Djan Groft

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How Many Calories Are You Really Burning?

If you think running and walking both torch the same number of calories per mile, you better put down that cookie.<p>A few months ago I got into an argument with someone who's far smarter than I am. I should have known better, but you know how these things go. Needless to say, I lost the argument. …

How Much Water Should You Really Drink Post-Run?

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com<p><b>Are You</b> <b>Hydrating Right?</b><p><b>Take our 30-minute test to find out!</b><p>-Right before you go out on your run, weigh yourself …

8 Ways to Extend Your Long Run

How to build endurance gradually and avoid injury.<p><b>1. Slow your pace.</b> You'll save energy for those bonus miles by slowing your pace. You should feel comfortable and able to carry on a conversation. A good rule of thumb: Add 90 seconds to two minutes per mile to your normal pace.<p><b>2. Add miles</b> …

Out There: Absence Of Negativity

<i>It’s amazing what the body can do once the mind gets into shape.</i><p>Last weekend, I was in Las Vegas to cover a race for <i>Triathlete</i> magazine<i>.</i> At a …

Fill Up with Quinoa, Kale, Avocado, and Egg

This "bowl of goodness" is easy and fast to make.<p>Martina Bill, special events director of San Francisco's street food company Off the Grid, has a busy schedule. On an ideal day, she'll get up before work to run, swim, or work with her trainer, but then she might be in the office until 8 or …

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Am I Overtraining for My Marathon?

Having trouble completing your workouts? Here's how to train smarter to avoid fatigue.<p><i>I'm running my first marathon since 1990, though I've been running consistently for nearly 30 years and ran two half-marathons last spring. For support, I've joined a local runner's group, and for our late fall</i> …

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.<p>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 …

Garmin Announces Two New GPS Watches

New functionality is like having a coach on your wrist.<p>Garmin today announced two significant updates to its Forerunner GPS watch lineup, the entry-level Forerunner 220 ($250; $300 with heart rate) and the more advanced Forerunner 620 ($400; $450 with an all-new heart-rate monitor package, …

5 Keys to Running Healthy and Staying Injury-Free

Follow these rules, and you’ll spend more time on the road and less time in rehab.<p><b>AVOID THE TERRIBLE TOO’S.</b> Doing too much, too soon, too fast is the number-one cause of running injuries. The body needs time to adapt to increases in mileage or speed. Muscles and joints need recovery time so they …

Inside the Doctor's Office: Cut Out Cramps

Dr. Metzl shows you how to put a stop to muscle cramping, including side stitches.<p>​<p>​<p>Muscle cramps can be a runner's worst nightmare. In this video Dr. Jordan D. Metzl, a New York City based sports medicine physician, shows you how to diagnose, treat, and prevent both functional and nutritional …

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Eat - The Running Bug

Make Every Minute Count: 30 Second Stretches

A quick post-run stretching sequence to loosen up your whole body.

Why Don't More Runners Get Knee Arthritis?

Study suggests short ground contact, long stride as explanation.<p>We hope you're well aware there's no evidence that running increases your risk of developing osteoarthritis in your knees. In fact, studies have found lower rates of knee arthritis in runners than in the general population.<p>But while …

RECIPE: Olympic Medalist Coconut Shrimp

Olympic Medalist Coconut Shrimp<p>Olympic medal gymnast Shawn Johnson gives this popular app a makeover by baking the shrimp and using whole fruit …

How to Pace Your First Half or Full Marathon

The key is to run by how you feel on race day.<p><i>Sandra asks: I’m running my first marathon in</i> <i>Cleveland</i> <i>this May, and I’m wondering if you have any tips on pacing. How fast should I start? Should I use the Pace Team?</i><p>Excellent choice in races, Sandra, and a great question too! My racing philosophy is a …