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Change Up Your Running Routine

Tweaking your schedule magically produces fast results.<p>When Alberto Salazar took over as Dathan Ritzenhein's coach in 2009, Ritz quickly set personal bests over 5000 meters (an American record), 10,000 meters, and the half-marathon. (You can run your own personal best with one of our half marathon …

18 Ways To Change Up Your Running Routine

There’s something special about being so excited to go running that you count the minutes until you can leave work, lace up, and hit the pavement. …

Improve Running Economy with Plyometrics

These short bursts encourage optimal muscle recruitment<p>In an effort to improve performance, serious distance runners tend to keep their ears close to the beat of the latest in exercise physiology research. Most recently, running economy and muscle recruitment have become buzz phrases in the …

Training advice - The Running Bug

The 3 Best Core Exercises For Runners

Maintaining a strong core is key to staying healthy as a runner. Photo: www.shutterstock.com<i>Forget crunches. They’re not specific enough to running.</i> …