Monty Clay

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Power Ranking the Last 10 College Basketball Players of the Year

There have been some outstanding Wooden Award winners over the past decade, but Kentucky's Anthony Davis tops our ranking of those 10 stars.<p>It's impossible to disregard the NBA careers (or lack thereof) these 10 players have had, but it simply wouldn't be fair to judge them based on what they did …

Three Ways to Improve Your Marathon Finish Time

Here's how to modify your race training to improve speed without wearing your body out.<p><i>I'm training for my third marathon this fall and want to improve my speed without getting hurt. I've had a variety of aches and pains through the past two seasons of training and would love to train and finish</i> …

Soreness After Long Runs: Is It My Vegetarian Diet?

I'm worried I'm not getting the right nutrition to fuel my training.<p><i>I am a petite (100 lb, 5'0'') female vegetarian, new to running. I'm following a four-week training plan for a 15K next month, but I have issues with longer runs (over 7.5 miles). My leg muscles feel sore and stiff for days, and</i> …

Four Ways to Enjoy Long Runs

They shouldn't be boring—and they don't have to be solitary.<p>Runners often havea love/hate relationship with the long run. We love the sense of accomplishment we feel when it’s over; we hate the anticipation of actually getting out there.<p>Yet it must be done: The long run is the keystone of any …

How To Run Your Best Marathon Pace

You don’t need a watch, a heart rate monitor, a GPS system, or a gallon of Gu.<p>Every time I look at the data from a recent study of marathon pacing, I see the same thing: blinking red lights. The study is trying to tell us something—something much more important, I believe, than the obvious fact …

6 Secrets of Highly Successful Runners

What really improves performance? Intense training sessions—as long as you do them right. So we asked elites who run hard several times a week to explain how you can get the most out of your quality workouts.<p>In the weeks leading up to the Boston Marathon last April, Ryan Hall logged hundreds of …

Marathon Training Doesn't Hurt Knees, Even In Beginners

First-time marathoners showed no change in knee cartilage after six months of running.<p>Pretty much every study that looks at runners and knee problems, whether it's a multi-decade longitudinal study or a massive cross-sectional study, has found that runners have no elevated risk of knee …

Predict Half and Full Marathon Time with 5K Time

How 3.1 miles can help you determine your pace for a longer race.<p><b>You've got a big event</b> coming up—a half-marathon, or maybe even a full. Even if your only goal is to finish, you may still want to know how long you'll be out there. If you've run a 5K this year, you can plug your time into an online …

Meet Becky Wade, America's Best Young Marathoner

She ran 2:30:41 to win her debut earlier this month.<p>On December 8, Becky Wade, a 24-year-old Rice University graduate who’d never raced longer than 10K, pushed past Kenya’s Sarah Kiptoo near the 25-mile mark of the California International Marathon in Sacramento and won in 2:30:41.<p>In doing so, Wade …

A New Way To Train: Interview With Brian MacKenzie

<i>The founder of CrossFit Endurance tears down traditional training methods to reveal the new rules for fast, powerful running.</i><p>For years, CrossFit …

The Truth About Metabolic Damage

Here's what you need to know...<p>Struggling with lack of motivation, low libido, or just feel you've done all the right things but can no longer …

Why I Run 100 Miles for Fun

"Over how many days?" is the usual response I get when I explain to people I'm about to run a 100 mile race. So how do I then tell them that mountain …

The Toughest Footrace in the World

It is ironic that Mike Catlin missed the start of the race. For two months, the 27-year old exercise physiology graduate student from Davis, California, had spent his weekends on the trail of the Western States Endurance Run. Once he logged 100 miles in three days; another time he did 50 miles on …

Monday Motivation: North Face Film "Curiosity" Answers Why We Run 100 Miles

<i>The North Face’s inspiring short film “Curiosity” follows ultrarunners Rory Bosio, Timothy Olson and Hal Koerner at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc</i> …

Ice Baths: Myth or Recovery Miracle?

"Love your legs,” my running coach shouts back over her shoulder. “Think of all the cool shit they do for you!"<p>I’m in Ashland, Oregon, trying to keep up with ultramarathon legend Jenn Shelton, 29, who’s agreed to train me for my first-ever 50-miler. Shelton is pacing me through the crux of Pete’s …

The 10 Worst Foods (And Drinks) For Athletes

The 10 Worst Foods—and Drinks—for Athletes<p>Any athlete knows that what you get out of your body is a direct reflection of what you put into it. Advertisers know it, too—which explains the massive industry built up around sports nutrition. And while there is a place in the athlete's diet for energy …

Hit The Dirt: Why And How To Run Off-Road

It is important to keep your eyes focused roughly six strides ahead, especially on a technical trail, as this will enable you to choose the smoothest …

Pilates For Runners

<i>by Sean Vigue</i><p>I have many clients who are runners and they come to me with similar stories: my lower back hurts, I tire easily, I’ve hit a wall in my …

Working My Way Back

<i>By Geoff Roes</i><p>It’s been two years since I last felt “normal” for any length of time. In August of 2012 I began to experience severe symptoms affecting …

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: 401 Trail – Crested Butte, CO

Photo submitted by Eric Virkler, “Riding 401 Trial in CB for the first time, August 10th 2014, tons of flowers.”<p>We always love to see your photos and …

Multisport Menu: Rise And Shine | Triathlete

• Page 1: Garden Lites Veggie Muffins<br>• Page 2: Straw Propeller Gourmet Oatmeal<br>• Page 3: Siggi’s Skyr Yogurt<p><i>These three nutritious, tasty options put the</i> …

Preparing Your Body For Trail Running | Competitor.com

<i>Find out how to prepare your body for going off-road and prevent the potential injuries that come from trail running.</i><p>For a variety of reasons, many …