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Top 10 Newbie Training Tips

Our beginner's expert shares what you need to know to start running.<p><i>Susan-</i><p><i>I'm going to begin running and I want to be sure I start out right. I have seen several friends suffer from injuries when they began running, so I'm looking for advice on what I can do to help ensure my success.</i><p><i>Thanks for</i> …

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Motivation - The Running Bug

Recipe: Carrot Salad - Women's Running

<b>Kim Schifino’s Carrot Salad</b><p><b>Schifino calls this recipe a</b> <b>“twofer—it’s healthy and</b> <b>fast.” Another bonus: “there</b> <b>aren’t a lot of dishes to do</b></i> …

Who Should Use a Run-Walk Program?

Here's how to determine whether a run-walk or continuous running program is right for you.<p>June is Marathon Month! I’ll be answering marathon training program questions all month long to help you get started on the right track this season.<p><i>I’ve signed up for a marathon training program in town for my</i> …

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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> …

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Treadmill Training

Five great run-on-the-mill workouts to make the best use of a treadmill's programmable features.<p>The treadmill can be more than a stopgap on days when the weather doesn't cooperate or the baby is napping upstairs. Done right, treadmill training will help you maintain and improve your fitness …

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The World’s Simplest Learn to Run Program

All you need is 30 minutes, three times each week.<p><i>I’ve been out of shape for the past few years and I’m trying to start running. The problem is every time I try, I get through about one or two weeks and stop. I have a hard time following a training plan with all the intervals. Is it just me, or is</i> …

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Running for Beginners: FAQs

Run your way to a better body with these beginner tips from Runner's World<p><b>How do I get started?</b>Start walking for a length of time that feels comfortable--anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. Once you can walk for 30 minutes easily, sprinkle 1- to 2-minute running sessions into your walking. As time goes …

The 10 Easiest Pasta Meals Ever

Make any of these tasty (and healthy!) pasta recipes in less than 30 minutes!

8 Sinful-Sounding, Low-Calorie Muffin Recipes

If you’re trying to eat a clean and healthy diet, muffins may be on your off-limits list. The packaged varieties at the grocery store are often made with white flour and contain boatloads of sugar. Plus, a large three-inch treat has approximately 550 calories!But your sweet tooth is bound to beckon …

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Not a Runner? Do THIS Instead

New research finds that you don't have to log time on the treadmill to reap health benefits<p>Let’s be honest: Some days, dragging yourself off the couch to go for a run feels pretty much impossible. Before you surrender to your remote, try going for a brisk stroll instead: Walking may reduce the risk …

Your Body On...A 30-Minute Run

A 30-minute run leads to awesome mental and physical benefits<p><b>In the first few seconds</b>Your muscles start using adenosine triphosphate (ATP), energy molecules your body makes from food.<p>That burst of power you feel? It's ATP converting into another high-powered molecule, adenosine diphosphate (ADP). …

Yoga for Bedtime

Need a little extra help relaxing before going to sleep?<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close your eyes and rest your hands on …

Stack Your Hand

The right ingredients turn a humble sandwich into a nutrient-packed meal.<p>What's for lunch? For many time-strapped runners, the answer—at least a few days a week—is a sandwich. "If built correctly, they provide energizing carbs, protein to repair muscles, healthy fats for hormone production, and …

Food

Run Faster with High Intensity Interval Training

Build power, speed, and fitness with fast efforts.<p>If you want to run fast, the saying goes, you've got to run fast. To stoke speed, most runners do traditional speedwork: aiming for near race pace over distances of 400 meters or more, with recovery periods equal to the length of the repeat (or …

Exercise

Is a Beginner Training Program Too Easy?

I want to start running but the beginner's plan seems too slow.<p><i>Hello,</i><p><i>I have never been a good runner, when I had to run at school I hated it because it made me feel really bad, physically. Otherwise I have never been very athletic but I'm not a complete couch potato either. I'm young and not really</i> …

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Better Burgers

How to grill up a tasty, guilt-free recovery meal.<p>Many if not most runners love a juicy burger, and with the right ingredients you can assemble one with the nutrients you need for recovery. Start with a protein-packed patty, which will repair muscles. Then assemble your burger, loading a …

Learning to Run Farther Than Seemed Possible

You will go farther than ever, and then you'll have to run home.<p>The small stretch of road I've been running on for the last five years is ideal in lots of ways. It's not too flat, so it rarely gets boring. The hills are abrupt and brief and look much worse than they feel—good for bragging rights …

Scarlett Johansson

A Better Blend

Nutritious, flavorful ingredients lift the postrun smoothie to healthier heights.<p>After a long or hard run, the last thing you may feel like doing is eating a big meal, particularly if your workout left you queasy. But you need to refuel, preferably within 30 minutes, so you can recover. That …

Nutrition

How to Avoid Weight Gain While Injured

If you can't run as much as usual, you need to change your eating habits.<p>My training for Boston to Big Sur has been derailed by an alarming case of plantar fasciitis—an injury I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. The only mileage I’ve been accruing as of late has been on the elliptical machine, and …

Nutrition

Gluten-Free Meals for Better Running

Get all the carbs you need in delicious, easy-to-make dishes.<p>Pasta, bagels, and bread have long been the go-to energy source to fuel workouts. Runners who stop eating wheat–going gluten-free for health or diet reasons–lose out on not only easy carbs but other key nutrients, such as fiber and B …

Food

Quick Snacks for Runners

Need a snack stat? These prerun foods and drinks are ready when you are.<p>Your training plan may say it's time for your lunchtime five-miler, but your grumbling stomach begs to differ. So how can you get through your workout without keeling over from hunger? Have a snack, of course. "The right snack …

Nutrition

One Magic Mile

A simple workout to help chart your progress.<p>Two decades ago, I began using a one-mile time trial workout with my runners to predict potential performances during a training season. Running a timed mile provides a reality check on your current goals, helps you determine a safe long-run pace, and …

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