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"How to Get Faster and Stronger When Not Running" on the @oiselle blog #BirdIsTheWord

As people reading these blogs know, I sustained a foot injury in February, and was variously immobilized for two months (healing tendons sucks).<p>What …

26 Tips for Running Your Best 26.2

Here is everything you need to know to run your best marathon this year.<p>If you’re running a marathon this year and you’re worried about the task ahead, relax.<p>We’re here to advise you on what to do a month out, a week away, even the day of. Shoe tips? Check. Hydration strategy? It’s here. Taper …

I Hated Running... Until I Didn't

For TueNight.com by Sara Gilliam<p>(Photo: Shutterstock.com)<p>Channel your inner Sophia Petrillo and picture this: Lincoln, Nebraska, 1989. A bookish middle schooler, flat of chest and round of belly, spends her summer secretly devouring <i>The Clan of the Cave Bear</i> novels and trying desperately to …

The Secret to Running Faster

Yes, you can run faster and stronger without training harder or longer. The key? How you breathe<p>If it weren't for the pain in my legs and my quickly deteriorating coordination, I might appreciate the words of encouragement. They're all around me at mile 20 of the Philadelphia Marathon. "You're …

For ultramarathon runners, marijuana has benefits— but is it ethical?

The grueling sport of ultramarathon has fostered a mingling of two seemingly opposite camps: endurance jocks and potheads.<p>“If you can find the right level, [marijuana] takes the stress out of running,” says Avery Collins, a 22-year-old professional ultramarathoner. “And it’s a postrace, post-run …

The Runner's Body

We come in all shapes and sizes, but run long enough and the sport shapes us. Running molds the human form in ways both beautiful and grotesque. From powerful glutes to black toenails, bulging calves to skinny biceps—the miles mark us as one of the tribe. This is the runner’s body. A photo essay by …

Motivational Quotes

Oct 7, 2015<p>It's the best form of medication.<p>Oct 2, 2015<p>It needs exercise just like the muscles of the body.<p>Sep 23, 2015<p>Running is not, as it so often seems, only about what you did in your last race.<p>Sep 18, 2015<p>Relax and let the run come out of you.<p>Sep 16, 2015<p>...matters more than how much you …

10 Ways Running Has Changed My Life

Like most people, I too have been blindsided by life's curve balls that at times have left me feeling battered, despondent, and alone. And through all that, no matter how far I've fallen or how high I've rebounded, <b>running</b> -- my constant companion -- has never left my side. It makes no difference if …

Marathons

Endurance Athletes May Soon Be Electrocuting Their Brains

What if, prior to Thursday's Turkey Trot, a few minutes hooked up to a 9-volt battery could have lowered your heart rate, increased your power, and …

This shirt just started tracking my heart and breathing rate

My heart is moving at 52 beats a minute and my lungs are cycling though 17 inhales and exhales per minute as I write this post. Earlier today during …

44-Year-Old Mother of Six Shatters Beer Mile World Record

She ran four laps and drank four beers in 6:28.6.<p><i>This article was written by Alison Wade and provided by our partners at</i> Runner’s World.<p>On November 2, 2014, Chris Kimbrough, a 44-year-old mother of six, shattered the women’s beer mile world record by 13 seconds, running 6:28.6 in her first attempt …

Top 10 Ways to Be a Better Runner

Running is one of the easiest ways to get a good cardio workout (and it's an important skill for when the Zombie Apocalypse hits). Whether you're …

Take One For The Team, Or Take The Money And Run?

On Sunday, Brian Shrader, a relative unknown, won the US National 12K Championship in Washington D.C., for which he earned a $20,000 prize. It's a …

How This Working Man Became Japan's Most Controversial Marathoner

One guy, one not-super-fast-or-important guy has sort of spanked the elite running establishments of Japan, and the US of A. That guy is Japanese …

Can American Des Linden Win The NYC Marathon?

I like Des Linden. I like her to throw it down for the win at this weekend's NYC Marathon. Reason is, in running's top echelon, Linden has only been …

Workout of the Week: Mile Repeats

If you’ve been a competitive runner for a while, chances are you’ve done a session of mile repeats at least once in your life, if not on dozens and …

Beginner

May 8, 2018<p>Got a friend who’s ready to give running a try? Here’s how to get them off to a good start.<p>May 8, 2018<p>Know these essential guidelines first before you get out the door for a run.<p>Nov 28, 2017<p>If you are feeling blah now that it’s colder and darker, use these tips to stay motivated.<p>Nov 14, …

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 …

Marathons

30 Years Ago, Steve Jones Transformed the Marathon

World record at Chicago in 1984 brought sustained aggression to the event.<p>“Sometimes I thought it was the worst thing I ever did, breaking the world record that day in Chicago. But for the most part it was the best thing I ever did.”<p>It's 30 years since Steve Jones ran 2:08:05 to break the world …

A Bad Track Lady

Filed to: bad hurdlingFiled to: bad hurdling<p>bad hurdling<br>• Rabbithole<p>41<p>Go to permalink<p>This lady is not so good at track.

How Close Are We To A Two-Hour Marathon?

On Sunday, from the moment 30-year-old Dennis Kimetto breasted the tape at the Berlin Marathon at 2:02:57 to set a new world record by 26 seconds, …

Raise Your Athletic IQ

Avoid mental meltdowns by tuning into your body.<p>Whether you're trying to finish your first race, nail a PR, or increase your weekly mileage, runners who are most successful in achieving their goals have a high "athletic intelligence." That's a catchy way of saying these athletes are skilled at …

Inching Towards 2 Hours: The Marathon WR Just Dropped to 2:02

On a beautiful day for running in Berlin, Dennis Kimetto won his second major marathon title and locked up the World Marathon Majors prize. Oh, and …

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 …

Crash and Burn Workouts for Faster Running

Run each repeat like it will be your last to become a tougher runner.<p><b>The weekly fartlek</b> for elite and aspiring-elite runners in the Kenyan training hotbed of Iten starts fast and stays fast. Hundreds of runners try to stay with the leaders—they go as hard as they can, and when they can no longer …

How to Train for a Marathon on Three Days Per Week

Are you an experienced marathon runner prone to running injuries? Here's how to get faster on fewer miles.<p><i>Hi, Jenny. I'm training for my fourth marathon, and I find that if I run more than three times per week, I get injured. Is it possible to train for a marathon and improve my time on three days</i> …

How To Properly Train With A Heart Rate Monitor

<i>Follow these tips and perform these workouts to get the most out of your training.</i><p>In the early 1980s, while participating in varied running events, I …

How To Run Downhill: Advice From The World's Best Mountain Runner

At last! How to run downhill! While other so-called experts have brayed about the importance of likker and bendy ankles,this information comes from …

10 Reasons the 5K is Freaking Awesome

You can train and still have a life, race hard and walk normally the next day, and get really fit really fast.<p>My one carry-on and six personal items are stashed in the overhead compartment. The seat pouch in front of me is crammed with the tools necessary to get us through a 13-hour flight back …

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