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When Should I Stretch?

Use these five postrun stretches to keep your muscles flexible.<p><i>What guidance would you give to runners about stretching? When I ran in high school, which is when I learned a lot of what I “know” about running, we were taught to stretch really well before a run, and if we could, a little bit</i> …

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★★★★☆<p>Following the mad matryoshka architecture of dreams in <b>Inception (2010),</b> and having finally vacated Gotham’s city limits for good, Christopher …

Meet The Mathematician Who Inspired The Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon Game

Remember the Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon game? It’s probably not as challenging in the age of IMDB, but when it started in 1994 it was all the rage – using your vast knowledge of pop culture (something that was still sort of new and hip in the early 90s) to see how many connections it took to …

Jacob's Well Is The Coolest Place To Swim In Texas

Think diving off the deep end is scary? Try jumping into Jacob's Well, which looks like the perfect -- if not terrifying -- way to spend a summer day.<p>Called "The Gem of Texas Hill Country," Jacob's Well is in Wimberley -- a short, 45-minute drive from Austin. The well was discovered in 1850 and is …

Sir Dave Brailsford defiant as defending champion Chris Froome quits Tour de France

Team Sky principal has ‘no regrets’ over Wiggins snub after defending champion pulls out following two heavy falls<p>Sir Dave Brailsford insisted he had no regrets about his decision to exclude Sir Bradley Wiggins from his <b>Tour de France</b> line-up, after Team Sky’s worst nightmares were realised on …

Why We Smile And How To Spot A Fake One

Flickr/Nana B Agyei<p><b>BI Answers: Why do we smile?</b><p>Studies have shown that smiling can help us cope, make us feel good, and even increase our longevity.<p>Some say we even smile in the womb and can understand the social significance of those toothy grins very early on. "At just 10 months, for instance, an …

3 Key Workouts Runners Should Do Every Week

<i>You may be able to race faster on three or four runs per week than you do on six or seven.</i><p>There are three key workouts that every runner should do …

Want To Improve Your Economy? Stop Stretching

<i>Loss of flexibility isn’t necessarily a bad thing.</i><p>One of the more interesting effects of run training is reduced flexibility in the joints of the …

Motivational Quotes | Runner's World

The 26.2-mile distance has inspired some wise words throughout the ages.​<p>Motivational sayings from the iconic American runner.​<p>The iconic race has sparked some inspirational sayings throughout the years.​<p>Illustrations By Megan Hetzel<p>A champion is made when you look at the time spent …

20 Hot New Shoes For Summer

Hoka One One Clifton, $130<p>Maximalism doesn't mean chunky and awkward. The soft and resilient Clifton is ridiculously light, (7.9 oz. for men's size …

Three Benefits of Running Short Intervals

Quick intervals build speed, strength, and efficiency.<p>Ryan Vail isn't looking for shortcuts. The old-school mileage hog racked up 150-mile weeks en route to finishing last year's New York City Marathon as top American (2:13:23). But mixed in with mile repeats and long runs of up to 27 miles was a …

5 Ways Heat Affects Running Performance | Competitor.com

<i>How heat and humidity affect running performance and how to acclimatize to hot conditions.</i><p>Changes In Blood Flow And Sweating<p>The human body has the …

Time travel could soon become a reality claim physicists

Could time travel soon become a reality? Physicists simulate sending quantum light particles into the past<p><b>University of Queensland scientists</b> …

Three Workouts to Increase Pain Tolerance

Suffer-fests train you to endure the pain of racing.<p>Pain wasn't just a risk in the 2009 TransEurope-Footrace, which covered an average of 43 miles per day for 64 days straight–it was a given. Researchers tested the pain tolerance of competitors in that year's race by dunking their hands in ice-cold …

The Bull Moose Runs

Between rough-riding and canal-building, Teddy Roosevelt kinda-sorta invented "jogging."<p>So I’m reading “The Bully Pulpit,” Doris Kearns Goodwin's new 900-page dual biography of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, as one does, and I come across this astounding sentence on page 134: "Even …

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About the Three Myths of Global Aid

It’s easy to get fed up when you’re trying to save the world. Progress can be slow, setbacks are constant and few people appreciate exactly what …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

Mars One narrows applicant pool to 1,058 in first cut for 2025 colonization mission

Mars One, the organization attempting to send small teams of astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, has made its first round of applicant decisions, selecting just over 1,000 people to move on to the next stage of what it hopes will be a decade-long, televised training and colonization mission. …

The Running Times 2013 Runners of the Year

Annual rankings of the top distance runners in the world, the U.S. and Canada<p><b>The Running Times Runners of the Year rankings take into account results from all distances on the track and roads from 3,000m to the marathon.</b> Winning or placing highly in the year’s most competitive races is rewarded by …

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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 …

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Do You Make These Four Tapering Mistakes?

There isn’t one formula for tapering that works for every runner.<p><i>I’m training for my fifth marathon and looking to improve my performance. I need help on my tapering phase. I typically go into the race with a one-week taper, and it caught up with me in my last marathon. I ran a personal worst and</i> …

Lenovo's convertible Yoga 2 Pro Ultrabook now available in the US, starts at $1,049

Many Ultrabook fans have pined for Lenovo's Yoga 2 Pro given its blend of a 3,200 x 1,800 display, long battery life and a slim profile. Those people can finally act on their impulses, as Lenovo has quietly started selling the 13-inch folding convertible. For the $1,049 base price, buyers get a …

Spanish Startup Offers a Low-End Take on High-Tech Glasses

Santiago Ambit loves the idea of adding technology to eyeglasses, but not the notion of having to walk around looking like something out of a science …

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Trail Running Survival Guide | Competitor.com

Prepare For The Weather<p>Nancy Hobbs, President of the American Trail Running Association and a resident of Colorado Springs, Colo., emphasizes that …