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Tracking Fitness With the "Heart Rate-Running Speed Index"

Finnish scientists propose a simpler alternative to lab testing.<p>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 …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Fully Fit

Improve your form and avoid injury with this elite coach's fast head-to-toe workout.<p>I am a marshmallow. After enduring two grueling days of dynamic stretching, strength training, hurdle and sprint drills—all under the exacting eye of Olympic coach John Cook—muscles I didn't know existed ache and …

What's The Most Effective Length for Interval Repetitions?

A meta-analysis finds that 3- to 5-minute intervals produce the biggest VO2max boost.<p>Every once in a while, I get a reminder that Twitter really can be useful. In this case, it was a tweet from Andy Jones pointing out an interesting detail in a new study that I might otherwise have missed. The …

Marathon Training Doesn't Hurt Knees, Even In Beginners

First-time marathoners showed no change in knee cartilage after six months of running.<p>Pretty much every study that looks at runners and knee problems, whether it's a multi-decade longitudinal study or a massive cross-sectional study, has found that runners have no elevated risk of knee …

Do Asthma Meds Make You Faster?

New study suggests they don't help... even if you have exercise-induced asthma.<p>The topic of asthma meds and performance enhancers has sparked controversy now and then over the past decade, for example when it was revealed that U.S. Olympic team doctors were diagnosing new cases of exercise-induced …

10-minute Hamstring Stretch Routine

Sage Rountree shows you six moves that ease tension throughout your hamstrings.

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> …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …