Linda Lee

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Move Forward as a Beginning Runner

Get over common fears and become a better runner.<p>Chances are, when you started running, your goals were simple—run more, walk less. Inevitably, as you progress, you expect more out of yourself. But some runners avoid stepping up the intensity, citing a range of anxieties. Here's how to free …

Marathons

She Runs: She Started Running In Her 70's

“It’s better late than never," says 80 year-old Ellin Grossman, who recently ran the Road Runners Fifth Avenue Mile.<p>Eighty-year-old Ellin Grossman has only been running for the past six years, but she already has over 70 5Ks and track races under her belt. You could say that Ellin came late to the …

Marathons

Beat Mental Roadblocks on the Run

New research reveals how to stay headstrong when the going gets tough.<p>You're in the middle of a race or workout and suddenly your legs feel heavy, your lungs scream, and all you want to do is stop. What do you do? Some runners ease up, only to beat themselves up later for doing so. But others …

Marathons

Three Foam Rolling Techniques For Runners

<i>Prevent injuries by doing these three moves after every run.</i><p>When is the most common time for athletes to start foam rolling? Typically once they …

Glute Strengthening Workout

Put injuries behind you by working this key—but often neglected—muscle group.<p>For the past decade, coaches, trainers, and physical therapists like me have told runners to “work your core”—the muscles of your torso that support your every move. And so many runners have added crunches and planks that …

Workouts

Happy Hammies

Dodge hamstring woes with multi-muscle exercises.<p>Use this series of exercises and stretches to strength and relax your hamstring muscles. Keeping your hamstrings strong and flexible is key to a healthy running routine.

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Strength Training for New Runners

Essential moves for beginner runners to build power and prevent injury.<p>Sure, it’s easy to get hurt when you’re just starting out. There are countless aches, pains, and ouches that you’re bound to feel when you’re pushing your body farther and faster than it’s gone before. But here’s the good news: …

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The terrible and wonderful reasons why I run long distances - Part 6

Update: Blerch running shirts are now in stock!<p>"I believe in The Blerch" running shirts are now available, as well as oversized fridge magnets and …

The Best Exercises to Prevent Running Injuries

If you're a runner, chances are you've experienced a running-related injury or two. "The most common issues I've seen from runners include knee pain, …

Pain

A Few Rules to Run By

What you need to know about short shorts, porta-potty lines, and other unspoken principles of the runners' code.<p>Running is simple.<p>You don't need a room full of pricey equipment or to phone in advance for a tee time. Running doesn't even require much skill—nothing could be easier. Naturally, there …

Marathons

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 …

Workouts

Core Exercise: Scissor Jumps - Women's Running

<b>Want a hard core middle, but pressed for time? Add this simple exercise into your ab routine for solid results!</b><p>Scissor jumps is one of 36 …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

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The Beginner's Guide To The Half Marathon

<i>Check out coach Matt Forsman’s foolproof approach for completing 13.1 miles.</i><p>Whether you’re new to running or making a comeback after a long layoff, …

How to Use a Foam Roller

Six pre- and postrun routines to boost flexibility and recovery.<p>If you use a foam roller only to rehab injured muscles, you're not getting the most out of it. A roller—which looks like a firm log—can be a valuable part of a healthy runner's warmup and cooldown routine, says Michael Clark, Ph.D., a …

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