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Step It Up

After a period of building your base, it's time to pick up the pace—and get really fit.<p>After a long winter of logging base miles, you're ready to challenge your energy systems with quicker workouts. No races on your calendar? Doesn't matter—speedwork's benefits go way beyond a starting line. …

How Training Partners Boost Health

Running’s health benefits likely amplified when we log miles with others.<p>Training partners can push us to new paces and longer workouts. But perhaps the greatest benefit of running with others is the camaraderie, particularly as we get older.<p>That's the takeaway of two separate but related studies …

"Es geht schlicht um Sympathie"

Ein schöneres Büro, mehr Geld, eine Beförderung. Doch wie bringt man seinen Chef dazu, einem Berufswünsche zu erfüllen? Volker Kitz hat viele Jahre …

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 …

How Fat Distribution Affects Performance

Women with less abdominal fat might be better at using fat as energy source.<p>It's well-known that having much of your fat in your abdominal area is worse than having the same amount more evenly distributed. A high concentration of abdominal fat has been linked to increased risk of heart disease and …