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Treadmill Workouts

<b>Random Pickup</b> Tom Holland, a triathlete and physiologist in Darien, Connecticut, suggests watching a 30-minute TV program, like the nightly news. Increase your speed so that you're running hard (about 80 percent of your maximum) during the commercials. When Katie Couric returns, slow your pace to …

A Healthy Diet for Runners: Meal Plan

Mix and match any meal in the same category whenever you'd like. Then choose three of our satisfying 100-cal snacks each day, and you'll come to about 1,500 nutrition-packed calories a day. An added bonus: We've added meat-free menus and convenience foods, too. For more healthy snack ideas, check …

Running for Weight Loss

<b>Week One</b><p><b>Monday</b><br>Run 30 minutes.<br>Walk 5.<br>Stretch.<p><b>Tuesday</b> <br>"Tone Zone" Strength Training Program.<br>Stretch.<p><b>Wednesday</b><br>Run 30 minutes.<br>Walk 5.<br>Stretch<p><b>Thursday</b> <br>"Rock Solid Abs" Strength Training Program.<br>Stretch.<p><b>Friday</b><br>Run 30 minutes.<br>Walk 5 minutes.<br>Stretch.<p><b>Saturday</b><br>Rest Day<p><b>Sunday</b><br>Run 30 minutes.<br>Walk 5 minutes.<br>Stretch.<p>…

Your Skin on Running: Prevent Heat Rash, Blisters, Chaffing, and More

<b>The Issue: Chafing</b><p><i>The Culprit:</i> Skin-on-clothing or skin-on-skin friction leads to raw, red skin typically around bra line, nipples, underarms, and thighs.<p><b>Treat It:</b> Apply Aquaphor Healing Ointment (1.75 oz, $4.79, Drugstore.com) or A+D Skin Protection Original Ointment (4 oz, $4.00, Walmart.com) …

101 Greatest Running Tips

It can be tough to stay motivated—especially when you're tired or the weather sucks. But we've got 101 reasons why you can't quit—from our friends at Runner's World<p>"Stop fighting it!" That's what a fellow marathoner yelled at me years ago in the middle of a very windy out-and-back marathon. "Don't …

Half-Marathon Training: 10 Weeks to a Half-Marathon

If you're a newbie, don't hesitate to mix walk breaks into your runs (for example, run two to three minutes, then walk 30 to 60 seconds). "What's important is that you're moving forward—it doesn't matter if it's walking or running," says Maxwell.<p>To all runners: Listen to your body. Add an extra …

Walk Run Off the Pounds

The best part? You can print the entire workout plan to take wherever you go.<p><b>Week One</b><p><b>Monday</b><br>One Walk 10 minutes. Next 6 minutes alternate running 1 minute and walking 1 minute. Walk 4 minutes. Stretch.<p><b>Tuesday</b> <br>"Tone Zone" Strength Training Program.<br>Stretch.<p><b>Wednesday</b><br>Walk 10 minutes.<br>Next 8 minutes …

You Can Run a Half-Marathon

And you don't have to go it alone—in fact, most women don't. Growing numbers of female running enthusiasts are even building girls' getaway weekends around races. "There are now several women's-only half-marathon series because there's such high demand for these experiences, says Lamppa. You and …

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

Whether your goal is to run a 5-K or to drop some extra pounds, in one month you'll be well on your way, with the transformed bod to show for it.<p><b>For all weeks:</b> <b><br>Warm Up:</b> 3 minutes. Start easy, progress to a power walk. <b><br>Cool Down:</b> 3 minutes. Gradually dial it down to an easy walk. <b><br>Frequency:</b> Perform …

10K Training: Run Your First or Fastest 10K

Maxwell designed 10-K training plans (one for beginners and one for intermediate runners) that will get you race-ready in just seven weeks. Each plan calls for four days of running per week, plus one day of optional cross-training.<p>So what are you waiting for? Sign up for a race, pick your plan, and …

Marathons

Training for a 10K: Intermediate 10K Training Schedule

Print It: Intermediate 10-K Training Plan<p>This training plan calls for speedwork once per week, which will help regular runners improve their 10-K time<p>If you're a regular runner looking for a new challenge—or you want to improve your 10-K time—this plan is for you. This seven-week training schedule …

10K Training Schedule: Beginner 10-K Training Plan

<b>Plan Overview:</b> Runs start at 15 minutes long. Most of the weekday runs take less than 30 minutes, and the longest run tops out at 5 miles. “Once you hit a weekly long run of four or five miles, you can take on a 10-K and finish with a smile on your face,” says Maxwell.<p><b>Print the plan!</b><p><b>Too hard?</b> If …

Running for Beginners: FAQs

<b>Can I run in sneakers?</b><br>Running doesn't require much investment in gear and accessories, but you have to have a good pair of running shoes. Unlike sneakers, running shoes are designed to help your foot strike the ground properly, reducing the amount of shock that travels up your leg. They're also …

6 Reasons to Start Running

3. Your knees will thank you<p>Contrary to what your mom says, running doesn't wreck your joints. Osteoarthritis (the most common type of arthritis), occurs when joint-cushioning cartilage starts to break down. The biggest osteoarthritis risk factor besides age? Body weight. A National Health and …