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Measure your training progress for any distance race.
Every runner needs a "go-to" workout—an interval session, a goal-pace run, or other key workout to complete more than once during a training cycle. Whether you're prepping for a race or running to stay fit, doing the same workout regularly lets …Fitness
Reading aloud from novels is one of my favorite things to do. I enjoy reading picture books, as well, but there is nothing like a good children’s …Kids
This running drill improves your form and mechanics.
I'm training for a half-marathon and the schedule I'm following includes striders. I'm not certain I'm doing them correctly. Can you explain what they are and how to properly run them? Thank you. —Kevin
Hi, Kevin. A strider (a.k.a. a pick-up) is an …Stride
Spring into reading a new book.
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
God Help the Child is Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’s 11th novel, and one of the most anticipated books this spring. A mother-daughter story at heart, …Literature
(Vatican Radio) Humiliation for its own sake is masochism, but when it is suffered and endured in the name of the Gospel it makes us like Jesus. That …Christianity
by Steven Gimbel
Yale University Press, 191 pp., $25.00
Why would anybody want to write another book about Albert Einstein? Why would anybody want to …Albert Einstein
I'm not saying blue hydrangeas are necessarily better than pink ones. It's just that the particular color is so rare—"hydrangea blue" is not a hue that belongs to any other plant or any other anything in the world—that how could you not want a splotch of it growing against your picket fence?
And what …Magic
Does the idea of "white privilege" make you uncomfortable? Angry? Guilty? Attacked? I don't blame you.
It's a hard thing to get your head around, and …Race & Ethnicity
Gavin Munro doesn't just grow trees, he grows furniture. Making one piece of furniture can take decades using traditional methods, if you consider …Furniture
Our fascination with the brain seems to come from a longing to make psychology more like a hard science and hence, we assume, more useful. Physics …The Brain
Werk for that vacation.
Walt Disney World Marathon
Where: Orlando, FL
When: Early January
Course Info: Great for beginners, though it gets a little hot.
Entry Fee: $175-205
Why it’s worth it: Run the park ~where dreams come true~! You get to go through all four parks, and all your favorite characters are …
A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.
I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner but I think I am. I've been running for a long time but with no guidance or goals or plans as a stress reliever. But just recently I've decided to take it seriously so I've started myself on …Exercise
A great tip is an awesome thing. Whether it's an undiscovered restaurant, a sleeper stock, or a Sure Thing in the late double at Pimlico, savvy inside info imbues a man with confidence. Control. Strength.
Knowledge is power, baby.
It's also the secret to a powerful body, as you're about to find out. …Fitness
Fix Lower Back Tightness by Mobilizing Your Hips
If you use a foam roller to roll out your back if it feels tight, then you may only be working half …Fitness
It’s time to rethink the banana.
All you need is a freezer and a blender to transform the potassium-, serotonin- and fiber rich fruit into the creamiest, most healthy treat we’ve had all year.
We scoured the internet for delicious ideas, but really, you can’t go wrong: peel and slice some slightly …Ice Cream
Advice for seasoned runners looking to run by "feel" instead of GPS stats.
Thanks, Coach Jenny, for your terrific piece on how to pace by effort in a half or full marathon!
Can you offer more on how and when you modify your strategy for seasoned runners? Do you still suggest pacing by feel on race …Marathons
If you want to feel good while running faster and longer — and who doesn’t? — it’s all about making the most of every movement. Whether …Exercise
At the end of last winter, a gigantic billboard advertising Android, Google’s operating system, appeared over Times Square in New York. In a lower-case sans serif font – corporate code for friendly – it declared: “be together. not the same.” This erratically punctuated mantra sums up the web’s most …The Future
As any good Internet commenter will know, accuracy and precision are two subtly different things. But how do they differ, and why is it …Precision
The basketball god and running fanatic talks to Runner's World.
At age 58, the Boston Celtics legend is now president of the Indiana Pacers and still a runner at heart. Here, he reveals his lifelong passion for the sport and the unique way he manages to get his run in four times a week.
I always ran …Larry Bird
GIF by Becky Chung. All images courtesy the artist
A tiny speck of light emerges from the ocean and strives to become something greater in designer Clément Morin's short animated film, One Bright Dot. Originally, he imagined a story about a lonely light on a journey, but, lacking any plans, began to …Animation
A marathon presents you with 26.2 miles of opportunity. Sidestep these common training and racing errors to have a great day.
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
Where the Red Fern Grows, Woodrow Wilson Rawls’s touching tale of a boy and his loyal hounds, has been captivating audiences since its publication in …Literature
April 1865 was a momentous month in American history. On April 9, the Confederate army under Robert E. Lee surrendered to the Union forces of Ulysses …Maps
Tomorrow when Michelle Obama and a corps of photogenic multicultural schoolchildren head out to the White House lawn to plant vegetable seedlings, they'll be kicking off the seventh growing season of a flourishing edible garden that once caused skeptics to roll their eyes. In 2009 when the First …Gardening
The men made famous by Truman Capote's masterpiece were executed 50 years ago tomorrow
Fifty years ago tomorrow, Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, the two murderers made famous by Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood,” were hanged at the Kansas State Penitentiary.
Hickock and Smith had been convicted five …Truman Capote
The philosopher Meister Eckhart wrote, "If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is 'Thank You,' it will be enough." So I'd like to offer a prayer of gratitude to three people who have enriched and enlarged my life in the deepest, most profound ways. My life's search for peace and …Spirituality
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Injuries are a concern for all runners—we love running, after all, and anything that …Fitness