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Find Zen Through Running

To achieve bliss as a runner, you need to tame your “monkey mind.”<p>If you could eavesdrop on a runner's internal monologue, it might sound like this: Forgot my sunglasses. Pretty bird. Should've worn another layer. What's for dinner? Hill! New shoes feel good. Pasta? Gotta buy pasta. And olive oil. …

Meditation

Your First 10K

Take your training up a notch with a 6.2-mile challenge.<p>Every year, tens of thousands of runners flock to popular spring and summer 10K events such as the Crescent City Classic in New Orleans, the Bolder Boulder in Colorado, and in my hometown of Atlanta, the Peachtree Road Race, which I've run 35 …

Marathons

How Training Partners Boost Health

Running’s health benefits likely amplified when we log miles with others.<p>Training partners can push us to new paces and longer workouts. But perhaps the greatest benefit of running with others is the camaraderie, particularly as we get older.<p>That's the takeaway of two separate but related studies …

Health

How Fat Distribution Affects Performance

Women with less abdominal fat might be better at using fat as energy source.<p>It's well-known that having much of your fat in your abdominal area is worse than having the same amount more evenly distributed. A high concentration of abdominal fat has been linked to increased risk of heart disease and …

Diabetes