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Where to drink beer and run in the same place, and even at the same time

The idea for a joint running shoe store and craft beer bar came, of course, on a run.<p>Ashlee Velez was running with two friends in college when one of …

What should you eat before, during, after a run? Here's what you need to know

One of the keys to a good run is found in what you eat before and during a long workout. Figuring out what exactly to munch on, however, can be confusing. As part of the Run for TODAY series, nutrition and running experts are breaking down what you need to know about eating and running.<p><b>Before your</b> …

Nutrition

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 …

The Best Cordless Headphones

We put the latest models to the test to help you determine which will have you rocking your next run.<p><b>Go Wireless</b><p>As more smartphones support Bluetooth Smart technology, runners are increasingly cutting the cable and opting for a set of wireless headphones. While it's convenient to have your handset …

Everything You Need To Know About Energy Gels

<i>How they work, as well as why, when and how to use them.</i><p>It wasn’t long ago that runners relied solely on water, sports drinks, and maybe some flat …

Four Ways to Enjoy Long Runs

They shouldn't be boring—and they don't have to be solitary.<p>Runners often havea love/hate relationship with the long run. We love the sense of accomplishment we feel when it’s over; we hate the anticipation of actually getting out there.<p>Yet it must be done: The long run is the keystone of any …

Eminem’s Battle Rap Competition Lands on Pay-Per-View

It’s like <i>8 Mile</i> meets the WWE. Back in April, Eminem announced plans to host a battle rap competition dubbed <i>Total Slaughter</i>, which would take over …

Hip Weakness and Knee Pain

Which is cause and which is effect?<p>If you've got knee pain, you might need to strengthen your hips. That's an increasingly common prescription these days, thanks to a bunch of research over the past decade or so linking conditions like runner's knee (also known as patellofemoral pain, or PFP) and …

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Where to Drink Great Beer in San Francisco and the East Bay

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>The San Francisco area has been stoking the flame of America's craft beer movement since at least the 1970s. It seems that the city now has a brewery or craft beer bar on every corner, and new beer spots are springing …

Cilantro Salad Recipe

I went to a lunch in Oakland a few weeks back. It was one of those special lunches that passes all too quickly - a warm April afternoon, a stretch of …

The Everyman: 5 Types Of Marathon Runners

<i>Where do you fall on our unofficial list?</i><p>In any marathon, there’s seemingly a small group of elite runners who finish the race in a shade over 2 …

I'm a Runner: Michelle Beadle

The Access Hollywood correspondent will make her marathon debut at New York.<p>​<p>​<p>I've always said to myself that I'm going to run a marathon before I die. For my first to be New York City is amazing and intimidating. It's bragging rights for life. It's the marathon everyone wants to run.<p>Some of my …

8 Ways to Extend Your Long Run

How to build endurance gradually and avoid injury.<p><b>1. Slow your pace.</b> You'll save energy for those bonus miles by slowing your pace. You should feel comfortable and able to carry on a conversation. A good rule of thumb: Add 90 seconds to two minutes per mile to your normal pace.<p><b>2. Add miles</b> …

5 Ways To Run Smarter | Triathlete

After completing more than 150 marathons, running coach Jeff Horowitz got sick of running himself ragged with 70–100-mile weeks during training. In …