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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 …

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 …

The New Core Curriculum

This nine-move routine strengthens your body from your neck to your knees.

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When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write

The woman was sitting on a gurney in the emergency room, and I was facing her, typing. I had just written about her abdominal pain when she posed a question I'd never been asked before: "May I take a look at what you're writing?"<p>At the time, I was a fourth-year medical resident in Boston. In our …

The Internet's Original Sin

It's not too late to ditch the ad-based business model and build a better web.<p>Ron Carlson’s short story “What We Wanted To Do” takes the form of an apology from a villager who failed to protect his comrades from marauding Visigoths. It begins:<p>What we wanted to do was spill boiling oil onto the …

I Spent Two Weeks On Kim Kardashian's Post-Baby Diet

Also known as "The Atkins Diet."<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p><i>Welcome to Fitness Week! All week long we'll be posting stories about fitness, with a distinctly</i> …

Weekly Workout: Week 6

Performed after the pectoral stretch, body weight squats are a simple way to increase strength in your glutes and quads.<p>​<p>​<p>Week 6 of the Weekly Workout features body weight squats, a simple yet highly effective way to build strength in your glutes and quads. Start with your feet shoulder-width apart …

Stay on Top of Your Shop: 4 Inventory Management Tips

Inventory management isn't glamorous. But creating a system that works for your business is key, especially as the holiday season approaches.<p>By Cheyne Little Jul 22, 2014<p>Anna Joyce opened her eponymous Etsy shop in 2006 to sell the accessories she had been hand printing and sewing in her Portland, …

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 …

How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Proper form, strength training, and the right shoes can prevent injury.<p>It's an all too common scenario: Runner begins training program. A month or so later, a twinge settles on a knee. Runner stretches, pops ibuprofen, keeps running. A few—or maybe 100—runs later, runner is on the couch, ice pack …

Weekly Workout: Week 3

Performed after heel raises, this quick sequence will help open up your hips for improved mobility.<p>​<p>​<p>Week 3 of the Weekly Workout features a hip mobility sequence, which will help open up and relax your hips after a run. This exercise will improve your moblility and help fend off issues with your …

New Beauty Vending Machines Will Make Your Flight Delays Prettier

You really can’t call yourself a pro trip planner unless you can slip in a manicure appointment between packing and getting to the airport on time. And for most of us, our beauty experience before we arrive at our terminal isn’t quite as glamorously streamlined (“Umm… Siri, reroute to the nearest …

The Essentials of Marketing Your Business

Get off to a smart start with tips on understanding your target customer, refining your brand voice, and defining your unique selling proposition.<p>By Etsy Staff Sep 20, 2017<p>Identifying your target customer<p>To begin attracting potential buyers to your small business, you’ll need to pinpoint the person …

10 Tips for Beginning Marathoners

A beginner marathoner asks for tips for her first 26.2.<p><i>I just started running six weeks ago; I train three days a week and have already built up to running a 3K in pretty decent time. I know this may be crazy, but I’d like to do a marathon some time next year. Is that a realistic goal or is it</i> …

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The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Bridge Pose

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>How Can Joey Chestnut Run Off His 74 Hot Dogs?<p>2<p>Asics Has Up to 50 Percent Off Shoes Right Now<p>3<p>The Best Jogging Strollers to Cover More Miles<p>4<p>Can Ketones Help You Run Faster?<p>5<p>What Mud on Your Calves Really Means for Your Form<p>Use this pose to strengthen your legs while stretching …

What We Talk About When We Talk About Violence In Chicago

We have a default template for the way we process mass shootings. We scour through every available scrap of the perpetrators' interior lives – Facebook postings, YouTube videos, interviews with former roommates — to try to find out what drove them to kill. The sites of the massacres become a kind …

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 …

Am I Overtraining for My Marathon?

Having trouble completing your workouts? Here's how to train smarter to avoid fatigue.<p><i>I'm running my first marathon since 1990, though I've been running consistently for nearly 30 years and ran two half-marathons last spring. For support, I've joined a local runner's group, and for our late fall</i> …

Overview of Runner’s World Training Plans

Use an RW training schedule to get fit and run your first, or fastest, race.<p>Whether you’ve just registered for your first half or full marathon, or are training to hit a time goal at your next big race, a training plan is the best way to get you to the starting line injury-free and prepared to …

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The Unusual Habits Of 8 Famous Creative Minds

From Jay-Z to de Balzac, these famous creative minds have developed some odd habits on the path to genius.<p>There is no secret formula for innovation, and a lot of great minds arrive at their creativity in many different ways.<p>Though we’d all like to crack the code for reaching our creative …

Yoga Inversion Poses for Runners

Try these relaxation stretches to speed running recovery.<p>​<p>​<p>Carving out a few minutes to do an inversion pose (or two or three) after a long run will speed your recovery. Inversions, which either elevate your feet or lower your head below your hips, boost circulation and improve flexibility. They …

Five Minute Homemade Frozen Yogurt - Earnest Home co.

I have such a treat to share with you today (literally)! I have been challenged for the last few weeks because I’ve been trying out a very high …

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Meet AirFryer: A Healthier Way to Cook Your Food

When you think of fried foods, you think grease, fat and <i>lots</i> of guilt. Watching anything cook to delicious perfection in a vat of oil is bound to make you question its nutritional value. But does it have to be this way? Not according to Phillips. They’ve created the AirFryer, a creation that uses …

Why Stair-Climbing is Good for Runners

The plyometric motion strengthens your muscles, heart, and lungs for better running.<p>If you borrow one element (besides running) from Rocky Balboa’s training regimen, make it stair-climbing. The plyometric motion strengthens the same muscles as lunges and squats, and taxes your lungs and heart as …

The Best Foods For Runners

The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance.<p>Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet every time we race up and down the aisles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10 to 15 foods. Which isn't such a bad thing, as long as you're taking home …

Hip Weakness and Knee Pain

Which is cause and which is effect?<p>If you've got knee pain, you might need to strengthen your hips. That's an increasingly common prescription these days, thanks to a bunch of research over the past decade or so linking conditions like runner's knee (also known as patellofemoral pain, or PFP) and …

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