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3 Swim Workouts For Beginner Triathletes

Print off the workouts below or copy them onto a piece of paper that you can bring to the pool and affix to a kickboard (that you leave on the pool …

Swimming

Exercise May Prevent Depression—Not Just Alleviate It

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6 Rules to Determine How Many Miles a Week to Run

Whether you’re planning to run a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon, these rules will keep you fit and safe.<p>I once asked a colleague who has coached many runners to collegiate and Olympic glory what he considered the proper mileage totals to succeed in distances from the 5K to the marathon. …

12 Ways to Build Ankle Strength for Top Performance

Balance Training<p><b>Standing on one leg:</b> Hold for 30 seconds, working up to one minute per leg.• <b><br>Balance and catch:</b> Standing on one leg, catch and throw a …

Exercise

32 Exhilarating Moments Every Runner Lives For

You didn't know we were racing, sir, but I just won.

Marathons

Total Mileage for the Month: 0

Here's what happened during my month off, and what didn't.<p>Hey! Have you ever wondered what happens when a runner stops running for a full month?<p>I'll tell you what happens: Not a hell of a lot.<p>I can say this with some conviction, because today for me marks one month of not running. Four weeks of …

Review: Stryd

The problem with running is that there’s no way to constantly adjust your effort for best results. You often go out too slow or too fast, then feel …

Strength Training for Runners: Why You Should Pick Up That Weight

It’s that time of year where everyone is posting their “should you join the gym?” blog posts. I’ve read a handful of these posts, and I’ve noticed an …

2 Moves That Torch 350 Calories

Or, as we like to call them, your new favorite exercises<p><i>This article was written by Jenna Bergen Southerland and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>When life's as busy as it is, simple is good. Easy, quick, and still super effective? Even better. So when we came across a recent study in the</i> …

11 Reasons Men Might Turn Down Sex

Contrary to popular belief, he's not ALWAYS in the mood.<p>I love beer, and I love sunshine. But sometimes, I want neither. I want coffee, and I want the shades drawn. Maybe it’s because I’m feeling pensive, and I’m thinking about mortality and climate change and the impending zombie apocalypse. Or …

11 Places Where You Need to Have Sex at Some Point in Your Life

Don't knock 'em til you try 'em<p>You know that reccurring sex dream you have about getting it on under the stars with your partner (or, you know, Ryan Gosling)? Well we think you should totally make that a reality—the outdoors part that is. And we’re not the only ones. Expanding your sexual …

Swimming Workout for Two Miles

Two miles is a common distance swum by competitive or advanced swimmers. Athletes training for a triathlon may also swim this distance. Swimming two …

America's Top Marathoner Tells You Why You Should Run One

Somewhere north of a million people watched the 2014 New York City Marathon. There were supporters of family and friends. There were those looking …

How to Stay Fit and Lose Weight in the Off-Season

Advice and sample training weeks for actively recovering after a race.<p><i>I’ve registered for my fourth marathon next June, and I’m wondering what I can do over the next two months to recover from my race season, maintain fitness, and lose weight. I’m trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon and</i> …

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 …

Running 101

Take these simple steps to become a runner.<p>For the past two years, I've been teaching a class for beginning runners at the University of Oregon. But this is no typical college course, because we spend more time running together than discussing and debating.<p>The class meets twice a week for 50 …

Half Marathon Training for Beginners

If you can run three miles, you can train for 13.1. Really!<p>Believe it or not, if your long runs are up to three miles, you're ready to train for a half marathon. Running 13.1 miles might seem impossible now, but you will make it, as long as you take it one week—and one mile—at a time. With a …

This Mom Can Run an 8-Minute Mile at 9 Months Pregnant

Clara Peterson of Corte Madera, California, is a mom of three kids —ages 5, 3 and 11 months -- and an elite runner who trained through all three of her pregnancies.

Parenting

The 20 Worst People at the Gym, According to Trainers

[caption id="attachment_55145" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photo: Twenty20[/caption]You've made the honorable effort of getting your butt to the …

13 Marathon Essentials Every Runner Should Own

Soleus Chicked Running Watch<p>1 of 13<p><b>Kara Goucher</b>, two-time Olympian and the American favorite in this Sunday's New York City Marathon, prefers not to …

How to Run: Tips for Beginners I Learned From Training for the NYC Marathon

Since I wrote about running the Nike Women's Half-Marathon, I've run two more half-marathons and, thanks to Airbnb, I'm also running the NYC Marathon this Sunday. Yes, it's still a bit crazy, but I've picked up so many tips along the way. Here are a few things I've learned in my training that can …

Why You Should Look at the Bottom of Your Running Shoes Right This Second

Grab your kicks and follow this step-by-step analysis to find out if you’re on the right track—or setting yourself up for injury.<p>In preparation for the New York City Marathon, I headed to NYSportsMed’s Athlete Performance Center a few weeks ago for an elite-level running analysis specifically …

11 Ways Running Is Great for Your Health

Seriously, what can't running do?<p>"I really should run more." We've all said it at one time or another, but it's truer that most people realize. Case in point: these 11 awesome, life-changing benefits of putting one foot in front of the other.<p><b>It Slashes Your Risk of Heart Disease</b><br>Running could cut …

Weekend Rock Question: Who's the Greatest Horror Movie Villain?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll<p>Halloween is exactly one week away, which means TV stations and movie theaters are showing horror movies around the …

Halloween

Why Don't We Know What Running Looks Like?

Accurately depicting the running gait has plagued humanity through the ages.<p>Quick, look at the illustration above. What’s wrong with it? New research indicates that there’s a good chance you will not answer the question correctly.<p>A study published in <i>Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the …

The Most Common Injuries From Too-Quick Mileage Increases

Study questions 10% rule among group of novice runners.<p>Many runners are familiar with the 10 percent rule of increasing mileage. It states that increasing your mileage by more than 10 percent from one week to the next will increase your chance of injury.<p>Various scientists and coaches have disputed …

Get Faster and Stronger with High Intensity and Volume Training

The big benefits of pushing hard for seven days.<p>When Australian researchers conducted a study on high-altitude training, the results surprised them: Half the elite runners ran hard workouts at 6,000 feet and improved their race times by an impressive seven percent; the other half did the same …

Couple Runs Marathon Together in Every State

Barb and Greg Damon will finish 50-states quest at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.<p>When Barb and Greg Damon cross the Chicago Marathon finish line on Sunday, they'll cross a big to-do off of their bucket list: Running a marathon together in every U.S. state.<p>During the last 11 years, the 47-year-old …

How Exercise Protects the Brain from Depression

Study suggests a new protective role for fit muscles.<p>Researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institute published a neat study in the journal <i>Cell</i> last week that may shed some light on how and why exercise fights depression (press release here). It's fairly complicated stuff (to me, at least), and it's a …

High-Fat Diets for Endurance

Taking a closer look at claims that fat can make you faster.<p>Normally when a new article I've written hits newsstands, I'm eager to spread the news as widely as possible. But I have to admit I've been a bit nervous about my article on high-fat diets for endurance athletes, which is in the new issue …