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This Is What Happens to Your Body While You're Running a Marathon

Athletes, rejoice: We’ve officially entered marathon season. The New York City Marathon took place last Sunday, and in upcoming weeks, race …

Exercise

Taking Your Long Runs To The Next Level

Photo: Shutterstock<br>It’s not uncommon for runners to get stuck at a plateau, especially if you’ve already taken large chunks of time off your existing …

Marathons

What 3 U.S. Olympians Learned from the NYC Marathon

This past Sunday, much of the running community had their eyes on a handful of prominent American women making their marathon debuts in New York City: Molly Huddle, the American record holder in the 10K; Gwen Jorgensen, gold medalist in the triathlon at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro; and Kim …

Swimming

Mom Sets World Record for Running Half Marathon While Pushing Triplets in Stroller

All hail this amazing running mom!<p>There was a time when North Carolina mom-of-four Suzy Goodwin may have worried that her triplets would never leave the NICU. But now, her 14-month-olds Charlotte, Gabriel, and Gideon are the stars of the Internet after having "run" a half marathon with their …

How To Rock Your Running With The Body You're Given

These past two weeks have been simply incredible! I just finished my first New York City Marathon and last week, I finished my fifth Marine Corps …

Whoa! 2 of the top 3 NYC runners had never finished a marathon

Yesterday was an epic day in New York City—no, it wasn’t another Well+Good Fitness Biathlon. It was the 46th annual NYC Marathon.<p>While many people …

Is This the Toughest Job in College Running?

Recruiting athletes to Iowa Central Community College is not an easy task, but coach Dee Brown has built top men’s and women’s cross-country teams.<p>When prospective students inquire about running at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, head cross country coach Dee Brown pulls no punches.<p>“I …

Here's The Best Advice For Conquering A Fitness Goal

From marathoners who actually did it.<p>Almost 50,000 runners crossed the finish line at the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday. Most posed for a photograph, collected a gold medal and then walked, limped and winced their way toward friends and family. Because that’s the truth of it ― for most, even …

Marathons

Running a Marathon: Understanding Hitting a Wall, Fatigue, and Cramping

This article originally appeared at RunnersConnect.netThe first step to fixing any problem is accurately identifying what is causing the issue. Got a …

Marathons

30-Day Running Challenge: Run Your First or Fastest Mile

There's no better feeling than setting a goal, working toward it and achieving or exceeding your expectations, especially if you're a newbie …

Marathons

Seven Ways to Have a Breakthrough Running Year

Try one of these strategies to take your speed and strength to the next level.<p><i>Tara asks: I’ve been running for a year now and I want to focus on improving my speed this year in the 10K and half-marathon distances. How can I set myself up for running and racing faster? I run four times per week.</i><p>A …

5 Things Runners Should Never Do After a Marathon

You just ran 26.2 miles, and sweet victory has washed over you.<p>Maybe you beat your old PR or maybe you had to walk a few times. At this point you …

Marathons

Tapering | Runner's World

Whether you love it or loathe it, reducing your training prerace pays off—if you do it right.<p>Going the extra mile may have been putting extra stress on my body.<p>After just 10 days of rest, blood flow to the brain decreases.<p>You could be missing the mark if a goal race is on the horizon.<p>Putting the …

How Coffee Can Boost Your Running Performance

When I stumble down stairs each morning, the first thing I do is make a bee-line to the coffee maker. Without it, my day just isn't the same. I love …

Coffee

6 Marathon Tapering Tips From Olympian Lee Troop

Photo: PhotoRun.netLee Troop of Boulder, Colo., is a three-time Australian Olympian with a 2:09:49 personal best in the marathon. Known as “Troopy” …

Marathons

3 Simple Ways to Improve Running Efficiency

Want to run faster while using less energy? Here’s how to train your body to be a more efficient machine.<p><i>Jacklyn asks:</i> <i>I’ve been running for about two years now, and I want to improve my running efficiency. I follow a program that has plenty of variety (tempo, hills, long run, cycling), but I’d love</i> …

Balance muscle strength for stronger running

Photo: ShutterstockAs endurance athletes know, optimal performance isn’t about aimlessly accumulating mileage but rather organising training in a …

Triathlons

6 Common Running Excuses and How to Overcome Them

The Excuse: "I'm not making any progress. Why keep running?"<p>1 of 7<p>After weeks of pounding the pavement, you feel like you aren't getting any faster, …

6 Weird Things That Happen to Your Body While Running

Running blasts stress, strengthens your heart, and gives you great legs—but it can have some strange side effects.<p>The benefits of aerobic exercises such as cycling or running are unmistakable. But a few of its odder side effects—like tasting blood during a race, maybe—could be mistaken for symptoms …

Science of Running: How to Run Right

<i>A good running style does not guarantee great running performances, but poor running style certainly sabotages them. Every runner should understand</i> …

Exercise

Should You Run by Minutes or Miles?

The reason why time is more important than miles is because your body has no comprehension of what a mile is; it only knows how hard it's working and …

6 Rules to Determine How Many Miles a Week to Run

Whether you’re planning to run a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon, these rules will keep you fit and safe.<p>I once asked a colleague who has coached many runners to collegiate and Olympic glory what he considered the proper mileage totals to succeed in distances from the 5K to the marathon. …

Long Distance Running Technique Cues | Run Coaching, Ironman and Triathlon Specialists - Kinetic Revolution

The Skill of Running Slowly With Great Form<p>Recently I’ve been working with a real influx of Ultra runners, and athletes looking to progress to longer …

Swimming