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(Special to NWRunner.com by Christye Estes)
It’s no secret that many runners don’t lift. As a strength coach (and a runner), I see it …Fitness
Years ago, performing a battery of static, reach-and-hold type stretches before a run was not only in fashion but was considered by many to be …Exercise
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Wearable UV protection
I burn easily and run in a sun-abundant state. Do the high-SPF-rating shirts …Clothing
We are going to the seaside for our holiday and the children are fascinated by mermaids. What are the best stories about mermaids?
Stories about mermaids seem to abound from all countries where there is a long shoreline.
The best-known certainly Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, not least …Mermaids
The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to …Fitness
- Memory enhancement
- Neuron protection and reduced neuro-inflammation, which may be one of the factors responsible for damaging the nervous system …Brain Fitness
It is a hotly debated topic in global coaching circles: Are runners athletes?
Clearly, engaging in a long-distance running race, be it a 5K or …Exercise
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Photo Credit: Jeff Frey & Associates, Courtesy of Grandma's Marathon
This big race with small town …Marathons
How to thrive in your first year on the cross country team.
Is this your first year running cross country? Do you want to make varsity? Or do you simply want to become a better runner?
Both goals are achievable if you approach your summer in the right way. No matter your sport background, you have …Running
What happens next? There’s only one way to find out.
We recently asked subscribers to the BuzzFeed Books newsletter to tell us about a book we wouldn’t be able to put down. They gave us a lot to choose from, so take your pick — and get hooked.
1. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
This is a quiet, …Literature
not your average fiction
Long, salty days spent lazing in the sun at the beach require proper reading material. Beach lit has long been an easy genre that populates the front windows of bookshops during the summertime, promising fun-to-read tales of lust, romance, friendship, and unbelievable drama. …Literature
Here are some beach-running pointers for vacationers and coastal runners.It doesn’t take science to figure out that running on sand is more …Exercise
Corey asks: After a year-long running break, I’m back at it but experiencing crippling shin splints. I’ve tried changing shoes, …Shin Splints
You would expect any pain you experience while running to be located in your lower body, but that’s not always the case. Pounding the pavement can also cause discomfort in your neck and shoulders, according to Mike Reinold, D.P.T., co-founder of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance in Boston, …Running
Water is everywhere. And almost everywhere is water. Nasa scientists have discovered a black hole 12 billion light years from Earth around which sits a water reservoir that itself spans hundreds of light years and has 140 trillion times the water in the world’s oceans. Scientists have also found …Non-fiction
When Christians of late antiquity thought of religious giving, they went back to what for them was the beginning—to the words of Jesus. The words of …Peter Brown
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Despite Freud’s well-documented beliefs, dream interpretation isn’t a straightforward method. In fact, the majority of modern …Cool Stuff
A heightened level of parental involvement in the lives of kids obviously stems from love -- unquestionably a good thing. But by the time I stepped down as dean at Stanford in 2012 I had interacted not only with a tremendous number of parents but with students who seemed increasingly reliant upon …Parenting Teens
Inspired to make a meaningful donation, I wondered: What is the best charitable cause in the world, and was it crazy to think I could find it?
Last winter, William MacAskill and his wife Amanda moved into a Union Square apartment that I was sharing with several friends in New York. At first, I knew …Charities
The human brain is perhaps the greatest remaining mystery in the biological sciences, and despite decades (centuries, even) of research, we are only scratching the surface. But new high-tech tools and a healthy dose of funding via the Obama administration's BRAIN initiative mean neuroscience and a …The Brain
“To understand the Dalai Lama … perhaps it’s most useful to see him as a doctor of the soul.”
I think a great deal about the difference between routine and ritual as a special case of our more general and generally trying quest for balance — ripped asunder by the contrary longings for control and …Religion
Stella, cold, cold, the coldness of hell. How they walked on the roads together, Rosa with Magda curled up between sore breasts, Magda wound up in …
And again and again.
We asked the BuzzFeed Community what their favorite short stories were. Here is just a small selection of stories they picked.
1. “Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates
What it’s about: Oates gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “stranger danger” when …Short Stories
This is the most persuasive case for giving more money to lifesaving charities that I've read in years.And it's written from perspective of a frat …
Maximum aerobic capacity, known as VO2 max, is one of the key metrics for fitness. It shows how efficiently your body uses oxygen during …Running
No Vague Believer: The Specificity of the Person of Christ According to Flannery O’Connor and Benedict XVI
Damian J. Ference
The Onion, America’s favorite satirical newspaper, featured a story with the headline, “Pope to Ease Up On Jesus Talk; Pontiff …Religion
Once you understand the benefits, beginning to run inclinces will make you stronger.Fitness
Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain - The Washington Post
Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, was one of the first scientists to take the anecdotal claims about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and test them in brain scans. What she found surprised her — that meditating can literally change …Meditation
If you log hours on the road and track so you can slash a handful of seconds off of your race times, there's a simpler way.
Researchers in the U.K. recently discovered that the secret to speed is to treat your legs like you treat your favorite whiskeys: Put them on the rocks.
Runners who iced their …Marathons