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Previously unknown pharaoh's tomb reveals Ancient Egyptian dynasty

Archaeologists have discovered the tomb and mummy of a previously unheard-of pharaoh. Woseribre Senebkay was found close to a larger burial site in Abydos, which researchers unearthed earlier this month and is believed to belong to Sobekhotep I. Senebkay's tomb is smaller in scale, but the …

8 Things Runners Should Know About Coffee

Your favorite morning indulgence has some health and performance benefits, too.<p><b>Caffeine (in coffee or otherwise) improves performance…</b> Hundreds of studies have shown that consuming caffeine before a physical challenge likely helps subjects go farther and faster than when they go without it. This …

Wellness

Speed Workouts to Gauge Fitness

Measure your training progress for any distance race.<p>Every runner needs a "go-to" workout—an interval session, a goal-pace run, or other key workout to complete more than once during a training cycle. Whether you're prepping for a race or running to stay fit, doing the same workout regularly lets …

Marathons

One-Hour Workout: Form-Focused Run Session

<i>Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 mins (or less!).</i><p>This week’s run workout comes from USAT Level I coach …

Short v. Long Intervals

Two sides of the same coin, or completely different workouts?<p>Here's an interesting graph to consider:<p>It comes from a paper by Nigel Stepto and his colleagues, then at the University of Cape Town, back in 1999. This particular version of it is redrawn in a review on physiological adaptations to …

Exercise

Get Over It: Shin Pain

Exercises and advice to keep your lower legs healthy and strong.<p>Shin splints are a common beginner's injury, so many seasoned runners assume they're immune. But medial tibial stress syndrome, the top cause of shin splints, is usually triggered by overtraining--something that can befall even …

Peaks Coaching: Strength Training for Cyclists: The Hypertrophy Phase

By Bill McLaughlin, PCG Elite Coach<p>Here, at the end of the season, is the time we rest and recover from the hard work of racing, training, and …