Jo London

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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 …

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Exercise May Prevent Depression—Not Just Alleviate It

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How Many Miles a Week Should I Run?

How to determine the number of weekly miles you need to run to run a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or marathon.<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. “That’s …

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 …

32 Exhilarating Moments Every Runner Lives For

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

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 …

Q&A: Meb Keflezighi

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

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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 …

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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.<p>Read more here.

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 …

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13 Marathon Essentials That Every Runner Should Own

In honor of the New York City Marathon, we've rounded up the best and stylish running shoes, and workout gear to get you to the finish line<p><b>Kara</b> …

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>Running could cut …

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

Halloween is exactly one week away, which means TV stations and movie theaters are showing horror movies around the clock. <i>Annabelle</i> and <i>Ouija</i> are both …

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 …