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A Runner’s Guide to Warming Up

Use this dynamic stretching routine to ready your muscles to run.<p>If you look around at the start of a running race or at a park where there are runners, you’re likely to see a variety of warmup routines. Some may be doing the classic calf stretch, while others are jumping in place and kicking their …

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How Can I Recover from My Half or Full Marathon?

Try this "reverse taper" to return to training refreshed and healthy.<p><i>I’m running my third half-marathon this spring and a marathon this fall. Do you have any tips for recovering after the races? Thanks, Breanne</i><p>Good luck in your races this season, Breanne. You are wise to think about recovery, as it …

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Inside Flipboard / April 7, 2014<p>If 2014 is the year of the media startup, Re/code is one of its marquee acts. Founded by Kara Swisher and Walt …

Foam Roller Video Series

Learn how to efficiently use your foam roller with this 8 part video series.

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Nine Items to Light Up Your Run

Winter’s short days have you running in the dark? Here are our favorite ways to light up the night and stay safe on the road.<p><b>Princeton Tec Vizz ($50)</b><p>The Vizz is amazingly versatile. Two bright LEDs can be dimmed, while a "maxbright" LED illuminates objects nearly 100 yards away. The lamp also has …

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How and Why You Should Warm Up Before a Run

Heading out for a run too fast and not warmed up is a recipe for injury.<p>Once we get revved up to run it’s tempting to shoot out the door at top speed. But heading out of the gates at full speed—without a proper warmup—is a recipe for disaster, and injury.<p>If you start out too fast, you run the risk …

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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> …

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NHL rumors: Rangers may be interested in Blues F Chris Stewart

The New York Rangers reportedly have been inquiring about Chris Stewart of the St. Louis Blues as the trade winds continually seem to be blowing in …

Meet Square's Francoise Brougher, Jack Dorsey's New Secret Weapon

The former Googler ran a giant $15 billion-plus business there.<p>In 2013, Twitter was the most-talked-about initial public offering in tech and media circles, thanks in part to its broad adoption in those industries as well as its cast of colorful co-founders, including Jack Dorsey.<p>This year, …

How to Use a Foam Roller

Six pre- and postrun routines to boost flexibility and recovery.<p>If you use a foam roller only to rehab injured muscles, you're not getting the most out of it. A roller—which looks like a firm log—can be a valuable part of a healthy runner's warmup and cooldown routine, says Michael Clark, Ph.D., a …

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Training advice - The Running Bug

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Got Cramps? Here's How To Stop Them

<i>Despite modern science, the true cause of exercise-induced cramps is not known.</i><p>It’s the racer’s worst nightmare: you’re running along and suddenly …

The Crackup and Resurrection of Warren Zevon

Alcoholism. That’s what this story’s supposed to be about. How Warren Zevon, after some heartwarming and colorful mis-adventures, licked the Big A …

15 Berlin Adventures Your Whole Family Will Love

With miles of bike lanes, quirky pop-up museums, a massive hotel boom, and some of the world’s tastiest street food, Berlin is drawing a new breed of …

Bounce Back From a Long Run

How yoga can give you a leg up on recovery.<p>Good long runs provide perspective: What once seemed incredibly far now feels possible, and stressors drop away. Postrun, resting on your back with your legs propped up offers another shift. This inversion speeds recovery by draining fluids from the legs, …

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5 Speed Workouts Every New Runner Should Try

Adding a structured workout into your running routine will make you faster.<p>When you’re first getting moving, it’s important to just focus on getting into the exercise habit; making your run or walk a regular part of each day, finding times and places to exercise that feel convenient and …

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All in the Hips

Strengthening this joint could cure your injuries.<p>Runners who are looking for the cause of their foot, ankle, or knee pain may need to look higher. Weak hips are often the culprit behind patellofemoral syndrome, Achilles tendinitis, and iliotibial-band syndrome, according to Reed Ferber, Ph. D., …

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Yoga Linked To Relief of Lower Back Pain

New study finds the practice has both short- and long-term benefits.<p>It's not uncommon for runners to experience lower back pain. There are many potential reasons for the problem. It could be the result of tight hamstrings or an unstable core. Your job and commute could be contributing factors as …

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The Right Way to Carb-Load Before a Race

You won’t hit the wall—as long as you fuel correctly.<p>Most runners know they should eat pasta, rice, potatoes, or other high-carb foods before a half or full marathon. After all, carbs are a great source of energy, and you need a lot of energy to cover 13.1 or 26.2 miles. But many runners are far …

Nutrition

5 Keys to Running Healthy and Staying Injury-Free

Follow these rules, and you’ll spend more time on the road and less time in rehab.<p><b>AVOID THE TERRIBLE TOO’S.</b> Doing too much, too soon, too fast is the number-one cause of running injuries. The body needs time to adapt to increases in mileage or speed. Muscles and joints need recovery time so they …

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How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Proper form, strength training, and the right shoes can prevent injury.<p>It's an all too common scenario: Runner begins training program. A month or so later, a twinge settles on a knee. Runner stretches, pops ibuprofen, keeps running. A few—or maybe 100—runs later, runner is on the couch, ice pack …

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How to Increase Running Mileage Safely

Like many questions in running, when a runner asks me, "How many miles should I run?" my answer is either, "It depends," or, "How much time do you …

Speed Dial

All runners can get fit fast—and have a little fun—by playing with their pace.<p>Generally speaking, runners like structure. They like knowing where they're going and how fast they have to go. But occasionally throwing a rigid routine to the winds can be a boon not only for your fitness, but for your …

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