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Slow-Cooker Chicken and Pasta Soup

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, place the chicken, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, bay leaves, 6 cups water, 1 teaspoon salt, and …

Injuries - The Running Bug

Walk Breaks for Faster Running

No matter your running experience, slowing down (sometimes) can speed you up.<p>Seasoned runners often view walking as a sign of failure: You walk only when you can no longer run. But the truth is that periodic walking, in training and even in races, can help you run faster and better. "Walking …

Oiselle Wants to Be a Different Kind of Apparel Brand

Women-only company has fervent fans, strong critics.<p>During the workday, Emily Halnon is a social media professional. She tweeted from Capitol Hill when she worked in Washington, D.C., and now does the same for a craft brewing company in Eugene, Oregon, her current hometown. After hours, she is all …

Nine Surprising Ways Running Helps Your Body

You know running is healthy, but do you know all the good it does?<p><b>Grows Cartilage</b><br>Ignore the naysayers—running isn't necessarily bad for your knees. Research from Australia's Monash University suggests that the impact of running can increase cartilage production, which can safeguard your joints from …

Sweating the Details

Hydration tips to improve your workout<p><b>I've come to Austin, Texas,</b><p><i>Bleh</i><p><b>Eight Glasses, My Ass</b><p><b>4 hours before your workout:</b><p><b>During your workout:</b><p><b>Post workout:</b><p><b>Dehydration Makes You Suck at Everything</b><p><b>Chugging Is for Frat Boys</b><p><b>There's No Perfect Pour</b><p><i>Journal of Applied Physiology</i><p><b>I Sweat Like a Dude</b><p><b>Hit the</b> …

Workouts

Become a Runner in Six Weeks: Training Plan

Burn fat with this training plan for beginners<p>Haven't run since middle school gym? No sweat. This women's workout plan, designed by fitness guru Amy Dixon, will help you build from a walk to a run. By the end, you'll be able to run 30 minutes without stopping—and you'll be showing off a rock hard …

Exercise

6 Reasons to Start Running

It'll help you stress less, fight cancer, and boost your bones

Cancer

Runners Termed 'Active Couch Potatoes'

Does sitting at work and in front of the TV cancel some benefits of regular training?<p>New details have emerged from a study of marathoners and sitting time previously reported by <i>Runner’s World Newswire.</i> The study showed that entrants in the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon trained roughly 40 miles …

Three Tips for Running Downhill

Train on descents—without getting hurt—to build strength, boost coordination, and even have some fun.<p>When most runners tackle hills, they focus on the difficulty of the climb. But downhill running poses its own set of challenges—and rewards.<p>Descending feels easy aerobically, but each step triggers …

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 …

Lauren Fleshman's Freaking Awesome Abs Workout

Lauren Fleshman shows RW the routine she uses to shape her awesome abs.<p>Lauren Fleshman took a break during her cover shoot for the June issue of <i>Runner's World</i> to show off her custom ab routine that helped her get her core back in shape after the birth of her son.<p>Perform each move for two sets of 10 …

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The Top Women's Sports Bras

We sweated our ta-tas off in pursuit of the best athletic supporters. Find the right one for you

Women's Sports

The Exact Yoga Poses You Should Be Doing for Any Running Goal

The only thing standing between you and longer, stronger, faster runs is your yoga mat.<p>Yoga might not offer the heart-pounding high your routine run does, but it helps you improve your strength and flexibility in ways that a trail or a treadmill never could. Still not convinced you need to work it …

Yoga

The Best Social Networks for Fitness Junkies

Unfortunately, your Facebook and Twitter followers don’t care about your sweat sessions—but these alternatives were designed specifically for workout addicts<p>Unfortunately, your Facebook and Twitter followers don’t care about your sweat sessions—but these alternatives were designed specifically for …

Social Media

Print It: Intermediate 10-K Training Plan

This training plan calls for speedwork once per week, which will help regular runners improve their 10-K time<p>If you're a regular runner looking for a new challenge—or you want to improve your 10-K time—this plan is for you. This seven-week training schedule from Kim Maxwell, a running coach based …

Marathons

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

New to running? Or starting to run again after a long layoff? This is the beginner running plan for you.<p>You can become a runner (really)—or pick up running again.<p>This running program, designed by coach Jenny Hadfield, co-author of <i>Running for Mortals</i>, will take you from running newbie to 30 minutes …

Marathons

Best Postrun Juice Blends for Runners

10 Can't-Miss Running Adventures

Check out these ten places that will inspire the runner – and adventurer – in you.

3 Simple Ways to Improve Running Efficiency

Want to run faster while using less energy? Here’s how to train your body to be a more efficient machine.<p><i>Jacklyn asks:</i> <i>I’ve been running for about two years now, and I want to improve my running efficiency. I follow a program that has plenty of variety (tempo, hills, long run, cycling), but I’d love</i> …

How to Avoid Marathon-Training Weight Gain

Here's how to stay healthy and fueled without overcompensating for calories burned during high-mileage weeks and long runs.<p>Here at Fuel School, I love fielding questions from runners. The questions are as varied and unique as the runners themselves. Many questions surround the topic of fueling up …

A Guide to Common Running Terms

Running is straightforward. But sometimes the lingo is not.<p>Whether you’re a newbie or veteran runner, you should know the language. Here are definitions of common running terms.

Proper Running Form

Running mechanics are determined by strength and flexibility.<p>Between the popularity of movements like minimalism and Chi Running, more people than ever are trying to fix their running form in the hope of eliminating injuries and getting faster. Each school of running form has its converts who swear …

Three Workouts to Increase Pain Tolerance

Suffer-fests train you to endure the pain of racing.<p>Pain wasn't just a risk in the 2009 TransEurope-Footrace, which covered an average of 43 miles per day for 64 days straight–it was a given. Researchers tested the pain tolerance of competitors in that year's race by dunking their hands in ice-cold …

5 Post-Race Standing Stretches Every Runner Should Do

Do these 5 moves right after your race to jumpstart recovery and reduce soreness.<p>After an exhausting run or race, you might be tempted to sit or lie down.<p>But getting off your feet too soon could cause muscles and tendons to tighten up, says Chris Ramsey, D.P.T., O.C.S., a physical therapist and …

8 Ways to Extend Your Long Run

How to build endurance gradually and avoid injury when running long.