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The Best Ways to Break the Ice and Get to Know Someone on the First Date

Most first dates are less about trying to make sparks fly and more about getting a feel for who someone is. Whether it’s your first date or you feel …

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” …

How to Improve Your Speed: Step Frequency and Step Length

You have decided to take up running.<p>It helps us to lose weight, it helps our long term health, and there are a lot of other running benefits …

Scientists May Have Pinpointed the Reason for 'Runner's High'

Runner’s high is real—just ask any runner—and now, scientists may have found an explanation for it.<p>A new study published by Cell Metabolism concludes …

Scientists find a fat hormone toggles a runner’s high

A long run feels the worst until it feels the best. That’s primarily thanks to the runner’s high — those euphoric feelings that strike halfway …

Research

How Much Can A Human Body Sweat Before It Runs Out?

Drip, drip, drip<p>It all depends on the size, physical fitness and hydration of the person in question, but it's possible to sweat buckets before heatstroke sets in and we pass out. After all, there are about three million sweat glands on the human body (the highest concentration is on our palms), …

'I was almost the marathon world champion'

On the eve of the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, Adharanand Finn hears the remarkable story of Kenya’s Simon Biwott, who came second in the marathon in 2001, in the closest finish in world championship history<p>It was a warm August evening in Edmonton, Canada. People were standing out in …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

The 100

One Crucial Relationship Building Skill You Weren't Taught in School

“We have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak.” – First Nations Wisdom<p>When given the opportunity, and a captive …

Five novels every runner should read

Whether we run to escape, to create memories, or to ritualise masochism, being a similarly solitary medium, the intimacy of the novel is perhaps the best way to capture the runner’s psyche<p>Why do we run? In his book on the subject<i>,</i> Mark Rowlands complains that most books about running reframe this …

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The Dos And Don'ts Of Writing An Online Dating Profile

There is such a lot of conflicting advice out there on how to write your online dating profile. And let's be honest, it is important to get it right. I've found it helpful to think about your profile rather like a cross between a CV and a great piece of PR. Does that sound tough? Well, if you want …

12 Things You Took For Granted When You Were Younger

Everybody knows the saying "you don't know what you've got till it's gone," and nothing is more applicable than the privileges of childhood. Looking back on my youth, it seems as if there was an unwritten code of rights and freedoms protecting me from any pain or responsibility. When you're a kid, …

Steve Way: 'My physio uses a video of me to show people how not to run'

<b>What have you been up to recently? You’ve been injured, haven’t you?</b> I’m not injured any more. Hooray!Yes! In the middle of February, a glute issue reared its ugly head, and I tried to fight through it because I was desperate to get to the start line of the London Marathon. I really wanted to go …

Bamboo Mathematicians

Science & InnovationThe Loom<p>In the late 1960s, a species of bamboo called <i>Phyllostachys bambusoides</i>–commonly known as the Chinese Mainland Bamboo or Japanese Timber Bamboo–burst into flower. The species originated in China, was introduced to Japan, and later into the United States and other …

Bamboo

The Boston Smoocher Wants to Find the Wellesley Man She Kissed

On a dare from her daughters, a runner from Tennessee reversed the old Boston Marathon tradition.<p>As the Boston Marathon tradition goes, the women of Wellesley get all of the kisses.<p>But one runner—spurred on by a bet with her daughters—decided to reverse the tradition, and she smooched a Wellesley …

The Four-Minute High-School Mile, 50 Years Later

A half-century after a Kansas high schooler ran the mile in under 4:00, precious few runners have caught up<p>On Monday I called Jim Ryun, thinking it would be cool to tell the greatest miler in American history something he might not know about the mile: Last weekend, a high-school student named …

The dark side of chocolate milk for recovery

In recent years, chocolate milk has become the darling of the recovery drink world. You’ve likely had a carton handed to you at the finish line of …

Nutrition

How to Write With Substance

Nothing drags down writing more than spreading good ideas over too many words.<p>Making keystrokes matter has only grown in importance as communication and the text that powers it become increasingly inseparable. Many tools we rely on each day--Gmail, Slack, Asana--would be empty shells without the …

Don't Eat the Last Cookie -- And 5 Other Things I've Learned About Creating a Happy Marriage

Holding on to the seat, I wheel my newly purchased road bike out of the garage and onto my gravel driveway. I was excited about my first ride, also a bit nervous as I had zero experience with clipless pedals, but there I was, ready to go.<p>What happened next was like a bad, slow motion dream.<p>I clip …

Why Does the First Mile of My Run Suck So Much?

The trick, for beginning runners especially, is to overcome the initial discomfort knowing that an enjoyable run awaits you on the other side of mile one or two. Easier said than done, right? Even as a veteran runner, I struggle with the first mile. Here's how you can make your first mile of a run …

Muscle

Improve Your Running Stamina With Progression Runs

Progression runs were once called the Kenyan secret. They're great for building stamina, mental strength, and teaching the body to run increasingly faster at the end of a race. A progression run is a run with structured pace increases from beginning to end. The distance and pace will vary based on …

Marathons

Why I love a no good, very bad run

If you’re anything like me when you first started running, every run felt like a bad run.<p>It was freaking hard. It hurt. I couldn’t breathe, the miles …

Hot On The Trail: Top Tips For Off

<i>Keep these key points in mind when taking your running to the trails.</i><p>Most trail running articles are aimed at turning people into better trail …

Boston Marathon Runner Finds Mystery Man She Kissed Along the Route – Via His Wife

Now this is a story with legs – and lips.<p>Barbara Tatge was about to run in her first Boston Marathon in April when she learned of a local custom: The …

4 Nutrition Rules to Combat Running-Induced Hunger

To find the best way to stay energized before, during, and after a run, Shape's nutrition editor sought out some expert advice<p>As the nutrition editor …