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6 Plyometric Exercises For Triathletes

<i>For faster times with fewer miles, try incorporating plyometrics into your training.</i>If you’re one of those athletes who doesn’t react well to high …

Triathlons

Why Running Doesn't (Always) Burn Fat

"My body just can't lose weight."<p>The voice on the other end of the phone sounded beaten, frustrated, and hopeless.<p>"If you knew. If you knew how hard …

Weight Loss

Sodium Intake During an Ultramarathon Does Not Prevent Muscle Cramping, Dehydration, Hyponatremia, or Nausea

Abstract<p>Background<p>Ultramarathon runners commonly believe that sodium replacement is important for prevention of muscle cramping, dehydration, …

How to Help Someone Develop Emotional Intelligence

If you are one of the unlucky people who must deal with a clueless colleague or a brutish boss, you’re not alone. Sadly, far too many people at work lack basic emotional intelligence. They simply don’t seem to have the self-awareness and the social skills that are necessary to work in our …

Running Documentary Wins Film Fest Award

“Desert Runners” gets audience award at Hamptons festival.<p>The documentary "Desert Runners" won the audience award at the Hamptons International Film Festival yesterday, Indiewire is reporting.<p>The film takes viewers into the physical, emotional, and psychological journey of four non-professional …

10 Essential Items For Trail Running | Competitor.com

1. Jacket<p>Weather conditions can change in a flash and being prepared with a lightweight jacket is essential. The North Face Feather Lite Storm …

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7-Day Paleo Menu Plan for Runners! - Women's Running

Photo by Jennifer Dery<p>If you’re a runner looking to lose weight, refocusing your nutrition on the basics should help you reach the finish line, say …

What's The Most Effective Length for Interval Repetitions?

A meta-analysis finds that 3- to 5-minute intervals produce the biggest VO2max boost.<p>Every once in a while, I get a reminder that Twitter really can be useful. In this case, it was a tweet from Andy Jones pointing out an interesting detail in a new study that I might otherwise have missed. The …

10 Sports Bras Too Cute to Cover Up

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Do You Have Mental Toughness? How to Train Your Brain for Your Next Race

<i>This is a guest post from Doug Hay from Rock Creek Runner. Follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>You’ve been training for that big race awhile now, right? I can …

6 Tips for Your First Obstacle Course

Obstacle course races, like Tough Mudder, Rugged Maniac, and Warrior Dash, are super popular right now. They’re a ton of fun and challenge …

71 Resources to Run Better Today

Runners rejoice: We’re recognizing National Running Day with more than a jog around the block. Here are 71 resources to offer inspiration, help …

14 Must-Try Recovery Tools for When You're Crazy Sore After a Workout

It’s often a killer workout that leads to lounging around on the couch (hey, you earned it). But when you can't stop your thighs from wobbling, …

'Spirit of the Marathon II' in Theaters Next Week

Film tells stories of all types of runners at Rome Marathon.<p>Jon Dunham’s second marathon movie, "Spirit of the Marathon II," will appear in about 600 movie theaters around the country next Wednesday, June 12. His first, "Spirit of the Marathon," was released in 2008. At the movie's site, you can …

Marathons

Summer Shape Up Plan for 2013

Before I make my online training live, I wanted to offer you a <b>FREE workout plan</b> to try.<p>The <b>2013 Summer Shape Up Plan.</b> (Cue cheesy bikini shot. I know.)<p>…

Five Running Books You Should Be Reading | Competitor.com

<i>Any or all of these should be on your list for the summer.</i><p>There are a lot of books about running. There are memoirs by famous marathoners, how-to …

Do You Live in One of America's Fittest Cities?

In national survey, Minneapolis-St. Paul said to be fittest urban area.<p>The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area has long been a running stronghold, but it's not just in regard to our sport that the Twin Cities are exemplary. For the third straight year, the area around Minnesota's capital has been rated …

Urbanism

Redefine the Term "Dirty Girl" With a Mud Run

Forget cleaning up your fitness act; it's time to get dirty! Leave the pavement behind, and get fit with your girls in a mud run. Not your average …

Top 5 Obstacle Course Races: Which is the Best?

If you want to challenge yourself and your athletic performance, there’s no better way than an obstacle race that’s designed to push you to the …

The Most Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them

The Injuries<p>1. Runner's knee<p>Experiencing a tender pain around or behind the kneecap is usually a sure sign of patellofemoral pain syndrome, a fancy …

19 Powerful Bodyweight Exercises for Strength and Speed

You likely already know about the benefits of bodyweight exercises. No-equipment-needed workouts can build muscle, burn fat, and improve athletic …

Workouts

How to Use a Foam Roller

Six pre- and postrun routines to boost flexibility and recovery.<p>If you use a foam roller only to rehab injured muscles, you're not getting the most out of it. A roller—which looks like a firm log—can be a valuable part of a healthy runner's warmup and cooldown routine, says Michael Clark, Ph.D., a …

Top 10 Favorite Nut Butters

Or SEED butters – whatever is smooth and creamy!<p>In only a slightly preferential order, here they are. Links provided for information – you can …

Dessert

How To Master Eating and Drinking During a Marathon

Not surprisingly, the main focus for runners who are training for a marathon is on the long runs and workouts.<p>Runners understand that the success or …

Measuring Up The 1.5 Miles Fitness Test

A 1.5 Miles is used as a gauge in many military units worldwide as a standard of fitness for their personnel. A fit military will likely be a …

Quick Snacks for Runners

Need a snack stat? These prerun foods and drinks are ready when you are.<p>Your training plan may say it's time for your lunchtime five-miler, but your grumbling stomach begs to differ. So how can you get through your workout without keeling over from hunger? Have a snack, of course. "The right snack …

One Magic Mile

A simple workout to help chart your progress.<p>Two decades ago, I began using a one-mile time trial workout with my runners to predict potential performances during a training season. Running a timed mile provides a reality check on your current goals, helps you determine a safe long-run pace, and …