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Running for Time vs. Distance

Both minutes and miles have pros—and cons.<p>Researchers have found that our minds process distance and time differently. When the finish line of a measured effort is in sight, you get visual feedback about how much farther you have to go, which spurs you to accelerate near the end. Time feedback, …

Marathons

Should You Run When You’re Sick?

Runners don’t like to skip workouts—even when they’re ill. Here’s how to decide when you should take a sick day from training.<p>Runners seem to live by a creed that’s stricter than the postman’s: “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sniffle, nor fever shall keep me from my training schedule.” Indeed, the …

Marathons

Fix Muscle Imbalances

Build strength to run your best and stay injury-free.<p>Long runs, hill repeats, and intervals make a runner's body strong. But to propel you forward, your body relies heavily on a few specific muscles that can become so mighty that they overpower lesser-worked areas like your glutes, back, and …

Workouts

What To Drink When

All fluids are not created equal. This Drinking Guide offers expert advice on the best drinks for runners.<p>As you approach the first water stop along the racecourse, you see sports drink in some of the cups and water in others. Which should you reach for? That depends. Running time and distance, …

Nutrition

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 …

Workouts

Motivation - The Running Bug

Women's Running Series

5 Ways To Become A Faster Runner

<i>Here are five ways to change up your training to stimulate better results.</i><p>Do you train and train but never seem to improve your race times? If so, …

8 Hydration Myths Busted

Don’t get swept up in a tidal wave of hype.<p>At its basic level, hydration is simple. Feel thirsty after a run? Drink something. Heading into an epic meeting? Bring along a water bottle. Despite this simplicity, there's an ocean of misleading information out there that leaves runners confused. Eight …

Wellness

Log Power

A running journal may be your best training tool.<p>Cleaning out the garage some time ago, I chanced upon some musty books of notes and numbers: my old running logs. I read them for hours, reliving the excitement of long-past good days and picking out mistakes from bad days. What began decades ago as …

Marathons

Recipe: Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars - Women's Running

<b>On mornings when you need to bolt out the</b> <b>door, these bars full of protein, healthy fats,</b> <b>carbs and fiber are little lifesavers. Nutritionally</b> <b>charged</b> …

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. …

Yoga