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How Maximal Speed Improves Distance Running

<i>There are 2 ways to shine or find personal accomplishment in running races: You run longer distances, or you run faster times. The former is a</i> …

Marathons

How to Run Relay

26 Apr 2016<p><i>USA’s David Verburg has more 4x400m relay medals than you. The dreadlocked quarter miler gives his guide to running each leg.</i><p>First leg<p>“The …

Amelia Shawl

The Amelia Shawl was the 2016 Spring Mini Crochet Along project here on Moogly! But you don’t have to “CAL” to make it – the whole pattern is right …

Knitting

Artist Finds Photos of Random People, Transforms Them into Illustrated Characters

Rather than using a friend or a relative as his muse, artist Julio Cesar has an alternative source of inspiration–the illustrator randomly selects people who've posted pictures online and recreates them as fun, illustrated characters.<p>Overall, there's something quite playful about the artist's …

Art

Life Lessons from Cross-Country

Rod O’Donnell - If you are reading RUNOHIO, you are most likely someone who is interested in running, but you may not understand that cross-country …

The Motivation Factor - Physical Education in schools in 1960's - #JFKChallenge

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 …

Fantastical Creatures Adorned with Ornate Sculptural Details

Together, Ukrainian artists Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev craft fantastical porcelain creatures with vividly-decorated surface designs. The charming figures are small in stature – ranging from one and a half inches to about 15 inches – and are adorned with ornate sculptural details as well as …

Art

Blogs | Food & Wine

"Apparently snorting lines of sugar like it was cocaine is not something they appreciate at the Old Country Buffet."<p>Send him your best family recipe …

7 Plank Variations for a Strong Running Core | Competitor.com

Basic Plank<p>Lie down facing the floor. Place your palms directly under your shoulders with your forearms on the ground. Push up onto your forearms, …

Eat - The Running Bug

Power Up, Over, and Down Any Incline

Check out these tips to help you kill the hills.<p>Australian miler Herb Elliott's gut-churning sand dune workouts prior to his 1960 Olympic gold helped establish hill training as critical to every serious training plan. But simply sprinting up and down inclines isn't a winning strategy, as Australian …

Band Aid

These hip exercises help cure knee pain.<p>The classic advice for runners suffering from knee pain has been to strengthen the quadriceps. However, two new studies back the growing consensus that knee issues often originate in the hips. One set of researchers found that people with patellofemoral pain …

8 Sneaky Ways to Create the Illusion of More Space --> http://on.apttherapy.com/rdqOCV There are plenty of ways to “open up” your living spaces by fooling the eye to make others (and yourself!) think that your home is much, much larger than it actually is. Check out this bag of tricks at your disposal, and see if any work for you.

10 Ways to Add Japanese Style to Your Interior Design

One word sums it up : Zen. Yes, peaceful simplicity surrounds the modest designs of Japanese culture. Thousands of years steeped in tradition have …

Speed Workouts to Gauge Fitness

Measure your training progress for any distance race.<p>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 …

Marathons

Fix Muscle Imbalances

Build strength to run your best and stay injury-free.<p>Long runs, hill repeats, and intervals make a runner's body strong. But to propel you forward, your body relies heavily on a few specific muscles that can become so mighty that they overpower lesser-worked areas like your glutes, back, and …

Little Cargo Container in the Big Woods

A few years ago, a county parks department in Washington state sponsored a contest that sounded like something Amy Poehler would dream up on <i>Parks and</i> …