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Training To Be Lean For Peak Performance

Beat Mental Roadblocks on the Run

New research reveals how to stay headstrong when the going gets tough.<p>You're in the middle of a race or workout and suddenly your legs feel heavy, your lungs scream, and all you want to do is stop. What do you do? Some runners ease up, only to beat themselves up later for doing so. But others …

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Jump In... to Cross-Training

Add something new to your routine to get faster, leaner, and more flexible.<p>Sometimes, it's what you do when you're not running that can give your training an edge. That's the case with cross-training. A weekly nonrunning workout gives your muscles and joints a break from pounding the pavement while …

The Five Phases Of Swim Training | Triathlete

<i>Swim coach Sara McLarty explains why it’s important to vary your training throughout the year.</i><p>Are your swim splits always the same? Perhaps it’s …

Mastering The Art Of (Healthy) Snacking

<i>If you feel the need to “graze,” choose one of the healthy options below.</i><p>If you’re like most people who pay attention to expert nutrition advice, you …

Bloglovin

Everytime I’ve done an <b></b>emergency fair, the most popular <b>alternative cooking</b> method that I demonstrate has been the <b>Rocket Stove</b> (by a long shot)! People …

How To Make Aluminum Can Shingles For A Roof

Farmers Market Tips from a Farmers Market Manager

Has your favorite market started its season? With the cost of food climbing and interest in local foods growing, you might be wondering how to get …

A Month By Month Guide To a Better Vegetable Garden

Growing a vegetable garden is an exciting hobby that has a number of wonderful benefits. It is something that people all across the United States (as …

Off-Grid Laundry Machine

This think-small washer needs no electricity or running water.<p>A couple of years ago, I decided to concentrate my design research on devices that would be useful to poor families in developing countries — easy-to-make tools that address a specific need without disrupting the local economy, culture, …

5 Rules For Effective Strength Training | Page 2 of 6

Determine The Frequency<p>Fitting in a properly structured strength training routine can prove to be difficult around the track workouts and long runs …

Pace Yourself

The best place to work on your intuitive pace clock is the track.<p>How many times have you heard runners say after a race, "I went out too fast"? I've heard it a lot--because it happens a lot. I'd be willing to bet it's the most common mistake made in racing.<p>But you don't have to make it. If you …

How to Pace Yourself to a Boston Marathon Qualifying Time

Here's what worked for the elites at Monday's race--and what can work for you in your quest for a BQ.<p><i>What is your take on pacing in a marathon? Do you favor negative splits? I’m trying to qualify for the Boston Marathon, and I struggle with how to pace myself for my best performance. Thank you –</i> …

What's the Difference Between Fartlek, Tempo, and Interval Runs?

Here's a quick breakdown of these three major types of speed workouts.<p><i>Hi Jenny, I just read your article,</i> <i>'</i><i>What Should I Do During the Off Season</i><i>?'. Very helpful, thanks! Could you briefly explain to me the difference between fartlek, tempo, and interval runs? Thanks! Mary</i><p>Hi, Mary. Thanks for the …

Eat - The Running Bug

Eat - The Running Bug

The Right Way to Carb-Load Before a Race

You won’t hit the wall—as long as you fuel correctly.<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 miles. But many runners are far …

Specific Training To Master The 5K And 10K | Page 4 of 4

Sample Workouts<p>The following is a 6-week, race-specific guide for both the 5K and 10K. This sample schedule is for intermediate to advanced runners. …

The Big 7 Body Breakdowns

How to avoid (and recover from) the most common running injuries.<p>In an ideal runner's world, every step of every mile would be 100 percent pain-free. No aches, no twinges, no lingering soreness from yesterday's workout. The reality is that many runners constantly deal with a slight (or not so …

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 …

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Speed Workouts to Gauge Fitness

Measure your training progress for any distance race.<p>Every runner needs a "go-to" workout—an interval session, a goal-pace run, or other key workout to complete more than once during a training cycle. Whether you're prepping for a race or running to stay fit, doing the same workout regularly lets …

5 Exercises That'll Make You Faster

These moves target the muscles needed for your fastest, strongest, best trail running outings ever, whether you're racing or just wanting to feel better on the trail.<p>Trail running enlists different muscles than road running, which creates different needs for strengthening. The uneven nature of a …

Easy Snacks for Between-Meal Energy

Fast bites power your run, trim your waistline, and speed recovery.<p>Why snack? Research shows eating before a run may help boost speed and endurance at the end of your workout. And when a full postrun meal isn't possible, a mini-meal that supplies protein, carbs, and antioxidants can help repair …

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Need a Refill?

A refresher course on how much—and what—to drink on hot summer runs.<p>During the blazing days of summer, you need more than sunscreen to protect your body from the sun. "Hydration becomes most important during intense exercise in the heat," says Douglas Casa, Ph.D., who heads the University of …

Making Running A Habit

Follow these 4 steps, and gradually exercise will become a no-brainer.<p>After a few weeks of running, you'll begin to believe that there's something to this “runner’s high” thing. Feel-good brain chemicals—like dopamine and endocannabinoids—will be released while you’re on the road, and you’ll feel …

Should You Train By Time Or By Distance?

<i>We break down the benefits of each method of training.</i><p>One of the most common debates in training is whether it is better to base workouts on time or …