Raven Bowen

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How Fit Are You?

To run at your full potential, you need to target all areas of fitness—including flexibility, balance, and mobility.<p>CORE STRENGTH<p>A strong core—the muscles in your abdominals, back, and glutes—gives you stability, power, and endurance. “If your core muscles can’t support your pelvis, it will drop, …

Tips on Quitting Processed Sugar

For those of you new to my blog, I am a huge believer in quitting processed sugar. Before switching to a whole food diet, I was a HUGE sugar addict. …

The Healthiest Approach to Weight Loss

I often get asked the best way to lose weight.<p>Nine times out of ten, the person will also state in that very same sentence, that they heard they …

The Biggest Mistakes Runners of All Levels Make (and How to Fix Them)

Over the last three years of coaching runners, I’ve reviewed hundreds of runner questionnaires. This is the exhaustive list of questions that allow …

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The 10 Laws of Injury Prevention

Follow these time-tested principles and you'll spend more time on the roads—and less in rehab<p>In the mid-1970s, Runner's World medical editor George Sheehan, M.D., confirmed that he was hardly the only runner beset by injuries: A poll of the magazine's readers revealed that 60 percent reported …

How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Proper form, strength training, and the right shoes can prevent injury.<p>It's an all too common scenario: Runner begins training program. A month or so later, a twinge settles on a knee. Runner stretches, pops ibuprofen, keeps running. A few—or maybe 100—runs later, runner is on the couch, ice pack …

Technology

<i>Got a smart phone? Put it to good use on your runs.</i><p>Running used to be simple. All you had to do was head out the door with a pair of shoes and a …

Monday Minute: Side T Reverse Fly

In this video, Tim Crowley and friends demonstrate the Side T Reverse Fly, a strength-training exercise for runners that combines the side bridge …

Breathing Tips for New Runners

How to breathe while running to avoid exhaustion and side stitches.<p><i>Hi! I'm a new runner and I'm experiencing a problem with controlling my breathing. Though I don't feel any soreness or pain in my legs, in about 200 meters, it gets incredibly hard to breathe. It feels like my lungs are resisting</i> …

8 Ways to Improve Distance Running Performance

Maximizing speed and performance in distance running can be achieved by improving lactate threshold and running economy. While VO2max—the maximum …

The Runner's Grocery Shopping Guide

Keep your kitchen stocked with these nutritious essential to fuel your runs.<p>It’s important to eat in a way that supports the exercise routine that you’ve worked so hard to develop. Keep your kitchen stocked with these bare essentials at all times so you stay energized for your workouts and healthy …

Fitmodo Running Week: Best Running Tips

So you want to pull those shoes down from the shelf to get back into the swing of running? Don't even think about doing your laces before you've read …

The Runner’s Ultimate Grocery List

Here’s a helpful list of items that should be on every runner’s food-store list.<p>Quick Guide<p><i>For a more comprehensive shopping list of best buys and must-avoids, see Grocery Run.</i><p>Produce <br>Fish, Meat, and Deli <br>Cereal, Bread, Pasta, and Sauce <br>Bulk Bins <br>Oils, Vinegars, Salad Dressings, and Condiments …

Design your own Running Program

How to be your own running coach<p>Jogging is a great way to improve cardiovascular fitness whilst enjoying the great outdoors. All you need is a pair …

5 Interval Workouts for a Faster 5k

Happy Friday!<p>So, I’ve mentioned that I am turning my focus to the shorter distances for the next 8 weeks or so, and will be training for a 5k. Many …

101 Kicks in the Butt

You have 100 reasons for losing motivation to run. But we can top 'em with tips, inspiring quotes, and more. Pick your fix. Repeat as necessary.<p><b>1. Create a blog</b> where you post your daily mileage, then give out the address to your friends and family. Do you really want Aunt Ellen to ask why you …

Faster Stride Rate Might Help With Knee Pain

Impact forces decrease 14% with 10% increase in turnover.<p>There's increasing agreement among experts that people with chronic issues in a given body part might be able to get relief by altering their running form. New research out of the University of Wisconsin suggests that a quicker turnover could …

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5 Speed Workouts Every New Runner Should Try

Adding a structured workout into your running routine will make you faster.<p>When you’re first getting moving, it’s important to just focus on getting into the exercise habit; making your run or walk a regular part of each day, finding times and places to exercise that feel convenient and …

Seven Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Running

<i>It isn’t hard to get started running, but once you get into the swing of things, it’s easy to injure yourself or ignore little things that make you a</i> …

Proper Running Technique: Six Ways to Improve Efficiency

<b>We All Run Differently…</b><p>With all the debate over the last few years around running techniques, it’s important to understand that there is a distinct …

Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Slow Cooker Recipes > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40 <i>Comments »</i><p>As far as I’m …

16 Of The Funniest Lies You Can Tell A Child

Parents, take note.<p>A thread on Reddit asked people how their parents scared them as a child, and the results are fantastic.<p>You can read more here and here.