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To Eat or Not To Eat Before a Run

Whether you’re looking to lose weight by running or looking to become more efficient at fuel consumption during a workout, fasted cardio is one way …

How Can I Ramp Up Training Without Getting Hurt?

<i>A:</i><p>Any time you increase the duration or the intensity of your workouts, you also increase your risk of injury—especially if you're not tending to those body parts that are seeing the most wear and tear. The solution, says renowned physical therapist, Kelly Starrett, is to do just that: Devote 10 to …

Is 100 Miles the New Marathon?

Now that 26.2 miles is mainstream, more people—including elite road racers—are considering ultra distances and what it takes to finish them.<p>Curious more than anything, Magdalena Boulet took a spot at the edge of the Placer High School track in the Sierra Nevada foothills to watch the end of the …

Self-Massage Tips for Runners

As runners, we churn miles out our legs, but how many of us make a conscious effort to ensure our muscles are prepped and cleaned up before and after …

5 Drills to Make You a Better Runner

Become more mindful of your running form and gain greater speed with less injury risk.<p>The following drills will improve your running form in many ways—by strengthening key running muscles, by improving your range of motion via exaggerating some aspects of the running gait, by improving the …

Running Efficiency Doesn't Deteriorate With Age

A pleasant surprise for masters runners: your running economy doesn't have to falter the older you get.<p>Performance is strongly correlated with three physiological factors: maximal aerobic capacity, or VO2 max; lactate threshold; and running economy or efficiency.<p>The third variable, much like the …

Correct Posture: The First Step To a Successful Weight Training Program

Strength training helps athletes prevent injury, build speed, and increase power output. In this three-part blog series, I offer a few concepts to …

How to Meditate While Running

After I began to use the treadmill, it dawned on me that I could meditate easily on a treadmill because I don't have to mind traffic or other distractions. I was very happy to find that meditating while running is joyful.<p>Before getting started, I should tell you that in the Son Buddhist tradition …

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24 Egg Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs …

Nike Cross Nationals Official Site - NXN - Videos - Adjusting Form - Alberto Salazar, Mary Cain, Galen Rupp, Mo Farah, Matt Centrowitz - Coaches QandA - Nike Cross Nationals 2014

Pro Workouts: A Jump-Rope Circuit for Runners

Photo: Shutterstock.com<i>Build strength, explosiveness and durability with this simple exercise.</i>Sarah Brown had Olympic aspirations following an …

Understanding and training for good running technique and form

Thank you for visiting the website and <b>multimedia resources</b> that support my book <b>Running Technique.</b> If you haven’t already purchased a copy of the book …

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Down & Dirty

<i>This one time, at running camp …</i><p>Camp?<p>The word evokes images of kids roasting marshmallows, sleeping in bunk beds and swimming in mountain …

Juicing 101: Benefits, Ingredients And Recipes

<i>Stock up on farm-fresh fruits and veggies and break out the home juicer. We’ve got your DIY guide to whipping up flavor- and nutrition-packed …

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The Long-Run Day Double

Can running twice on your long-run days speed recovery?<p><b>Before the 1996 U.S. Olympic marathon trials,</b> I coached a woman who had long been doing a short shake-out run in the evening after her long run. She'd run 18–24 miles in the morning, rest all day (like we all should do after a long run), then …

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12 Tips For Moving From Marathons To Ultras

<i>A 100-mile race isn’t out of reach—if you prepare properly.</i><p>Maybe you’re more than a little curious about the idea of running an ultra—even a …

The Four Best Types Of Massage For Runners

<i>Learn more about timing, frequency and which type of massage is best for your situation.</i><p>Most runners love to get a massage. Not only does it feel …

5 Recovery Mistakes You're Making (and how to stop)

Recovery is one of the most important elements of training. In fact, I’d argue it’s even more important than the hard workouts you do.<p>Without …

Dakota Jones writes of the "Falling Off Edges" people experience at the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run. http://i-rn.fr/FallingOffEdges "Just the act of running 100 miles is treading an edge–between safety and vulnerability; strength and weakness; sometimes even life and death–and the drop gets a lot bigger when that 100 miles is in a big mountain range like Colorado’s San Juans. The verge is especially apparent in the mountains, where cliffs abound like clouds, but despite this obvious comparison people have a way of ignoring the edges that aren’t right in front of their eyes. And when that happens, people get their asses kicked and learn a lot from it. Hardrock is awesome because it’s such a terrible thing to do to yourself." Photo: iRunFar/Meghan Hicks

Patience In Training Pays Off In The End

<i>It’s not always about how hard and fast you can go in a workout.</i><p>In the vocabulary of a runner, patience is a dirty word. Runners always want to run …

Three Key Workouts For Ultramarathoners

<i>Putting in the miles should allow you to finish an ultra, but mixing up your training will help you finish strong.</i><p>Typically, training for a grueling …

The Essence Of Running 100 Miles | Competitor.com

<i>Running is Latin for beauty, and other half-truths I believe 100 percent.</i><p>I’m not exactly sure when I decided I wanted to run 100 miles or even …

Get Your Speed On

Hit your top gear often to improve at every distance.<p>Sure, you went down to the track on Tuesday and knocked out some 400s at 5K pace. Those felt pretty fast. You had a good tempo run last week. And you ended your long run with a solid progression.<p>It's a good routine—the family sedan of the workout …

How Muscle Fiber Recruitment Affects Running Performance

Train to get your muscles to do what you want<p><b>Most runners don't think of themselves as muscle-bound.</b><p>That's a term reserved for football players, weight lifters, or Charles Atlas when he kicks sand in the face of a skinny runner on the beach.<p>But the reality is that the human body has more than 600 …

Meditation In Action: How To Turn Running Into A Mindfulness Practice

<i>By Headspace</i><p>Running most certainly has its benefits: It's good for our hearts and our heads. Many have turned running into a daily habit. And while there's much to gain from performing the physical activity, there's a lot we're missing out on when we slip into a semi-conscious state when doing the …

The island of La Palma juts out of the Atlantic Ocean in a great twisting arch of the kind of black rock that was so recently spit out onto land that …

[<i>Editor’s Note: The beauty of life is the beauty of life, no? There are so many things to love. It’s the nature of the human spirit, perhaps, to grow</i> …