Renata Moen

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You Can Run a Half-Marathon

And you don't have to go it alone—in fact, most women don't. Growing numbers of female running enthusiasts are even building girls' getaway weekends around races. "There are now several women's-only half-marathon series because there's such high demand for these experiences, says Lamppa. You and …

Where To Focus Your Attention While Running

New research suggests it's better to monitor your feelings than your form.<p>In 1977 Bill Morgan and Michael Pollock wrote one of the first and most influential papers in sports psychology. They interviewed a group of elite distance runners, asking the runners what they thought about in the heat of …

Lung Power

Need more air? Deep breathing can help you run longer with less effort.<p>Just before you crest a hill or reach the end of a speed interval, your lungs go into overdrive. Your breath becomes shallow and rapid. You think if only you could pull in more air, you could surge up that hill or maintain your …

How to Run: Tips for Beginners I Learned From Training for the NYC Marathon

Since I wrote about running the Nike Women's Half-Marathon, I've run two more half-marathons and, thanks to Airbnb, I'm also running the NYC Marathon this Sunday. Yes, it's still a bit crazy, but I've picked up so many tips along the way. Here are a few things I've learned in my training that can …

Why You Should Look at the Bottom of Your Running Shoes Right This Second

I was told to show up in a pair of shoes I'd been running in for a while. The first thing Diano did when I arrived was look at the bottom of my kicks. “Similar to a palm reading, a lot can be gleaned from a ‘wear reading’ of the bottom of a pair of old running shoes,” he says.<p>Take a look at these …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

11 Ways Running Is Great for Your Health

<b>It Burns Crazy Calories</b><br>If you're vying to burn calories on a cardio machine, the treadmill is the way to go. It one study from the Medical College of Wisconsin and the VA Medical Center, runners who ran at a "hard" exertion level burned 705 to 865 calories in an hour—more than if they exercised on …