Anthony Diaz

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Am I Overtraining for My Marathon?

Having trouble completing your workouts? Here's how to train smarter to avoid fatigue.<p><i>I'm running my first marathon since 1990, though I've been running consistently for nearly 30 years and ran two half-marathons last spring. For support, I've joined a local runner's group, and for our late fall</i> …

5 Keys to Running Healthy and Staying Injury-Free

Follow these rules, and you’ll spend more time on the road and less time in rehab.<p><b>AVOID THE TERRIBLE TOO’S.</b> Doing too much, too soon, too fast is the number-one cause of running injuries. The body needs time to adapt to increases in mileage or speed. Muscles and joints need recovery time so they …

Healthy Dessert Makeovers

Satisfy your chocolate craving with these simple substitutions.<p>Chocolate-loving runners have had a lot to celebrate in recent years. In 2011, the University of Cambridge reported that eating dark chocolate can lower rates of stroke, high blood pressure, and heart disease, thanks to its high …

Build a Better Knee

Key exercises to get (and stay) pain-free.<p>The same training philosophy applies whether you're recovering from a knee injury or trying to prevent one. Ideally, your off-road workout should include stretching and strengthening--stretching to keep the IT band from causing friction, and strengthening …

Running Rituals To Improve Race-Day Performance

How to create training rituals to give you comfort and confidence leading up to race day.<p><i>I'm training for my first marathon this fall and doing well so far. Do you have any tips for preparing for race week? Although I've got a few months to go, my mind keeps wandering to the big day! Thank you!</i> …