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Men's Health

If you're looking for a way to change up your bench press, here you go<p>The wearables company has just announced an arsenal of apps available to Ionic users<p>You don't have to be a dad to appreciate this<p>From beers to reindeers, this deal of the day has you covered<p>"As a result of ongoing discussions, …

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Arch Enemy

Five simple stretches and exercises that can cure & prevent plantar fasciitis.<p><b>Plantar fasciitis</b> is a runner's recurring nightmare. It's a notoriously stubborn injury that strikes when the thick band of fibers that runs along the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed. It can start as a minor …

The Right Stuff?

Five prerace nutrition mistakes—and how to keep them from ruining your big day.<p>If you're like many runners, you've spent the last few months training for a big race. And as your 5-K, half-marathon, or marathon approaches, you're probably taking extra care with what you eat and drink. Maybe you're …

Predict Half and Full Marathon Time with 5K Time

How 3.1 miles can help you determine your pace for a longer race.<p><b>You've got a big event</b> coming up—a half-marathon, or maybe even a full. Even if your only goal is to finish, you may still want to know how long you'll be out there. If you've run a 5K this year, you can plug your time into an online …

Our Forums Have Moved

We’re starting new running conversations on Facebook groups. Join us there!<p>We recently closed down the Runner’s World forums and The Loop. In their place, we created 11 new groups on Facebook:<p>Beginners Running<br>• Intermediate Runners<br>• Advanced Runners<br>• Women’s Running<br>• Masters Running<br>• Ultrarunning<br>• Running …

Avoid Getting Injured With These 5 Basic Tips For Runners

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com<p><i>Don’t get sidelined! Follow these tips to avoid getting injured.</i><p><b>Wear the right shoes.</b><p>Make sure that you have a …

How to Run Nonstop for 30 Minutes | Runner's World

Here’s all you need to know about eating before a race so you’re ready to run your best.<p>Heading out for a run too fast and not warmed up is a recipe for injury.<p>Follow these steps to prepare for your first 5K or 10K.<p>"I became somebody else—someone who wants to be out there being active."<p>"Running is …

10 Songs for Fall Running

Get over summer with this autumnal playlist for cool-weather running.<p>Fall is my favorite season for running, and not just because of the ready access to pumpkin beer. I love the feeling of change in the air as the weather starts to cool, the leaves turn brilliant colors, and race calendars grow …

Couch to Half Marathon Training Plan! - Women's Running

Running a half marathon seemed like a fun idea when your friend talked you into it a few months ago. But now that it’s time to hit the road, you may …

Fall 2013 Road Running Shoe Buyer's Guide | Competitor.com

Photo: Scott Draper/Competitor<p><i>Check out these 22 hot models available in stores this fall!</i><p>Running shoes are continuing to evolve, thanks to new …

Five Reasons for Training Fatigue

Here's why you may be experiencing mid-season fatigue--and how to overcome it.<p><i>I'm training for my fourth marathon this fall and attempting to improve my time. This season I'm struggling with lack of energy and strength in my workouts. The reason I'm writing is that it's lasted for several weeks</i> …

How to Buy Running Shoes

If you're just starting to walk or run, a good pair of shoes is important. Here's a primer.<p>When you first start working out, it’s tempting to dust off the vaguely-athletic-looking shoes in your closet, but it’s not a good idea. Worn-out or ill-fitting shoes are a leading cause of injury. And wear …

Lung Power

Need more air? Deep breathing can help you run longer with less effort.<p>Just before you crest a hill or reach the end of a speed interval, your lungs go into overdrive. Your breath becomes shallow and rapid. You think if only you could pull in more air, you could surge up that hill or maintain your …

Excerpts From The Runner's World Cookbook

Training for a marathon? Looking to lose a few pounds? Cutting out meat? Do it all with The Runner's World Cookbook, a collection of the best recipes we've ever published. Here's a taste, to get you started.<p><b>Runners love to eat.</b> In fact, it's the reason why many of us at Runner's World run in the …

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 …

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What Should I Wear?

The right gear will keep you cool, comfortable, and on track.<p>When it comes to workout gear, the rule you want to follow is "quality over quantity." You don’t have to break the bank on a closet full of new stuff, but you won’t regret investing in a few well-made basics. They’ll ensure that you’re …

Common Shoe Questions

Here's some basic info you should know about running shoes.<p>Minimalist. Zero drop. Pronation, cushion, and motion control. The technology changes, but the question remains: what shoes are best for me? We answer eight eternal questions about choosing the right pair. And if you're currently in the …

How Long Does it Take to Recover from Piriformis Pain?

The cure to piriformis pain is finding the culprit.<p><i>My 50th birthday falls on the weekend of the 2014 Disney World Marathon. It has been my dream to celebrate by doing Goofy's race. Unfortunately, I have been struggling with piriformis pain since my last marathon, two years ago. Is my dream a wash,</i> …

8 Tips for Runners and GI Distress

Runner's Colitis and other GI conditions plague many distance runners.<p><i>Have you heard of runner’s colitis? I had to have a colonoscopy about two years ago. My GI doctor told me he saw internal hemorrhoids and everything else looked okay but he did say that I could have runner’s colitis. Usually it</i> …

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 …

A Guide to Common Running Terms

Running is straightforward. But sometimes the lingo is not.<p>Whether you’re a newbie or veteran runner, you should know the language. Here are definitions of common running terms.

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Confidence-Building Workouts From The Pros

Which workout lets Tera Moody run with confidence on race day? FInd out on the next page! Photo: PhotoRun.net<p><i>Four top runners share the sessions that</i> …

What Pace Should I Run in the Heat?

Slowing down due to heat and humidity will not make you lose fitness.<p><i>I’m finding running in the summer heat to be difficult and am wondering why I am so much slower. What should my pace be during the summer if I normally run about a 9:40/min mile? I am training for a 5K. Are there any workouts I</i> …

2013 Running Shoe Guide: Road Tested

The most important lesson learned from the minimalist running shoe explosion is that every runner needs different footwear for different workouts. …

How to Train for a 5k (and set a new personal best)

Racing a 5k requires a smart combination of speed, endurance, and mental grit. <b>Here’s how to train for a 5k and set a new personal best.</b><p>The 5k …

Training advice - The Running Bug