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Hal Koerner's Ultrarunning Commandments | Outside Online

Hal Koerner manages to remain insanely competitive and also keep up a reputation as one of the happiest people on the planet. Now, the hordes of distance-running fanatics who look up to him can rejoice: the new <i>Hal Koerner's Field Guide to Ultrarunning</i> is <i></i>a comprehensive tome on the training, gear, …

First-Time Marathoners Don't Suffer Knee Damage

New MRI technology finds no cartilage loss in beginning marathoners.<p>Everyone and their grandmother seems to believe that running is bad for the joints, particularly the knees, even though a number of studies have shown no evidence of increased knee problems among typical runners. Today, the modern …

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Flanagan Tells '60 Minutes' She's All-In

<i>Flanagan was fourth at the 2013 Boston Marathon in 2:27:08.</i><p>Shalane Flanagan has made no bones about her goal for next Monday’s Boston Marathon. She’s …

Motivational Poster #74

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>How Can Joey Chestnut Run Off His 74 Hot Dogs?<p>2<p>Asics Has Up to 50 Percent Off Shoes Right Now<p>3<p>The Best Jogging Strollers to Cover More Miles<p>4<p>Can Ketones Help You Run Faster?<p>5<p>What Mud on Your Calves Really Means for Your Form<p>According to a global, decades-long study with millions …

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Shalane Flanagan To Be Featured On "60 Minutes"

Anderson Cooper follows Flanagan as she trains for Boston Marathon.<p>For the first time in its long, vaunted history, CBS’s “60 Minutes” will feature an American marathon star. On Sunday evening’s show, Anderson Cooper follows Shalane Flanagan in Boston and Portland, Oregon, as she preps for the …

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Marathon Training Lowers Heart Disease Risk In Middle-Aged Men

It seems like every cubicle dweller I know is training for a marathon. But then there are those tragic headlines about middle-aged runners keeling over dead at the finish line. Is this really a good idea?<p>Marathon training actually reduces a person's cardiovascular risk, according to a study …

The Pros and Cons of Massages for Runners

Research finally reveals just what massages can—and can't—do for runners.<p>There is good reason massage therapists are part of an elite runner's entourage. And why the lines for a postrace massage seemingly extend for miles. A rubdown—even a deep, intense one—feels great. Runners report that massages …

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Workout Of The Week: Recovery Run

If you asked a stadium-size crowd of other runners to name the most important type of running workout, some would say tempo runs, others would say …

Strength Training for Hilly Marathon Success | Run Coaching, Ironman and Triathlon Specialists - Kinetic Revolution

While I’m writing this in the context of preparing to race a hilly marathon course, the same could be said for hilly 5-10km races, XC races, half …

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How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Proper form, strength training, and the right shoes can prevent injury.<p>It's an all too common scenario: Runner begins training program. A month or so later, a twinge settles on a knee. Runner stretches, pops ibuprofen, keeps running. A few—or maybe 100—runs later, runner is on the couch, ice pack …

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B.A.A. Launches Boston Marathon Mobile App

Boston Marathon World Run app is designed to let all runners participate in 2014 race.<p>A new app launched by the Boston Athletic Association will work to bring together runners from across the globe to participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon.<p>The Boston Marathon World Run app and website, available …

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How to Treat and Prevent Running Injuries: Plantar Fasciitis

What Is Plantar Fasciitis and What Causes It?<p>1 of 10<p>Plantar fasciitis is becoming known as "plantar fasciosis" among the sports medicine community, …

Should I Breathe Through My Nose or My Mouth?

<i>A:</i><p>The answer may shock athletes who’ve heard in yoga classes that “the nose is for breathing while the mouth is for eating.” Or athletes who have taken to heart the teachings of John Douillard, the chiropractor and author of the 2001 book extolling nasal over oral breathing, <i>Body, Mind, and Sport</i>, …

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How Exercise Regulates Your Appetite

New study reveals a stomach-brain-appetite link.<p>What foods do you usually think about at the end of a workout? Oranges and watermelon, or a big, thick brownie? Recently published research in the <i>American Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i> gives some insight into your likely choice.<p>The research group had …

Boston Marathon Unveils 2014 Elite Fields

<i>There are eight men with sub-2:06 credentials, 12 women with sub-2:24 marks.</i><p>Organizers of the Boston Marathon announced earlier today that the elite …