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Hip Weakness and Knee Pain

Which is cause and which is effect?<p>If you've got knee pain, you might need to strengthen your hips. That's an increasingly common prescription these days, thanks to a bunch of research over the past decade or so linking conditions like runner's knee (also known as patellofemoral pain, or PFP) and …

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Stretching and Footstrike

Stretching produces longer ground contact times with each stride.<p>Even though I just blogged about stretching last week, I want to add one more post on the topic. I just came across a study from earlier this year that I hadn't seen before, which has a few interesting wrinkles. It was published in …

Should You Stretch Before Running?

Stretching results in slower starts, greater effort.<p>A few weeks ago, I took the "anti" side in a lighthearted <i>RW</i> debate about post-run stretching. Turns out stretching is still a hot-button issue that gets people fired up! So with that in mind, here's an interesting new study from researchers in …

Five Running Mistakes That Keep You Locked in the Injury Cycle

Your body is not a machine, and you shouldn't treat it like one even if you think you can "tough it out." You need to put as much care and …

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 …

UnTapped: Maple Syrup for Athletes

Anyone who has run a marathon, headed into the backcountry or saddled up for a 100-mile day on the bike knows there are some pretty suspect-tasting nutritional options out there. While getting the vitamins and nutrients one needs to maintain performance is essential, a tasty delivery method can do …

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6 Fitness Apps That Make You Feel Good About Yourself

We sorted through popular fitness apps, timers and reminders to help you find the ones that motivate without intimidating (or berating).<p>Photo: …

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6 Ways to Fix Your Running Stride

Tweak your form to be more efficient and less injury-prone.<p>As part of a recent run analysis I got at NYSportsMed's Athlete Performance Center a few weeks ago, I had my stride and body mechanics analyzed while I ran on a treadmill. They call it the "Runner's Report Card" and it's an elite-level …

What Pace Should I Run, Coach?

One of the biggest mistakes runners make is running either too fast or too slow for their workouts.<p>The goal of training is to obtain the greatest …

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2014 Gift Guide For Runners: 30 Ideas Under $30

1 of 32<p>LifeFactory Straw Cap Glass Bottle<p>A silicone sleeve protects the BPA-free glass bottle with a pop-up, spill-proof spout. <i><br>$27, lifefactory.com</i><p>2 of 32<p>Running Runner Glass Set<p>Take pasta dinner up a notch with these running-inspired wine glasses. <i><br>$30, etsy.com</i><p>3 of 32<p>Honey Stingers<p>These energy …

​The Best Fitness Tracker for Every Need

Like many of you, I work in front of a computer. They’re powerful devices, but they also suck your will to live and trick you into never, ever …