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Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Hidden Risk of Being a Healthy, Active Cyclist

Endurance athletes' lifestyle may make them more susceptible to potentially fatal DVT. Here are the risk factors and symptoms to watch out for.<p>Vicki Barclay was feeling off. The PhD, 34, a research scientist and mountain bike racer for Stan’s Notubes Elite Women’s team recalls that “for about a …

Inflammation

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Get your caffeine fixie: Europe’s best cycle cafes

Coffee and cycling have always gone hand in hand; a caffeine hit halfway through a long ride saves many a pedal-weary biker – and the cycle cafe trend shows no sign of slowing down.<p>Whether you need your bike fixed, your kit upgraded or your craving for cake and caffeine satisfied, these European …

Top Coastal Attractions in Norway

First off, the Norwegian coastline is absolutely filled with picturesque villages, the most breathtaking natural scenery imaginable and ancient …

Super Simple Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Training Plan | Triathlete.com

<i>Matt Fitzgerald provides a simple-to-follow 16 week training plan for the half Ironman distance.</i><p>Variety is overrated in triathlon training. It’s …

Training with Depleted Carbohydrate Stores

Study finds performance boost from low-carb interval sessions.<p>The "train low, race high" paradigm has been widely discussed over the past few years. The idea is that you do some training sessions with depleted carbohydrate stores, and this helps teach your body to burn fat more efficiently. Then …

25 Crazy Fun Marathons That Are Totally Worth Training For

Werk for that vacation.

Marathons

Workout Of The Week: Bodyweight Strength Session

Strengthen your obliques next time you're watching TV by performing a side plank.<i>This workout will improve your running while you watch TV.</i>Strength …

Workouts

Run My City: Seattle

Abundant scenery and an adventurous vibe make Seattle a running mecca.<p><b>RUNDOWN</b><p>Home of the Seahawks (football), the Mariners (baseball), and the Sounders FC, Seattleites love their professional sports. They also love their outdoor recreation—the surrounding waters, mountains, and forests give locals …

A Runner’s Guide to Over-the-Counter Pain Medicine

Here’s how NSAIDs can help—and hinder—your running.<p>You finish a hard workout, head to the shower, and peer in the medicine cabinet to consider your options: Advil? Motrin? Aleve? Maybe you reflexively grab a bottle and down two pills in a single gulp without a second thought.<p>It’s hard to pinpoint …

Meaty Issues

Protein-rich red and dark meats can boost your health and strengthen muscles.<p>If you've stared down one too many chicken breasts at dinner lately, you're probably a runner. You know what's healthy, and chicken breasts—a low-fat protein—certainly are. But you may be surprised to find that other …

The best places to eat tapas in Barcelona

Not quite a snack, not quite a meal, the tapa is all about sociability, whether that involves ordering a parade of little dishes to share over a bottle of wine and a long chat or whether your objective is a much more civilised version of the bar crawl.<p>Catalans have never really embraced the …

How Real Runners Train on Treadmills

Treadmill workouts for any occasion<p>Everyone has their winter war stories. There's the day your goatee froze before you made it down the driveway. The time you broke through an icy creek but finished your 15-miler anyway. And who can forget the Blizzard of (insert year here), when you tackled the …

The Ultimate Afternoon Snack

RW shows you the ultimate portable snack to get you through the afternoon.

Do You Make These Four Tapering Mistakes?

There isn’t one formula for tapering that works for every runner.<p><i>I’m training for my fifth marathon and looking to improve my performance. I need help on my tapering phase. I typically go into the race with a one-week taper, and it caught up with me in my last marathon. I ran a personal worst and</i> …

High-Fat Diets for Endurance

Taking a closer look at claims that fat can make you faster.<p>Normally when a new article I've written hits newsstands, I'm eager to spread the news as widely as possible. But I have to admit I've been a bit nervous about my article on high-fat diets for endurance athletes, which is in the new issue …

What's the Optimal Temperature for Marathons?

Why Paris is faster than Chicago despite a hillier course.<p>A few days ago, my "Running the Data" feature on what it will take to run a sub-2-hour marathon went live (it's in the November issue of the print magazine). It's also the culmination of months of work by a team including my editor Christine …

Got Calf, Achilles or Foot Pain? This May Be Why

A peek inside your shoes might provide the answer.<p>One of the blessings of being a coach is this: If you pay attention, you can see trends before they become trendy.<p>Sometimes they are positive, like the value of adding cross-training to your routine. But many times they are negative and can force …

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 …

12 More Treadmill Myths... Busted!

As it turns out, the "1% incline rule" isn't the only one that's baloney.<p>Do you adjust your treadmill's incline to 1% or 2%, to better mimic the effects of road running? If so, stop it immediately, because that whole notion is bunk and you're only making yourself look foolish. Honestly, we're sort …

Should You Run When You’re Sick?

Runners don’t like to skip workouts—even when they’re ill. Here’s how to decide when you should take a sick day from training.<p>Runners seem to live by a creed that’s stricter than the postman’s: “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sniffle, nor fever shall keep me from my training schedule.” Indeed, the …

Gut Check: Should You Take Probiotics?

<i>This good form of bacteria can help endurance athletes recover from workouts and boost their immunity.</i><p>Probiotics, the “good bacteria,” have been …

Make the Most of Your Trainer Time with These Indoor Cycling Workouts

Riding indoors doesn't have to be dull—and it can put you on the fast track to fitness<p>Chances are your typical indoor ride goes like this: Hop on trainer, pop in Season 4 of <i>Mad Men,</i> fight off trainer boredom long as you can stand it. But spending hours on the trainer can be overkill.<p>Indoor workouts …

6 Rules for Eating Right as a Runner

Keep it simple, keep it balanced, and stay hydrated.<p>When you start exercising regularly, you might have to revamp some of your everyday eating habits in order to feel your best while you’re working out and avoid unwanted bathroom stops. Here are some general rules.

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 …

Immune to It All

Colds and coughs bring down legions of distance runners. Don't be one of them.<p>You're at the peak of your training or you just completed a marathon, when suddenly you have a sore throat, runny nose, and fits of sneezing. You're not alone. Many long-distance runners report developing colds and other …

Bike Fit: How to Set Your Bike Seat Height

Boost comfort and power by dialing in the perfect seat position on your bike<p><b>STEP 1</b><p><b>Set cleats</b><br>Slip on your shoes, run masking tape along the instep, and mark it at the widest point of your foot. "Align the middle of the cleat with that line, or up to 2 centimeters behind it", says fitter Paraic …

Jog or Walk the Recovery?

New study suggests active recovery is best for rests longer than ~2:00.<p>Should you jog, walk, or stand still during your recovery between reps in an interval workout? It's a longstanding debate, and I don't think it will surprise anyone to hear that the "right" answer depends on the circumstances …

Research

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