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5 Speed Workouts Every New Runner Should Try

Adding a structured workout into your running routine will make you faster.<p>When you’re first getting moving, it’s important to just focus on getting into the exercise habit; making your run or walk a regular part of each day, finding times and places to exercise that feel convenient and …

Training advice - The Running Bug

Train Your Brain to Run Your Best

Reciting positive thoughts is fine, but to really run your best, you've got to shut down your inner critic.<p><i>"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n."—John Milton,</i> Paradise Lost<p><b>As I approached mile 19</b> of the Run for the Red Pocono Marathon feeling …

Four Fast Speed Workouts for Any Runner

Fast workouts benefit every runner, so there’s no excuse to skip them.<p>Think you can skip speedwork, that it’s just for seasoned runners with specific time goals? No such luck.<p>Research suggests that 30-second to five-minute bursts of intense exercise interspersed with rest periods will yield unique …

Cross-Train To Get Fitter And Faster

Photos: David Clifford<p><i>Advance your fitness, build functional strength and improve your speed with these non-running workouts.</i><p>When most runners hear …

12 Week Plan to a Sub 2:00 Hour Half Marathon

As promised, I am providing a 12 week plan for running a Half Marathon in 2 Hours or less. This 12 week plan assumes that you have built a 21-31 mile …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Tempo Runs Increase Speed and Endurance

Incorporate running paces between easy and hard into your weekly routine.<p>You know what it feels like to run comfortably—comfortable!—and you’re likely also familiar with the burn of going all-out. But what about the range of paces that lie in between these two extremes?<p>Workouts that target that …

6 Killer CrossFit Workouts Under 12 Minutes

Photo: Pond5<p>Chances are you’ve tried it yourself or know someone who does CrossFit. Let’s be honest — you’d basically have to live under a rock not …

5 Beginner-Friendly CrossFit Workouts

[caption id="attachment_26254" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photo courtesy of Reebok[/caption]It’s nearly impossible to talk about fitness trends …

Small Changes I Made to Lose 80 Pounds

<b>Before: 204 pounds</b><p><b>After: 124 pounds</b><p><b>My Lifestyle</b><p>In the 5th grade, my dad died, so I turned to food to cope. I can remember my exact McDonald’s order …

Easy Detox Recipes For Weight Loss And Health

Ready to start a cleanse? The first thing you need is a good juicer and a container to store your freshly made juice in the fridge. Once you have …