Sara Meyer

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Three Ways to Improve Your Marathon Finish Time

Here's how to modify your race training to improve speed without wearing your body out.<p><i>I'm training for my third marathon this fall and want to improve my speed without getting hurt. I've had a variety of aches and pains through the past two seasons of training and would love to train and finish</i> …

Watch A Supercut Of Horrified ‘Game Of Thrones’ Fans Reacting To The Red Wedding

Two things.<p>1) Does everyone record themselves watching TV? “Big Brother watching me while I’m watching <i>Big Brother</i> #lolz”<p>2) While checking out the video below, which rounds up the visual reactions of <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans right after the Red Wedding HAPPENED, I found myself playing a game: Book …

'Game Of Thrones': Behind Catelyn's Death Scene With Michelle Fairley

<b>Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 3, Episode 9 on HBO's "Game of Thrones," "The Rains of Castamere."</b><p>Earlier this season, Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) delivered a monologue suggesting that there is a curse on House Stark -- and that it's all her fault.<p>But the Irish actress …

Pain Relief for Patellofemoral Syndrome

Strengthening foot and hip external rotator muscles will help ease pain.<p><i>Hi Dr. Roberts-</i><p><i>I was diagnosed with patellofemoral syndrome about eight weeks ago. The pain developed around the right side of my knee cap and right lower thigh area. I understand that patellofemoral syndrome in my case means</i> …

How To Run Your Best Marathon Pace

You don’t need a watch, a heart rate monitor, a GPS system, or a gallon of Gu.<p>Every time I look at the data from a recent study of marathon pacing, I see the same thing: blinking red lights. The study is trying to tell us something—something much more important, I believe, than the obvious fact …

How Can I Prevent Osteoarthritis?

I want to keep running but I have a family history of OA.<p><i>Greetings Sports Doc,</i><p><i>I'm a 26-year-old runner concerned about the cartilage in my joints. I haven't had any joint pain (yet), but my dad will be having both of his hips replaced (he's 54) this month and my mother has been told she needs her</i> …

The Biomechanical Case for Minimalist Running

Can we draw any conclusion from force measurements?<p>A few weeks ago, I gave a talk on the current state of research into minimalist running at a conference of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine, which involved sifting through a bunch of papers both new and old. I thought I'd share …

Morning Heart Rate and "Functional" Overtraining

Weekly averages, rather than daily measurements, help you keep tabs on fatigue.<p>There's an interesting article just published in <i>Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise</i> on "evidence of parasympathetic hyperactivity" as a marker of overtraining. It has some interesting insights on the causes and …

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>Zach asks: I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner, but I think I am. I was just wondering if you could recommend some strength and core training for me? I've always neglected this part of fitness because I hate going to the gym,</i> …

Exercise Boosts Resting Energy Burn

Study finds post-menopausal women can keep resting metabolism high with exercise.<p>Here's a graph from a new study looking at the relationship between regular exercise and resting energy expenditure in post-menopausal women, from a UC San Diego study in <i>Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and …

Ferritin and Fatigue

"Normal" iron levels may not be enough for endurance athletes.<p>My column in the <i>Globe and Mail</i> this week looks at iron levels for athletes, and in particular at new evidence that you can have normal hemoglobin levels but still be suffering negative effects from iron depletion. Endurance athletes have …

How to Add Weeks to a Marathon Training Plan

Have extra time before your fall race training is set to begin? Here's what to do with it.<p>June is Marathon Month! I’ll be answering marathon training program questions all month long to help you get started on the right track this season.<p><i>I’m following a marathon training plan that is 18-weeks long.</i> …

Tutorial: Three Different Ways to Shoot Day-to-Night Time-Lapses

The know-how to properly shoot day-to-night or night-to-day when you’re capturing a time-lapse can add a special something to your final product, but …

Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Mode

Digital photography has given almost anyone with a camera the potential to become a creative photographer. These days even compact cameras offer …

Free Photography eBook: Exposure Blending – The Complete Guide From Camera to Process

Landscape photographer and author Christopher O’Donnell recently released a free eBook on his exposure blending technique. Inside you’ll find that …

Landscape Photography

Polarizer Filters: What They Are & When They Can Be Used in Photography

There are few more important things that a nature photographer can do to improve his or her photography than becoming familiar with the use of the …

Landscape Photography

Improving Composition with Tonal Contrast

If you were to ask me for two ways that you could improve the composition of your photos, the first piece of advice I would give you is to keep the …

Digital Photography

6 Tips for Mastering Bokeh

Bokeh. There’s that word again. It’s one of the most obsessed-over words in photography, from how to pronounce it to how to “make it.” It often seems …