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10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

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 …

Winter Weather Exercise Tips

These tips will help you plow through the cold months.<p>Winter can be a challenging time to stick to an exercise routine, and not just because of the weather. Aside from the ice, slush, snow, and far fewer hours of daylight to get those workouts in, you have to juggle it with holiday and family …

An Album Full of Running-Specific Songs

Former collegiate runner Ryan Craven pens "Ballad of the Injured Runner" and more.<p>If you've ever been to a race that's blasting songs like "Running on Empty" and thought, "But this has nothing to do with running!!!" then Ryan Craven has the album for you.<p>Craven, a former University of Wisconsin …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

DEVELOPING: Deer Hits Jogger

We interrupt today's regularly scheduled column for some urgent, alarming news.<p>Recently, a woman in Ashburn, Virginia went for a drive in her Toyota RAV4. Meantime, a deer walked nearby. And a woman named Krystine Rivera headed out for a seven-mile run. All three subjects continued along their way …

Running with the Kenyans

Adharanand Finn travels to the town of Iten on a six-month mission to discover the secrets of Kenya's elite runners<p>In 2011, Adharanand Finn spent six months in Kenya researching his book Running with the Kenyans. Earlier this year he returned to Iten, the town known in the running world as the …

Adidas miCoach Smart Run watch UK price, release date

The Adidas miCoach Smart Run smart watch bursts out of the blocks on 1 November, for £350.<p>The Smart Run monitors your exercise, recording your route …

Marine Corps Marathon Breathes Sigh of Relief

With the government reopening, the race will go on.<p>Did you hear a pop? That may have been Marine Corps Marathon race director Rick Nealis opening a bottle of champagne, something he said he’d be tempted to do if the government reopened in time to avoid canceling the October 27 race.<p>With Congress …

61-Year-Old Aiming for 200th Sub-3:00 Marathon

Doug Kurtis will go for mark this Sunday in Detroit.<p>Most of would settle for one sub-3:00 marathon. Heck, slipping in under a Boston qualifying time of 3:40 or 3:10 would be just fine. But Doug Kurtis’ bar is a little higher. The 61-year-old Detroit native will attempt to run his 200th sub-3:00 …

Kenenisa Bekele Beats Mo Farah in English Half Marathon

Priscah Jeptoo upsets Ethiopian stars Defar and Dibaba.<p>Haile Gebrselassie, Kenenisa Bekele, and Mo Farah have been the last three men deserving of the title of "world’s greatest male distance runner." The unprecedented gathering of the three at Sunday’s Great North Run, a half marathon beginning in …

Media Center

Welcome to the New York Road Runners online media center—the hub for NYRR and TCS New York City Marathon news. Here, you will find media resources …

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Shin Splint Treatment Remains Mysterious

Review of data finds no consistently reliable treatment.<p>"What should I do for shin splints?" is among the most common questions runners, especially relatively new ones, ask. The most accurate answer might well be, "Your guess is as good as anyone's," according to a review of research on shin splint …

Crosswords don’t make you clever

NICHOLAS SPITZER is a professor of neuroscience at the University of California. His research concentrates on the ways in which neurons take on …

Yes, You Can! Make Cold-Brewed Coffee in Your Hotel Room

From the equipment to the grounds, hotel room coffee can leave much to be desired. Some travelers opt to bring their own coffee beans, an Aeropress, …

Registration for 2013 Boston Non-Finishers Opens Aug. 19

Runners given projected finish times, will count as official finishers.<p>The 5,633 official entrants who had passed the halfway point but were unable to finish this year's Boston Marathon will have between August 19 and 29 to register for the 2014 marathon, the Boston Athletic Association told those …

In San Diego, Fastest Half-Marathon on U.S. Soil

Kenyan Bernard Koech runs 58:41; Meb and Kastor top Americans.<p>Bernard Koech tore through Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Half Marathon in 58:41, the fastest half-marathon time ever run on U.S. soil.<p>Koech's time, however, won't count as the official U.S. all-comers record, because the course has …

Boston, from One Citizen of the World Who Calls Himself a Runner

In the past thirty years, I’ve run thirty-three full marathons. I’ve run marathons all over the world, but whenever someone asks me which is my favorite, I never hesitate to answer: the Boston Marathon, which I have run six times. What’s so wonderful about the Boston Marathon? It’s simple: it’s the …

Paleo Diet Echoes Physical Culture Movement Of Yesteryear

The paleo diet is sometimes ridiculed as a fad that relies on an overly rosy view of our primitive past.<p>But it turns out that popular health movements that advocate going back to a more natural way of living are nothing new.<p>Consider this quote: "It is reasonably certain that man was originally made …

Should I See My Doctor?

How to tell the difference between uncomfortable and injured.<p><i>About 6 months ago I started training for my first 5K. A couple weeks into training I was having pain in my third toe on my left foot and my foot was going numb while running. I was training about 3-5 miles four times a week. I stopped</i> …

Why Do My Calf Muscles Cramp When I Run?

Causes could be muscles fatigue, dehydration or other syndromes.<p><i>Doc- Hope you can give me some advice on this. I have been experiencing cramps/spasms in my calves for about two years now. I am 43, and have been running competitively since I was 11. I never had these issues until I ran my first</i> …

How Many Heart Beats Do We Get?

A Danish study finds higher resting heart rate predicts mortality risk, independent of fitness.<p>It's a question that every runner is asked at some point: "Aren't you afraid you're using up all your heart beats by exercising so much?"<p>First of all, for the record, let's just do some simple math. Let's …

Energy Drinks May Be Riskier For Some Hearts More Than Others

<i>By Erin Hicks</i><p>In a new analysis of possible harmful effects of energy drinks on the heart, researchers have found that the drinks may increase blood pressure and disturb your heart’s natural rhythm.<p>Scientists at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., analyzed data from seven previously …

Is It Better To Run Or Walk In Rain To Stay Dry? Scientists Say Run

By: Natalie Wolchover<p>Published: 07/23/2012 01:22 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries<p>When you're caught in a downpour with no umbrella, should you run or walk? Running will get you out of the rain faster, but at the risk of encountering more drops along the way — and therein lies the dilemma. Now, …

How Training Partners Boost Health

Running’s health benefits likely amplified when we log miles with others.<p>Training partners can push us to new paces and longer workouts. But perhaps the greatest benefit of running with others is the camaraderie, particularly as we get older.<p>That's the takeaway of two separate but related studies …

How Fat Distribution Affects Performance

Women with less abdominal fat might be better at using fat as energy source.<p>It's well-known that having much of your fat in your abdominal area is worse than having the same amount more evenly distributed. A high concentration of abdominal fat has been linked to increased risk of heart disease and …

Is Paula Radcliffe's Career Over?

World record holder has barely run since August foot surgery.<p>Paula Radcliffe, Britain’s world record holder in the marathon (2:15:25), is acknowledging that she may never race again at an elite level. Continuing struggles with her left foot, which was operated on in August, have left her unable to …

Foot Work

Strengthen the muscles in your feet and ankles to run farther–and healthier.<p>​<p>​<p>Runners' mighty quads and glutes reach long-mileage readiness well ahead of the smaller muscles in the feet and ankles. Yet this supporting cast plays a key role in achieving peak endurance. "Working the muscles in your …

Spring 2013 Running Shoe Review | Competitor.com

<i>Check out these new lightweight everyday trainers with the perfect blend of cushioning, flexibility and feel.</i><p>The running shoe evolution continues …

Sandy Hook Race Raises $420,000

5-K in Hartford attracted 15,000 runners.<p>In a moving and emotional tribute, 15,000 runners took to the streets of Hartford, Connecticut last Saturday, raising nearly $420,000 to support the families who lost loved ones at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last December.<p>The 5-K—the largest …