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Why Am I Not Getting Any Faster?

It may be time to start changing up your training regimen.<p><i>Brian asks: I just ran my third half marathon and I was surprised that my finish time was slower than both of my previous half marathons, by quite a bit. I just assumed I would automatically get faster over time. I ran a 2:05 in my first</i> …

Marathons

How to Fix 3 Common Beginner Running Mistakes

Be Consistent<p>Consistency is the thread that connects your workouts, long runs and races. It's what holds your training together and helps you …

3 Fartlek Workouts to Increase Pace

Goal: Stay Fit on Vacation<p>You're supposed to break from routine when you go on holiday, but if the thought of abandoning your runs completely is too …

How To Treat And Beat Shin Splints

<i>This painful leg injury can lead to a stress fracture if not properly taken care of.</i><p>It’s not uncommon to see an entire college or high school running …

Seven Running Drills to Improve Speed, Form, and Efficiency

When I first started performing running drills, I felt silly. Aren’t neon short shorts embarrassing enough? But running drills can be hugely …

Biomechanics

Does “Overuse” Really Cause Injuries?

Researchers suggest the real problem is “training load errors.”<p>As runners, we’re lucky that we don’t have to worry too much about blowing out an ACL or breaking an arm. Most of our injuries are caused by overuse: gradual breakdowns or flare-ups that result from repeating the same motion over and …

How Much Rest Between Training Cycles Is Enough?

<i>Don’t do your next marathon until you’ve forgotten your last one, Bill Rodgers once advised.</i><p>On April 13, 2008, Ryan Hall finished fifth in the London …

Matt Damon Finished a Half Marathon Sunday

He claims he didn’t train, though his time suggests otherwise.<p>Before we all witnessed Matt Damon's return as Jason Bourne during a Super Bowl commercial break, the man himself ran a half marathon.<p>As first reported by the <i>Orange County Register</i>, Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso completed the Surf …

2 Strength Exercises Every Runner Should Do

Before you step out on the road or trail, build power and strength in your hip flexors, quads, and glutes with these exercises<p>Want to kick asphalt? Then you need these runner’s lunges and stepups in your gym routine.<p>“They not only improve running mechanics, but they strengthen your hip flexors, …

I thought I was a serious runner. Then I ran a track workout with professionals.

By Kelyn Soong<p>Kelyn Soong<p>Sportswriter who covered high school sports, tennis and running in the D.C. area.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>FOLSOM, Calif. — I consider myself a dedicated runner. I got my start in high school track and, now 28, I compete in longer-distance races, including finishing the Marine Corps …

U.S. Marines

Save Your Knees With These Exercise Modifications

If your knees ache when you do squats or lunges, don’t despair—there are ways to modify those exercises to take some pressure off while letting you …

8 exercises to help prevent injury

At the gym, where bare legs reign, it’s easy to spot the runners. They’re the ones with skinny legs and 3D quads who are doing squats, hamstring …

Muscle

Hamstring Strain Strengthening Exercises

The following strengthening exercises for the rehabilitation of hamstring injuries should be done progressively as part of our hamstring strain rehab …

5 Exercises To Bolster Your Running Form | Triathlete

While more running means better form and fitness (see “The Running Gait Debate” below), strength training can promote greater running efficiency. If …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

Hips

5 Workout Infographics For Home Exercise On Weekdays

5 Workout Infographics For You To Exercise At Home On Weekdays<p>Tom Rowsell<p>Read full profile<p>Hit the gym or crash on the couch? Don’t make the wrong …

How to Strengthen Your Hips, Glutes, and Hamstrings for Running

It seems like every year there is a new aspect of running we <b>need</b> to work on<p>One year it was our feet; foot core was the secret to injury free …

It's All in the Hips

Foot strike, the darling of minimalism, is overrated. Good form starts with the pelvis and the glutes.<p>Watch a video of Kenenisa Bekele winning a 5,000m or 10,000m, and it is quickly apparent that he and the rest of the world-class pack with him are doing something different from what most of us do …