Anjanette Wiley

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Your fitness app is making you fat. Here's why.

Fitness apps are all the rage. An explosion of new companies and products want to track your steps and count your calories with the aim of melting …

Apps vs. apparel: Can Strava compete with big sportswear brands?

Sports apparel makers clearly believe that fitness apps are an important part of their futures. Under Armour and Adidas have invested heavily in fitness apps, and Runkeeper’s recent acquisition by ASICS is just the latest in a long series of app acquisitions by apparel makers.<p>These companies have …

Running On Air: Breathing Technique

A revolutionary way to breathe can help you run better and sidestep injury.<p><i>This article was adapted from Running on Air: The Revolutionary Way to Run Better by Breathing Smarter, by Budd Coates, M.S., and Claire Kowalchik (Rodale, 2013). The book teaches how to use the principles and methods of</i> …

7 Ways to Become a Better Trail Runner

1. Practice<p>1 of 8<p>As with anything in running and life, practice makes perfect. The more time you spend on the trails, the more adept you will become …

Roads

38 nutrition experts tell us what they eat for breakfast

Study after study shows that breakfast boosts brainpower and helps to control cravings later in the day. Lots of highly successful make sure to fuel up before they face the world.<p>But some breakfasts are more well-rounded than others.<p>To see what a healthy breakfast looks like, we asked dozens of …

Want to be a good runner? Then you need to try fartleks.

If you took a poll on the street 95 percent of people, once they stopped snickering, would have no idea what a fartlek is, running coach Ann Alyanak told me when I asked her where they’d been all my life.<p>Alyanak is part of the Run S.M.A.R.T. Project based in Arizona. An elite runner herself, she …

How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain

Consuming refined sugar can impact mood, decision-making, and memory. Here’s how good it can be to give it up.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I have a love-hate relationship with food. I love it; it generally hates me. Matter of …

Scientists have discovered why running makes you happy

If you're a big runner like me you know what I'm talking about when I describe that euphoric feeling you get in the middle of your workout — when your feet feel like they are floating over the ground and you can almost hear the air dancing past you.<p>It turns out it's not all in your mind.<p>Scientists …

Grocery Run

Attention runners! This comprehensive shopping list of best buys and must-avoids will get you in and out of the store—fast.<p>Every time you walk into a grocery store, you face a daunting task: picking the healthiest, most nutrient-packed foods to fuel your running from thousands of choices. …

This Man Ran the Entire Appalachian Trail in 46 Days. Here's What He Ate Along the Way

What foods fuel a man who completed the entire Appalachian Trail in 46 days? We spoke to ultrarunner and vegan Scott Jurek to find out.<p>In a sport that already dances on the fringe of society, ultrarunner Scott Jurek is a true rarity. As one of the athletes who helped make ultramarathons—any race …

Pacing 101

<b>The Talk Test</b><p>When you first start running, don't worry too much about pacing by the numbers. Instead, aim to log your miles at an easy to moderate …

12 Social Media Accounts Every Runner Needs to Follow

1. Shalane Flanagan<p>1 of 13<p>Instagram: @shalaneflanagan<p>She competed in the Olympics four times, wrote a cookbook and was the first American woman in 40 …

Cape Cod race lets runners compete virtually from treadmills

FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — While thousands of runners descend upon Cape Cod for the New Balance Falmouth Road Race this weekend, an additional 100 are planning to compete from the comfort of their home or gym.<p>Whether they failed to snag a coveted bib or are serving overseas in the military, the …

How to Design a Custom Running Shirt

<i>If you’ve ever participated in the excitement of a running race like a fun run, 5K, or half marathon, you’ve probably received a race bib stating</i> …

Tutorials

The 4 Greatest Running Rivalries of All Time

You don’t have to be a ruthless Darwinist or Wall Street trader to appreciate the benefits of competition. In sports, when the best athletes go head-to-head on a very public stage, it’s possible to enjoy athletic brilliance at its finest. (For a case in point, check out the ’08 Wimbledon final …

Eminem

Men’s Journal published an interesting piece on Eminem, the controversial rapper and actor who recently recovered from an addiction to alcohol and …

How to Add Race Simulation Long Runs to Your Marathon Training

These taxing workouts are best reserved for experienced marathoners looking to improve their finishing times.<p><i>Jake asks: I’m training for my first marathon and have heard that adding race simulation long runs to my plan will help. What is the difference between a long, slow run and a race simulation</i> …

Concord woman who ran herself into Guinness record book dies at age 92

Margaret Hagerty ran herself into the Guinness World Records late in life, and was recognized as the oldest person to complete a marathon on every …

United Methodist

A Cardiologist Shares 3 Reasons Why Choosing to Eat Plant-Based is Totally Badass

Full disclosure. When I lecture as a Professor of Cardiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, the largest in the United …

8-year-old with cerebral palsy crosses triathlon finish line unassisted

Here come the chills ...<p>Bailey Matthews is an 8-year-old from Doncaster, England, who has cerebral palsy.<p>With his father -- an avid runner -- as his …

Melbourne woman shares secrets after 'world's toughest ultramarathon' win: Badwater 135

A 43-year-old Melbourne woman has been crowned the female winner in one of the world's most gruelling ultramarathons — a 217-kilometre race through …

Taking 1,200 mg of Advil before marathon was a big mistake!

<b>Q</b>. I once thought I would get ahead of the “pain game” before I ran a marathon. I took about 1,200 mg of Advil before the race. Big, big mistake!<p>I …

IRONCOWBOY ACHIEVES the “Unachievable” – BREAKS ALL RECORDS – 50 Full-Distance Triathlons in 50 Days Over 50 States

<b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b><p><b>Denver, CO</b> – On June 6, 2015, James Lawrence, more commonly recognized as the ‘Iron Cowboy,’ began an unbelievable and surreal …

Texas Man Runs 1,500th Marathon

Larry Macon, 70, already has plans for marathon No. 1,501 and beyond.<p>Larry Macon ran two marathons on Saturday and Sunday. It was a light weekend of running for Macon, who ran a record 255 marathons in 2013. Sunday’s marathon was the 1,500th of his career.<p>Macon, who started running at 54, joked …

Powered By Plants On The Ultramarathon Trail

The Appalachian Trail (AT) runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine, crossing 14 states for a total of 2,189 miles. This past Sunday, ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek completed a thru-hike of the AT in record-breaking time: 46 days, 8 hours and 7 minutes.<p>Given that most …

Summer Training: Don't Burn Out

Slowly build a base to be ready for your best this cross-country season.<p>The heat is a given in summer running. But sunburn aside, there’s another burn that cross-country runners have to avoid: the dreaded burnout that comes from overtraining in the summer.<p>It’s a common story: The high school star …

Why Do My Hands Swell When Running?

Advice on this common hot-weather problem.<p><i>Angie asks: My fingers swell up while I am running. Any idea why and how to prevent it? Could this possibly be related to dehydration</i>?<p>Finger and hand swelling is relatively common during running, although sometimes it is very subtle. It probably occurs more …

Women's Health

How to Improve Running Performance with Cycling

Triathlete Linsey Corbin explains why riding a bike is good for runners and shares her favorite cycling workouts.<p>With the summer season and the Tour de France in full swing, it’s hard not to get motivated to ride. I reached out to professional triathlete Linsey Corbin (pictured above) to share her …

Study Shows Runners Gravitating Toward Longer Distances

Running USA released interesting details on U.S. race finishers in 2014, showing evolving trends among a sport that’s as healthy as ever from a …