foundation for future development as a runner.<b>How is this done?</b> The …

Training (mostly) slow to race (kind of) fast

<b>Physiological adaptations to 80/20 running: the data</b><p><b>DISCLAIMER</b>: This post is a short case study on my personal data. I wasn’t blessed with much …

Marathons

My wife and I are unsure whether our pensions would have to be used to cover care home costs<p><b>Q</b> My wife and I are considering downsizing to move nearer to our daughter. However, the difference in property values between where we live and where my daughter lives means that we’ll need to take out a …

Retirement

6 Plyometric Exercises That Will Give You a Leg Up

Vertical Jumps<p>Stand with your feet shoulder- width apart. Bend both knees, squatting your body slightly downward to recoil. With both feet, spring …

What to Eat Before, During and After You Run

Even if you only jog the occasional few miles, you’ve likely heard about marathoners carb-loading before a race or long run. But pasta isn’t the only …

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I retired at 34, and here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

<i>In August, Brandon — a former software developer who doesn't use his last name online for privacy reasons — achieved financial independence and retired at age 34. Today, he writes about money and his own financial journey on his blog the Mad Fientist. Here are his seven best pieces of money …

PENSIONS: The vast, unfair transfer of £36 billion in wealth that no one talks about

Now imagine how angry people would be if this law only applied to 76% of people. The other 24% get to keep accruing their big pension deals, while the rest of us suffer.<p>This hypothetical law would save corporations £36 billion in annual pension contributions, keeping that money as profit or …

Paying mum's mortgage: how wealthy families are reversing the 'Bank of Mum and Dad'

The “Bank of Mum and Dad” – where parents give financial help to offspring – is being turned on its head in a new lending trend where middle-aged children are paying the mortgages taken out by their ageing parents.<p>It seems counter-intuitive, but for a growing number of families it is a highly …

Finance

From ‘the Glastonbury of running’ to hardcore concrete loops, 24-hour events inspire unbelievable camaraderie and take you beyond your previous limits<p>On a weekend in June, about 3,000 runners took part in a 24-hour running event called Endure24 near Reading. Just over a week ago, a similar number …

How to carb-load, the smart way

When Olympic athletes are going for gold, everything they eat counts. Calories, carbohydrate, protein, fat and fluids are precisely measured and timed to give athletes a competitive edge.<p>That's particularly true for athletes competing in triathlon, marathon, road cycling and race walking, endurance …

Middle-distance running: No speed limits

Coaching<p>by David Lowes<p>The ability to run fast at the end of a middle-distance race is a handy weapon to have, writes coach David Lowes<p>What does a …

7 fixed mindset mistakes that prevent your happiness and growth

7 fixed mindset mistakes that prevent your happiness and growth [infograph]<p>By: Susanna Halonen | Growth<p>Do you follow the fixed mindset thinking, …

Three Ways to Work Cycling Into a Running Plan

Riding a bike is a great form of active recovery, but it can also help you become fitter and stronger.<p><i>Nicolas asks: I love to cycle, and I’m training for a few running races from 5K to half marathon this season. Do you have any specific cycling workouts that will complement my training?</i><p>If I had my …

How Emily Infeld Cross-Trained Her Way to the Olympics

Diagnosed with a stress fracture at a critical time in her preparations for the trials, she took to the pool, bike, and elliptical. It wasn’t ideal, but her plan worked.<p>Under a notably bubbly exterior, Emily Infeld, who earned a spot on her first Olympic team on Saturday in the 10,000 meters, is …

How to Break a 5K Personal Record

Shares 170<p><i>The 5K is often an entry point for newbies to the sport of running. But for anybody who competes for time – which I hope you do if you read</i> …

Wall Street CEO circulated this must-read 10-point guide for navigating this ‘confusing period’

Right now, the world might seem like a complete mess, with the fallout from the shocking Brexit decision, low interest rates, market volatility, …

Al Howie was an eccentric ultramarathoner who ran across Canada

Al Howie ran the length of Great Britain and the breadth of Canada. He ran into the record books and then ran off into obscurity.<p>Mr. Howie, who has died at 70, scampered across deserts, jogged through prairies, scuttled over mountain passes. The Scottish-born athlete – one of the greatest runners …

Simple Ways To Add Speed & Endurance

Learn the benefits of developing VO2 Max, Lactate Threshold and Running Economy. Photo: ShutterstockOver the past several years, athletes have …

Are You A Balanced Runner?

Photo: Shutterstock.comPhoto: Shutterstock.com<i>To run efficiently, you need more than just strength alone.</i>As endurance athletes know, optimal …