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CYCLING for RUNNERS – ‘Why can’t runners cycle quickly?’

What’s the difference in terms of fitness between running and cycling? Why doesn’t running necessarily make you a great cyclist or vice versa? They …

Cycling for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide

So you're ready to start riding seriously for the first time? In this adaptation of a book destined to become a novice's bible, the owner of a renowned bike clinic outlines exactly how to get started.<p><b>Positioned for Success</b><p>If you're new to road biking, you may feel on your first rides as if your …

3 Golden Rules of a Great Kick in Swimming

<i>By Wayne Goldsmith</i><p>Ever wondered how to improve your swimming kick?<p>Are you one of those triathletes or swimmers who’d prefer to watch 10 hours of …

Train like an Ironman with these apps for triathletes

If you’re about to run your first triathlon, or if you’re a seasoned vet working towards a better time, than you already know that this three-legged …

5 Expert Tips for Proper Running Form

Shares 737<p>There’s more to knowing how to run than simply lacing up your sneakers, hitting the road and doing what feels natural. Research shows that …

How and Why You Should Warm Up Before a Run

Heading out for a run too fast and not warmed up is a recipe for injury.<p>Once we get revved up to run it’s tempting to shoot out the door at top speed. But heading out of the gates at full speed—without a proper warmup—is a recipe for disaster, and injury.<p>If you start out too fast, you run the risk …

Tempo Runs Increase Speed and Endurance

Incorporate running paces between easy and hard into your weekly routine.<p>You know what it feels like to run comfortably—comfortable!—and you’re likely also familiar with the burn of going all-out. But what about the range of paces that lie in between these two extremes?<p>Workouts that target that …

Grocery Run

Attention runners! This comprehensive shopping list of best buys and must-avoids will get you in and out of the store—fast.<p>Every time you walk into a grocery store, you face a daunting task: picking the healthiest, most nutrient-packed foods to fuel your running from thousands of choices. …

6 Rules for Eating Right as a Runner

Keep it simple, keep it balanced, and stay hydrated.<p>When you start exercising regularly, you might have to revamp some of your everyday eating habits in order to feel your best while you’re working out and avoid unwanted bathroom stops. Here are some general rules.

Fuel right! 9 triathlon nutrition rules

A solid nutrition strategy will help your body make the most out of all your hours swimming, biking and running.<p>We asked registered dietitian and multiple Ironman finisher Lauren Antonucci for her top nine rules for beginner triathletes looking to maximize their training. She shared advice she …

Start Cycling To Become A Better Runner

<i>Add bike intervals to your run training to increase strength and endurance.</i><p>A bicycle can be among a runner’s most valuable tools for training the …

Three Ways to Crank Up Your Training Runs

Training hard—carefully—can produce fast times.<p>When researchers at France's National Institute of Sport asked a group of triathletes to ramp up their training by 40 percent and maintain that volume for three weeks, the results were predictable—at first. By the end of week one, the athletes showed …

7 Swim Tools For Triathletes

Eat - The Running Bug

The 4 Phases Of The Freestyle Swim Stroke

<i>For pro triathlete and swim coach Anna Cleaver, swim insight is a sixth sense—she grew up in the waves of her native New Zealand and today is first</i> …

Don't Let Age Slow You Down

As I was pedaling as fast as I could in the middle of Ironman 70.3 Eagleman, a strong-looking fellow blew by. I glimpsed the number on his calf as he …

Knee Strength Workout

Use these seven exercises to strengthen your hips and bring relief to your knees.

Strength Training Without the Gym

Get strong outside the box.<p>Strength training is all too easy for runners to neglect in the summer, when they'd prefer to exercise outside as much as possible. But who says squats can only be done in the gym? This routine from Chicago Area Runners Association coach Melissa Stone requires no …

What is My Maximum Heart Rate?

Maximum heart rate for age is an elusive number, especially for runners.<p><i>Hi Doc!</i><p><i>I started training for marathons four years ago and I’m running my fourth this fall. My question is -- how high is too high for a heart rate?</i><p><i>I'm almost 52 years old, 5’10” and 186 lbs. I run relatively slow (5:44</i> …

Five Essential Strength Training Exercises For Runners

<i>Tone the legs, strengthen the core, engage the whole body and get faster with these five moves.</i><p>We all know the distance runner’s body: lanky and …

Is There A “Correct” Way To Arm Swing?

How you swing your arms while running hopefully comes as second nature—which makes sense, since the arms are reacting to what the legs are doing. As …

Is A Lack Of Sleep Before A Race Really A Bad Thing?

<i>One study refutes the idea that a lack of sleep hurts race performance.</i><p>It was my first conference championship in cross country, arguably the most …

8 Hydration Myths Busted

Don’t get swept up in a tidal wave of hype.<p>At its basic level, hydration is simple. Feel thirsty after a run? Drink something. Heading into an epic meeting? Bring along a water bottle. Despite this simplicity, there's an ocean of misleading information out there that leaves runners confused. Eight …

Breathe Like A Pro - Women's Running

Runners obsess over the small stuff—finding the perfect shoes or eating the exact same breakfast on race-day morning. But we often overlook one of …

Is Carbo-Loading The Answer To Avoiding The Wall?

<i>Gorging on carbs before a race may not be as necessary as you think.</i><p>Runners seldom hit the proverbial wall—that is, fall dramatically off their …

How to Taper Correctly

Whether it's your first or sixth marathon, there are dos and don'ts to tapering.<p><i>Hi Susan-</i><p><i>I’m about to run my sixth marathon but I still have questions about tapering. I usually go to the gym for weight training twice a week. Should I keep doing this up until the week of the race? What about cycling</i> …

An Essential Lower-Leg Strengthening Exercise For Triathletes

Train Slower, Race Faster

<i>Most runners train too hard, too often.</i><p>A couple years ago I went for a run with Adam and Kara Goucher around the Nike campus in Beaverton, Ore. Not …

How to Swim Straight in Open Water

A little busy lately as I prepare for the maiden offering of SwimJunkie Open-Water Training Sessions in a few weeks. On the day, we'll ...

One-Hour Workout: Train For Your Swim Race Distance

<i>Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 mins (or less!).</i><p>This week’s swim workout comes from swim coach Bryan …