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Creationists Have Questions. I Have Answers.

After writing yesterday about the now-famous/infamous debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham, I don’t want to make this blog all creationism all the …


5 Books That Changed My Perspective of the World

"What is your favorite book?"

I've been asked this question numerous times throughout my life. Even now as a 19-year-old college student, I find this question nearly impossible to answer. I've read hundreds of books in my lifetime; how can I pick just one as superior to all the others?

I think this …


Blog Post: The secret to running up hills; posture, breathing and maintaining momentum

Every runner, whether experienced or a beginner, gets that feeling of dread every now and then when they remember that great stinking hill in the …


Why I love a no good, very bad run

If you are anything like me when you first started running, every run felt like a bad run.It was freaking hard. It hurt. I couldn’t breathe, the …


Marathon Mania In American History

Odd that Americans, long known for their short attention spans and — oh, look, a sparkly thing ... are at the same time manic for marathonic undertakings.

Running, for example. A century ago, scores of marathoners competed before huge wintertime crowds in the 1909 Brooklyn Marathon. Flash forward, …


How To Use Running To Lose Weight at Faster Pace

Running is one of the most vigorous exercises. It is extremely efficient in burning calories and boosting your weight loss goals. A healthy 150-pound …

Want to Be a Better Runner? Then Slow Down

The secret to being a better runner isn't more intensity. It's wise use of easy and intense training sessions.There’s a well-known Australian track


Strength circuit for distance runners

While a consistent running regimen will do a great job of strengthening your legs and lungs, it won’t do much for many of the muscles in the rest of …


How to Lace Your Running Shoes

Wide Forefoot

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How to do it: From the toe of your shoes, thread the laces up the sides of your shoe though a few eyelets until you reach the …

48 incredible iOS 8 iPad and iPhone tips & tricks

iPhone only: Calculator

The Calculator app is only built into the iPhone and is a strange omission from the iPad, along with the missing Weather app. …

Fast running is as deadly as sitting on couch, scientists find

Running a few times a week at a moderate pace is the best way to improve health, say scientists, as they warn against overdoing it

Too much exercise really can kill you, scientists have discovered, after finding runners who speed along at 7mph or more are doing themselves more harm than good.

A study …

Sports Science

How to Avoid Injury from Overtraining

Whether training for a 26.2 mile marathon, or your first 5K, when working to improve your fitness level, you must push yourself and your body to …

The Ultimate Guide to Running With Your Dog

Corbis Images If you're the owner of a four-legged friend (of the canine variety, at least), you probably know that running is mutually beneficial. …


12 Marathon Training Tips for Time-Crunched Runners

With the right training and motivation, almost anyone can run a marathon. Photo: www.shutterstock.comLauren Jimison has some guidelines to follow if


Workout of the Week: Stephanie Bruce’s 1K Repeats

Running this workout on the road is great practice when training for a marathon. Photo: Shutterstock.comImprove your ability to run goal marathon


This Is the No. 1 Driver of Diabetes and Obesity

"A sugar calorie is much more harmful," says the lead researcher

A primary driver for type 2 diabetes is sugar, according to a new report.

In the report, published Thursday in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, ateam of researchers performed a literature review to determine whether certain ingredients are …


Experience The Rut: Episode 2

Dear Coach: When Can I Get Back To Speedwork?

Photo: TandemStockHow can I safely get back into speedwork after running inconsistently for the past couple of months?Ah, speedwork. It hurts so …


How Do You Determine Your Best Racing Distance?

Moving up to the marathon as you get older is not uncommon—and it’s not just because you slow down as you age. Photo: Shutterstock.comThere are lots


Pope Francis Turning Into a Headache for Catholic Presidential Hopefuls

It is a new era for the Roman Catholic church, much to the dismay of three of its Republican members who are poised to run for president.

On issues …

Unique Running Strategies for Weight Loss: An Elite Runner's Perspective

Every year, millions of people make a New Year's resolution to lose weight. Beginners and advanced runners alike strive to become lean, mean running …

A Scientist’s Defense of Free Will

By Mahir S. Ozdemir, Ph.D. | Jan 27, 2015


Why scientists should not jump to the unwarranted conclusion that free will is just an illusion.

Our …

Six Weeks To New Run Speed

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Add in these three key sessions per week to PR at your next 5K, 10K or half-marathon.
Want to translate your …


Grand Prismatic Spring. Yellowstone National Park. Summer of 2014.

Take me to the death cafe | Prospect Magazine

The town of Vissoie in the Swiss mountains, where Bernard Crettaz, creator of the “death cafe” movement, was born. © Photoshot

In the middle of the …

Base Building

What’s HARD and what’s EASY?

Example of a week of training applying the Hard/Easy Rule.

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hard easy easy hard easy hard easy

Here is few …

Turns Out The Secret To Getting Kids To Eat Their Veggies Is Easier Than You Think

Kids aren’t dumb. They know if they’re given a meal that’s two parts delicious and one part vegetable, the yummy stuff goes down the gullet first and …

The world's coolest themed runs

No longer is it enough to simply lace up your running shoes and pant your way through a marathon.

Nowadays, you can add fun to your long-distance race by dressing up as a superhero, coating yourself in neon or seeing if knocking back glasses of wine before running boosts your endurance.

Though the …


Dr. - Advice - Five Critical Steps for Negotiating with Your Child

Five Critical Steps for Negotiating with Your Child

As parents, we need to be aware of the importance of thoughtful negotiations in our family …

Running in the rain, it is the Wet Coast after all

To run or not to run?
That is the questioned I pondered all day as I watched the so-called Pineapple Express thrash the streets of downtown Vancouver …