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The Ultimate Guide to Running With Your Dog

Want to take your dog running? Check out these 9 training tips to make Fido a happy and healthy workout companion<p>If you're the owner of a four-legged …

Cold Weather Running Tips from Elite Marathoners

Marathon training in the winter is tough—but with running tips from pro athletes, you'll ace every run<p>Ah, spring. Tulips blooming, birds …

4 Hip-Strengthening Exercises to Help You Run Strong

Trunk muscles—including your hips and glutes—are arguably the most important part of your running anatomy. Pay attention to them to prevent injury …

Run More Mileage Without Getting Injured

Do low impact workouts to stay healthy when adding more miles to your weekly routine.<p>In theory, you're supposed to be slower at 44 than you were at 41. But Nick Berra's winning time in the masters 800-meter race at this year's USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Des Moines–1:56.27–was his …

A Runner's Guide To Ice Baths

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Tips for yoga teachers to teach successfully.<p>Yoga and breathing techniques that can help settle an anxious mind.<p>Encouraging modern women to get …

How Do I Fuel for an Early Morning Run?

It depends on how far you're running. Here are some easy-to-digest options for runs up to 13 miles.<p><i>Rohan asks: I often have to complete my runs first thing in the morning, so I can’t have my regular, hearty oatmeal with banana, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and peanut butter breakfast beforehand. I</i> …

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4 Tips for Pool Workouts for Runners

Water efforts improve form and boost fitness.<p>If you find yourself in a pool or lake, don't just float there. Aqua jogging is a great low-impact workout that can boost your fitness and improve your running form. As your legs move through their natural motion, the resistance of the water forces them …

Uncommon Core Workouts For Runners: Farmer's Carry

Stop everything you’re doing and take note of your posture at this very moment.<p>There’s a good chance you are slouched a little, probably sitting in a …

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 …

Motivation - The Running Bug

How Much Does Sitting Negate Your Workout Benefits?

Study: Each hour of sitting erases 8% from the health benefit of an hour of running.<p>Runners have always known that more is better (within reason). If you run a few more miles per week, you get fitter and faster. The same increases in fitness have been linked to decreased risk of major life diseases …

Land Softly And Carry Less Injury Risk

<i>A couple simple stride tweaks may reduce injury risk.</i><p>Some runners land harder than others—even when body weight and speed (which actually has a …

Why Older Athletes Need To Eat Fat

<i>Omega-3’s help prevent age-related muscle loss.</i><p>If you haven’t experienced diminished performance, the need for more recovery between hard efforts, or …

Enjoy an Open-Faced Chicken Sandwich

This stack of deliciousness from NYC's The Gander works for lunch or dinner.<p>For most people, sandwiches are a lunchtime kind of meal. Indeed, this open-faced rotisserie chicken sandwich appears on the new lunch menu at The Gander, a New American restaurant in Manhattan's Flatiron district.<p>But this …

ITB Syndrome Rehab: Running Step Width Modification | Run Coaching, Ironman and Triathlon Specialists - Kinetic Revolution

Spring marathon season is quickly approaching here in the northern hemisphere, and as such I’ll be bracing myself for the influx of keen runners …

Runner's Knee: Rehabilitation Plan

Runners: If you suffer with Knee Pain, you need to know that rest is not enough to solve the problem! You need to fix the root problem. Rehab Works: …

Three Workouts to Increase Pain Tolerance

Suffer-fests train you to endure the pain of racing.<p>Pain wasn't just a risk in the 2009 TransEurope-Footrace, which covered an average of 43 miles per day for 64 days straight–it was a given. Researchers tested the pain tolerance of competitors in that year's race by dunking their hands in ice-cold …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

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Study: Run Faster To Ride Better

<i>In a scientific case study, an elite cyclist improved his time trial by riding less and running hard.</i><p>It can’t be easy to train as an elite cyclist …

Running on "E"

Train on an empty tank to boost your fuel efficiency.<p>It's an indisputable fact that to run far and fast, you need to start out fully fueled. But during their prep for the Toronto Waterfront Marathon last fall, elite Canadian runners Reid Coolsaet and Eric Gillis adopted an unconventional approach: …

Strength Training for Trail Runners

Exercises to boost your stability.<p>​<p>​<p>Many runners are eager for the change of scenery that trail running provides. But sidestepping rocks and roots and navigating twists and turns doesn’t just make for an exciting workout—it also puts your balance and strength to the test. These moves from Charlie …

5 Olympic-Lifting Variations For Runners

<i>Looking at five explosive weightlifting exercises that can help runners’ strength.</i><p>Traditionally, explosive weightlifting has been reserved for …

Make Your Dog Your Running Partner

A brief guide to running with your furry friend.<p><i>EDITOR'S NOTE: Nick Trout is a runner and veterinary specialist with over 25 years of experience working in Boston. Trout has written</i> New York Times <i>best-selling books. His latest,</i> Dog Gone, Back Soon<i>, is available now.</i><p>Unless you’re a fitness junkie …

26 Tips for Running Your Best 26.2

Here is everything you need to know to run your best marathon this year.<p>If you’re running a marathon this year and you’re worried about the task ahead, relax.<p>We’re here to advise you on what to do a month out, a week away, even the day of. Shoe tips? Check. Hydration strategy? It’s here. Taper …