Proper form, strength training, and the right shoes can prevent injury. It's an all too common scenario: Runner begins training program. A month or so later, a twinge settles on a knee. Runner stretches,
A muscle cramp can stop you in your tracks–but with science on your side, you can fix it fast. Your Facebook post about a midrace muscle cramp now has 32 unsolicited comments: Eat bananas! Salt tablets!
Sports doc Jordan Metzl’s get-stronger, run-better plan. This is adapted from Running Strong: The Sports Doctor's Complete Guide to Injury-Free Running for Life, by Jordan Metzl, M.D. Why do you run?
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? Primarily to lengthen tight muscles
Reciting positive thoughts is fine, but to really run your best, you've got to shut down your inner critic. "The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n."—John
Some runners never pin on a bib. Here's how they stay motivated to run hard and often. If you asked a coach, a sports psychologist, and a running magazine editor for help climbing out of a motivational
You can train and still have a life, race hard and walk normally the next day, and get really fit really fast. My one carry-on and six personal items are stashed in the overhead compartment. The seat in
A few quick exercises are all you need to get a strong lower body At mile 20 of the 1993 world championships marathon, mark plaatjes was trailing the leader by more than a minute. Then he kicked into and
Trails, grass, sand, and water keep you healthier and make you faster. Most runners log their miles on neighborhood streets. But roads shouldn't be your only training ground. "Running on different surfaces
Haven't replaced your insoles in awhile? You may be setting yourself up for lower body injury A good set of insoles not only adds comfort to your kicks, they can also potentially help you prevent lower
Yup, your cycle really can impact your stride. Does the thought of running while on your period make you curl up in the fetal position on the couch because: pain? Or does it bum you out because you think
Fitness challenge? You're about to handle it. You know how, sometimes, before a workout, exercising feels like the last thing you want to do—how, sometimes, when you're in the middle of a workout, it like
A marathon presents you with 26.2 miles of opportunity. Sidestep these common training and racing errors to have a great day. Just hours after completing a recent marathon, I raised a bittersweet toast
Become more mindful of your running form and gain greater speed with less injury risk. The following drills will improve your running form in many ways—by strengthening key running muscles, by improving
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... Suffering from itchy feet?