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6 Common Running Excuses and How to Overcome Them

The Excuse: "I'm not making any progress. Why keep running?"<p>1 of 7<p>After weeks of pounding the pavement, you feel like you aren't getting any faster, …

Why Do My Legs Fatigue Before I'm Out of Breath?

Coach Jenny suggests some training strategies to put more pep in your step.<p><i>Betty asks: I’ve read about your training philosophy to run by your breath and body, but breathing isn’t my limiting factor. My legs are. Sometimes I can be breathing easily, but my legs feel tired. Do you have any tips?</i> …

What Causes Shin Splints in Runners?

Shin splints, or Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) to use the more medical term, is an incredibly common injury amongst runners. In fact, some …

6 Weird Things That Happen to Your Body While Running

Running blasts stress, strengthens your heart, and gives you great legs—but it can have some strange side effects.<p>The benefits of aerobic exercises such as cycling or running are unmistakable. But a few of its odder side effects—like tasting blood during a race, maybe—could be mistaken for symptoms …

Science of Running: How to Run Right

<i>A good running style does not guarantee great running performances, but poor running style certainly sabotages them. Every runner should understand</i> …

How running shoes change the muscles in your feet

You might think that cushioned running shoes were designed to give your feet a break. But scientists have discovered that lacing up causes us to use more muscles in our feet than we thought.<p>After attaching tiny wires to the feet of 16 intrepid volunteers, researchers found that certain muscles …

Why You Get Shin Splints—and How to Get Rid of Them

You’re absolutely right: They are the worst.<p>If you’re a runner, shin splints are pretty much your worst nightmare (aside from tripping and eating pavement). They make every step excruciating and—if you’re training for a race—remind you that those dreams might be over (for now). Seriously, eff those …

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6 Ways to Relax While You Run

Relax while you run? Counterintuitive (or even impossible) as that may sound, it's an important goal to strive for. If you're tense when you take to …