Colin Glen

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The One Body Part You’re Not Stretching (But Should Be)

As a runner, I have a stash of foam rollers and lacrosse balls everywhere— at home, under my desk, in my purse. I constantly feel the need to …

Holistic Medicine

Beginner’s guide to off-road running

<b>Running on different surfaces over varied routes can reap big rewards when it comes to your performance.</b><p>Firstly, after a season of training on …

How To Beat Piriformis Syndrome

Photo Gallery<p>1 of {count}<p>Fig. 1: The piriformis mus­cle<p>The piriformis mus­cle creates a powerful compressive force that prevents the femoral neck (A) …

Four Fast Speed Workouts for Any Runner

Fast workouts benefit every runner, so there’s no excuse to skip them.<p>Think you can skip speedwork, that it’s just for seasoned runners with specific time goals? No such luck.<p>Research suggests that 30-second to five-minute bursts of intense exercise interspersed with rest periods will yield unique …

Marathons

25 tips for the Google Nexus 5

Google's latest and greatest handset is with us, pre-loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat -- the most advanced version of the mobile OS yet. As ever, a new …

Good Running Form Starts With Balance, Alignment | Competitor.com

<i>A simple exercise will help you run as stably as you stand.</i><p>Most of us are pretty well balanced when we stand up. You probably don’t find it tough to …

Kona Week: Combat Negative Pre-Race Thoughts

<i>Tricks to re-frame your thinking so you go into the world championship with a strong mental focus.</i><p>For tips on how to cope with potential race-week …

Four Ways to Enjoy Long Runs

They shouldn't be boring—and they don't have to be solitary.<p>Runners often havea 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

Running On Air: Breathing Technique

A revolutionary way to breathe can help you run better and sidestep injury.<p><i>This article was adapted from Running on Air: The Revolutionary Way to Run Better by Breathing Smarter, by Budd Coates, M.S., and Claire Kowalchik (Rodale, 2013). The book teaches how to use the principles and methods of</i> …

Yoga

Why Don't More Runners Get Knee Arthritis?

Study suggests short ground contact, long stride as explanation.<p>We hope you're well aware there's no evidence that running increases your risk of developing osteoarthritis in your knees. In fact, studies have found lower rates of knee arthritis in runners than in the general population.<p>But while …

Marathons

Taper Time

Scale back smartly and get to the starting line fresh, healthy, and ready to run.<p>After three or more months of hard marathon training, you'd think runners would embrace the R&R of the taper. Not always. Both veterans and newcomers often find it difficult to scale back their mileage, kick up their …

Marathons

Got Cramps? Here's How To Stop Them

<i>Despite modern science, the true cause of exercise-induced cramps is not known.</i><p>It’s the racer’s worst nightmare: you’re running along and suddenly …

10 Marathon Day Mistakes

A marathon presents you with 26.2 miles of opportunity. Sidestep these common training and racing errors to have a great day.<p>Just hours after completing a recent marathon, I raised a bittersweet toast to a race I was already eager to forget. Training for it had cost me countless pancake breakfasts …

Marathons

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Running

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> …

marathonrunning

Two New Approaches to Strength Training for Runners

The traditional low-weight, high-reps approach to lifting weights may not be the best.<p>Two studies published last month offered interesting takes on strength training for runners. One, from researchers in Chile and Spain, looked at plyometrics (abstract here; RW Newswire story by Scott Douglas …

Exercise

Am I Overtraining for My Marathon?

Having trouble completing your workouts? Here's how to train smarter to avoid fatigue.<p><i>I'm running my first marathon since 1990, though I've been running consistently for nearly 30 years and ran two half-marathons last spring. For support, I've joined a local runner's group, and for our late fall</i> …

Marathons

The 10 Commandments Of Injury Prevention

<i>Following these 10 injury-prevention commandments of endurance training will help keep you healthy and fit.</i><p>1. REST AND RECOVER.<br>Include rest days into …

4 Ways To Avoid Overtraining

<i>Don’t let burnout ruin your next training cycle.</i><p>Training is a game of stress and adaptation. Workouts stress your body by challenging the limits of …

What to Pack for Fueling on Race Day

Worried you'll forget something? Here's a fuel packing list to keep you nourished for your big event.<p>Many people assure me it's not strange to have a recurring nightmare. They insist they too suffer from such nightmares, and then dive into a tale of a college course they forgot to drop until it was …

Marathons

Running Rituals To Improve Race-Day Performance

How to create training rituals to give you comfort and confidence leading up to race day.<p><i>I'm training for my first marathon this fall and doing well so far. Do you have any tips for preparing for race week? Although I've got a few months to go, my mind keeps wandering to the big day! Thank you!</i> …

Marathons

Combating Sore Muscles After A Run

Table of Contents<p><i>Use these tips to make it a little easier to roll out of bed in the morning.</i><p>Muscle soreness is a normal consequence of exercise. In …

5 Ways To Become A Faster Runner

<i>Here are five ways to change up your training to stimulate better results.</i><p>Do you train and train but never seem to improve your race times? If so, …

Why Trail Running Is Good for You

There’s a reason trail running is booming in popularity. A few reasons, actually.<p>Heading out on a trail instead of pavement is appealing for so many reasons. Escaping into the woods or meadows gives you a nature experience that a road run often cannot, and a trail's softer surface gives your body a …

Running

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Workouts

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

3 Simple Ways To Add Speed And Endurance

<i>Learn the benefits of developing VO2 Max, Lactate Threshold and Running Economy.</i><p>Over the past several years, athletes have continued to defy the odds …

Hit A Plateau? Here's How To Break Through It

<i>Get the momentum going again with these five plateau-busting training changes.</i><p>There’s no better feeling in the life of a runner than getting fitter. …

Three Ways to Safely Run in a Heat Wave

Got an upcoming race? Here's how to stick with your training plan through extreme weather.<p><i>I live on the East Coast, and I'm training for a half-marathon this summer. I don't do well in the heat, and we're in a heat wave this week. Do you have any tips for running in this energy-sucking heat?</i> …