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Runner's World

The Big 7 Body Breakdowns

How to avoid (and recover from) the most common running injuries.<p>In an ideal runner's world, every step of every mile would be 100 percent pain-free. No aches, no twinges, no lingering soreness from yesterday's workout. The reality is that many runners constantly deal with a slight (or not so …

Fast or Slow?

Dial in to the ideal speed to get the best results for every workout.<p>Pace yourself. Sure, it sounds easy enough: Settle into the perfect speed for your given effort and hold it. But whether you're a seasoned veteran or an eager newbie, it can be hard to know if you're going slow enough on easy days …

Recurring Dreams: Your Dreams Are Trying to Tell You Something!

<i>By Dr. Angel Morgan</i><p>Dreams can include important narratives for the dreamer about unresolved issues in the past, present and future.<p>Often, a very important message for the dreamer that has been ignored will repeat until it's understood, or worked through by the dreamer. It's kind of like the dream …

“I Had a Mini-Stroke at 24”

It took a big health scare to get one woman to slow down<p>At 24 years old, I never saw this coming.<p>About three months ago, I was standing in my kitchen making dinner when my vision went blurry. My heart was pounding. I had intense chest pain. My knees buckled. Suddenly my left arm and left leg went …

The Business of Marathon Training

A business professor uses marathon training to fuel his students' successes.<p>The sun is just starting to turn the Colorado foothills pink as they arrive—the mom hoping to turn around a family history of poor health, the recently naturalized American citizen who wants to show her daughters what …

Motivation - The Running Bug

Watch Lesley Paterson's 6-Minute 6-Pack Online

$24.95<p>USD<p>instock<p>Vimeo<p>https://vimeo.com/ondemand/6min6pack<p>video<p>Core Strength for Endurance Athletes! This one-of-a-kind training program for endurance …

Healthy Dessert Makeovers

Satisfy your sweet tooth with runner-friendly homemade treats.<p>From leftover holiday cookies to Valentine's Day chocolates, sweets everywhere tempt even the most strong-willed runner. But you don't have to bypass every dessert for the sake of your running. With the right ingredients, you can turn …

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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 …

Find running races near you: 5K, 10K, half marathons, marathons, and obstacle races - The Running Bug

Oakland, Alabama<p>Date 12 Aug 18 Distance Half marathon Surface Road<p>Rugby, Warwickshire<p>Date 12 Aug 18 Distance 10K Surface Road<p>Rugby, Warwickshire<p>Date …

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How a Harder Warm-Up Can Help You Run Faster

New study adds to weight of evidence favoring aggressive warm-ups.<p>If you watch elite runners before a hard workout or race, you'll often see what looks like a workout in itself. In addition to jogging, you'll see lots of drills, skipping, sprinting and other vigorous activities as part of their …

Legs Up the Wall Pose

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>25 Running Songs for Your Hottest Summer Workout<p>2<p>Run Fast in the New Balance FuelCell Impulse<p>3<p>Runner Grabs Competitor’s Shorts Near End of Race<p>4<p>How Allie Kieffer Fuels Her Runs<p>5<p>Smash That Wall<p>Use this simple pose to help your run-weary legs recover while you take a moment to …

11 Tips for Staying Safe on the Roads

Take these precautions to protect yourself when you’re walking and running outside.<p><b>Leave word.</b> Tell somebody or leave a note at home about where you plan to go and how long you plan to be out. That way your loved ones will know to come look for you if needed.<p><b>Identify yourself.</b> Run with proper ID, …

Tips for Your First Race

Follow these steps to prepare for your first 5K or 10K.<p>Even for seasoned racers, the days before a race can be stressful. With all the hope and hard work that you’ve invested in your goal event, you want to arrive at the starting line feeling calm, healthy, and ready to run your best. Here are a …

12 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Start Right Now

Lose weight, run your first race, stay consistent: Here’s how to get started right now on your big goals for the new year.<p>1 of 12<p><b>Resolution 1: Start Running Regularly</b><p>Plug four or five 15- to 20-minute runs (or walks, if you’re not currently exercising) into your schedule for the week—that’s enough …

The New Core Curriculum

This nine-move routine strengthens your body from your neck to your knees.

Coach Culpepper: Winterize Your Training

<i>Two-time Olympian and coach Alan Culpepper explains how to modify your training for the winter months.</i><p>Now is the time of year when getting out the …

10 Tips to Make Winter Running Less Miserable

Runners and readers give their best advice for plowing through the winter season.<p>​<p>​<p>Get Motivated<p>“Make a date to meet someone for a run,” says Jean M., a reader in Colorado. “There’s no wimping out when someone is waiting.” John Stanton, the founder of the Running Room in Edmonton, Alberta, says the …

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Lung Power

Need more air? Deep breathing can help you run longer with less effort.<p>Just before you crest a hill or reach the end of a speed interval, your lungs go into overdrive. Your breath becomes shallow and rapid. You think if only you could pull in more air, you could surge up that hill or maintain your …

You'll Never Believe How Many Marathons This Couple Ran in 2013

We're hoping they start off 2014 with pedicures<p>Get this: An Australian couple in their 60s ran a marathon every day in 2013. EVERY DAY!<p>A year ago, Janette Murray-Wakelin, 64, and Alan Murray, 68, set out to run at least 26.2 miles every day for a year and circle Australia in the process, according …