Sean Chastain

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How to Master Downhill Trail Running

Technical trail running—where you’re negotiating rocks, roots and the like—can be challenging, even on flat and uphill terrain. Add the speed …

How to Be Assertive | The Art of Manliness

<i>Your boss consistently asks you at the last minute to come into work on the weekend. You say “yes” every time even though you have family plans. You</i> …

How Meb Keflezighi Trained to Win the Boston Marathon

Exclusive details on mileage, diet and more.<p>Meb Keflezighi is an excellent example of the modern professional marathoner. Running comes first, of course, but there’s a lot more to Keflezighi’s preparation than putting in the miles; he considers everything he does in terms of how it affects his …

7 Secrets for Making a Comeback

How to get moving again after being sidelined.<p>It happens to so many runners, and in all likelihood it’s happened to you: You start running. You push your body faster, farther, and start to dream about PRs, six-pack abs, and pairs of skinny jeans. Suddenly, you see possibilities that you never had …

Why Trail Running Is Good for You

There’s a reason trail running is booming in popularity. A few reasons, actually.<p>Heading out on a trail instead of pavement is appealing for so many reasons. Escaping into the woods or meadows gives you a nature experience that a road run often cannot, and a trail's softer surface gives your body a …

Down & Dirty: Trail Racing vs. Road Racing

Trail running will challenge your athleticism and ability to move in different planes of motion, says Alicia Shay. Photo: www.shutterstock.com<p><i>Two</i> …

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 …

Training advice - The Running Bug

3 Little Tips for Better Running Form

Relax, take short steps, and be sure to warm up before each run.<p><i>I am starting to train for a half-marathon, and the more I read about proper running technique, the more confused I get. Can you enlighten me as to proper running form? Thank you. —Jennifer</i><p>Hi, Jennifer. Great news about training for …

Great Snacks for Runners

What to choose to fill you up (but not out!)<p>My nephew, Lawton, loves to snack. He walks into the pantry, closes the glass door behind him, thinks no one can see him, and reaches for either the chips or the cookies. He's three years old. I'm decades older but in truth, I'm not that different. I too …

How to Tie a Bow Tie | The Art of Manliness

Parce smart plug learns your energy habits to help cut home energy use

A new player in the energy saving home automation market has just surpassed its goal on the crowd-funding site Indiegogo. The Wi-fi enabled Parce One …

6 Hydration Secrets for Top Performance

These simple steps will also reduce your chances of stomach distress.<p>Been hating the heat recently? You’re not alone. Most runners dread those hot, hazy days, when it’s almost impossible to run strongly, or even to feel halfway decent.<p>It’s the time of year to focus on effective hydration, but even …

Safe Keepers: Calf Drops

Four Fast Speed Workouts for Any Runner

Fast workouts benefit every runner, so there’s no excuse to skip them.<p>Think you can skip speedwork, that it’s just for seasoned runners with specific time goals? No such luck.<p>Research suggests that 30-second to five-minute bursts of intense exercise interspersed with rest periods will yield unique …

Relative Strength vs. Absolute Strength For Runners

<i>What to know about strength training, and some examples of workouts you can try in the gym.</i><p>High-frequency running, circuit training, and yoga — …

On Your Marks...

Plan ahead for the days and hours leading up to a race.<p>It's perfectly normal to experience a wide range of emotions the week before a race of any distance, whether it's 3.1 miles or 26.2. Excitement, anxiety, even dread can sweep over you in those final days. Harboring all that nervous energy …

9 Snow Day Activities for Runners

Stuck indoors? Yet again? Here's how to avoid going stir-crazy.<p>Look out! Winter Storm Titan!<p>Readers, are you as sick as I am of all these storms? And by the weather industry's insistence on naming them? By my count, Titan is the 98th winter storm to hit the country this season, hot on the heels of …

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Recipe: Bean Bourguignon

Contributing chef Pam Anderson puts a healthy twist on a culinary classic for a fast postrun meal.<p>"This recipe uses familiar beef bourguignon flavorings—red wine, garlic, onion, mushrooms, and thyme," says Anderson. "But instead of beef, I sub in white beans and a bit of prosciutto." The result is …

How to Prevent Running Injuries - 4 Bulletproof Tips | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jason Fitzgerald</i>.<p>The percentage of runners that get hurt every year is staggering. Some studies even put that …

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 …

The Game Changer Workout

January is a good time to reflect on the past 365 days and recognize accomplishments as well as areas for improvement. But it’s also a great time to …

Five Newsfeed-Worthy Fat-Burning Workouts

20 Manly Aphorisms | The Art of Manliness

When I was a young man, I would scoff at well-intentioned adults who would sometimes offer up little aphorisms when I got in trouble or had a …

8 Strategies for Meeting and Connecting with VIPs | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from</i> <i>John Corcoran</i><i>.</i><p><b>Imagine for a second that you’re in an elevator.</b> The doors have just opened and the CEO of your …

Rules of Success

Follow these bedrock principles to achieve your goal.<p><i>Get more secrets to marathon and half-marathon success</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>For many marathoners, training consists of running as much as they can, as far as they can, as fast as they can. The inevitable result of which is burnout, injury, or dashed raceday …