Jacob McPherson

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Here's The Most Popular Halloween Candy In Each State

Do you live in a Candy Corn state or a Kit Kat state?<p>Americans will spend between $2.1 billion and $2.6 billion on candy this Halloween. But what's the best kind of buy if you're passing it out to trick-or-treaters and party guests?<p>Well, perhaps it all boils down to geographical preferences. …

Decorations

10 Ways to Beat Boredom on Your Run

Dealing with lulls on the road? Try these workout suggestions to engage your mind and body.<p><i>Jack asks: I just started running a few months ago, and my biggest problem has been boredom. Any suggestions for dealing with that? Do you have workout suggestions for beginners?</i><p>To fight boredom, engage your …

Get Stronger to Run Faster

Do this two-part routine to strengthen your core and glutes.<p>If you want to run faster, you’ve got to do more than just speedwork. Strength training is a critical—but often neglected component—to runners’ training plans. “I think a lot of runners feel intimidated or put off by weight lifting because …

Why Do Some Runs Feel So Freaking Hard?

Even if your sights aren’t set on running a marathon, we’ve all had those days when you slow to a walk during a three-mile jog—even though you easily …

Marathons

Thoughts ...

Study: Runners Unsurprisingly Think About How Much They Hate Running While Running

A recently published study confirmed what all non-runners have long since suspected about runners: Even runners find running sucks. The team of researchers at California State University that conducted the study rounded up a group of 10 amateur long-distance runners, ranging from 29-52 who were all …

Comedy Sketch Pokes Fun at How Much Runners Talk About Running

Watch: The new CollegeHumor clip is a hit among runners.<p>If you give most runners an inch, they’ll take (at least) a mile when it comes to chatting about all things running. Ask about their recent race, and they’ll give you minute-by-minute breakdowns. To top it off, they plaster postrun selfies, …

How To Improve Your Running From Head To Toe

<i>By Mallory Creveling for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you want to feel good while running faster and longer -- and who doesn't? -- it's all about making the most of every movement. Whether you're prepping for a 5K or 26.2 miles, stomping out the distance requires dedication, training and a basic …

Advice to a Young Athlete

Looking for marginal gains? Start here.<p>A few months ago, I got a nice e-mail from a young elite cyclist who was looking to break through to the next level. He had talent and determination and was willing to work as hard as anyone in the world, but he needed just an extra percent or two to be …

The Best Foods to Fuel Your Workout and Give You Energy

Chow down on these 8 power foods before and after your workouts, and you'll see results in no time.<p>1<p>Spinach<p><b>Good for:</b> Muscle recovery<br>It's true: …

Nutrition

Real Strength Gains from Mental Imagery

The brain's motor cortex responds to exercise, real or imagined.<p>We all know that strength isn't just about muscles. For example, the initial gains when you start strength training come largely from neuromuscular improvements: your nervous system gets better at transmitting the "contract" signal …

Running Rituals To Improve Race-Day Performance

How to create training rituals to give you comfort and confidence leading up to race day.<p><i>I'm training for my first marathon this fall and doing well so far. Do you have any tips for preparing for race week? Although I've got a few months to go, my mind keeps wandering to the big day! Thank you!</i> …

Marathons

January 8 Morning Report

Meb and Shalane back to Boston; Meb also back to Houston.<p><b>Keflezighi and Flanagan Will Run 119th Boston Marathon</b><br>On April 20, Meb Keflezighi defends his 2014 title, the first victory by an American man at the Boston Marathon since 1983. Shalane Flanagan, a Massachusetts native, returns one year after …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Hair<p>Without buzzing it all off or, god forbid, combing it over.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Editors' Picks<p>It’s time to justify that Prime …

Lifestyle

January 7 Morning Report

Ritzenhein wins in Italy; Derrick leads U.S. team in Scotland.<p><b>Ritzenhein Wins Italy’s Prestigious Campaccio Cross Country</b><br>Three-time Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein is the first American winner in the 58-year history of Campaccio, a 10K cross country race in San Giorgio su Legnano, Italy. Ritzenehin …

January 5 Morning Report

Top marathoners of 2014; WADA's 4-year ban takes effect.<p><b>Kipsang, Kiplagat Are Running Times' Marathoners of the Year</b><br>Wilson Kipsang, the winner of the London and New York City Marathons, earned the top 2014 men’s spot just head of Eliud Kipchoge, who triumphed in Rotterdam and Chicago. London …

How to Run for 60 Minutes | Runner's World

Tired and cranky? Use these simple ways to beat brain fatigue and run strong.<p>Even if you love working out, it’s completely normal to battle negative thinking. Here's how to get over it.<p>"Physically it felt bad, but it was so much better than the emotional pain I was feeling."<p>Swimming, rowing, and …

9 Running Workouts You Can Do In 30 Minutes Or Less

Start running now with fun, challenging workouts you can do in a half hour or less.<p>1. The running workouts listed below are <b>listed in order from least challenging to most.</b><p><b>2. Brand-new runners should build a base of fitness before tackling the harder workouts.</b> Coach Hamilton recommends jumping into …

Exercise

How to Take Two Minutes Off Your Mile Pace

How to Take Two Minutes Off Your Mile Pace

Are You A Balanced Runner?

<i>To run efficiently, you need more than just strength alone.</i><p>As endurance athletes know, optimal performance isn’t about aimlessly accumulating mileage …

Triathlons

The List: Friday, January 2

What savvy runners will be talking about this weekend...<p><b>1. Michael Wardian,</b> who Wednesday morning broke his own world record for 50K on an indoor track, running 3:06:07 at the Hawk Indoor Marathon in Hagerstown, Maryland.<p><b>2. Puppies,</b> such as the ones left to freeze on the side of a road in County …

Nike’s Strength Workout for Runners

This total-body workout can be done anywhere in just 15 minutes.<p>Pascal Dobert, strength conditioning coach for Nike's Bowerman Track Club, takes you through this two-part strength routine that he uses to condition Nike's top athletes. The only equipment you'll need is a pair of running shoes (or 2 …

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 …

Nike Flyknit Racer - Bright Crimson/Volt

Author:<p>Freshness<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>351<p>351<p>SHARES<p>The Flyknit Racer may have been overshadowed by some of Nike's other models this year, but it …

Run Faster with High Intensity Interval Training

Build power, speed, and fitness with fast efforts.<p>If you want to run fast, the saying goes, you've got to run fast. To stoke speed, most runners do traditional speedwork: aiming for near race pace over distances of 400 meters or more, with recovery periods equal to the length of the repeat (or …

7 Strategies to Help You Develop Mental Toughness During Races

As runners, we’re always looking for that extra edge in training to make us faster and more consistent on the race course. Understandably, most of …

Self-help

14 Modern Fitness Myths Busted

Plenty of athletes swear by these workout prescriptions. But are they science or snake oil? Read on to learn why you should skip the diets, forget about altitude training, and ditch the ice baths.<p>14. “To Perform Well I Need to Track My Metrics.”<p><b>Science Says</b>: In a forthcoming study of fitness …

Exercise