Lisa Read

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6 Truths About Exercise That Nobody Wants to Believe

Success in the gym, as with most things in life, comes down to mastering the basics.<p>With that in mind, here are six exercise tips, weightlifting basics, and training essentials that nobody wants to believe, but everyone should follow.<p>Take these ideas to heart and you'll reap major benefits. While …

Run a 5K Faster with These Five Fun Workouts

Working on a 3.1-mile PR? Coach Jenny has your training covered.<p>There's nothing like racing a hard 5K, especially when the runner's high kicks in. It's a rewarding distance to race, and you can run many of them in a season!<p>In order to race fast, you've got to run fast in training. Here are five fun …

The Three Most Common Tapering Mistakes

<i>Don’t screw up your race in the last two weeks of training.</i><p>Tapering. It might be one of the most feared words in a runner’s vocabulary, right next to …

Tapering? Wrap It Up With a Burst

In the days before a race, scale back on mileage but not intensity.<p>In principle, tapering should be simple–run less so you're rested for race day. In practice, many athletes find two to three weeks of cutting back on mileage and intensity makes their legs feel heavy and lifeless. But Spanish coach …

How to Pace Your First Half or Full Marathon

The key is to run by how you feel on race day.<p><i>Sandra asks: I’m running my first marathon in</i> <i>Cleveland</i> <i>this May, and I’m wondering if you have any tips on pacing. How fast should I start? Should I use the Pace Team?</i><p>Excellent choice in races, Sandra, and a great question too! My racing philosophy is a …

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> …

The Perfect Form

Running better, from head to toe.<p><b>Head Tilt</b> How you hold your head is key to overall posture, which determines how efficiently you run. Let your gaze guide you. Look ahead naturally, not down at your feet, and scan the horizon. This will straighten your neck and back, and bring them into alignment. …

Injuries - The Running Bug

3 Flexibility Tests For Runners

<i>See how you stand up against these flexibility standards and learn how to improve if you fall short.</i><p>The overwhelming desire to hit the shower …

Bodyweight Exercise

7 Great Yoga Poses For Recovery

Yoga is an excellent cross-training activity that promotes strength building, improves flexibility, and aids in recovery after a run. Here are seven yoga poses perfect for your postrun routine. For more demonstrations, check out the <b>Runner’s World Yoga Center</b>.

Training advice - The Running Bug

Engage Your Brain to Boost Speed

Workouts requiring the most concentration result in PRs.<p>Running fast requires focus, and honing that focus takes “deliberate practice.” The term was coined by K. Anders Ericsson, a psychologist at Florida State University, and refers to practice that incorporates setting goals, developing skills, …

The Healthy Runner’s Diet

Follow these six rules for a healthy, whole-foods eating plan designed just for a runner like you.<p>"Where's the food?" that's the question I ask many runners when I review their food diaries. It's not that they're starving. Most are taking in lots of calories and nutrients—but it's in the form of …

Training advice - The Running Bug

Add a Foam Roller to Your Prerun Routine

Prep your muscles to perform their best by incorporating this tool into your workout.<p>Chances are, your foam roller doesn't see any action until after your run. Although foam rollers are often used to ease postexercise tightness, research suggests that rolling out before you hit the road has perks, …