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Mastering the Lunchtime Run

In the second week of my first job, the director of Human Resources (HR) stuck his head into my office.<p>“David, a word,” he said, gesturing to the …

Trail Running

How to Avoid GI Distress When Running

You’ve put in the long runs. You’ve shown up for sunrise speed work. You even turned in early a few nights to make sure you got enough shut-eye.<p>Today is my day, you think as you approach the starting line.<p>Not so fast, rumbles your stomach, the archenemy of so many runners.<p>Take comfort in knowing …

Wellness

Improve Your Running Stamina With Progression Runs

Progression runs were once called the Kenyan secret. They're great for building stamina, mental strength, and teaching the body to run increasingly …

Marathons

5 Marathon Workouts That Take 45 Minutes or Less

Training for a marathon is no easy task, but it doesn't have to take over your life. Yes, long runs are a necessity for endurance, says John Henwood, …

Marathons

Chafing, Blisters & Black Toenails | Prevention & Treatment

Chafing, blisters, and black toenails are often hazards of running, but with some precautions, as well as some remedies, you can overcome …

Marathons

8 kickass ways to include strength training in your next run

Running is great exercise, and arguably one of the most “functional” things you can do. After all, humans can often be in situations when they either …

4 Speed Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Age-group runner Julie Thienel of Maryland doesn’t like the track, but she does like speed work. “I think the road much better mimics race conditions …

Marathons

The 10 best water bottles for fit, active guys

1. Pryme Vessyl<p><b>Best for: Tracking hydration</b><p>For the tech- and health-obsessed, consider Pryme Vessyl—a smart water bottle that automatically tracks …

Essential Form Drills For Speed And Efficiency

Photo: Mark Doolittle Photography<p><i>Do these consistently to help improve your running form.</i><p>If you want to improve as a runner, you’ve got to do more …

Seven Running Drills to Improve Speed, Form, and Efficiency

When I first started performing running drills, I felt silly. Aren’t neon short shorts embarrassing enough? But running drills can be hugely …

Student loan borrowers have options

Millions of Americans are needlessly making suffocating payments on their student loans and others are shooting themselves in the foot by ducking their payment responsibilities altogether.<p>Yet both would be in better shape if the U.S. Department of Education would specifically tell people with …

Progress from “Today” Speed to Target Speed

Create a plan based on how much faster you need to get and how long you have to do it.<p>In November 1968, Steve Prefontaine was a high school senior with a two-mile best of 9:01, set the previous spring. His audacious goal for his senior year: 8:40, well under the national high school record of 8:48. …

Marathons

What Pace Should Runners Run Lactate-Threshold Workouts?

As a coach, I've noticed that the most difficult type of workout for runners to run at the correct pace are lactate-threshold workouts. Many runners, …

Marathons
Marathons

These cool heatmaps show the most popular running routes around the globe

Running and cycling are great for your health.<p>They also have the potential to create some pretty cool images.<p>Strava, the popular fitness tracking app for runners and cyclists, tracked 140 million rides and runs from January 2014 to May 2015, and overlaid the results on Google Maps.<p>Bank of America …

Maps

Triathlon Training, Gear, Nutrition, Photos, Race Results & Calendars

Triathlons

10 moves to upgrade your run

1. Speed ladder<p><b>What it works:</b><p>The speed ladder is great way to warm up and develop footwork. "It helps with cadence and a runner's ability to respond …

How to Take Two Minutes Off Your Mile Pace

How to Take Two Minutes Off Your Mile Pace

3 Indoor Running Workouts For The Winter | Competitor.com

<i>Focus on these three key workouts to improve your running when the mercury plummets.</i><p>There’s nothing wrong with doing steady, moderate-intensity base …

How To Prevent A Cramp

Cramps occur when the muscle spindles in your legs get fatigued. Do these moves twice a week after runs to condition those spindles and prevent cramps.

Health

10 Tips to Master the Marathon

200-time sub-3:00 marathoner Doug Kurtis shares his secrets of success.<p>Finding a marathoner with more experience than Doug Kurtis is like locating an unoccupied porta potty five minutes before the start of a big race--it's extremely rare, if not impossible. Kurtis, 62, a writer and race director …

Marathons

Run a 5K Faster with These Five Fun Workouts

Working on a 3.1-mile PR? Coach Jenny has your training covered.<p>There's nothing like racing a hard 5K, especially when the runner's high kicks in. It's a rewarding distance to race, and you can run many of them in a season!<p>In order to race fast, you've got to run fast in training. Here are five fun …

Marathons

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 …

Marathons

Gear Tip: Dry Out Soggy Sneakers

Fall showers have your shoes damp and smelly? Use this gear hack to quickly dry out your shoes and keep them smelling fresh.<p>Fall showers have your shoes damp and smelly? RW Shoe & Gear Editor Jeff Dengate shows you how to quickly dry out your shoes and keep them smelling fresh.

Shoes

Run Your Fastest Race with the "Timeless Challenge"

Coach Jenny explains how to pace yourself to a strong finish using effort, not GPS.<p><i><br>I’ve run several half-marathons and a few marathons. I’m trying to improve my time but without much success. Do you have any race-day tips for running a faster race?<br>~Ashley</i><p>There are a host of tips I could give you on …

Marathons

7 Secrets for Making a Comeback

How to get moving again after being sidelined.<p>It happens to so many runners, and in all likelihood it’s happened to you: You start running. You push your body faster, farther, and start to dream about PRs, six-pack abs, and pairs of skinny jeans. Suddenly, you see possibilities that you never had …

Marathons

How to Recover Between Intervals

When to walk, jog, or push the pace between intervals.<p>Speedy interval sessions require rest between repetitions—and especially when you’re pushing your limits, the natural instinct may be to stop and put your hands on your knees while you catch your breath. But experience teaches us a …

Marathons

13.1 Tips For Running Your Best Half Marathon | Competitor.com

<i>Thinking of tackling America’s fastest growing race distance? Here are some ways to get started.</i><p>In recent years, the half marathon has become …