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Racing Weight: Are You Really 'Lean Enough?'

<i>Everyone knows it’s important to be lean if you want to run fast. But how important is it?</i><p>A couple years ago, Swiss exercise scientists focused their …

How to Recover Between Intervals

When to walk, jog, or push the pace between intervals.<p>Speedy interval sessions require rest between repetitions—and especially when you’re pushing your limits, the natural instinct may be to stop and put your hands on your knees while you catch your breath. But experience teaches us a …

The Art Of Peaking For A Goal Race

<i>Being truly race-ready on race day is trickier than you might think.</i><p>In the final weeks leading up to his goal marathon, Ricky Runlong did everything …

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 …

Will Running Too Much Kill You?

The annual look at the current state of the evidence.<p>Let me start with a simple truth: there <b>is</b> such a thing as "too much" running. This is just common sense. If your goal is to optimize health, there will come a point where running an extra 5 miles per week doesn't make you healthier in any …

How to Pace Your First Half or Full Marathon

The key is to run by how you feel on race day.<p><i>Sandra asks: I’m running my first marathon in</i> <i>Cleveland</i> <i>this May, and I’m wondering if you have any tips on pacing. How fast should I start? Should I use the Pace Team?</i><p>Excellent choice in races, Sandra, and a great question too! My racing philosophy is a …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

Dean Karnazes’ 3 Tips For Injury-Proofing Your Body

<i>Ultrarunning legend Dean Karnazes shares his advice on how to become unbreakable.</i><p>This past August was a milestone of 20 years since a mild-mannered …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

How to Break a Running Plateau

Not feeling it? Learn how to bust through common mental barriers that impede your training.<p>Stuck in a rut, caught in a slump, stalled out—whatever you want to call it, every runner eventually reaches a period where their progress levels off. “There’s no way around it, plateaus are inevitable and …

Top-10 Offseason Tips For Runners

1. Answer, "Why Do I Run?"<p>While answers to this question may range from, winning an Olympic medal to getting away from the hustle and bustle of your …

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Motivation - The Running Bug

Keep It Simple Or Crank It Up

Simple winter workouts paired with cranked up versions.<p>Improve your performance this year and work your way to a new PR using the exercise routines below, which feature 3 online-only bonus moves for each category. Keep It Simple and attack common weak areas or Crank It Up with intense full-body …

How Exercise Helps (and Hurts) Sleep

A single workout won't fix your sleep problems, but a consistent habit might.<p>Exercise helps you sleep better, right? That's the conventional wisdom, and has certainly been my experience. But for others, the opposite seems to be true. An interesting new study in the <i>Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine</i> …

The Everyman: Getting Ready For Cold-Weather Training

<i>Winter is a time to get in some base training for the next season.</i><p>It’s that time of year again.<p>The time when trees shed their leaves (for those of us …

6 Tips To Conquer Obstacle Racing!

Photo courtesy of txking / Shutterstock.com.<p><b>T</b><b>hink you’re tough?</b> Amelia Boone, winner of the World’s Toughest Mudder, takes the word to a whole new …

Mental Tips: Put Your Race In Perspective

<i>Those pre-race nerves can be good, but having too many can be detrimental to your performance.</i><p>Earlier this year, I had the chance to attend the Ivy …

Yoga Pilates

Aug 18, 2017<p>If you’re running with a “pain in your butt,” find relief by trying these moves.<p>Jul 6, 2017<p>​You might be able to shelve your meds afterwards.<p>Jul 6, 2017<p>Holding these moves for minutes at a time releases tension in the body and the mind.<p>Jul 5, 2017<p>Burnout is a problem for anyone trying …

Chicago Blackhawks Farm Report: Joakim Nordstrom Joins Hot Rockford IceHogs

The Chicago Blackhawks announced Sunday morning that forward Joakim Nordstrom had been assigned to the club's AHL affiliate in Rockford. Nordstrom, who had a goal and was a plus-one in eight games in Chicago, will be joining up with an IceHogs team that logged a pair of victories over the weekend.<p>A …

Duhatschek: NHL cracking down on illegal hits in attempt to make game safer

In an effort to curb the recent spike in concussions, the NHL has been hading out lengthy suspensions in an attempt to move the line from what is illegal to what is legal, and so far it is taking the players some time to adjust, says Eric Duhatschek.

Michael Grabner suspended 2 games

NEW YORK -- New York Islanders forward Michael Grabner has been suspended for two games by the NHL on Monday for an illegal check to the head of …

Sharks vs. Red Wings - Game Recap - October 21, 2013 - ESPN

DETROIT -- After scoring 39 goals in their first eight games, the San Jose Sharks proved they can play pretty well defensively, too.<p>Logan Couture …

7 Warning Signs That You Are Overtraining

<i>If any of these sound familiar, don’t worry; you can fix them.</i><p>Have you ever felt like death warmed over for weeks at a time — like no matter what you …

12 Expert Trail Running Tips | Competitor.com

<i>This Scottish-born Xterra off-road triathlon star is also a top-tier trail runner.</i><p>In addition to being a two-time Xterra off-road triathlon world …

6-Year-Old Sets Half-Marathon World Record

<i>This Texas youngster ran a half marathon in under 3 hours.</i><p>Running is full of amazing stories and they come from all ages and ability levels. One of …

Essential Nutrients You Can't Run Without

Here's why you should be adding more calcium and vitamin D to your diet—and how to boost your intake.<p>You probably already know most of us don't get enough calcium, but did you know more than 77 percent of the general population is also considered Vitamin D deficient? It's safe to say that many of …

Fossil skull challenges understanding of human evolution - video

A haul of fossils found in Georgia suggests that half a dozen species of early human ancestor were actually all Homo erectus<p>Published: 17 Oct 2013<p>Nearly complete skull of creature similar to a snow leopard discovered in Tibet is estimated to be 4.4m years old<p>Published: 13 Nov 2013<p>The fossil skull …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …