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3 Travel Size Run Workouts

<i>Short on space? These workouts will keep your run fitness in check no matter where you go.</i><p>Even if you only have a short stretch of road to work …

The 7 Best Exercises for Your IT Band

Runners know all too well that any sort of sharp pain—whether it’s in the shins, knees, or ankles—can put a sudden end to training days. One of the …

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An Ode To Running In National Parks

Last month, I found myself faced with a running emergency. There was the familiar itch in my legs, the one that tells me I’ve been sedentary for too long and it’s time to get out and go. However, Roger Federer was playing an important match in what looked at the time to be a winning run at …

The One Thing You're Not Doing Enough of at the Gym

Pushups shouldn't be the only time you hit the floor. The key to a better body may be at your feet<p>At the gym, you probably see guys doing crunches or foam rolling on the ground. But apart from that, how many guys are actually <i>training on the floor?</i><p>Nowadays, the majority of trainees seem to have some …

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Working Out?

Read this if you've taken a fitness hiatus.<p>Even when you have the best of intentions, life sometimes gets in the way of a fitness routine. And whatever the reason behind it, the absence of workouts will cause your body to lose some of the progress it had made. Here’s how an exercise hiatus impacts …

Top Coat: The 6 Best Running Jackets

Runners dream of a world where the road always rises up to meet them and the wind is always at their back. Sadly, with the current weather conditions …

The Perfect Form

Running better, from head to toe.<p><b>Head Tilt</b> How you hold your head is key to overall posture, which determines how efficiently you run. Let your gaze guide you. Look ahead naturally, not down at your feet, and scan the horizon. This will straighten your neck and back, and bring them into alignment. …

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Destination America

<i>There’s no better way to see America the Beautiful than during a run.</i><p>Runners tend to have the personalities of explorers. We love seeing new places …

How to Get Better Sleep as a Runner

Catching more quality Z’s can make you a stronger, better runner.<p><i>Status Update: Late night last night. Still managed to get up at 4, knock out an 18-miler, and get the kids to school on time.</i><p><i>Status Update: Didn’t get enough sleep this week. Stayed in bed for an extra hour and skipped my run.</i><p>Let’s …

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The Whole Body Fix

Chronically injured and disheartened, a Runner's World editor sought holistic help from a team of therapists. Her diagnosis (sleeping glutes?) and hard-won lessons (master the clamshell!) can help you, too, stay healthy, happy, and on the road.<p>I'm lying facedown on an exam table at a …

10 Reasons the 5K is Freaking Awesome

You can train and still have a life, race hard and walk normally the next day, and get really fit really fast.<p>My one carry-on and six personal items are stashed in the overhead compartment. The seat pouch in front of me is crammed with the tools necessary to get us through a 13-hour flight back …

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Five Running Books You Should Be Reading | Competitor.com

<i>Any or all of these should be on your list for the summer.</i><p>There are a lot of books about running. There are memoirs by famous marathoners, how-to …

7 Great Yoga Poses For Recovery

Yoga is an excellent cross-training activity that promotes strength building, improves flexibility, and aids in recovery after a run.<p>Yoga is an excellent cross-training activity that promotes strength building, improves flexibility, and aids in recovery after a run. Here are seven yoga poses …

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Prime Time

Rev up your warmup to prep your body for hard efforts.<p>You know the feeling. It's the first repeat of an interval workout, you're breathing like a steam engine, and your legs feel like they're caught in quicksand. But you also know the second interval will feel a little better, and by the third, you …

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Training advice - The Running Bug

Fully Fit

Improve your form and avoid injury with this elite coach's fast head-to-toe workout.<p>I am a marshmallow. After enduring two grueling days of dynamic stretching, strength training, hurdle and sprint drills—all under the exacting eye of Olympic coach John Cook—muscles I didn't know existed ache and …

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Four Fast Speed Workouts for Any Runner

Fast workouts benefit every runner, so there’s no excuse to skip them.<p>Think you can skip speedwork, that it’s just for seasoned runners with specific time goals? No such luck.<p>Research suggests that 30-second to five-minute bursts of intense exercise interspersed with rest periods will yield unique …

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The 10-Minute Plyometrics Workout For Runners

<i>Yes, you can get meaningful benefits for your running with a 10-minute workout.</i><p>You got home from work late. You were going to run for 45 minutes, but …

Surge Protector

"Float" workouts build strength for midrace attacks.<p>Back in 2008, Galen Rupp set a record that doesn't show up on his USA Track & Field bio. He ran a workout alternating 200 meters in 30 seconds with 200 meters in 40 seconds, and completed 24 laps. The previous record for the "30-40" session, …

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The Perfect Running Interval

<i>High-intensity interval sessions are key for boosting fitness. Here’s how to work them into your training.</i><p>While endurance buffs often revel in long, …

Is It Harmful To Heel Strike When Running? | Competitor.com

<i>Research says it might not be as dangerous as we’ve been made to think.</i><p>Even though 95 percent of runners instinctively strike the ground with their …

How and Why You Should Warm Up Before a Run

Heading out for a run too fast and not warmed up is a recipe for injury.<p>Once we get revved up to run it’s tempting to shoot out the door at top speed. But heading out of the gates at full speed—without a proper warmup—is a recipe for disaster, and injury.<p>If you start out too fast, you run the risk …

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Better Pushups For Better Running | Competitor.com

<i>How you perform a pushup reveals a lot about how you run.</i><p>While many don’t consider the pushup a technical exercise, we can apply the principles of …

Better Squatting For Better Running | Competitor.com

<i>Learning to squat effectively teaches runners how to be better runners by addressing and improving basic athletic skills.</i><p>Irrespective of the training …

Miles vs. Minutes: Which Is A Better Training Method? | Page 2 of 2

Run by distance<p><b>Learning the art of pacing</b><br>Pacing is a critical skill for a runner to learn. Running just a few seconds too fast or too slow at any …

Motivation - The Running Bug

The 10 Laws of Injury Prevention

Follow these time-tested principles and you'll spend more time on the roads—and less in rehab<p>In the mid-1970s, Runner's World medical editor George Sheehan, M.D., confirmed that he was hardly the only runner beset by injuries: A poll of the magazine's readers revealed that 60 percent reported …

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Flex Benefits

This simple hip-flexor routine can help you fend off injury and run faster.<p>​<p>​<p>Suffering from pain in your Achilles, hamstring, knee, or IT band (along the side of your leg)? Your hip flexors may be to blame. Weakness in the hip flexors—a group of muscles in the pelvic region and upper thighs that …