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Jessica Alba's Startup Raises $70 Million At A Nearly $1 Billion Valuation

The Santa Monica, California, company, which sells natural and eco-friendly baby products, just raised $70 million and is valued at almost $1 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>The Series C round of funding comes from several VC investors including Wellington Management Company, …

Venture Capital

4 Ways to Enjoy Long Runs

They shouldn't be boring—and they don't have to be solitary.<p>Runners often have a love/hate relationship with the long run. We love the sense of accomplishment we feel when it’s over; we hate the anticipation of actually getting out there.<p>Yet it must be done: The long run is the keystone of any …

Marathons

Best Running Shoes | Gear Patrol

Have you tried bare foot running yet?

<i>Photo: Jordan Siemens</i><p>Daring to go bare (barefoot that is...) has been gaining mainstream momentum for the past several years. The fitness trend was …

5 Exercises That'll Make You Faster

These moves target the muscles needed for your fastest, strongest, best trail running outings ever, whether you're racing or just wanting to feel better on the trail.<p>Trail running enlists different muscles than road running, which creates different needs for strengthening. The uneven nature of a …

Workouts

Long Run Hangover

Why do I feel overly fatigued post-long run?<p><i>Hi Dr. Roberts,</i><p><i>I'm training for my fifth marathon and while my runs have largely gone well strength and target pace wise, I've recently noticed that I'm covered in salt streaks afterwards, have an upset stomach and feel, for lack of a better word,</i> …

Nutrition

Motivation - The Running Bug

10 Crazy Fitness Rules That Should Exist

2. Before you purchase luggage with wheels, perform a suitcase walk. Carry a dumbbell—choose one that equals half of your body weight—by your side for 40 to 100 yards. (No cheating! Click here to see <b>how to do a suitcase walk with perfect form.</b>)<p>3. Sure, go ahead and buy that Big Gulp full of soda. …

How Runners Can Benefit From Fatigue

Training—like walking a tight rope—is all about balance. To be successful, you need to figure out how to combine workouts and mileage with adequate …

Marathons

Exercise Labels Reduce Soda Sales

To test their theory, researchers posted three different signs outside stores to see which was best at deterring teenagers from purchasing (and drinking!) fizzy beverages.<p>The first sign stated that the average can of soda contains 250 calories. The second stated that it contains 10 percent of one's …

How to Prevent and Treat Trail Running Injuries

A trail medic explains what to do when you get hurt miles away from civilization.<p>Trail runner, paramedic, and Wilderness EMT Keith Williams of Conowingo, M.D., provides standby medical care at numerous trail races throughout the year.<p>"Road and trail runners share common issues like cramping and …

Running

One-Hour Workout: Off-Season Half Marathon Pacing

<i>Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 mins (or less!).</i><p>This week’s run workout comes from USAT Level 2 coach …

Achilles Pain, Poor Glute Control Linked

Glutes in runners with Achilles pain fire later, for less time.<p>Over the last few years, sports medicine professionals examining injuries have increasingly looked at what they call the kinetic chain, or the body parts that work together during an athletic movement. (In layperson's terms, the hip …

Running

Essential Nutrients You Can't Run Without

Here's why you should be adding more calcium and vitamin D to your diet—and how to boost your intake.<p>You probably already know most of us don't get enough calcium, but did you know more than 77 percent of the general population is also considered Vitamin D deficient? It's safe to say that many of …

Vitamin D

3 Things Every Runner Should Do

<i>Got five minutes a day? Try these methods to gain strength and improve your running form.</i><p>The challenge: In 24 hours, balance work, family, friends, …

Is High Volume Training Worth the Risk?

A high school cross country runner, prone to stress fractures, asks for pros and cons.<p><i>Hey,</i><p><i>I'm about to begin my summer base training and have about 16 weeks to get from the 20-35 mile range to the 70-85 mile range before my senior XC season. I trust my coach, but had a pretty bad stress fracture</i> …

Marathons

Can Kids Safely Run a 10K ?

My sons like to join me on training runs, and now they want to do a 10K. Should I allow it?<p><i>Hi Bill,</i><p><i>I read an article from you in Runner's World and decided to ask you a question regarding my two young sons. Fernando (9) and Santiago (7) are very passionate about running. I'm a marathoner, and they</i> …

Marathons

Why Are Kenyan Distance Runners So Fast?

New study of Kenyan youth suggests it might be their extreme thinness.<p>If you were parent to a 14-year-old American boy with a BMI of 15.5, the neighbors would whisper about neglect, and possibly report you to Child & Family Services. In Kenya, on the other hand, your home might be considered an …

Marathons

What Pace Should I Run in the Heat?

Slowing down due to heat and humidity will not make you lose fitness.<p><i>I’m finding running in the summer heat to be difficult and am wondering why I am so much slower. What should my pace be during the summer if I normally run about a 9:40/min mile? I am training for a 5K. Are there any workouts I</i> …

Marathons

What's Causing My Lower Leg Pain?

Compartment and entrapment syndromes could be the culprit.<p><i>I am going to be a freshman in high school this year, and I’ve run cross-country for four years. But, I haven't been running lately because I can't figure out this injury I have. I have a pain that runs up and down my shins when I am</i> …

Pain

Does Running Help with High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure is very common in the general population and also in runners.<p><i>Howdy Doc,</i><p><i>I'm 43 and have been running for 20 years. I have a generally healthy lifestyle, but my blood pressure is getting to the point where I'll probably need medication. I have no other medical issues. I am 5'9"</i> …

Diabetes

Training Tips: Trail Running

Five Tips From Champion Ultrarunner Michael Wardian<p><b>Next: "Barefoot" Running Tips >></b><p>Runner <b>Michael Wardian</b> is a master of both road and trail running, with more than 150 marathons, 60 ultramarathons, and 20 triathlons under his belt. He has been the leading member of the U.S. 100K world championship …

What to Pack to Run 100 Miles in the Alps

In the 2011 North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB), Mike Foote was the first American finisher, 11th place, in the 103-mile trail race through the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps.<p>To put it in context, the race course around 15,771-foot Mount-Blanc has a combined ascent greater than Everest. …

How Important Is Sleeping the Night Before a Race?

<i>A:</i><p>Though it’s been called an “old wives’ tale with no data to support it,” many athletes swear by the two-nights rule. Coaches have suggested that simply believing in it prevents athletes from worrying that (often inevitable) night-before-the-race sleeplessness will impair performance. And there’s …

Sleep

7 Safety Tips For Running In The Dark | Competitor.com

1. Light Up The Dark Streets<p>The most important thing to remember when running in the dark is to wear safety lights that can be seen from in front of …

How Can I Recover from My Half or Full Marathon?

Try this "reverse taper" to return to training refreshed and healthy.<p><i>I’m running my third half-marathon this spring and a marathon this fall. Do you have any tips for recovering after the races? Thanks, Breanne</i><p>Good luck in your races this season, Breanne. You are wise to think about recovery, as it …

Marathons

Should I Stretch Before or After My Runs?

Neither, experts say. Or if you must, do it after your workout—not before.<p>You’ve seen the iconic image of a runner bent over and touching his toes. You’ve probably seen plenty of runners doing this before races. So it may surprise you to hear that this so-called static stretching—attempting to …

Exercise

How to Eat Organic for Less

When it comes to blueberries, my daughter can polish off a pint in one sitting. She’s always been a huge berry-lover, which is something I can’t …

Runner Learns the Walk

How being an NYC fashion model for a day is like the World Championships (kind of).<p>"Models, line up!!!"<p>A sturdy blonde forcefully smoking an e-cigarette barked orders at the white-walled gateway between backstage and the waiting crowd. And on that wall behind her was a mounted TV screen showing a …

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