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Honey Balsamic Chicken Breasts and Veggies

posted by Chungah on July 10, 2015 126 Comments »<p><i>All cooked on one single pan. Easy peasy with zero clean up, and packed with so much flavor. Done</i> …

How Runners Can Train the Posterior Chain

The posterior chain is our power house and is comprised of some of the biggest and strongest muscles in the body. These muscles, including those of …

Shalane Flanagan's Race Day Breakfast Can Fuel Your Next PR

This recipe has been elite runner Shalane Flanagan’s go-to breakfast before all of her hard workouts and races for more than eight years. It’s fueled …

3 Things Every Runner Should Do | Page 2 of 4

Core And Flexibility<p>Running form and a strong core are interdependent. The ability to maintain proper form as you tire is a direct result of a strong …

6 Useful Variations to Traditional Strength-Training Exercises

The Hex-Bar Deadlift is a great variation of a well-known exercise.Whether you’re strength training to keep the injuries to a minimum or you’re …

Workouts

Learning from elite runners: A post marathon speed training phase

In the previous few articles I’ve posted about my training as an elite runner, I’ve primarily exhibited specific training concepts within 2 week …

Marathons

The Diagonal Walking Lunge

<i>A slight variation of the lunge will further develop your leg muscles.</i><p>This is the traditional walking lunge, but with a twist. By going either …

Workout Of The Week: In/Out Miles

Sergio Reyes. Photo: www.photorun.net<b>The Coach</b>: Joe Rubio of the Asics Aggies Training Group, San Luis Obispo, Calif.<b>The Athlete</b>: Sergio Reyes, 2010 …

Marathons

How to Strengthen Your Hips, Glutes, and Hamstrings for Running

It seems like every year there is a new aspect of running we <b>need</b> to work on<p>One year it was our feet; foot core was the secret to injury free …

New Exercises for Strengthening Your Core

The key to better, injury-free running lies in deep muscles you’re not working—yet.<p>Runners are always told to strengthen their core. It’s good advice, but many people still assume “core” is synonymous with “abs,” implying that whatever tightens your belly will also make you a stronger runner. The …

Do You REALLY Want to Be Like Shalane? And Other Race Day Thoughts...

Since the Olympic Marathon Trails I have heard and read over and over again how inspiring the athletes are, and how so many runners are going to …

Marathons

Workout of the Week: Brad Hudson’s Fuel Run for Marathoners

Photo: istockphoto.comMarathon training is more than just long, slow runs and high-mileage training weeks. There are a number of variables that need …

Swimming

Homemade Nut & Seed Butter

For the past couple of years, nut butter has been the answer to most quick snacking situations in our home. <i>Need a pick-me up?</i> Dip some apple slices …

Breakfast

10k Specific Training Plan

The 10k is a difficult race distance to master. If you’re a beginner, running twice as far as the more commonly run 5k is quite the challenge and …

Marathons

Workout Of The Week: Bodyweight Strength Session

Strengthen your obliques next time you're watching TV by performing a side plank.<i>This workout will improve your running while you watch TV.</i>Strength …

Workouts

Nutritional psychiatry: Your brain on food

Think about it. Your brain is always “on.” It takes care of your thoughts and movements, your breathing and heartbeat, your senses — it works hard …

Wellness

Workout Of The Week: 600-Meter Breakdowns

These intervals are just long enough to develop your body’s fatigue resistance at faster speeds. Photo: Mario FraioliSix-hundred-meter breakdowns are …

Marathons

The Tricky Art of Treadmill Pacing

Photo: Shutterstock.com<i>This piece first appeared on Triathlete.com</i>Love the treadmill or hate it, it’s an important training tool for many runners, …

Marathons

Strength Training for Running Economy

A review of research finds resistance training has “large, beneficial effect” on runners’ efficiency.<p>I was giving a talk on running science at Radford University in Virginia last week, and someone asked for my opinion on the age-old question of whether lifting weights helps you run faster. I …

Workout Of The Week: Brad Hudson’s 1-2-3-2-1 Fartlek

The 1-2-3-2-1 fartlek is an effective way to introduce multi-paced workouts into your training. Photo: www.shutterstock.com<i>Try this challenging and</i> …

Marathons

Strength-Training Circuit For Distance Runners

<i>These eight exercises will help improve general strength and overall body balance.</i><p>While a consistent running regimen will do a great job of …

10k-Specific Training: A Six-Week Plan for Applying the Adaption Principle

The length of your base-building period will be determined by your experience level. <b>Beginners will need 8-10 weeks of general training to be capable</b> …

Marathons

3 Bodyweight Workout Routines For Runners

Bodyweight squats are an easy and effective strength-training exercise you can do anywhere. Photo: Shutterstock.comThere will likely come a time when …

Workouts

Ask Mario: What Is A Tempo Run?

Q.<p><i>Mario,</i><p><i>What the heck is a “tempo” run? I see this written in many of the training schedules I’ve looked at and I have no idea what it means. Please</i> …

Coach Culpepper: The Beauty Of The Base Phase

<i>Set the stage for the entire year over the winter.</i><p>It is safe to say most folks recognize there are no short cuts to seeing significant improvement in …

The Benefits of Threshold Workouts for Runners

“GogogogoGoGO!” I mumbled to myself, “JUST GO!” I then yelled to drown out the little voice whispering <i>you’ve done well, you can back off… just a …

Marathons

Honey Flax Almond Butter Protein Bars | In it for the Long Run

<b>Save yourself some money and the stress of finding a healthy protein bar with these scrumptious Honey Flax Almond Butter Protein Bars.</b><p>One of the …

Breakfast

The 11 Moves That Help Athletes Get Better with Age

Among the most important things an athlete can do to preserve fitness for years to come is avoid injuries. Sprains, tears, and broken bones can resurface as nagging aches or weaknesses as you get older, preventing you from pushing yourself with the kind of high-intensity interval training that’s so …

Exercise

FEED YOUR FITNESS

As elite runners, Ryan and Sara Hall know how important nutrition is to their all-around fitness.<br>The combination of lean protein, anti-inflammatory …

Fitness