Joey Dala

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How to Survive Your First 100-Miler

It was somewhere around 4 a.m. I’d been running for 24 hours and aggressively dry heaving for five. I was wearing two puffy jackets, two pairs of gloves, and a permanent grimace. Our fourth headlamp had just gone out, and we were using a dim cellphone flashlight to illuminate the trail. I was …

How to Succeed at UTMB

If you thought the qualifying procedure for the Boston Marathon was complicated, check out Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, the iconic mountain-ultra-trail race whose 2018 lottery opens next month. More than 17,000 people applied for spots at one the five distances offered this year; just over 7,000 will …

Here Are Some of the Best Ways to Sharpen Your Images in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Everyone want nice crisp images, right? But there’s a difference between “crisp” and “crispy” as you’ll learn in the video below. Photoshop offers a …

3 Pelvic Floor Exercises For Postpartum Runners

You’ve heard that a key for postpartum runners to get back core strength and eliminate the chance for any—ahem—leakage is to work those pelvic floor …

Postpartum

The Ultramarathon Survival Guide

Ultrarunning is an existential journey. What do we learn at mile 30 or 50 or 99? We learn that we are layers of self-aware meat and gristle built on …

Running

6 Unique Destination Race Ideas for Your Next Vacation

Photo: Courtesy of Kyoto MarathonGoing on a trip? Why not do a race, too, in one of these six racing destinations that’ll rouse your inner …

5 Ways to Change Your Mindset (and Reach Greater Goals)

Use these ancient lessons to make you more focused on bettering yourself in modern days.<p>When researching and writing my most recent book, <i>The Road to Sparta</i>, I learned that our forbearers maintained certain mindsets and ideals that resulted in healthy, balanced lives. Obviously these practices date …

Marathons

Fitness Influencer Emily Skye Shares Her 3 Best Tips for Blasting Belly Fat

Australian fitness star Emily Skye has a super-toned stomach, and she’s sharing the three things she does to blast belly fat and maintain a muscular …

The 24-hour race: 'It is a battle with your mind'

Ultra-running is one of the fastest growing sports, usually taking place in remote, scenic landscapes. Not a running track in London. Will competitors reach nirvana?<p>‘I hallucinated, of course. I always do,” Pat Seabrook says. She is 76 and has spent the past 24 hours running round a 400m athletics …

12 Monthly Challenges For a Happy and Healthy 2017

2017 is going to be your best year yet. I just know it.<p>I know I said that about 2016, and even 2015, and 2014, 2013, and … well, you know. It was …

Scientists baffled by 85-year-old marathon man

Ed Whitlock ran a marathon is less than four hours in October 2016.<p>Ed Whitlock, an 85-year-old marathon runner, is dumbfounding medical experts after …

The Lovely Loneliness of the Solitary Run

For some, like me, the alone time is one of distance running’s attractions.<p>“Come Out and Play!” reads the headline. “Run Together!” shouts the cover of this very magazine. Another praises “The Rise of Running Tribes” and depicts a group of beautiful young people smiling, posing, and generally being …

Henry David Thoreau

The 20 best travel books of 2016

From Australia to America, and Bulgaria to Burma, Michael Kerr draws on the year’s travel books to find the ideal Christmas gifts.<p>The Outrun by Amy Liptrot<p><b>Canongate, £8.99</b><p>I was delighted to see this win the 2016 Wainwright Prize. It’s a wonderful book though hardly conventional, whether you …

The best books of 2016 list you get when you combine 36 “Best Books of 2016” lists

Slavery. Racism. Urbanism. Disease. While 2016 may not have been a banner year for liberal democracy in the world at large, it should definitely go down as a woke time in book publishing.<p>For dedicated bibliophiles, the low thrum of literary FOMO that bubbles up around May has by mid-December …

Books

7 Minutes Plank Challenge!

If you still think what kind of abs workout program to start to practice, but actually you don’t want to do any ab crunch or abdominal thrust …

The 3 key weekly run workouts

Photo: ShutterstockThere are three key workouts that every runner should do each week. These are essential, must-do workouts. All of your other runs …

Improve Your Running Stamina With Progression Runs

Progression runs were once called the Kenyan secret. They're great for building stamina, mental strength, and teaching the body to run increasingly faster at the end of a race. A progression run is a run with structured pace increases from beginning to end. The distance and pace will vary based on …

The King of Pain

LADY LUCK Jenny Uehisa, a designer for Patagonia, says she hit the “boyfriend lottery” with Jurek.<p>Dusk has fallen on the oddballs pulling themselves around the little patch of land next to Lake Erie. It has fallen on the guy screaming at his wife, and the woman with what looks like cerebral palsy, …

Stability Performance Workout

Get stronger and avoid injury with this 10-minute postrun routine.<p>When Jay Cardiello ran track at the University of Arkansas, he never took the time to work on the postrun extras that keep a body healthy. “After a workout, I just wanted to get out of there,” he says. “I ended up with a cracked …

Workouts

This 72-Year-Old’s Close Finish Was All About Outrunning a DNF

How Wally Hesseltine took on the Western States 100 in a harrowing, inspirational 30 hours.<p>Wally Hesseltine is in great spirits. The slender 72-year-old family and criminal defense attorney from Lafayette, California, sports a black diamond headlamp with a single halogen bulb, a two-bottle fuel …

Beyond Burr and Hamilton: The 7 Best Books on Rivalries

The right kind of rivalry can push us to our limits and force us to perform at our very best. The wrong kind of rivalry can end in a beheading. It’s all about managing the right balance of competition, antagonism, and tenacity, and adding in maybe just a dash of maliciousness. The following books …

Should You Grab a Gel, Energy Bar, or Sports Drink?

What research reveals about midrun carb consumption.<p>Fueling your long runs and races is just as important as training for them. Anyone who’s bonked (and who hasn’t?) knows you can’t skimp on your midrace carbohydrate fix. But <i>how</i> you get your carbs matters, too. New research from Massey University …

Nutrition

How Long Should Your Longest Run Be for Marathon Training

How long do your longest training runs need to be to successfully get fit for a marathon? That’s a good question.<p>When 33-year-old nurse practitioner …

How to run at your best when you’re 45-54

While the increase in your recovery time and the decline in top performances can’t be ignored, this age can be one of the most rewarding of a …

8 Must-Do Stretches to Prevent & Recover from Workout Injuries

There is much controversy in the research as to whether stretching prevents injuries. One thing is clear: Stretching helps to improve both range of …

Exercise

Bluelight Filter Android app helps you reduce eye strain and sleep better

Bluelight Filter is a free Android app which aims to reduce the harmful effects of the blue light emitted by smartphones and tablets.<p>This could …

12 Great Authors Pick Their Essential American Book

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Writing

How to Optimize Your Training Time For Trail Racing

Pro runner and coach Max King offers tips on training for training for trail races. Photo: Paul Nelson PhotographyAs we become busier and busier, we …

Fartlek Treadmill Training

Fartlek, which means "speed play" in Swedish, is an unstructured form of physical training in which you literally play with the speed and intensity …

Upper Body Exercises for Runners

Upper body strength is crucial to running strong and injury-free. A strong upper body can help us run with better form, prevent injuries, run more …