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$64,000 Raised So Far For Homeless Man Who Turned In $42,000

This week's feel-good story of the homeless man in Boston who found a backpack containing $42,000 in cash and travelers checks and then turned it into authorities is developing into an even better tale.<p>An online fundraiser to collect money for that Good Samaritan, who we now know is named Glen …

Does Your Breathing Pattern Matter?

New study finds it affects the efficiency of the respiratory system.<p>Discussions about breath and movement usually come up in conversations about yogaor swimming, not running. But when we run, our inhales and exhales fall into a pattern with our foot strike. Does this pattern affect our running? And …

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11 Tips for Staying Safe on the Roads

Take these precautions to protect yourself when you’re walking and running outside.<p><b>Leave word.</b> Tell somebody or leave a note at home about where you plan to go and how long you plan to be out. That way your loved ones will know to come look for you if needed.<p><b>Identify yourself.</b> Run with proper ID, …

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Prevent & Cure Mid-Run Pain! - Women's Running

Photo by Shutterstock.com<p><i>Sometimes running really #*%@ing hurts! What to do when the suffering starts…</i><p>Painful calf cramps, the dreaded wall of …

Can Love and Running Coexist?

You and your partner both love running and being together. So why doesn't it go so well when you actually run together?<p>"You never leave your runner" I said, grinding my teeth, and gasping.<p>Less than 24 hours after Peter had kneeled down and asked me to marry him, vowing to stick by me for better, …

Genetic Theory Supported by World Champs Medal Tally

Runners of African heritage won most of the medals on the track.<p>The recent publication of David Epstein’s <i>The Sports Gene</i> provides reason to look again at the distribution of running-event medals in the just completed 2013 World Championships. It's long been noted that West African-heritage runners …

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10 Essential Foods For Endurance Athletes

Are Organic Foods More Healthy?

Evidence shows organic foods have lower pesticide levels, in ways measurable in humans.<p>You might have seen some headlines last week about a Stanford study in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i> comparing organic and conventional foods. UPI's headline was "Organic Food Not More Nutritious"; the press …

Core Building Exercises from Elite Runners

A three-exercise routine designed by elite track & field athletes to build core strength and running power.

Track & Field

Common Shoe Questions

Here's some basic info you should know about running shoes.<p>Minimalist. Zero drop. Pronation, cushion, and motion control. The technology changes, but the question remains: what shoes are best for me? We answer eight eternal questions about choosing the right pair. And if you're currently in the …

Make Your Own Veggie Burgers

The black beans have plenty of fiber; the quinoa, plenty of protein.<p>I'm a meat-eater, but I enjoy good quality veggie burgers. They're no substitute for beefy, greasy, barely-fit-in-your-mouth constructions topped with bacon and cheese, but I try to reserve burgers like that for days I'm feeling …

Food

Turn Garden Tomatoes into Marinara Sauce

This is a bit of a project, but it easily trumps jarred or canned counterparts.<p>You come home from work and go out to your garden to pick your latest crop of tomatoes. You fill an entire basket with ripe ones, and start thinking of how you can use them in your next few meals.<p>By the time morning …

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No Equipment Needed! Three Total Body Exercises Every Triathlete Should Be Doing

Any athlete or fitness enthusiast knows that no fancy tools or equipment are needed to get a proper full-body workout when cross-training. Simply …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

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5 Healthy Tips You Need to Know! - Women's Running

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com<p>Summer Screening<p>Though many of us will diligently apply SPF in the summertime, most of us won’t go to the doctor …

5 Keys to Running Healthy and Staying Injury-Free

Follow these rules, and you’ll spend more time on the road and less time in rehab.<p><b>AVOID THE TERRIBLE TOO’S.</b> Doing too much, too soon, too fast is the number-one cause of running injuries. The body needs time to adapt to increases in mileage or speed. Muscles and joints need recovery time so they …

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How Yoga Can Help Your Running

Roll out a yoga mat to become faster and fitter.<p>Sure, you're time-crunched and, okay, maybe a little intimidated about being the only person who can't touch his toes in a room full of Gumbys. But winter is the perfect opportunity to put excuses aside, when your mileage is likely to take a dip, …

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How Often Should You Fuel During Long Runs?

Photo: John Segesta<p><i>Learn how to improve the critical fuel efficiency element of the marathon while maintaining consistency in your training.</i><p>Running …

Running Rituals To Improve Race-Day Performance

How to create training rituals to give you comfort and confidence leading up to race day.<p><i>I'm training for my first marathon this fall and doing well so far. Do you have any tips for preparing for race week? Although I've got a few months to go, my mind keeps wandering to the big day! Thank you!</i> …

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Motivation - The Running Bug