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6 Ways to Fix Your Running Stride

Tweak your form to be more efficient and less injury-prone.<p>As part of a recent run analysis I got at NYSportsMed's Athlete Performance Center a few weeks ago, I had my stride and body mechanics analyzed while I ran on a treadmill. They call it the "Runner's Report Card" and it's an elite-level …

Workouts

Tapering for Optimal Race Performance

Find a balance between maintaining fitness and harboring strength<p><b>Most performance oriented runners will do pretty much what they're told in training.</b> Run 8 x 800 meters at the track? Sure. Do a 40-minute tempo run? No problem. It's when we're instructed to scale back, run less and conserve our …

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 …

How to Use a Lacrosse Ball for Recovery

Five ways this handy little object is a massaging marvel.<p>Last night, I was rolling out with a lacrosse ball, like I do for about 10 minutes every evening, when I realized that this $5 object has become one of my most important training tools. I don't cross paths with lacrosse players much, so I had …

3 Flexibility Tests For Runners

<i>See how you stand up against these flexibility standards and learn how to improve if you fall short.</i><p>The overwhelming desire to hit the shower …

How Often Should You Fuel During Long Runs? | Page 3 of 5

The Case For Glycogen-Depleted Long Runs<p>The theory behind running your long runs on low glycogen stores is that by not having readily available …

Piriformis Stretch

<i>This simple stretch will keep your legs feeling strong and help you avoid one of running’s most dreaded injuries.</i><p>In this Competitor On Demand video, …

12 Exercises To Build Your Running Body | Competitor.com

1. Inchworm Plank<p>The inchworm plank helps to awaken your muscles, working both flexibility and strength. And if you’re not very flexible, it’s okay …

TriathlEats: Curry Chicken With Quinoa

<i>With its mix of sweet, peppery and nutty flavors, this protein-rich dish will appease your post-race appetite.</i><p>Ingredients<p><i>For curry chicken:</i><br>1 pound …

Joint Food

A protective diet keeps your knees, hips, and ankles healthy - or helps them heal from injury.<p>Your joints are built to withstand incredible forces. Within each is a capsule filled with synovial fluid that cushions and nourishes your cartilage. It's your cartilage that allows bones to pass over and …

How the Gold Medalists Trained

Analysis of training diaries reveals patterns that led to success.<p>There are lots of interesting theories out there about how to train better and race faster; I write about them on a regular basis. But it's important not to get so wound up in theoretical discussions that we forget to take a look at …

Gear Tip: How to Get Accurate GPS Mile Pace

Want to know how to get the most accurate mile pace out of your GPS watch? Shoe and Gear Editor Jeff Dengate shows you a quick trick to get the most accurate mile pace reading out of your watch.

Training advice - The Running Bug

Easy Postrun Pasta Recipes

20 Runners You Should Be Following On Social Media

Anton Krupicka: For Trail Workouts and Philosophical Musings<p>A two-time Leadville 100 champion, Anton "Tony" Krupicka takes a minimalist approach to …

New Runner: Dynamic Stretching vs. Static Stretching

<i>This story is part of an ongoing series aimed at new runners.</i><p>Despite the fact that in recent years it has been in vogue to discredit the value of …

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 …

Injuries - The Running Bug

This Tiny House By Richard Neutra Is A Masterpiece

It’d be nice to live in a house built by a great architect, and you’d think the bigger the dwelling, the better. But as evidenced by this compact California home, sometimes a master builder can make do with a small canvas. Especially when you let him open things up with a retractable wall.<p>The …