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What Should You Eat Before a Run?

A new study provides pre-workout fuel for thought<p>Have you been fueling up all wrong before endurance workouts? Eating protein or fat before exercise might provide health benefits that carbohydrates don’t, suggests a new research review from Florida State University.<p>The common advice if you’re …

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How to Avoid Common Midrun Mishaps

Cramps, blisters, chafing and side stitches don't have to derail your workout.<p>These common problems don’t have to derail your workout. Here’s how to handle them.<p><b>Chafing</b><p>Before you go, apply Vaseline, adhesive bandages, or sports lubricants like BodyGlide to areas that are prone to chafing. Lip balm …

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Should You Train By Time Or By Distance?

<i>We break down the benefits of each method of training.</i><p>One of the most common debates in training is whether it is better to base workouts on time or …

The Best Core Exercise For Proper Running Form | Competitor.com

In this video, we talk with international movement coach Carl Paoli, author of the forthcoming book “Freestyle: Maximize Sport and Life Performance …

Three Tips for Running Downhill

Train on descents—without getting hurt—to build strength, boost coordination, and even have some fun.<p>When most runners tackle hills, they focus on the difficulty of the climb. But downhill running poses its own set of challenges—and rewards.<p>Descending feels easy aerobically, but each step triggers …

Top Running Advice

We asked Kastor and other running experts for their must-know advice to any guy looking to run any distance this year—from around the block to finishing a first marathon.<p><b><br>The Advice: Don’t focus on form right away.</b><p><b><br>The Expert:</b> Jason Kilderry, Level 1 USATF coach and owner of ETA Coach in Greater …

8 Things Runners Should Know About Coffee

Your favorite morning indulgence has some health and performance benefits, too.<p><b>Caffeine (in coffee or otherwise) improves performance…</b> Hundreds of studies have shown that consuming caffeine before a physical challenge likely helps subjects go farther and faster than when they go without it. This …

Lesley Paterson's 12 Trail Running Tips

In addition to being a two-time Xterra off-road triathlon world champion, an elite mountain biker and a top-tier short-distance trail runner, Lesley …

The 4 Best Strength Training Exercises For Runners

<i>Want to become a stronger, faster, injury-proof runner? Add these four exercises to your training routine!</i><p>To become the best, most efficient runner …

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 …

4 Ways Running is Best for Weight Loss

Looking to get fit? Here's why you should be running.<p>Any exercise is good exercise, but when it comes to losing weight, it’s hard to beat running. After all, running is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories. If you’re already a runner, keep on keepin’ on. If you’re not a runner yet but …

Get a Sneak Peek at New Shoes and Apparel for 2014

Manufacturers show off their latest at Outdoor Retailer show.<p><i>Runner’s World contributing editor Lisa Jhung attended the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in Salt Lake City, which was July 31-Aug 2. Some highlights:</i><p><b>DAY 3: FRIDAY, AUG. 2</b><p>While Thursday started with a run, Friday morning began with a slew of …

The Importance Of Varying Your Running Surfaces | Competitor.com

<i>Are you stuck in a running rut? Take your running where it’s never been before–quite literally.</i><p>Runners, by our very nature, are creatures of habit. …

How to Break a Running Plateau

Not feeling it? Learn how to bust through common mental barriers that impede your training.<p>Stuck in a rut, caught in a slump, stalled out—whatever you want to call it, every runner eventually reaches a period where their progress levels off. “There’s no way around it, plateaus are inevitable and …