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Speed Workouts to Gauge Fitness

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 …


How to Run Striders

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 …


25 Crazy Fun Marathons That Are Totally Worth Training For

Werk for that vacation.

Walt Disney World Marathon

Where: Orlando, FL
Early January
Course Info:
Great for beginners, though it gets a little hot.
Entry Fee:
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 …


5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

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


The 100 Best Fitness Tips

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. …


Fix Lower Back Tightness by Mobilizing Your Hips

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 …


How to Pace Your Next Marathon By Effort

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 …


How to Improve Your Running Form from Head to Toe

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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 …


A Few Words About Running from the Great Larry Bird

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

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.

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 …


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Injuries are a concern for all runners—we love running, after all, and anything that …


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As you gain experience, signing up for a race can provide even greater motivation …


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Trail running tends to require more dynamic movement than other forms …


Speed Secrets from Meb Keflezighi

Meb Keflezighi returns to the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20, to defend his championship. Will the Eritrean-born runner, a three-time Olympian, be able to do it again? The fact that he continues to be such a fierce competitor at nearly 40—his birthday is in May—is an inspiration to anybody who …


Eight Breakfasts of Champions

In a new three-part series, we map out your day in food, with expert advice and tasty recipes to fuel the time-crunched, health-conscious athlete. First up: breakfast.

Our breakfast expert is Adam Korzun, the director of performance nutrition for the Green Bay Packers and the former head dietitian …


Trail running makes running fun

Asphalt sucks. Cement is worse. But trails? They rock.

Trail running provides runners adventure, variety, sanctuary, camaraderie, and fun.

Jim Skaggs, …


5 Speedy 20-Minute Solutions for Runners

On-the-go tactics to make the most of 20 minutes.

There will be days when life doesn't go according to plan. Instead of letting those days derail your running, claim a small chunk of time for yourself by trying one of these 20-minute sanity savers.

1. Break up your run. Overloaded with chores? Go for …


Why strenuous runs may not be so bad for you after all

A recent study reported that joggers who exercise strenuously have the same life expectancy as people who do barely any exercise at all. But the author has now admitted he hasn't actually proved this.

"Training very hard 'as bad as no exercise at all,'" reported the BBC. "Fast running is as deadly …


Your Perfect Half Marathon

2015 Half Marathon Calendar

If you’re among the 13.1-mile race’s many adoring fans, add one (or a few) of these 20 standouts to your must-run list.

Although the half marathon began as the less-storied stepchild of an established-in-ancient-times race, recent growth has propelled the 13.1-mile event …


The Little Moments That Make Running Worthwhile

Alison FellerI woke up yesterday morning and set out for a seven-mile run in Central Park. I have this personal rule, "never judge a run by its first …


How the feet run the show in a healthy body

The key to staying injury-free, we’ve been told for years, can be found somewhere in the vicinity of the belly-button.

“When we talk about core stability, you immediately have visions of people training their abdominal muscles,” says Dr. Patrick McKeon, an athletic therapist and professor of …


10 Can't-Miss Running Adventures

Acadia National Park, Maine

The 3.3-mile carriage road encircling Witch Hole Pond is part of a 45-mile system of paths in Acadia National Park.

Harold Parker State Forest, Massachusetts

Roughly 25 miles north of Boston, Harold Parker State Forest in Andover, Mass. has a 1,000-foot boardwalk that cuts …


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

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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 …