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Yoga for Runners

What research shows about the aerobic intensity of yoga.<p>"Runner's World Yoga for Runners" helps build strength and aids runners in their recovery.<p>A simple yoga routine loosens tight spots, strengthens weak spots, and makes you a better, less injury-prone runner.<p>This sequence focuses on your fitness …

Yoga

Eating Only Plants Doesn't Mean You'll Never Be Full: 4 Recipes That Prove Just That

Many moons ago I was a vegetarian, and recently with all the buzz around plant-powered diets I've been reminiscing about how I felt when I ate mostly …

Healthy Eating

Shake Shack is giving away free burgers — here’s how to get one

On Monday, Shake Shack announced that its mobile ordering app is now available at all US locations.<p>To celebrate, and to convince customers to use its app, the chain is giving away single ShackBurgers to anyone who downloads the Shack App.<p>You can get the free burger by downloading "Shack App," …

Apps

What to do when running becomes a chore

Runners tend to be a dedicated — some might even say obsessed — group. Come any type of weather or under just about any circumstance, they will find a way to get out and log their miles. But even the most dedicated runner faces a mental roadblock once in a while, a lack of motivation that threatens …

Marathons

4 Ways to Use Chickpea Flour, the Protein-Packed Wonder

Maybe there's chickpea flour in your pantry from that one recipe you made forever ago. Don't let it go to waste!<p>We've seen the flour options in the grocery store grow and grow—almond, graham, buckwheat, spelt—all ground to fine powders for adventures in gluten-free baking. But where to begin? Let's …

Breakfast

4 Easy Dinners That Just Happen to Be Good for You

These are the recipes our food director makes at home: That means they're foolproof.<p>When I cook for my family, it’s my chance to inject some sanity into the craziness of my workplace diet. As the food director at <i>Bon Appétit</i> and Healthyish, I taste and approve every single recipe we publish in print …

Cooking

Build A Foundation For Running Fast

The top training priority of every runner should be to establish a solid foundation for future development as a runner.<b>How is this done?</b> The …

Exercise

Easy 10K Training Plan, Schedule, And Tips

If you’ve decided to work toward crushing a 6.2 mile race, having an easy 10K training plan and expert-approved tips makes it that much easier to …

Marathons

Running Is My Antidepressant

On Christmas morning, before I could start prepping the holiday meal, I needed to go for a run. My legs were getting restless and I knew I wouldn't …

Graduate School

9 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Running

<b>I started running longer distances about fifteen years ago</b>. Before that I would run a mile or two to keep in shape for soccer and then call it quits. …

Marathons

Why Runners 'Hit The Wall,' And What To Do About It

Distance runners often worry about “hitting the wall” during training or races ― that dreaded moment when negative thoughts become so overpowering they make it difficult to continue.<p>Hitting the wall typically happens around 20 miles into a marathon, when the body’s glycogen supplies become …

Marathons

9 Races With An Amazing Ocean View

Newport Marathon<p>This classic New England race provides runners with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Along with the stunning natural scenery, …

Racing Weight: How to Get Lean and Mean

<i>Racing weight, as the name implies, stands for your optimal body weight to achieve your fastest race results. In most cases that means lowering your</i> …

This Is What Happens to Your Skin on a Run

The benefits of running seem to be endless: It can cut your risk of cardiovascular disease, tone your body, help you slim down, boost your mood…should we go on? But have you ever returned from a sweaty, heart-thumping workout and wondered: What's happening to my face while I'm working on my …

Skin Care

M2 Premium Videos

Easy Runs: How Fast and Long Should They Be?

<i>Easy runs are the foundation of any sound training program from the 5K to the marathon. This is the training mode where we runners spend 70 – 80% of</i> …

Marathons

The secret to a long life? JOGGING: Expert reveals the six simple tips to get you started

• <b>Running improves life expectancy of men and women by over 5 years</b> <b></b>• <b><br>Organised park runs and fitness apps make it more accessible than ever</b>• <b><br>James Thie,</b> …

Overtraining Syndrome: How Much Is Too Much?

We all know that if you want to achieve your goals and get good results, you need to focus and work hard. However, hard work doesn’t always equal …

Molly Huddle’s 5 Tips for Running a Great 10K

Here’s how the Olympic Trials champion breaks down the race in her mind, prepares to kick—and copes with her nerves.<p>Molly Huddle allowed herself a moment to celebrate—just a moment. On July 10, she became the first American woman to win the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at the same Olympic Trials. She …

Marathons

Top 10 city running tours

Do your sightseeing on foot, and have a workout while you’re at it, in some of the world’s most attractive cities – from New York to Melbourne and Barcelona<p><b>Running Copenhagen</b><p>Running Copenhagen offers a whole range of tours, both private and in small groups. There’s the general city tour, covering …

European Travel

All of your marathon training questions answered by 100-time marathoner Hal Higdon

It may only be July, but as many runners know, this is prime time to beginning marathon training. Fall marathons are less than four months away, including the New York City marathon, the world’s largest with more than 50,000 participants, scheduled for Nov. 6.<p>There are many training programs and …

Marathons

Sprinting Legend Allyson Felix Shares Four Ways To Kick Up Your Workouts

Allyson Felix, the most decorated female sprinter in U.S. history, has already won four Olympic gold medals and two silvers. This year, in her fourth Olympic games, she’s set to represent the U.S. again in the 400-meter sprint and hopes to bring another medal back home.<p>You’d think that because the …

The Truth About Foam Rolling

It works—but not for the reason you think.<p>Many coaches recommend using a foam roller before and after runs for good reason: A study in <i>The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research</i> found that rolling out for just a minute can improve your range of motion, while a study in <i>Medicine & Science in</i> …

Pain

The Real Reason Star Wars Will Never Let Go of Darth Vader

Despite the unpopular prequels, Anakin still has a choke hold on our biggest geek franchise.<p>Even before fans thought they heard the whisper of Darth Vader’s asthmatic breathing in the <i>Rogue One</i> trailer, there were rumors that the Skywalker villain would make an appearance in the next <i>Star Wars</i> film. …

Star Wars

The 5K, Not The Marathon, Is The Ideal Race

On a recent business trip, I asked the concierge at my hotel for advice about where to go running. “Are you training for a marathon?” he asked. Nope. …

Marathons