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Motivation - The Running Bug

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> …

Flex Benefits

This simple hip-flexor routine can help you fend off injury and run faster.<p>Suffering from pain in your Achilles, hamstring, knee, or IT band (along the side of your leg)? Your hip flexors may be to blame. Weakness in the hip flexors—a group of muscles in the pelvic region and upper thighs that help …

Training advice - The Running Bug

Your 2018 Marathon and Half Marathon Calendar

From San Francisco to South Carolina to South Africa, these are the 172(ish) marathons, half-marathons, and other races to look forward to this year.<p>Let’s face it: There are so many races held every week, at every distance, in every city, everywhere around the world, that we couldn’t possibly list …

88 Books That Teach Important Lessons

A Picture Book of Helen Keller (Picture Book Biography) by David A. Adler tells readers that we are all different with different abilities but are …

Two Simple Tests To Predict Shin Splints

Think you have them? Try these now.<p>The current issue of the <i>British Journal of Sports Medicine</i> has a study by Australian researchers who worked with a group of 384 soldiers during training. At the start of the study, they performed a couple of simple diagnostic tests; then, over the next 16 months, …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

How to Read a Food Label

Just because packaging says "all natural" doesn't mean it's good for you.<p>Want to shed pounds for good? You’ve got to watch what you eat. Research has shown that people who read nutrition labels are more likely to lose weight than those who don’t. But deciphering the labels isn’t always easy. Just …

The Essential 7-Minute, No-Gym Warmup

Work in these five moves before your run to get faster and stay injury free.<p>Seven minutes can be an eternity—for a runner, at least. That's enough time to bang out a mile repeat, ice a cranky knee, or boil water for pasta. And now, it's also enough time to squeeze in a strength-training workout.<p>We …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Pace Wristband Creator

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Why (And How) To Give Kale A Try

<i>This hearty green vegetable can be cooked in a variety of ways.</i><p>Leafy greens are great, but kale is killer. Packed with nutrients, it’s one of those …

Strength Training: Extreme Abs Workout! - Women's Running

Build more power, better balance and sizzle off the fat with a Cross- Fit-inspired workout.<p>In less than a decade, CrossFit has grown from a small …

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26.2 Tips For Tackling Your Next Marathon

1. Set A Goal<p>Set a goal. Whether it’s running a personal best, qualifying for Boston or simply crossing the finish line, set a goal shortly after …

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 …

Predict Half and Full Marathon Time with 5K Time

How 3.1 miles can help you determine your pace for a longer race.<p><b>You've got a big event</b> coming up—a half-marathon, or maybe even a full. Even if your only goal is to finish, you may still want to know how long you'll be out there. If you've run a 5K this year, you can plug your time into an online …

Half Marathon Checklist

It may be a half marathon, but it's a full commitment. Once you decide that you're ready to train for a half marathon, here are some factors to consider.

Plan Carefully for Back-to-Back Marathons

You can follow a marathon with another 26.2.<p>With the finish line barely behind them, many marathoners spend their recovery days doing something counterintuitive: Plotting a next attempt, sometimes within a month. While some runners want to maintain their hard-won fitness or combat postrace blues, …

Fix Muscle Imbalances

Build strength to run your best and stay injury-free.<p>Long runs, hill repeats, and intervals make a runner's body strong. But to propel you forward, your body relies heavily on a few specific muscles that can become so mighty that they overpower lesser-worked areas like your glutes, back, and …

Tips for Running in Humidity

It's not (just) the heat that matters! How to cope with the muggy weather.<p>Runners often obsess over weather reports, tracking the coolest time of day in which to run. But as anyone who's ever tried to finish a five-miler in steamy conditions knows, it's not just the temperature that matters, it's …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

The Most Common Walking and Running Injuries

How to identify, treat, and recover from common injuries.<p>Working out can be uncomfortable (especially when you're just getting started), but it should never hurt. Here is how to tell the difference between the harmless twinges that go along with pushing your muscles farther than they’ve gone before …

A 95-Year-Old Record Setter's Rules to Run By

Orville Rogers has set seven world age-group records this year.<p>Orville Rogers began running at a time when many considered it unhealthy. Try telling him that now.<p>The 95-year-old Dallas resident has broken seven world age-group records this year, six indoor and one outdoor, in distances from 60 to …

Sympathy Cards for Runners

In honor of National Running Day, let's pause to say "sorry."<p>Happy National Running Day!<p>Yes, it's National Running Day, "a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running," except for Mark Remy, who declares his bemusement with National Running Day and then pokes gentle fun at it. …