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Former Steelers RB Jerome Bettis selected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Jerome Bettis, the latest Pittsburgh Steeler to get voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, set a franchise record with 50 100-yard rushing …

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How to Master Your Prerace Checklist

Follow these tips to get to the starting line prepared to race.<p>With all the hope and hard work that you’ve invested in your goal event, you want to arrive at the starting line feeling calm, healthy, and ready to run your best. Here are a few reminders to keep you on track in the critical days and …

Motivational Poster #68

In honor of Groundhog Day, our own little critter has a prediction.<p>BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!<p>For a Special Super Bonus Motivational Poster, click here.

Foam Roller Video Series

Learn how to efficiently use your foam roller with this 8 part video series.

The Best New Running Gear for 2014

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101 Kicks in the Butt

You have 100 reasons for losing motivation to run. But we can top 'em with tips, inspiring quotes, and more. Pick your fix. Repeat as necessary.<p><b>1. Create a blog</b> where you post your daily mileage, then give out the address to your friends and family. Do you really want Aunt Ellen to ask why you …

10 Bad Runner Habits (and How to Break Them)

Natural Defense

The best foods to protect your body from damage caused by running.<p>With the fall racing season nearly here, your training is probably in high gear. Running extra miles will get you into top shape, but it also boosts the body's production of free radicals. These unstable molecules float around in the …

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The WSJ's "Get Over It" Column, Translated

A recent essay makes a lot more sense when you read it in English.<p>So a couple of days back, a gentleman by the name of Chad Stafko -- which apparently is his actual name, which I find awesome -- wrote an essay for <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> titled "OK, You're a Runner. Get Over It." Essentially, Mr. …

How Pumpkins Can Help Your Running

The season's most popular gourd offers plenty of health benefits. But can you get the same perks from the canned version?<p>Now that the buckets of trick-or-treat spoils, licorice bats, and candy corn have been emptied, it's time to talk about the real nutritional treasure of the season: pumpkin. I'd …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients–if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a missing link, …

What to Wear: Marathon Training

I’ve always been a runner. Not too seriously—I wouldn’t even call myself a Weekend Warrior since it’s never been a strictly weekly thing—but I’ve …

Marathons

When Should I Stretch?

Use these five postrun stretches to keep your muscles flexible.<p><i>What guidance would you give to runners about stretching? When I ran in high school, which is when I learned a lot of what I “know” about running, we were taught to stretch really well before a run, and if we could, a little bit</i> …

How to Deal with Prerace Anxiety

Stay calm and confident when your mind is filled with nerves.<p>Never mind the long runs, the intervals, the hill repeats. Ask runners what the most challenging part of training is, and many will say the taper. Indeed, anxiety, panic, and crankiness often come along with decreased mileage leading up …

How Much Should You Drink During a Half Marathon?

New research suggests sipping when you’re thirsty is enough.<p>If you’re debating your fueling strategy for an upcoming half marathon, a new study suggests that the two most recommended approaches—drinking when you’re thirsty and following a set hydration plan—are both effective.<p>Canadian researchers …

How to Taper for Your First Half Marathon

What to do in the two weeks before a 13.1-miler.<p><b>Are you training</b> for a half marathon this fall? In the two weeks before the race, known as the taper, you will reduce the volume and intensity of workouts so you get to the starting line feeling ready to run. After so much training, some runners find …

Predict Half and Full Marathon Time with 5K Time

How 3.1 miles can help you determine your pace for a longer race.<p><b>You've got a big event</b> coming up—a half-marathon, or maybe even a full. Even if your only goal is to finish, you may still want to know how long you'll be out there. If you've run a 5K this year, you can plug your time into an online …

10 Marathon Day Mistakes

A marathon presents you with 26.2 miles of opportunity. Sidestep these common training and racing errors to have a great day.<p>Just hours after completing a recent marathon, I raised a bittersweet toast to a race I was already eager to forget. Training for it had cost me countless pancake breakfasts …