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A day-trip to North Korea's border

Following orders from the US soldier to line up in a row, we stood obediently looking out into enemy lines. I cast my mind back to the waiver form I’d just signed: ‘The visit to the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom will entail entering a hostile area and the possibility of injury or death as a …

North Korea

Does Pronation Matter?

A comprehensive new study finds no difference in injury rates for different foot types.<p>In the relatively recent past, things were simple: your foot type was classified as overpronator, underpronator, or neutral, and you were supposed to get a running shoe designed for that foot type. If you got …

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> …

Is My Achilles Soreness Due to Barefoot Running?

Past Achilles injuries and a switch to minimalist shoes could be the cause of soreness.<p><i>Hi,</i><p><i>I'm just about to turn 50 and I've been running since junior high school. About 10 years ago I fully ruptured my left Achilles tendon playing basketball. Naturally, any pain I've developed since, has been on</i> …

How to Add Weeks to a Marathon Training Plan

Have extra time before your fall race training is set to begin? Here's what to do with it.<p>June is Marathon Month! I’ll be answering marathon training program questions all month long to help you get started on the right track this season.<p><i>I’m following a marathon training plan that is 18-weeks long.</i> …

Ferritin and Fatigue

"Normal" iron levels may not be enough for endurance athletes.<p>My column in the <i>Globe and Mail</i> this week looks at iron levels for athletes, and in particular at new evidence that you can have normal hemoglobin levels but still be suffering negative effects from iron depletion. Endurance athletes have …

How Can I Recover from My Half or Full Marathon?

Try this "reverse taper" to return to training refreshed and healthy.<p><i>I’m running my third half-marathon this spring and a marathon this fall. Do you have any tips for recovering after the races? Thanks, Breanne</i><p>Good luck in your races this season, Breanne. You are wise to think about recovery, as it …

Why Am I Exhausted After Long Runs?

I need a better postrun recovery routine for my long training runs.<p><i>Hello!</i><p><i>I am a new runner - I began running regularly about a year ago and completed my first race (a 10K) in October. I'm currently in the midst of training for my first half marathon, which is at the end of May. When I first started</i> …

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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 …

5 Keys to Running Healthy and Staying Injury-Free

Follow these rules, and you’ll spend more time on the road and less time in rehab.<p><b>AVOID THE TERRIBLE TOO’S.</b> Doing too much, too soon, too fast is the number-one cause of running injuries. The body needs time to adapt to increases in mileage or speed. Muscles and joints need recovery time so they …

Triathlete

<i>Sometimes it’s the little things that help you break your own speed records. Try these moves to get ahead.</i><p>You put in as many miles as the next …

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