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Training advice - The Running Bug

How to Train Through the Winter Weather

What do you do when your long run is scheduled for the morning after a snowstorm?<p><i>I'm training for a marathon. My long runs have been sabotaged twice by winter storms, and it's not even technically winter yet! Are there other options when extreme weather hits? I want to stay on track, but I haven't</i> …

Marathons

Girl Talk: 14 Running Resolutions for 2014 - Women's Running

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com<p>I’ve always loved the idea of New Year’s Resolutions, but I’ve not always been the best about keeping them. For the …

Indoor Warm Ups for Winter Runs

To avoid injury on chilly outdoor runs, warm up indoors first.<p>You have the cold-weather gear and the mental mettle to take on a subfreezing run. But before you open the door, it's important to make sure your muscles are prepped. Stepping out into frigid temperatures with cold, tight muscles can be …

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Change Up Your Running Routine

Tweaking your schedule magically produces fast results.<p>When Alberto Salazar took over as Dathan Ritzenhein's coach in 2009, Ritz quickly set personal bests over 5000 meters (an American record), 10,000 meters, and the half-marathon. (You can run your own personal best with one of our half marathon …

Marathons

How to Take Care of Your Calves

Maintaining your legs’ workhorses will improve your running and prevent common injuries.<p>Your calf muscles (also known as the gastrocnemius muscles) simultaneously act as the gas and brake pedal on a run. Need to push up a steep hill? That’s your calf muscle called into action. Need to slow it up …

Exercise

The Essential 7-Minute, No-Gym Warmup

Work in these five moves before your run to get faster and stay injury free.<p>Seven minutes can be an eternity—for a runner, at least. That's enough time to bang out a mile repeat, ice a cranky knee, or boil water for pasta. And now, it's also enough time to squeeze in a strength-training workout.<p>We …

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Top 13 Run Tips to End 2013! - Women's Running

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com<p><b>As we prepare to bid farewell to 2013, now is the perfect time to take stock of your run goals and develop a plan</b> …

Rules of Success

Follow these bedrock principles to achieve your goal.<p><i>Get more secrets to marathon and half-marathon success</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>For many marathoners, training consists of running as much as they can, as far as they can, as fast as they can. The inevitable result of which is burnout, injury, or dashed raceday …

Build Muscle And Cardio With These 3 Stair Workouts

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com<p><i>*Article courtesy of ACEFitness.org</i><p>Remember those 72 stone steps that Sylvester Stallone made famous in the <i>Rocky</i> …

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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 …

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5 Speed Workouts Every New Runner Should Try

Adding a structured workout into your running routine will make you faster.<p>When you’re first getting moving, it’s important to just focus on getting into the exercise habit; making your run or walk a regular part of each day, finding times and places to exercise that feel convenient and …

Marathons

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 …

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A Few Rules to Run By

What you need to know about short shorts, porta-potty lines, and other unspoken principles of the runners' code.<p>Running is simple.<p>You don't need a room full of pricey equipment or to phone in advance for a tee time. Running doesn't even require much skill—nothing could be easier. Naturally, there …

Marathons

The 10 Most Popular Running Resolutions (And How to Achieve Them)

Here’s our best advice on the things you’re hoping to do in the new year.<p>Each year, everyone is eager to start their resolutions off strong. Runners—or possible new runners—are no different.<p>Here’s a list of the 10 resolutions we see most frequently from our readers, and the articles we think will …

Marathons

Dominate Your Winter Workout

Take your training off the treadmill and back into the light of day with these five killer tips on braving winter’s bite<p>Take your training off the treadmill and back into the light of day with these five killer tips on braving winter’s bite<p>Winter is finally here, and for many of us, that means …

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101 Greatest Running Tips

Fitspiration for your feet, courtesy of our friends at Runner’s World