Christian Velasquez

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How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

Running On Air: Breathing Technique

A revolutionary way to breathe can help you run better and sidestep injury.<p>In my early days as a runner, I, like most, didn't give any thought to my breathing. I took up the sport in high school—back in the '70s—and as a senior on the cross-country team, I won the individual league championship, a …

Become a Better Runner! - Women's Running

<i>Take our 30-day tip sheet to heart and you’ll run stronger and faster in one month’s time!</i><p><b>1. Buy new gear.</b> Purchase a pair of shoes, running skirt or …

How Long Does it Take to Recover from Piriformis Pain?

The cure to piriformis pain is finding the culprit.<p><i>My 50th birthday falls on the weekend of the 2014 Disney World Marathon. It has been my dream to celebrate by doing Goofy's race. Unfortunately, I have been struggling with piriformis pain since my last marathon, two years ago. Is my dream a wash,</i> …

The Healthy Runner’s Diet

Follow these six rules for a healthy, whole-foods eating plan designed just for a runner like you.<p>"Where's the food?" that's the question I ask many runners when I review their food diaries. It's not that they're starving. Most are taking in lots of calories and nutrients—but it's in the form of …

Breathing Tips for New Runners

How to breathe while running to avoid exhaustion and side stitches.<p><i>Hi! I'm a new runner and I'm experiencing a problem with controlling my breathing. Though I don't feel any soreness or pain in my legs, in about 200 meters, it gets incredibly hard to breathe. It feels like my lungs are resisting</i> …

The Body Shop: Muscle Equity

Use this workout to fix common strength imbalances and stay injury free.

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 …

Are You Consuming Enough Minerals?

<i>Some minerals are especially important for distance runners.</i><p>Got (enough) minerals? There are 22 essential minerals that we all must include regularly …

29 Runner-Friendly Summer Recipes

Fuel, recover, and impress with these outdoor favorites.<p>There is no shortage of summer produce or ways to use it. Whether you’re celebrating America’s birthday, a lazy Sunday, or a neighborhood block party, these recipes are a great way to fuel your long runs and entertain a crowd.

3 Little Tips for Better Running Form

Relax, take short steps, and be sure to warm up before each run.<p><i>I am starting to train for a half-marathon, and the more I read about proper running technique, the more confused I get. Can you enlighten me as to proper running form? Thank you. —Jennifer</i><p>Hi, Jennifer. Great news about training for …

Dogs and Running: Q&A With a Dog

In honor of Dog Bite Prevention Week -- and because, why not? -- let's talk canines.<p>Readers! Sit! Stay!<p>Today's topic is dogs, for the following four reasons:<p>May 19-25 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week.<br>• I recently received an email from Team ASPCA titled "Tips for Celebrating National Running Day …

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>Zach asks: I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner, but I think I am. I was just wondering if you could recommend some strength and core training for me? I've always neglected this part of fitness because I hate going to the gym,</i> …