Joyce Ng

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Focus on Fitness, Not Metabolism

It’s not easy to be thin in today’s obesogenic western world environment. But it is easy to be fit, if you just work at it for 30 to 60 minutes a day on most days of the week.<p>I’m in London totally immersed in RW's coverage of the Olympic Games, but I just noticed today’s <i>New York Times</i> Phys Ed …

Fitness

Ankle Pain After Starting to Run

Does an ankle injury mean no more running?<p><i>Hi, my name is Jenny and I am new to running. I decided I needed to get back into shape after years of not doing anything. I am 34 and 140 pounds. I started running at the end of October of this year. I was feeling great and getting up at 5 a.m. every day</i> …

Marathons

Simple Truths About 180 Strides/Minute

It’s not a magic number; you have to know your goals.<p>It seems that I can’t turn around without reading another article about runners aiming for 180 strides per minute, or at least for an increased stride turnover. Many recreational runners are probably in the 160s, and have gotten the message that …

Marathons

Why Do My Legs Fatigue Before I'm Out of Breath?

Coach Jenny suggests some training strategies to put more pep in your step.<p><i>Betty asks: I’ve read about your training philosophy to run by your breath and body, but breathing isn’t my limiting factor. My legs are. Sometimes I can be breathing easily, but my legs feel tired. Do you have any tips?</i> …

Marathons

How To Run Your Best Marathon Pace

You don’t need a watch, a heart rate monitor, a GPS system, or a gallon of Gu.<p>Every time I look at the data from a recent study of marathon pacing, I see the same thing: blinking red lights. The study is trying to tell us something—something much more important, I believe, than the obvious fact …

Marathons

How to Pace Your First Half or Full Marathon

The key is to run by how you feel on race day.<p><i>Sandra asks: I’m running my first marathon in</i> <i>Cleveland</i> <i>this May, and I’m wondering if you have any tips on pacing. How fast should I start? Should I use the Pace Team?</i><p>Excellent choice in races, Sandra, and a great question too! My racing philosophy is a …

Marathons

Should I Eat Breakfast on Race Morning?

I usually run on an empty stomach in the early morning.<p><i>Hello,</i><p><i>I am 42 years old and just started running about three months ago. I try to train at least two or three times a week with a half-hour run. I ran my first 5K in December and finished in 26:29. I only have time to train when I get up at</i> …

Marathons

What Are My Carb Needs for Half Training?

Tips on proper running nutrition for your first half-marathon.<p><i>Hey Susan,</i><p><i>I'm preparing to start training for my first half and I'm concerned about getting the right amount of carbs during training. I'm hoping maybe you could give me a few tips on how to better satisfy my carbohydrate</i> …

Nutrition