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The Best Foods For Runners

The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance.<p>Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet every time we race up and down the aisles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10 to 15 foods. Which isn't such a bad thing, as long as you're taking home …

Nutrition

Tracking Fitness With the "Heart Rate-Running Speed Index"

Finnish scientists propose a simpler alternative to lab testing.<p>This post isn't as complicated as the graph below might seem at first glance. The basic point is this: as you get fitter, your heart rate at a given running speed should decrease. (Or, conversely, your running speed at a given heart …

Heart Rates

Can You Pace an All-Out Effort?

A new study highlights the brain's role in pacing.<p>Pacing is a hot topic in research these days -- and a tricky one, because it inevitably involves the interplay between mind and body. In distance races, the typical pattern observed is U-shaped, with a fast start, a slightly slower middle, then a …

Marathons

Man Runs Sub-4:00 Bear Mile

Impromptu pursuit pushes Alaska man to 3-minute PR.<p>William Ursus, of Anchorage, Alaska, has been a runner for only a couple of years. He logs just 15-20 miles per week, and apart from a few low-key 5-Ks hasn't raced much. His fastest mile ever, by his recollection, was around 7 minutes flat. But …