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Nine Surprising Ways Running Helps Your Body

You know running is healthy, but do you know all the good it does?<p><b>Grows Cartilage</b><br>Ignore the naysayers—running isn't necessarily bad for your knees. Research from Australia's Monash University suggests that the impact of running can increase cartilage production, which can safeguard your joints from …

Gear Tip: Lock Up Your Keys

Tired of carrying bulky keys on your long run? Use this tip to lighten your load.

Rights & Freedoms

Find Zen Through Running

To achieve bliss as a runner, you need to tame your “monkey mind.”<p>If you could eavesdrop on a runner's internal monologue, it might sound like this: Forgot my sunglasses. Pretty bird. Should've worn another layer. What's for dinner? Hill! New shoes feel good. Pasta? Gotta buy pasta. And olive oil. …


Going Longer: How To Train For Your First 50K

Ultrarunning isn't about seeing how fast you can go, but how far you can go.<p><i>Check out this introductory guide to ultrarunning and a beginner’s</i> …

How to Cool Down After Running and Racing

It depends on the length and intensity of your effort.<p><i>I read your "Race Day Warmup" post. Do you have a related article about cooling down? Thanks. —Mark</i><p>A solid cooldown ritual after your training runs and races is just as important to your performance and recovery as the warmup. Where the warmup …


3 Little Tips for Better Running Form

Relax, take short steps, and be sure to warm up before each run.<p><i>I am starting to train for a half-marathon, and the more I read about proper running technique, the more confused I get. Can you enlighten me as to proper running form? Thank you. —Jennifer</i><p>Hi, Jennifer. Great news about training for …


Have More Sex: Run Together

While it’s unclear whether the runners polled were talking about their own sex lives or guessing what goes on in other runners’ bedrooms, it makes sense that running together could boost both of your libidos, says Terri Orbuch, Ph.D., relationship expert and author of <i>Finding Love Again: 6 Simple</i> …


47 Awesome Running-Inspired Tattoos

<i>A fellow runner said to me, "Now that you got the tattoo, that means you can't ever stop running!" and I replied, "That's the plan!"</i><p><i>I've run 11 marathons, three half-Ironmans, and will complete my first full Ironman this month. If she can go through everything she has, then I can keep doing my part!</i><p>…