Molly Louderback

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How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Proper form, strength training, and the right shoes can prevent injury.<p>It's an all too common scenario: Runner begins training program. A month or so later, a twinge settles on a knee. Runner stretches, pops ibuprofen, keeps running. A few—or maybe 100—runs later, runner is on the couch, ice pack …

Workouts

The Pros and Cons of Running on the Treadmill

Is it better to run on a treadmill or outside on the pavement? It’s an age-old question and the truth is there are pros and cons to both. There are …

Holistic Medicine

Oh, Cramp!

A muscle cramp can stop you in your tracks–but with science on your side, you can fix it fast.<p>Your Facebook post about a midrace muscle cramp now has 32 unsolicited comments: Eat bananas! Salt tablets! Mustard! While the peanut gallery means well, the advice they're dishing out may just be nuts. In …

Blood Tests

6 Steps to Injury-Free Running

Sports doc Jordan Metzl’s get-stronger, run-better plan.<p><i>This is adapted from</i> Running Strong: The Sports Doctor's Complete Guide to Injury-Free Running for Life<i>, by Jordan Metzl, M.D.</i><p>Why do you run? Because it feels good. Because it relieves stress. Because it fills you with energy. Because it makes …

Exercise

7 Running Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Even experienced runners like @AliOnTheRun1 make mistakes, but conquering Cat Hill helped this writer correct her bad running habits for the …

Marathons

Yoga for runners: what are the best stretches?

Yoga can help runners with both strength and flexibility in crucial areas. But which of the many types of yoga are best to keep your body in perfect shape for the road?<p><b>Why should runners do yoga?</b><p>Primarily to lengthen tight muscles but also to strengthen the core, feet and ankles; improve running …

Yoga

See Boston Marathoners Celebratory Photos

Tdaloisio posted a photo of 'Uncle Sam' running Boston #bostonmarathon<br>tdaloisio (@tdaloisio) via Instagram

Marathons

Train Your Brain to Run Your Best

Reciting positive thoughts is fine, but to really run your best, you've got to shut down your inner critic.<p><i>"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n."—John Milton,</i> Paradise Lost<p><b>As I approached mile 19</b> of the Run for the Red Pocono Marathon feeling …

Marathons

The Benefits of Not Racing

Some runners never pin on a bib. Here's how they stay motivated to run hard and often.<p>If you asked a coach, a sports psychologist, and a running magazine editor for help climbing out of a motivational slump, it's likely each one would give you the very same piece of advice: Sign up for a race! It's …

Marathons

Advice to a Young Athlete

Looking for marginal gains? Start here.<p>A few months ago, I got a nice e-mail from a young elite cyclist who was looking to break through to the next level. He had talent and determination and was willing to work as hard as anyone in the world, but he needed just an extra percent or two to be …

Exercise

10 Reasons the 5K is Freaking Awesome

You can train and still have a life, race hard and walk normally the next day, and get really fit really fast.<p>My one carry-on and six personal items are stashed in the overhead compartment. The seat pouch in front of me is crammed with the tools necessary to get us through a 13-hour flight back …

Marathons

Get Strong Legs

A few quick exercises are all you need to get a strong lower body<p>At mile 20 of the 1993 world championships marathon, mark plaatjes was trailing the leader by more than a minute. Then he kicked into overdrive and overtook Lucketz Swartbooi to win the race. Plaatjes, now 45, credits his surge not …

Women in Science

Strength Training for Runners: Single-Leg Deadlifts

<i>The exercise will engage, activate, stabilize and strengthen the muscles behind you, from your foot all the way up to your upper back and …

Workouts

Train on Different Surfaces to Avoid Injury and Boost Performance

Trails, grass, sand, and water keep you healthier and make you faster.<p>Most runners log their miles on neighborhood streets. But roads shouldn't be your only training ground. "Running on different surfaces changes up the scenery, workout, and effort, giving road runners an often-needed break," says …

Running

10 Tips That Will Make You a Faster Runner - Women's Running

<i>*Courtesy of POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>Slow and steady not cutting it for you anymore? If you want to run faster, here are 10 simple ways to increase your …

Marathons

How Wearing Old or Incorrect Insoles Might Lead to Long-Term Tissue Damage

But once they break down, they lose their effectiveness, says Whitaker.<p>That’s why you need to do some insole searching.<p>Have your insoles stopped feeling supportive? Or do you see signs of wear and tear, like cracks in their shell or top cover?<p>If you do, remove them from you kicks and toss them in …

21 Cities That Were Made For Running

Trails and boardwalks and paths, oh my!<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Hiking

Why we perform so much better at races vs training runs + my marathon playlist.

88 Comments April 14, 2015<p>It is always interesting to me that on race day we are able to pull out paces that we wouldn’t normally be able to do in …

Marathons

How Your Period Affects Your Runs

<b>Why You Don't Want to Run When Aunt Flo Comes to Town</b><br>Metzl says that time of the month can make you unmotivated to run since the drop in estrogen and other hormonal fluctuations during your period leave you bloated and tired—not to mention crampy.<p><b>Should You Just Run Anyway?</b><br>That said, hitting the …

These New Videos from Nike Women Will Inspire You to Kick Some Exercise Ass

Fitness challenge? You're about to handle it.<p>Nike<p>You know how, sometimes, before a workout, exercising feels like the last thing you want to do—how, sometimes, when you're in the <i>middle</i> of a workout, it feels like the last thing you want to do—and then, afterward, it feels like the best decision you …

How to Feel More Energized All Week Long - Women's Running

*Courtesy of POPSUGAR Fitness<p>Tired of waking up without energy day after day? You’re not alone. Your responsibilities and obligations might not be …

How to Improve Your Running Form from Head to Toe

Shares 273<p>Photo: Pond5<p>If you want to feel good while running faster and longer — and who doesn’t? — it’s all about making the most of every movement. …

10 Marathon Day Mistakes

A marathon presents you with 26.2 miles of opportunity. Sidestep these common training and racing errors to have a great day.<p>Just hours after completing a recent marathon, I raised a bittersweet toast to a race I was already eager to forget. Training for it had cost me countless pancake breakfasts …

Marathons

Why You Should Cool Down After a Run or Race

What to do to help your body recover more efficiently.<p>Have you every wondered if your cool down and recovery routine stacks up to what the elite athletes do to optimize their performance? I have, which is why I asked my friend Holley DeShaw to share her expertise with us. She’s a licensed massage …

Exercise

Meb Keflezighi’s 5 Drills to Make You a Better Runner

Become more mindful of your running form and gain greater speed with less injury risk.<p>The following drills will improve your running form in many ways—by strengthening key running muscles, by improving your range of motion via exaggerating some aspects of the running gait, by improving the …

Workouts

Culinary Curatives: 4 Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients - Women's Running

<i>*Content courtesy of Triathlete.com</i><p><i>Athletes are skipping the over-the-counter meds in favor of natural (and tasty!) anti-inflammatory ingredients.</i><p>If …

Alternative Medicine

15 of the World's Most Epic Places to Run

<i>Suffering from itchy feet? For adventurous runners, there are dozens of epic races and routes around the world to simultaneously treat the running bug and satisfy wanderlust...</i><p><b>1. Atacama Crossing, Chile</b><p>The Atacama Crossing, held in October, is one of the races that make up the 4Deserts challenge: …

Marathons

28 Things That Are Worth Getting In Shape For

Proof that there's no one way to be fit.