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3 Myths About Strength Training For Runners | Page 2 of 4

Recovery time is crucial between sets in the weight room. Photo: Competitor.com<p>Myth #1: Maintain Short Rest Between Sets<p>When most runners hit the …

Experts Say Vitamin Supplements Don't Improve Health | Runner's World

Unless you have a known, specific deficiency, buying vitamin and mineral supplements is a waste of money.<p>That's the take-home message from three studies, published in <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i>, that found no health benefits from the use of vitamin and mineral supplements.<p>In the first study, …

Chronic Disease

Bowled Over

Speed your recovery after a cold winter run with healthy—and delicious—soups.<p>After a chilly run, few meals are more satisfying than soup. Warm and comforting, "soup provides a big bang for your buck," says sports nutritionist Lisa Dorfman, R.D. "You can get lots of protein, fiber, and carbs for not …

Monday Minute: Pushups For Runners

In this video, we show you how to do a proper pushup. This excellent upper body exercise also improves core and scapular stability, which is …

My Christmas Gift to You: Posole

RW's executive editor Tish Hamilton shares her version of this hearty stew.<p>On the prowl for a good seasonal soup/stew for my book group’s Christmas dinner, I came across a couple of recipes for posole.<p>Posole? Huh? Posole is white hominy, or corn that looks like it’s pumped up on Famous Baseball …

This Healthy Apple Butter Is The Perfect Spread For Fall Meals

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com<p><i>*Recipe courtesy of AceFitness.org</i><p>Both healthy and delicious, this apple butter can be spread onto warm toast or …

Racing Weight Recipes: 5-Minute Burrito

<i>Try this healthy version of a burrito for a quick meal.</i><p>Once you’ve ventured into the frozen-foods aisle, it’s easy to think there’s no hope for a …

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> …

The Best Foods For Runners

The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance.<p>Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet every time we race up and down the aisles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10 to 15 foods. Which isn't such a bad thing, as long as you're taking home …

Check Out The Competitor Running App! | Competitor.com

<i>Now available for FREE in the iTunes store.</i><p>Want a plethora of information about training, nutrition, injury prevention, recovery, shoes and gear …

Runs of the Mill

Whatever your goal, there’s an effective and fun (really!) treadmill workout just for you<p><b>If Your Goal Is To:</b> Make the Most of 20 Minutes<b><br>Try This:</b> Warm up at a slow to moderate pace for five minutes, then increase the speed to race pace and hold it for 10 minutes for a hard tempo. Cool down for five …

Training advice - The Running Bug

Camel Pose

See how adding a simple isolation to this pose turns it into a core- and hip-flexor-strengthening move.<p>Boston-based yogi Rebecca Pacheco is an international yoga teacher and creator of the popular yoga and wellness site omgal.com. Rebecca began practicing yoga at 16 and began teaching at age 20. …

Why It Can Be Hard to Avoid Mindless Eating

Study: Food available within reach triggers impulse to interact with it.<p>If you're at a holiday party this weekend and don't want to mindlessly munch for hours, get out of arm's reach of the goodies before your mind encourages you otherwise, suggests new research on what triggers eating in the …

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How to Take Care of Your Calves

Maintaining your legs’ workhorses will improve your running and prevent common injuries.<p>Your calf muscles (also known as the gastrocnemius muscles) simultaneously act as the gas and brake pedal on a run. Need to push up a steep hill? That’s your calf muscle called into action. Need to slow it up …

The New Rules of Marathon Nutrition | Page 5 of 7

<b>Old Rule:</b> Carbo load before a race.<p><b>New Rule:</b> Fat load, then carbo load before a race.<p>Earlier I said a low-carb diet — specifically a high-fat, …

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Lukas Verzbicas’ Hardest Workout

Short-course pro Lukas Verzbicas is being coached by Joaquim Cruz, a former Olympic gold medalist in the 800 meters. Since the two started working …

Double Your Fun: Should You Run Twice A Day?

<i>Running doubles has many benefits, but it’s not a practice for everyone.</i><p>If you’ve spent enough time at your running club’s favorite watering hole, or …

Four Eating Habits That Reduce Injury Risk

<i>Use these performance nutrition tips to stay healthy.</i><p>When you think of ways to prevent the kinds of overuse injuries that commonly affect those who …

Workout Of The Week: Tempo Workouts The Hansons Way

<i>Internalizing pace is one of the most difficult training components for runners to learn.</i><p>Tempo runs have long been a staple of all good endurance …

Should You Try Fasting Before Running?

Curious about intermittent fasting? It's not for everyone, but here's how to safely and healthily see if it hurts or helps your performance.<p><i>I am currently training for an 8k this season. I like to run first thing in the morning after a cup of coffee. What is your view on running on an empty</i> …

Strength-Training Circuit For Distance Runners

<i>These eight exercises will help improve general strength and overall body balance.</i><p>While a consistent running regimen will do a great job of …

Holiday Food Guide Q&A

On our Facebook page, you asked how to survive the holiday eating season. Here are the answers.<p><b>Which dishes should I skip to avoid that sluggish post-holiday-meal feeling?</b><br>Heaping scoops of mashed potatoes and stuffing draw blood and digestive juices to the Gi tract, giving you a swollen, stuffed …

Motivational Quotes | Runner's World

The 26.2-mile distance has inspired some wise words throughout the ages.​<p>Motivational sayings from the iconic American runner.​<p>The iconic race has sparked some inspirational sayings throughout the years.​<p>Illustrations By Megan Hetzel<p>A champion is made when you look at the time spent …

Yoga for Strength

Add weights to yoga to get strong and improve flexibility with these seven moves.<p>You know that strength training and yoga are good for runners, but finding the time to fit in these two extra workouts can be a challenge. Which is the genius of Iron Yoga—it melds the benefits of both disciplines into …

Spruce Up Your Meals With Frozen Foods

<i>Not all frozen foods are created equal; there are plenty of healthy options in the freezer aisle.</i><p>Gone are the days from our childhood microwavable TV …