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Six Prerun Mini Meals

Tasty, satisfying foods to eat one hour (or more) before your run.<p>When you're hankering for a breakfast burrito or a BLT, prerun staples like pretzels or a banana can be a buzzkill. But downing a full meal too close to a workout can lead to stomach trouble midrun.<p>So where's the sweet spot? In a …

How to Set a Long Term Running Goal

How to pick and train for a worthy goal that is six, nine, or 12 months out.<p>As you set your goals for the New Year, consider planning beyond your next race or even your next season and choosing an ambitious long-term target. "If you're just looking at lots of short cycles, it's hard to reach your …


10 Weeks to a Half-Marathon: Training Plan

Don't shy away from the challenge of running 13.1 miles: Our plan is guaranteed to get you to the glorious finish line<p>Whether you're a treadmill trotter or a road warrior, this training plan will get you across the finish line.<p>Designed by Kim Maxwell, a USA Track and Field coach and personal …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

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 …


How to Take Care of Your Calves

Maintaining your legs’ workhorses will improve your running and prevent common injuries.<p>Your calf muscles (also known as the gastrocnemius muscles) simultaneously act as the gas and brake pedal on a run. Need to push up a steep hill? That’s your calf muscle called into action. Need to slow it up …


Core Building Exercises from Elite Runners

A three-exercise routine designed by elite track & field athletes to build core strength and running power.

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Essential Nutrients You Can't Run Without

Here's why you should be adding more calcium and vitamin D to your diet—and how to boost your intake.<p>You probably already know most of us don't get enough calcium, but did you know more than 77 percent of the general population is also considered Vitamin D deficient? It's safe to say that many of …

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5 Exercises That'll Make You Faster

These moves target the muscles needed for your fastest, strongest, best trail running outings ever, whether you're racing or just wanting to feel better on the trail.<p>Trail running enlists different muscles than road running, which creates different needs for strengthening. The uneven nature of a …


Motivational Poster #66

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>How Can Joey Chestnut Run Off His 74 Hot Dogs?<p>2<p>Asics Has Up to 50 Percent Off Shoes Right Now<p>3<p>The Best Jogging Strollers to Cover More Miles<p>4<p>Can Ketones Help You Run Faster?<p>5<p>What Mud on Your Calves Really Means for Your Form<p>When it comes to New Year's resolutions, it's best to …

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Build a Better Knee

Key exercises to get (and stay) pain-free.<p>The same training philosophy applies whether you're recovering from a knee injury or trying to prevent one. Ideally, your off-road workout should include stretching and strengthening--stretching to keep the IT band from causing friction, and strengthening …


How Do I Find My Ideal Race Weight?

<i>A:</i><p>Weight is often a sensitive topic, particularly for athletes who feel that a few pounds are the only thing separating them from a podium finish. And while that sort of preoccupation may seem vain, studies have shown they’re probably right.<p>Take this paper presented at the American Medical Society …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …


How to Squat

A trainer I've been working with keeps a running list of her clients' fitness goals on her gym's whiteboard. Last January, I showed up to find "The Perfect Squat" written next to my name. "You have the flexibility of a 60-year-old," she'd told me on an earlier visit. Apparently, this was my …

Master Every Run

Simple tricks to make all your workouts successful.<p>At some point, all new runners realize that they are capable of tackling just about anything—whether it's hills, speedwork, long runs, or even races. The fact that you're attempting such a range of runs marks a major accomplishment. But if you …


The 10 Worst Foods (And Drinks) For Athletes

The 10 Worst Foods—and Drinks—for Athletes<p>Any athlete knows that what you get out of your body is a direct reflection of what you put into it. Advertisers know it, too—which explains the massive industry built up around sports nutrition. And while there is a place in the athlete's diet for energy …

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Frozen in Time

Sunset in the Valley

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

quiet night of quiet stars, so many stars

Here Comes The Sun

alice doesn't live here anymore, revisited

Canada's Magical Ice Hotel Inspired by Jules Verne

Canada's Htel de Glace, the unique ice hotel, is back this season for its 13th annual reconstruction. The magical castle-like lodge is built each year with a new themed design out of hundred of thousands of tons of ice and snow. We got a glimpse of last year's wondrous icy architecture featuring …

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