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Women Who Move: Jan Morrow - Women's Running

<b>JAN MORROW</b> <br>AGE: 56<br>VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.<br>RETIRED TEACHER<p>I’ve been a runner almost all my life. I started in my 20s and never stopped. A good long run …

Run Happy, Run Better

<i>Controlling your emotions is vital to success in races and in training.</i><p>A running race is a very emotional experience. At the start there is a lot of …

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Like An Investment, Training Gains Build Over Time

<i>Growth takes time and patience, but the payoff in the end is worth it.</i><p>I’m always on the lookout for good analogies to explain how training works, …

Making Running A Habit

Follow these 4 steps, and gradually exercise will become a no-brainer.<p>After a few weeks of running, you'll begin to believe that there's something to this “runner’s high” thing. Feel-good brain chemicals—like dopamine and endocannabinoids—will be released while you’re on the road, and you’ll feel …

Yoga for Runners

What research shows about the aerobic intensity of yoga.<p>"Runner's World Yoga for Runners" helps build strength and aids runners in their recovery.<p>A simple yoga routine loosens tight spots, strengthens weak spots, and makes you a better, less injury-prone runner.<p>This sequence focuses on your fitness …

How Running Changed Me: Running Helped Ali Tremaine Deal with Grief

“No matter how bad I feel a run or race went, there is always a part of running where I am smiling from ear to ear.”<p><b>NAME:</b> Ali Tremaine<p><b>AGE:</b> 22<p><b>OCCUPATION:</b> Student, physical therapist assistant<p><b>HOMETOWN:</b> Memphis, TN<p><b>FAMILY:</b> While I technically live alone, my house is often full of my close friends and …

5 Tips for Staying Motivated for Your First 5K

Making running a habit is tough for beginners but here's how to do it to make it stick.<p><i>Amanda asks: I'm training for my very first 5K and I'm having trouble sticking to my training routine. Any suggestions for how I can stay motivated?</i><p>Congratulations on starting training and welcome to running! …

Exercise as Good as Medicine at Preventing Some Diseases

In big-data review, activity, drugs equally effective for heart disease, other conditions.<p>The belief that exercise is medicine gets a boost from a new, big-data review of the comparative effectiveness of exercise and medication at preventing death from common conditions, including heart disease and …

The Penguin Chronicles: Junkyard Dogs

<i>Taking control of your life and making changes to improve yourself is the way to go.</i><p>In the old days there were junkyards. Acres of cars in various …

Motivational Quotes | Runner's World

The 26.2-mile distance has inspired some wise words throughout the ages.​<p>Motivational sayings from the iconic American runner.​<p>The iconic race has sparked some inspirational sayings throughout the years.​<p>Illustrations By Megan Hetzel<p>A champion is made when you look at the time spent …

Walk to Strengthen Muscles

Slow down to get stronger and go longer.<p>Never underestimate the power of a good walk--and not just as a midrun break. Going for a "pure" walk (no running at all) allows your body to make small adaptations that strengthen your feet, knees, and hips. Long, brisk walks can help boost your endurance. …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Running On Air: Breathing Technique

A revolutionary way to breathe can help you run better and sidestep injury.<p>In my early days as a runner, I, like most, didn't give any thought to my breathing. I took up the sport in high school—back in the '70s—and as a senior on the cross-country team, I won the individual league championship, a …

4 Ways Running is Best for Weight Loss

Looking to get fit? Here's why you should be running.<p>Any exercise is good exercise, but when it comes to losing weight, it’s hard to beat running. After all, running is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories. If you’re already a runner, keep on keepin’ on. If you’re not a runner yet but …

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 …

How Much Does Mental Toughness Affect Race Times?

Research says confidence, concentration play big role in success.<p>Baseball may be 90% mental, as baseball great Yogi Berra proclaimed, but in distance running, the mind accounts for only 14% of racing success, according to new research by John Hall, a performance psychologist and Ph.D. candidate at …

How Running Changed Me: Eric Rayvid Improved His Cholesterol

“Running has given me a renewed interest in everything about life.”<p><b>NAME:</b> Eric Rayvid<p><b>AGE:</b> 43<p><b>OCCUPATION:</b> Branding/Social Media Strategy and Content Development<p><b>HOMETOWN:</b> New York City<p><b>FAMILY:</b> Wife, Denise; parents, brother, in-laws, nephews, etc.<p><b>What prompted you to start working out?</b><p>Seven years ago as …

Get Over It: Shin Pain

Exercises and advice to keep your lower legs healthy and strong.<p>Shin splints are a common beginner's injury, so many seasoned runners assume they're immune. But medial tibial stress syndrome, the top cause of shin splints, is usually triggered by overtraining--something that can befall even …

Pedersen Bikes: A Strange and Not Unpleasant Experience

What's a cyclist to do upon falling in love with the rare Pedersen bike--except rescue a battered one from a hippie paradise and cajole its mysterious creator into reviving it?<p>At Cafe Nemo, I shared an outdoor picnic table with a red-faced Norwegian named Thorfid.<p>He was so stoned he could hardly …

Just Another Year

Every ride we take changes us in some way<p>I climb and descend and do it all again for a while, eating my breakfast as I ride, once on a hill holding an apple in my mouth for a few seconds as I rise out of the saddle and with both hands on the hoods rock the bike from side to side. In the morning …

The Long Way

The direct route is rarely the best way home<p>A tailwind has flattened the little rise on Broad Street and pushed the early evening’s storm out ahead of me. The pavement passes­ sibilant under my wheels but is not so wet it splatters my legs. All around me rises the smell of cold water on hot …

The Escape

When it was impossible to go back, a bicycle carried her forward.<p>Sixty miles south of Quito, Ecuador, near the top of what felt like the 50th 12,000-foot pass we'd ridden in the past two days, my legs gave out, my lungs seized, and tears streamed down my cheeks. My friend Dave and I were riding …

Lost and Found

What's the point of riding long on dirt roads just to reach a lousy convenience store? Exactly.<p>One summer day, when two of my cycling buddies and I were feeling old and set in our ways, we hopped on cyclocross bikes and left the maps home and struck out on uncharted dirt roads and fire lanes and …

American Pickers' Mike Wolfe Kicks It Old School

As host of the hit show 'American Pickers,' Mike Wolfe’s obsession with bikes is beamed to 6.6 million viewers a week. He hopped off his high-wheeler to talk to us about his days as a racer, RAGBRAI, and the beauty of vintage bikes.<p><b>What was the first bike you ever picked?</b><br>When I was little I was …

Ridden and Reviewed: Four E-Bikes

So how does it feel to ride an e-bike? We climbed aboard four of them to find out. <i>—Bicycling’s Test Staff</i>