Michael Shimer

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At West Point, Obama to look afar

President Barack Obama will use his speech at the West Point commencement Wednesday to lay out a broad vision of American foreign policy that a White House official Saturday called “both interventionist and internationalist, but not isolationist or unilateral.”<p>White House aides see Obama as having …

What Is a Good Time for Running a Half-Marathon?

Finishing times for most half-marathons (13.1 miles) range from a little over an hour for elite runners to over three hours for slower runners or …

Your 2018 Marathon and Half Marathon Calendar

From San Francisco to South Carolina to South Africa, these are the marathons, half-marathons, and other races to look forward to this year.<p>Let’s face it: There are so many races held every week, at every distance, in every city, everywhere around the world, that we couldn’t possibly list every …

Marathons

Workout Of The Week: Brad Hudson’s 1-2-3-2-1 Fartlek

A few years ago I had the privilege of collaborating with Brad Hudson on a training book entitled Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon. Brad was a …

Are We Really Born To Run?

Vibram FiveFingers running shoes are designed to mimic barefoot activity.<p>Table of Contents<p><i>There is evidence that debunks the popular running theory,</i> …

5 Ways to be a Faster and Happier Runner

Chi Running is catching on—find out more about the Tai Chi-inspired technique<p>Despite unseasonably warm temps in the northeast, fall marathon season is upon us. And for those gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 3, you’ve probably already logged most of your key training runs. At …

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The Fastest Way to Get Back in Shape After Not Working Out for Three Months

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Exercise

Training Really Does Make You Tougher

Athletes handle pain better than the general population.<p>Here's a vicarious ego-stroke for all the athletes out there:<p>The graph shows pain ratings during a three-minute test during which subjects had to hold their hand in a bucket of ice-water. The control group was "normal" people; the "TEFR09" …

12 More Treadmill Myths... Busted!

As it turns out, the "1% incline rule" isn't the only one that's baloney.<p>Do you adjust your treadmill's incline to 1% or 2%, to better mimic the effects of road running? If so, stop it immediately, because that whole notion is bunk and you're only making yourself look foolish. Honestly, we're sort …

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Recover the Right Way

A long run doesn't end at the trailhead. It's what you do afterward that really affects how you feel the next day.<p>As soon as Cynthia Ferrer took up trail running, at 50 years old, she was hooked. There was just one problem: The energy used to balance on loose terrain and maneuver over rocks and …

Perks of Running Solo or Social

There are perks to running with others—and alone. How to get the best of both worlds.<p>As a runner you know that a program that incorporates various distances, paces, and surfaces helps you perform your best. What you may not realize is that the same holds true with the company you keep—or don't …

Marathons

Three Shortcuts Runners Should Avoid

Don't sabotage your training by cheating in other areas.<p>A few years ago, researchers in Taiwan recruited volunteers for what they were told was health-related product testing. Their first task was to take a pill and rate its texture and color; half were told it was a multivitamin, while the other …

Wellness

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

Protein for Runners 101

Not sure how much protein you need or how to get it? Here's a runner's guide to this powerful, essential nutrient.<p>It’s time for another session of Fuel School, and this time we’re heading back to the classroom for Intro to Protein 101.<p>So let’s start with the basics: Protein is an essential nutrient …

Nutrition