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Shrinking Coast, Sinking Land Discussed at Louisiana Forum

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 24, 2014 edition.)<p>Speakers at last week's State of the Coast or SOC 2014 conference at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans balanced grim projections for Louisiana's low-lying areas with possible solutions. SOC is the …

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Kids Play Doctor At Hospital's Teddy Bear Clinic, Spread A Serious Case Of Cute

Kids at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health became doctors on Friday to treat Teddy Bear patients who urgently needed their care.<p>Each child picked out a bear, then diligently examined their stuffed patients by giving them medical tests.<p>It was a day of fun, but the hospital …

How to Carbo-load for Long Races

Here's how you should eat in the three days before a race to maximize your energy stores.<p>“It’s the most wonderful time of the year….” Surrounded by signs of spring marathon season, this lyric runs through my head. And with marathon season comes another favorite activity: carbo-loading!<p>As a runner, …

Nutrition

Tackling Utah's Trails At Buffalo Run 100

2014 Buffalo Run 100<p>Jeremy Bradford looked happy and strong in second place at mile 15, but he dropped out of the race about 35 miles later. Photo: …

26 Tips for Running Your Best 26.2

Here is everything you need to know to run your best marathon this year.<p>If you’re running a marathon this year and you’re worried about the task ahead, relax.<p>We’re here to advise you on what to do a month out, a week away, even the day of. Shoe tips? Check. Hydration strategy? It’s here. Taper …

Marathons

The Pros and Cons of Massages for Runners

Research finally reveals just what massages can—and can't—do for runners.<p>There is good reason massage therapists are part of an elite runner's entourage. And why the lines for a postrace massage seemingly extend for miles. A rubdown—even a deep, intense one—feels great. Runners report that massages …

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Downhill Running Workouts To Improve Speed, Control | Competitor.com

<i>Downhill running can be challenging, so work on these drills to improve speed and confidence.</i><p>If you’ve ever run a race with long or steep hills, you …

Running Blindly at the End of the World

To reach your best, you must venture out of your comfort zone and into the unknown.<p>The Antarctica Marathon is billed as one of the most grueling marathons in the world. Having run it twice and worked it five times, my experience is that the challenge comes not just from the event itself, but from …

Marathons

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> …

Workouts

Safe Keepers: Calf Drops

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Training to Run Your First 5K

Running a 5K is an excellent goal for new runners. You'll get lots of motivation, as well as enjoyment, from participating in a race. A 5K, which is …

Everything We Know About Soccer Is Wrong

It has been nearly two months since <i>The Numbers Game</i><i>: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong</i> was published in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, meaning that soccer quants in North America have had to pay for international shipping if they wanted to get their hands on the book. The need …

25 Inventive DIY Phone Cases

A while back we featured our favorite cases for folks who love to make things, but what about cases you can actually make? Many of these cases are specific to iPhone but the methods could easily be applied to all sorts of different phone cases, tablet covers, and the like. Here are 25 inventive …

Jay-Z Signs Kevin Durant To Roc Nation Sports. Rival Agents, Are You Not Entertained?

Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports have an announcement to make. There are #NEWRULES in effect. That, and Roc Nation Sports, along with Creative Artists Agency, have signed three-time NBA All-Star Kevin Durant.<p>The announcement was officially made on the Roc Nation website with an oversized image featuring …

Why I Love Shortcuts … And Why They Don’t Work

I can’t handle a 7-minute workout. Please, someone, let’s get it down to 60 seconds.<p>Let me confess one of my guilty sins: I love articles that explain shortcuts to anything, even running. All my life I’ve been wanting to write an article titled “Run Twice As Fast With Half The Training.” I just …

Exercise

See Secretariat Run Like No Horse Before Or Since

Secretariat's 40-year-old amazing record tells us a little about ourselves.<p>The Indianapolis 500 took place a couple of weekends ago, and I have no idea what happened. I simply don’t care about motor sports, even though they have distances and speeds, same as in running. Internal combustion engines …

Belmont Stakes

Breathing Tips for New Runners

How to breathe while running to avoid exhaustion and side stitches.<p><i>Hi! I'm a new runner and I'm experiencing a problem with controlling my breathing. Though I don't feel any soreness or pain in my legs, in about 200 meters, it gets incredibly hard to breathe. It feels like my lungs are resisting</i> …

Yoga

Imaginary Exercise

You don't even have to move to experience some of the effects of physical activity.<p>Check out the following data:<p>It's pretty much what you'd expect: heart rate, blood flow, breathing rate, and blood pressure go up when you're running compared to resting. The walking values tend to be somewhere …

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Does Pronation Matter?

A comprehensive new study finds no difference in injury rates for different foot types.<p>In the relatively recent past, things were simple: your foot type was classified as overpronator, underpronator, or neutral, and you were supposed to get a running shoe designed for that foot type. If you got …

Running

The Right Way to Carbo-load Before a Race

Carbo-loading can help you race without hitting the wall—as long as you do it right.<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 …

Nutrition

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

With iPhone Head Control, Prepare To See a Lot More Twitching on the Subway

Some savvy individuals have discovered that hidden in the depths of the new iPhone iOS7 operating system is an option to control your phone with . . . your head. Yeah, in the not too distant future, you may be able to stalk your ex on Facebook with just a subtle nod, text your mom back with a …