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Coach Culpepper: Goal-Setting Strategies

<i>Learn how to create and stick to achievable racing targets.</i><p>Goals, goal-setting, and being goal-oriented are terms that have been thrown around quite …

Changes to Stride, Surface and Form to Avoid Injury

Simple adjustments to your routes, form, and mileage can help sidestep injury.<p>Running may be the quickest, the most invigorating, and for many, the most enjoyable way to get and stay fit. So it is doubly frustrating when you’re sidelined by aches, pains, or, worse, injuries. Easing up—on surfaces, …

A Coach Shares Her 6 Tips To Go From Running To Racing

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com<p><i>Question: I started running a few years ago and have finished a few 5Ks and even a half marathon! I love doing</i> …

The 10 Laws of Injury Prevention

Follow these time-tested principles and you'll spend more time on the roads—and less in rehab<p>In the mid-1970s, Runner's World medical editor George Sheehan, M.D., confirmed that he was hardly the only runner beset by injuries: A poll of the magazine's readers revealed that 60 percent reported …

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 …

How to Recover from Your First Half Marathon

What to do in the minutes, days, weeks after a race.<p>Did you train consistently for the past few months and complete your first half-marathon? Congratulations! Now it’s time to celebrate—and to recover. As soon as you cross the finish line, you can start taking steps to reduce muscle soreness, …

A Healthy Diet for Runners: Meal Plan

Lose weight fast with this slimming six-week diet plan<p>This 6-week healthy dietplan from Barbara Berkeley, MD and author of <i>Refuse to Regain!</i>, combines just the right mix of lean protein, healthy fats, and complex carbs to rev up your metabolism.<p>Each of the meals is coded by letter based on its …

5 Ways to Run-Proof Your Skin

While training for a long race can be hell on your body, it doesn’t have to be unpleasant for your skin. Fortunately, many of those not-so-hot skin conditions (Chafed underarms, anyone? Blistered toes?) can be treated—and in some cases, prevented—according to four-time marathoner Elizabeth Hale, …

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.<p>Go on Empty (Sometimes)<p>What you …

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 …

5 Sports Drink Mixes Rich In Carbs And Electrolytes

<i>Try these sports drinks to power your workouts. Which one works best for you?</i><p>Infinit Isis Endurance<p>Made with all-natural ingredients and a unique …

The Simple Trick That Helps You Train Harder

Do THIS to make your workouts feel easier<p>Talking yourself up at work or in social situations can make you sound arrogant. But giving yourself props while you’re hitting the trails or sweating in the gym? Go for it—it’ll help you push harder.<p>That’s the takeaway from a small study published in the …

Why You Should DJ Your Workouts

Boost your performance by being in control of the soundtrack<p>The right soundtrack can totally fuel your workout—think of how you kill it in cycling class when Robyn's "Dancin' on My Own" or Ne-Yo's "Let’s Go" blasts through the room. Now, new research suggests that you might be able to push harder …

How to Fuel for a 5K

Should you be carb-loading for a 5K? Here's what--and when--to eat before your next 3.1<p><i>Dear Fuel School,</i><p><i>I'm a high school varsity cross country runner, and I'm unsure of what's right, nutrition-wise. I've heard people say to carb-load the night before a race (usually a 5k), but after I've had a</i> …

Balancing PH Levels In Your Body

<i>Get your PH levels in the right range and keep your biochemical balance in check.</i><p>Athletes—whether distance runners, Crossfitters, triathletes or …

Power Poses

Take 10 minutes to strengthen key muscles for better running this spring.<p>With its shorter days and less favorable conditions, winter is the perfect time to run a little less and strength-train a little more. Strung together, these six yoga poses form a routine that builds the abdominals, back, …

Why You Need a Race-Training Off Season

Here's why you should take a break from "race mania"--and how to do it without giving up running.<p><i>What is this off-season thing you speak of? ~ @TheMeatlessMarathoner</i><p>Thank you for posting this question on my AskCoachJenny Facebook page. Although I think it was posted in humor, it's actually an …

Out There: Girly Girls

<i>Can women run and still be considered “real women?”</i><p>“So what can I do for you today?”<p>The young hairdresser snapped a black cape around my neck and ran …

5 Running Lessons From The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide | Triathlete

<i>Five things we learned from the official Rock ‘n’ Roll Guide to Marathon & Half-Marathon Training.</i><p>Whether you’re a first timer interested in …

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5 Reasons To Hire A Running Coach | Competitor.com

<i>The benefits are plentiful when it comes to having someone guide your running.</i><p>“Everybody knows how to run. Why would you need a running coach? That’s …

How Form Changes When You Run Uphill

And how much harder you work at different grades.<p>You don't need us to tell you that running uphill feels different than on level ground. But how, exactly, and at what cost?<p>To get some details, Italian researchers gathered 18 men with marathon PRs between 2:40 and 2:50. On one day, the runners ran …

Solo Power

How to stay focused during a race's lonely moments.<p>During the trench warfare of World War I, the ground between the opposing forces' trenches was known as no-man's land. In an area devoid of physical protection or aid, a soldier, exposed and cut off from his allies, was at extreme risk from his …

Get Over It

Too tired, stressed, or hungry to run? Here's how to overcome these common obstacles.<p>As much as you may love to run, there are still days when simply tying your shoes requires a marathon effort. Morning runners groan when the alarm buzzes; midday runners battle full in-boxes and growling stomachs; …

The Essential 7-Minute, No-Gym Warmup

Work in these five moves before your run to get faster and stay injury free.<p>Seven minutes can be an eternity—for a runner, at least. That's enough time to bang out a mile repeat, ice a cranky knee, or boil water for pasta. And now, it's also enough time to squeeze in a strength-training workout.<p>We …