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The Runner Deadlift

Most trail and ultrarunners know they need to strength train. The reasons are many:<p>“I need to have a strong core for running all day on rugged …

Training

[<i>Editor’s Note: People don’t usually win the world’s most competitive races by happenstance, and that was certainly not Pam Smith’s case when she</i> …

Getting to the Core

My approach to treating running injuries has steadily evolved over the past few years. Fresh out of school, I was focused on pathology: what hurts …

Tracking Fitness With the "Heart Rate-Running Speed Index" | Runner's World

This post isn't as complicated as the graph below might seem at first glance. The basic point is this: as you get fitter, your heart rate at a given running speed should decrease. (Or, conversely, your running speed at a given heart rate should increase.) That seems like a convenient way to track …

Fitness Technology

Potential Tactics for Defeating Cancer — A Toolkit in 1,000 Words

I’ve wanted to publish this post for years.<p>It will propose a few simple approaches for minimizing the occurrence of cancer.<p>With 19 billion …

The ultimate contrarian’s bets for 2014

This is the busy time of year at the hedge fund Pariah Capital.<p>Pariah is a super-exclusive, super-elite (and completely hypothetical) fund which …

The Globe Books 100: Best international non-fiction

<b>The Unwinding</b><p><i>By George Packer (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)</i><p>"The hollowing out of the heartland was good for the company's bottom line." Packer takes the lives of five average Americans and uses them as a jumping-off point to discuss the "unwinding" of America: how the promise of a secure future gave …

The Globe Books 100: Best Canadian non-fiction

<b>David & Goliath</b><p><i>By Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown)</i><p>The pope of pop science pens another small-idea, big-thoughts book about the power of the underdog. Soon to be a cultural touchstone if it isn't already.<p><b>Smarter Than You Think</b><p><i>By Clive Thompson (Penguin Press)</i><p>Historically, we've always been prone to …

Greatist | Health and Fitness News, Tips, Recipes, and Exercises

Most Popular<p>Latest Stories<p>He probably doesn't need another tie.<p>Hint: Nobody wants kale chips at a party.<p>The seagulls are going to be so …

Fitness

Overtraining: Definitions and Background

Happy September! The year is flying by, and the major spring build-up races have ceded to the summer championship races, the <b>Grand Slam of …

100: HEAD/HEART/FEET Vermont 100 Documentary

I received an email today from Ben Watts, who is the Associate Producer of a film called 100: HEAD/HEART/FEET that will chronicle one runner’s 3rd …

Jumping and Jopping for Runners

Last week I wrote about the benefits of plyometric training for runners and why it should be done incorporating three planes of movement. I had a few …

“The Selfish Brain”: The Central Governor Model

Another June has arrived and, as AJW would say, “It’s racing season!” For most runners focusing on early summer 100-milers, the training “hay is in …

Running Tours and Holidays Across Northern Scotland and Highlands

<b>Run The 3 Dee Glens (Eastern Cairngorms)</b><p>An opportunity to run some of our all time favourite routes over a long weekend. You will do 35 - 40 miles …

Commoditization and what it Can Teach Stock Photographers

This is a guest post by Luis Alvarez of Stock Performer.The supply of stock photography knows no limits! Today’s stock agencies offer huge image …

A How-To Guide: Accelerated Learning for Accelerated Times

The above video is a short presentation I gave at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam.<p>It covers a basic framework for mastering any skill quickly, …

The Role of Arm Swing in the Distance Run Stride

Ever heard of someone injure an arm from running too much? Maybe tumbling down a canyon, or slipping on ice. But in my years of sports-medicine work, …

What Really Happens When a Fuji X100s "Syncs" at 1/4000th of a Sec

For leaf-shutter flash geeks only: high-speed Phantom v1610 video of a Fuji X100s shutter not-quite-really syncing at 1/4000th of a sec.<p>Sorry, I know …

Training advice - The Running Bug

How to Create a Million-Dollar Business This Weekend (Examples: AppSumo, Mint, Chihuahuas)

<b>Noah Kagan built three multi-million dollar online businesses before turning 28. He also looks great in green.</b> (Photo: Brandon Wells)<p>I first met Noah …