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Should I See My Doctor?

How to tell the difference between uncomfortable and injured.<p><i>About 6 months ago I started training for my first 5K. A couple weeks into training I was having pain in my third toe on my left foot and my foot was going numb while running. I was training about 3-5 miles four times a week. I stopped</i> …

Relax, Recharge

Take your easy days seriously so you'll run your best when it really counts.<p>Runners who sweat every detail of a workout—pace, distance, effort—may not think twice about a "recovery day" on their training program. After all, rest is easy, right? But while some people are more than happy to take a …

The Most Ridiculous Sex Ed Stories EVER

Let’s talk about sex… like adults<p>Besides physics, sex ed is probably the most painful class you'll ever take. Talking about pregnancy, condoms, and tampons is awkward enough when you're doing it with your friends…but when you're doing it with your teacher? That’s basically asking for …

Beer Run!

A (somewhat) scientific look at how a postrun pint (or two) affects your favorite activity. Biggest surprise? It's different for women.<p>I stood at the end of a ridiculously grueling trail amid the red cliffs of Western Colorado. Around me, runners enjoyed various cold, locally brewed beers wrapped …

Tuned In

Learn to run by feel so you can nail every mile split in a race—or a workout.<p>When it comes to pacing, top runners aren't just fast—they're also very, very consistent. Like finely calibrated metronomes, they quickly dial into a target pace and then hold it steady mile after mile. If you race, this …

6 Rules for Eating Right as a Runner

Keep it simple, keep it balanced, and stay hydrated.<p>When you start exercising regularly, you might have to revamp some of your everyday eating habits in order to feel your best while you’re working out and avoid unwanted bathroom stops. Here are some general rules.

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Boosting Pain Tolerance

The more you train, the more you learn to suffer. (And that's a good thing.)<p>Matt Fitzgerald has an interesting new article on pain tolerance and running that's worth checking out. In it, he describes the results of a classic 1981 <i>British Medical Journal</i> study (full text freely available) on pain …

Motivation - The Running Bug

Motivation

7 Surprising Dangers of Running a Marathon

Thinking about signing up for 26.2? Before you do, consider the risks you'll be taking.<p>Marathons have never been more popular, as statistics somewhere probably show. This is very good news for people who like to watch marathons, and for businesses that sell Band-Aids and Vaseline, and for whoever …

The Body Shop: Know Squat?

Use these six variations of the classic squat to take your running up a level.<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, quads, …

The New Rules of Marathon Nutrition

<i>Use these six cutting-edge tips to avoid the dreaded wall the next time you tackle 26.2.</i><p>When Meb Keflezighi and Ryan Hall reached the 23-mile mark of …

7 Ways Runners Can Get Better Sleep

You'll run better if you invest in a good night's rest.<p><b>1. Run...</b> In a poll from the National Sleep Foundation released earlier this year, active people were more likely to report good sleep than inactive people (65 percent versus 39 percent). To guarantee an extra-great slumber, try completing a …

Get Fired Up

The secret to lasting motivation is burning inside you. You just have to stoke it—as these runners have—to be on your way to a lifetime of running.<p>I signed up for the Walt Disney World Marathon in 2006, trained for three weeks—and bailed. Two years later, I did the same thing. This year I'm …

Many of us know all too well that low-back pain can be caused by training. The culprit exercises include barbell rows, T-bar rows, squats, deadlifts, seated cable rows, leg raises, Roman-chair situps and seated twists. The source of the pain can be the disks, facet joints or even a muscle strain, ligamentous sprain or tendinitis. […]

Many of us know all too well that low-back pain can be caused by training. The culprit exercises include barbell rows, T-bar rows, squats, deadlifts, …

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Heat vs. Bucks recap: Miami pummels Milwaukee behind LeBron James, 118-95

James scored 33 and a familiar face made an impact for the Heat.<p>LeBron James exploded in the second half and the Miami Heat blew out the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday night, 118-95. James had 33 points on 13-of-21 shooting in just 30 minutes, and Michael Beasley scored 19 points in by far his best game …