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Best of the Best Part 3: The Top Running Articles of 2016

Before you lace up your shoes for your first run of 2017, kick back by the fire and get caught up on all the need-to-know running advice we had on …

Marathons

The 5-Move Workout Your Legs Will Love to Hate

Sexy calf muscles, coming your way.<p>One of the fastest ways to make your legs look long, lean, and super sexy is to throw on a pair of killer heels. They automatically shorten your calf muscles, making them pop. Whenever a client asks me what she can do to make her calves look better, that’s the …

Five Key Muscle Groups for Stronger Running

Smart runners know that targeted strength and conditioning routines as part of their regular training programme will significantly reduce the risk of …

The 11 Most Mesmerizing GIFs of 2016

Our favorite loops of the year are so hypnotic you might fall in.<p>Nothing calms the nerves like a perfectly looping GIF, except maybe a shot of good whiskey. You shouldn't drink 11 shots of whiskey in five minutes, but you can definitely get lost in these 11 GIFs. Hell, take 10 minutes. We read the …

Animation
Graphic Design

The Psychology of Logo Design: Shape

If handled correctly, a logo can be the most powerful tool for a designer when promoting a brand. However, when all they have to work with is shape …

Graphic Design

Photos of a Greek Island in a Time Before Time

Petros Koublis rewrites old myths. The Greek photographer has traversed the craggy terrain of Athens, Santorini, and Marathon in search of echoes …

How Drones Are Changing Our View of the World

Nanping, Fujian Province, China<br>Aaron Liu<p>1 of 17<p>Seeing the world from above is a metamorphic experience. A leafless tree becomes a spider web, a …

Strength Training for Trail Runners

Exercises to boost your stability.<p>Many runners are eager for the change of scenery that trail running provides. But sidestepping rocks and roots and navigating twists and turns doesn’t just make for an exciting workout—it also puts your balance and strength to the test. These moves from Charlie …

What Should You Eat Before a Run?

A new study provides pre-workout fuel for thought<p>Have you been fueling up all wrong before endurance workouts? Eating protein or fat before exercise might provide health benefits that carbohydrates don’t, suggests a new research review from Florida State University.<p>The common advice if you’re …

Seriously beautiful science cocktails will have you rethinking your alcohol choices

Innovating on the internet in the age of ‘grammable food and drink is a dastardly challenge but one drinking hole has taken science and our love for …

The Abs Workout That'll Make You A Better Runner

An abs workout for runners? Believe it. While the best way to become a better runner is to—you guessed it—actually <i>run</i>, the workouts you do when …

Workouts

11 Easy Moves That Make Running Way Less Miserable

Running can be polarizing—some people love it; others hate it. The most common reasons for shunning running are: it’s boring, you feel slow, or you …

How to Break a 10K Personal Record

<i>Racing a 10K is very different from racing a 5K or a half-marathon. The 10K – if run with a seasonal best in mind rather than just completion – is a</i> …

Marathons

These Shape-Shifting Seats Are Seriously Magical

It's like 15 types of furniture in one collapsible, easy-to-store product.<p>As home prices gets higher and higher and the homes themselves get smaller and smaller, the demand for adaptable, space-sizing furniture is getting bigger and bigger. Enter Expand Furniture, a Canadian company that …

Furniture

30-Minute, No-Gym Bodyweight Workout

Ready to strengthen, stretch, and break a sweat? This high-intensity bodyweight workout is a simple, effective way to work your whole body—without …

Lung Power

Need more air? Deep breathing can help you run longer with less effort.<p>Just before you crest a hill or reach the end of a speed interval, your lungs go into overdrive. Your breath becomes shallow and rapid. You think if only you could pull in more air, you could surge up that hill or maintain your …

Yoga

The 10 Best Carbohydrate Sources For Runners

1. Bananas<p>Because they are easy to eat and digest and are loaded with fast-acting carbohydrates (one large banana provides 31 grams of carbs), …

How to Use Caffeine to Improve Your Athletic Performance

Caffeine is a performance-enhancing drug that’s legal, cheap, and easy to get: chances are you had some this morning. More importantly, it actually</i> …

10 Tips That Will Make You a Faster Runner - Women's Running

<i>*Courtesy of POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>Slow and steady not cutting it for you anymore? If you want to run faster, here are 10 simple ways to increase your …

Exercises to Improve Your Hill Running

Monster hills will feel more like bumps in the road if you work these exercises into your routine.<p>Unless you stick to the track, a treadmill, or Florida, hills are bound to appear on your routes. If your muscles lack strength, your form can falter. You might lean too far forward going up and too …

5 elite core moves for runners

Like almost all modern elite runners, US Olympian and 2009 World Championships 1500m medallist Shannon Rowbury and her peers consider strength work …

Marathons

5 Strength Training Exercises for Runners

Slow down in the gym to get strong and stay healthy.<p>Want to avoid injury? Take your time when lifting. A new study found that runners became stronger after doing six weeks of eccentric strength training. This tactic, which entails slowing down the lengthening phase of a movement, puts greater …

Everything You Need To Know About Heart-Rate Training

Heart-rate training (HRT) might seem confusing, but once you have your data, understanding what to do with those numbers can take your performance to …

Exercise

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work curated by …

Is Running Meditation?

Photo: Shutterstock.comMeditation, and in particular mindfulness meditation, has been in the news a lot lately. A recent feature in <i>The New Yorker</i> …

Meditation

Running Mistakes Aren't Just For Rookies

As runners, do we ever stop growing and learning from our mishaps and mistakes? I’ve been a runner for 27 years, yet I still occasionally make rookie …

Chicago Marathon

5 Benefits of Breathing Correctly | UA Record

Breathing isn’t something most of us often think about — until it becomes difficult. After a strenuous run, we’re out of breath and struggle to …

The Right Way to Carbo-load Before a Race

Carbo-loading can help you race without hitting the wall—as long as you do it right.<p>Most runners know they should eat pasta, rice, potatoes, or other high-carb foods before a half or full marathon. After all, carbs are a great source of energy, and you need a lot of energy to cover 13.1 or 26.2 …