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Training advice - The Running Bug

Healthy Beet Salad Recipe

It’s no surprise that beets are one of the healthiest foods out there, containing antioxidant phytonutrients that boast anti-inflammatory and …

Fully Fit

Improve your form and avoid injury with this elite coach's fast head-to-toe workout.<p>I am a marshmallow. After enduring two grueling days of dynamic stretching, strength training, hurdle and sprint drills—all under the exacting eye of Olympic coach John Cook—muscles I didn't know existed ache and …

Extreme Sports

Injuries - The Running Bug

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.

Nutrition

Patience, Progress, PRs

<i>Training and racing smart is just one piece of successful running.</i><p>Patience, often learned the hard way, is critical in a sport that demands so much …

Speed Workouts to Gauge Fitness

Measure your training progress for any distance race.<p>Every runner needs a "go-to" workout—an interval session, a goal-pace run, or other key workout to complete more than once during a training cycle. Whether you're prepping for a race or running to stay fit, doing the same workout regularly lets …

Marathons

Run Your Fastest Race with the "Timeless Challenge"

Coach Jenny explains how to pace yourself to a strong finish using effort, not GPS.<p><i><br>I’ve run several half-marathons and a few marathons. I’m trying to improve my time but without much success. Do you have any race-day tips for running a faster race?<br>~Ashley</i><p>There are a host of tips I could give you on …

Marathons

How to Carbo-load for Long Races

Here's how you should eat in the three days before a race to maximize your energy stores.<p>“It’s the most wonderful time of the year….” Surrounded by signs of spring marathon season, this lyric runs through my head. And with marathon season comes another favorite activity: carbo-loading!<p>As a runner, …

Nutrition

Strength Training for New Runners

Essential moves for beginner runners to build power and prevent injury.<p>Sure, it’s easy to get hurt when you’re just starting out. There are countless aches, pains, and ouches that you’re bound to feel when you’re pushing your body farther and faster than it’s gone before. But here’s the good news: …

Workouts