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Training advice - The Running Bug

Racing Weight: How Much Should You Weigh?

<i>Here’s a rough ‘n’ ready method to estimate your ideal racing weight.</i><p>Every runner knows that body weight affects running performance. Because your …

Nine Surprising Ways Running Helps Your Body

You know running is healthy, but do you know all the good it does?<p><b>Grows Cartilage</b><br>Ignore the naysayers—running isn't necessarily bad for your knees. Research from Australia's Monash University suggests that the impact of running can increase cartilage production, which can safeguard your joints from …

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 …

Weight Loss Is a Fight

It's never going to be easy, but here's how to get back up and win the battle against extra pounds.<p>Like most things in life, the treadmill at work carries a slogan. It reminds users that "Every day is a challenge," and we need to prepare mentally and physically for the daily challenges set before …

Discussions - The Running Bug

Overtraining: Why It Happens, How To Spot It & How To Dig Yourself Out

<i>More than half of all runners will overdo it at least once in their running career.</i><p>Overtraining. It’s a word that strikes fear into the hearts of …

How Exercise Regulates Your Appetite

New study reveals a stomach-brain-appetite link.<p>What foods do you usually think about at the end of a workout? Oranges and watermelon, or a big, thick brownie? Recently published research in the <i>American Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i> gives some insight into your likely choice.<p>The research group had …

Motivation - The Running Bug

How to Set a Long Term Running Goal

How to pick and train for a worthy goal that is six, nine, or 12 months out.<p>As you set your goals for the New Year, consider planning beyond your next race or even your next season and choosing an ambitious long-term target. "If you're just looking at lots of short cycles, it's hard to reach your …

The Body Shop: Happy Endings

Use these simple standing stretches after a run to help jump-start recovery.

Speed Workouts to Gauge Fitness

Measure your training progress for any distance race.<p>Every runner needs a "go-to" workout—an interval session, a goal-pace run, or other key workout to complete more than once during a training cycle. Whether you're prepping for a race or running to stay fit, doing the same workout regularly lets …

Are We Really Born To Run?

Vibram FiveFingers running shoes are designed to mimic barefoot activity.<p>Table of Contents<p><i>There is evidence that debunks the popular running theory,</i> …

Should I Carbo-Load Before a Long Run?

Are there advantages to chowing down to a big bowl of pasta the night before a race?<p><i>I'm training for my first marathon and will hit my first 20-mile run within a few weeks. I was wondering if, before a long run of 20 miles or more, I should be loading up on carbs the night before like I would for</i> …

Marathons

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> …

Arch Enemy

Five simple stretches and exercises that can cure & prevent plantar fasciitis.<p>​<p>​<p><b>Plantar fasciitis</b> is a runner's recurring nightmare. It's a notoriously stubborn injury that strikes when the thick band of fibers that runs along the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed. It can start as a minor …

Should I Stretch Before or After My Runs?

Neither, experts say. Or if you must, do it after your workout—not before.<p>You’ve seen the iconic image of a runner bent over and touching his toes. You’ve probably seen plenty of runners doing this before races. So it may surprise you to hear that this so-called static stretching—attempting to …

3 Lessons That I Learned About Running From Racing

There used to be only three moments in my running and racing career that I remember over any others:<p>1. Placing 18th in the 2002 state meet for high …