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Four Key Kettlebell Exercises For Runners

Kettlebell workouts build both strength and range of motion, which are important for all runners.<p><i>Improve performance and prevent injury.</i><p>Walk into any …

The Health Benefits of Tea

Is tea a good way to hydrate after a run? Are all flavors equally healthy? We have answers to these questions and more.<p>I've said before that I'm not a fan of summer running. I'm not a fan of the heat, the humidity, the sweat pouring in and burning my eyes, nor the accumulating piles of dri-fit in …

Tea

Why You Should Train Like A Pro

<i>How do you spend your training time?</i><p>If you want to acquire a new skill, any skill, the wisest way to proceed is to emulate the practices that are …

Training advice - The Running Bug

Should I Stretch Before or After My Runs?

Neither, experts say. Or if you must, do it after your workout—not before.<p>You’ve seen the iconic image of a runner bent over and touching his toes. You’ve probably seen plenty of runners doing this before races. So it may surprise you to hear that this so-called static stretching—attempting to …

Exercise

Run a 5K Faster with These Five Fun Workouts

Working on a 3.1-mile PR? Coach Jenny has your training covered.<p>There's nothing like racing a hard 5K, especially when the runner's high kicks in. It's a rewarding distance to race, and you can run many of them in a season!<p>In order to race fast, you've got to run fast in training. Here are five fun …

Marathons

Runners Sleep in Portable Toilets

Did you know this was even possible? Now you do.<p>Last weekend, some 12,600 runners in more than 1,000 teams converged on western Oregon for the 33rd annual Hood to Coast, a 197-mile relay race from lofty Mt. Hood to the coastal town of Seaside.<p>It's a crazy event.<p>You know what's even crazier? A …

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Why Runners Should Embrace Cross-Training

<i>Alternative forms of aerobic exercise like aqua jogging, biking and the elliptical aren’t just for injured runners.</i><p>Say the words cross-training and …

Gear of the Week: The North Face Stormy Trail Jacket

<i>Stay dry and cool during bad weather with this innovative jacket.</i><p>The slim-fitting Stormy Trail jacket does away with the dilemma of choosing to get …

Proper Pacing Will Make You a Better Runner

Use these tips to know how fast (or slow) you are running.<p>How fast are you running? Ask yourself midrun—no peeking at your GPS!—and chances are, you'll get it wrong. Research shows that recreational runners overestimate or underestimate their pace by 32 to 40 seconds per mile. And many assume that …

Marathons

Decreasing Muscle Soreness Is A Stretch—Literally

<i>Increased flexibility means less exercise-related muscle damage, according to one study.</i><p>Every runner is familiar with the experience of waking up …

How Meb Keflezighi Trained to Win the Boston Marathon

Exclusive details on mileage, diet and more.<p>Meb Keflezighi is an excellent example of the modern professional marathoner. Running comes first, of course, but there’s a lot more to Keflezighi’s preparation than putting in the miles; he considers everything he does in terms of how it affects his …

Marathons

Should You Run When You’re Sick?

Runners don’t like to skip workouts—even when they’re ill. Here’s how to decide when you should take a sick day from training.<p>Runners seem to live by a creed that’s stricter than the postman’s: “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sniffle, nor fever shall keep me from my training schedule.” Indeed, the …

Marathons

The Body Shop: Know Squat?

Use these six variations of the classic squat to take your running up a level.<p>​<p>​<p>The squat is a simple, classic exercise that should be part of every runner's routine. That's because it builds functional strength that carries over to better running. Squats activate the glutes, hips, hamstrings, …

Workouts

The Importance Of Varying Your Running Surfaces | Competitor.com

<i>Are you stuck in a running rut? Take your running where it’s never been before–quite literally.</i><p>Runners, by our very nature, are creatures of habit. …

6 Secrets of Highly Successful Runners

What really improves performance? Intense training sessions—as long as you do them right. So we asked elites who run hard several times a week to explain how you can get the most out of your quality workouts.<p>In the weeks leading up to the Boston Marathon last April, Ryan Hall logged hundreds of …

Marathons

Race Recovery for Beginners

How to recover from your first race to be ready for your next goal.<p><i>I'm running my first 5K in a couple of weeks and then doing a 10K three weeks after that. Any suggestions on how to recover between these two races without compromising my fitness for the 10K? And, should I take any time off from</i> …

Marathons

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Monday Minute: Wall Psoas Hold

<i>In this video, learn how to increase hip flexor strength, an important component in getting faster and staying healthy. By strengthening the deep hip</i> …