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Add sand training to your running routine

Percy Cerutty, coach of Australia's 1960 Olympic 1500-metre winner Herb Elliott, favoured sand dune workouts for their ability to build speed, …

A Checklist to Learn Self-Compassion

Do you love yourself just as you are? The way that people answer this question reveals a great deal about their upbringing. Well-loved children …

This Is Exactly How Drinking Alcohol Affects Your Workout

<i>Alcohol in your system is detrimental to any kind of fitness activity (except maybe on the dance floor). Here’s how booze wreaks havoc on your</i> …

4 bits of Lao Tzu Wisdom that will Change Your Life

Ancient Chinese Philosophy is often separated into three categories; Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. It is often said that these methods of …

Spirituality

The Women’s Running Essentials of 2015

Stay cool and keep going.<br>—Meaghen Brown<p>Nike Dri-Fit tank<p>Ventilated with mesh panels along the bra line and down the back, this fast-drying, seamless top ($65) is our go-to on hot days. Nike cut it long to prevent riding and added reflective details for low-light runs. nikerunning.com<p>Patagonia Nine …

Clothing

Everything You Need To Know About Finding Your Animal Spirit Guide

Introduction<p>A long time ago, humans were created to be caretakers of the garden — Mother Earth. They held all things of creation sacred. The people …

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4 causes of knee pain and how to fix them

Why do you run? Because it feels good. Because it relieves stress. Because it enables you to eat cake. I get that, because running is also important …

The Art of Stillness, by Pico Iyer

TRANSCRIPT FOR PICO IYER — THE ART OF STILLNESS<p><b>KRISTA TIPPETT, HOST:</b> Pico Iyer is not a spiritual teacher or even, he says, a spiritual person per …

The Introvert’s Temper Tantrum

As a true introvert, to stay as sane as possible after a lot of social time, it is not enough for me to simply keep company with myself (what others …

Summer Reading for the Soul

I know: summer reading is supposed to light, fun, escapist. Murder mysteries and steamy romances. Call me weird, but I'm the kind of person who likes to read thoughtful or even challenging literature, even when I'm lounging around on the beach.<p>And I suspect I'm not alone.<p>If you are like me -- if …

Bow Down

5 Things Women's Running Loved This Week - Women's Running

3 Ways You're Making Running Harder Than it Is

<i>By Markham Heid, Prevention.com</i><p>Always stretch before you run—you've heard it a thousand times. While the advice makes intuitive sense, you might be shocked to learn there's no research to support this wisdom. And now a study from Texas A&M University suggests that stretching can actually slow you …

This Is How Many Calories You're Actually Burning When You Work Out

Because the treadmill lies.

Fitness

How Aging Affects Athletic Performance

I remember the moment a few years ago while watching TV when I realized that if I were riding in the Tour de France, at age 42 I’d be the oldest …