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How Alcohol Affects Muscle-Building

Too much booze suppresses muscle synthesis.<p>I don't imagine there are many people out there who imagine that drinking a case of beer will make you a better athlete. Still, there are lots of people who argue that it doesn't really matter either way -- that training is training and social life is …

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FREE 2014 Remy's World Calendar!

Please accept this gift as my way of saying: "Here's a gift." (Some assembly required.)<p>Happy New Year, readers. And welcome to my final post of 2013.<p>To close out the year, I thought it'd be fun to give a little bit. Give a little bit of my love to you. In the form of a FREE (and TINY!) Remy's World …

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Why Running in the Dark Feels Harder

And what optic flow has to do with perceived effort.<p>If you recently did a hard workout in the dark, and found that hitting your normal times was harder than usual, don't worry, you haven't become a head case. Nor are you suddenly in worse shape. Instead, you were experiencing the effects of fast …

LaCie Fuel Offers 1 TB Wireless Storage with Hotspot Sharing for iOS Devices and Macs

At CES last month, LaCie announced its "Fuel" wireless hard drive for iOS and Mac devices, allowing users to easily expand storage for their devices. With the Fuel now available for purchase, LaCie has given <i>MacRumors</i> some hands-on time with the Fuel, showing that the device does indeed live up to …

12 More Treadmill Myths... Busted!

As it turns out, the "1% incline rule" isn't the only one that's baloney.<p>Do you adjust your treadmill's incline to 1% or 2%, to better mimic the effects of road running? If so, stop it immediately, because that whole notion is bunk and you're only making yourself look foolish. Honestly, we're sort …

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Two Simple Tests To Predict Shin Splints

Think you have them? Try these now.<p>The current issue of the <i>British Journal of Sports Medicine</i> has a study by Australian researchers who worked with a group of 384 soldiers during training. At the start of the study, they performed a couple of simple diagnostic tests; then, over the next 16 months, …

Marathons

Weight loss - The Running Bug

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 …

Running

How to Pace Your Next Marathon By Effort

Advice for seasoned runners looking to run by "feel" instead of GPS stats.<p><i>Thanks, Coach Jenny, for your terrific piece on how to pace by effort in a half or full marathon!</i><p><i>Can you offer more on how and when you modify your strategy for seasoned runners? Do you still suggest pacing by feel on race</i> …

Marathons

5 Tips for Staying Motivated for Your First 5K

Making running a habit is tough for beginners but here's how to do it to make it stick.<p><i>Amanda asks: I'm training for my very first 5K and I'm having trouble sticking to my training routine. Any suggestions for how I can stay motivated?</i><p>Congratulations on starting training and welcome to running! …

Body Fat

Why Should Long Runs Be Slower?

Each run in a training schedule serves a specific purpose.<p><i>I'm considering training for my first marathon. I have run several 5k's and one 10k and now I think I want to train for a longer race. My question involves the long runs. I've read that I need to slow down on long runs, but how much do I</i> …

Marathons

What You Need to Know About San Diego's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Whether you're headed to the route or want to avoid closed streets on the way to the beach, here's some facts to keep you informed about the race.<p>Are …

The Physiology of Morning v. Evening Workouts

Your body is primed in the evening, but that doesn't mean it's the best time to work out.<p>There's plenty of evidence that athletic performance depends on the time of day (as I discuss in detail in my book!). In general, early evening seems to be the time of maximum performance, which coincides with …

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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 …

Fitness

Easy Steps to Calm Running Anxieties

Develop strategies to conquer your fears.<p>At some point, every runner doubts his or her ability. Such fears can get in the way of progress—for example, if you get too worked up about your ability to complete a workout or stick with friends on a run, the negative thoughts and associated stress can …

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Motivational Poster #54

For many of us, it's been hot lately. Really hot. Insanely hot. But, you know... not THAT hot.<p><i>Disclaimer: This poster is for entertainment purposes only. Remy's World does NOT endorse or encourage outdoor activity in conditions that could lead to severe physical distress. If temperature and</i> …

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How to Add CrossFit to Marathon Training

Here's how to work high-intensity strength training into your running plan without risking fatigue.<p>June is Marathon Month! I’ll be answering marathon training program questions all month long to help you get started on the right track this season.<p><i>How do you incorporate strength training in with a</i> …

Marathons

A 95-Year-Old Record Setter's Rules to Run By

Orville Rogers has set seven world age-group records this year.<p>Orville Rogers began running at a time when many considered it unhealthy. Try telling him that now.<p>The 95-year-old Dallas resident has broken seven world age-group records this year, six indoor and one outdoor, in distances from 60 to …

Marathons

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone who wants to work out still can.<p>"This is a healthy way for a child to be punished because it's exercise."<p>"I find using lube and taking …

6 Things to Get Right at a Job Interview

It occurred to me, as I watched this fellow, that we make many mistakes when we're trying to land a job. This guy made the error of showing off his bad personality before displaying his good one, if that one indeed existed. But we all goof up. Even with the stakes so high and with tremendous …

How to Avoid Diminishing Workout Returns

You can't get fitter than you are today by doing yesterday's workout.<p>A couple of interesting points from a new study on the aerobic benefits of interval training, published in the <i>European Journal of Applied Physiology</i> by researchers from CSU San Marcos. They had two groups of women complete 12 …

Exercise

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 …

Marathons

Tossing And Turning: Runners And Sleeping Issues

<i>Learn what you can do to get the right amount of sleep you need to recover and feel rested.</i><p>Sleep. Almost all runners could use more of it, but very …

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 …

Exercise May Change How Fat is Stored

Regular activity influences gene pattern, study finds.<p>In a fascinating development in exercise’s role in weight loss and maintenance, researchers at Lund University in Sweden found that exercise, even in small doses, may influence how the body stores fat.<p>In the study, published in the online …

Weight Loss

How to speed up Reeder sync times on your iPhone and iPad by disabling image caching

If you use the popular RSS app Reeder in order to catch up on news feeds, you may have realized that syncing large amounts of items can sometimes …

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Training Plans | Runner's World

Featured Articles<p>10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners Run faster and stronger.<p>6 Rules to Determine How Many Miles a Week to Run These rules will keep you fit and safe.<p>Make Your New Year’s Goals About What You Have to Gain Commit to faster speed, a stronger core, and a clear, focused mind<p>The …

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Make Every Minute Count

Here's how to get faster, stronger, and fitter in however many minutes you can spare.<p>Developing speed is ideal for time-pressed runners because getting faster requires short, targeted efforts. "Quick bursts improve your ability to produce energy without using oxygen while strengthening muscles, all …

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