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Nike just opened a running track where you can race against your digital self

Every runner wants to beat their best time. So, who better to race against than yourself? Nike answers that question with its recently unveiled Nike …

Expert panel: These are the world's 10 best marathons

Meb Keflezighi knows that the Boston Marathon is the pinnacle of all 26.2-mile races because when people meet him and discover he's a long-distance …

World Records

Three Key Workouts For Ultramarathoners

<i>Putting in the miles should allow you to finish an ultra, but mixing up your training will help you finish strong.</i><p>Typically, training for a grueling …

Long distance runaround: For ultra-runners, going farther means more than going faster

Cody Callon picked up a pacer and started up the Zion 100’s toughest section: a stretch of super-steep switchbacks in the southern Utah desert. He …

Morning Routines – the making of long-distance runner Scott Jurek – video

What ingredients are required to make an ultramarathon runner? In Boulder, Colorado, Scott Jurek has concocted quite the recipe that has kept him going the distance for the past two decades. He runs anywhere between 50 miles to over 150 miles, and in his lifetime has won over 20 ultramarathons, …

Ultramarathons

Five Mistakes First Time Marathoners Make by Meb Keflezighi

Hi friends, I have another guest post today! This one is for the runners out there and it’s written by Meb Keflezighi, well-known Olympic marathon …

Corre menos distancia para correr más rápido

Seguramente, cuando empezaste a correr lo hiciste sobre distancias cortas, alargándolas poco a poco hasta que llegas a correr distancias de cinco, …

100 Must-Read Books About Running

If you’re into running, have been into it, or think you might like to try it in the future, you’ve probably had a hankering to read about it. Whether …

Trailheads: 20 Must-Run Trails Across The United States

Fountainhead Regional Park; Fairfax Station, VA<p>A perennial favorite for mountain bikers (there’s a dedicated trail for bikers), it’s also the site of …

An Ultramarathoner's Method for Pushing Through Walls On Long Runs

Long distance running wears out your body, but the real battle happens in your mind. Here’s the mental trick an ultramarathoner used to push through …

Ultramarathons

How Often Should You Fuel During Long Runs?

Photo: John Segesta<p><i>Learn how to improve the critical fuel efficiency element of the marathon while maintaining consistency in your training.</i><p>Running …

Sorry, Time To Say Bye From Your Favorite Distance

After years of running and racing the same distance, you might find yourself constantly improving and getting faster. More likely, you might find …

Marathons

The case for not running a marathon: In New York or elsewhere, why 26.2 is not for you

On Nov. 6, approximately 50,000 amateurs and professionals will compete in the New York City Marathon, which is the world’s largest. The race, now in …

Train Slower, Race Faster

<i>Most runners train too hard, too often.</i><p>A couple years ago I went for a run with Adam and Kara Goucher around the Nike campus in Beaverton, Ore. Not …

Long-Term Effects of Habitual Barefoot Running and Walking: A Systematic Review. - PubMed

INTRODUCTION:<p>Barefoot locomotion is widely believed to be beneficial for motor development and biomechanics but are implied to be responsible for …

Barefoot Running

The only marathon training guide you’ll ever need

The only marathon training guide you’ll ever need<p>Vivek Muthuramalingam<p>Photo: Vivek Muthuramalingam<p>Marathon training guides are plentiful, but rarely …

4 Ways Your Brain Suffers When You Stop Running

Here’s why taking even a couple weeks off can make you feel like a weary, angry mess.<p>A growing gut isn’t the only bad thing that happens when you skip too many runs. “More brain cells are being activated when we exercise than when we’re doing anything else,” says John Ratey, M.D., an associate …

The Brain

How to Pick the Right Running Partner

A great running partner (or two) can keep you honest and motivated. Here's how to hook up.<p>It's 6 a.m. You're just coming to terms with the fact that your alarm went off, and though you're still groggy, your mind manages to race through all the reasons why you should just roll over and go back to …

Fast Starts = Slow Finishes (Chicago Edition)

What the data from the Chicago Marathon tells us about the dangers of starting too fast.<p>TLDR;<p><i>Starting too fast too early may wreck your marathon by</i> …

What You’re Really Thinking While You Run

“The course of true love never did run smooth,” William Shakespeare once said—about running probably.<p>While it's true that we runners love running, …

William Shakespeare

Don’t Be A Pavement Pounder

<i>Shhhh! You’re landing too loudly. Here’s how to stop the stomping.</i>You can hear some runners coming from a mile away thanks to the force with which …

Returning To Training After A Big Race

<i>Follow these guidelines to quickly get yourself back up to speed.</i><p>Within the first 24 hours after racing, your highest priorities in terms of recovery …

5 Training Mistakes Every Runner Makes

Avoid these behaviors to run your best.<p>I’ve been coaching runners one-on-one, in groups, and online for more than 23 years. I have guided thousands of new and seasoned runners through their training for 5Ks, ultramarathons, and everything in between. And I’ve seen these five issues come up over and …

Marathons

Everything You Need To Know About The Benefits Of Slow Running

No matter how fast or slow you think of yourself, it’s time to own it. There’s speedy for you, and then there’s your own version of a leisurely jog, …

Preparing Your Body Now for Marathon Season

Mileage<p>1 of 8<p>The first piece of the marathon training puzzle is mileage. For most runners, the marathon will be the longest run of their lives. A …

10 Exercises to Treat IT Band Syndrome

Illiotibial band syndrome (IT Band Syndrome) is one of the most common running injuries today–and also one of the least understood.<p>While most …

Study: Late Starters Run Faster In Older Years

<i>Is it really true that people who start running later in life are able to run faster when they’re older?</i><p>In <i>Lore of Running</i>, Tim Noakes makes the …