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You Can Run a Half-Marathon

And you don't have to go it alone—in fact, most women don't. Growing numbers of female running enthusiasts are even building girls' getaway weekends around races. "There are now several women's-only half-marathon series because there's such high demand for these experiences, says Lamppa. You and …


Build a Better Knee

Key exercises to get (and stay) pain-free.<p>The same training philosophy applies whether you're recovering from a knee injury or trying to prevent one. Ideally, your off-road workout should include stretching and strengthening--stretching to keep the IT band from causing friction, and strengthening …


Eat - The Running Bug

Running for Beginners: FAQs

<b>Can I run in sneakers?</b><br>Running doesn't require much investment in gear and accessories, but you have to have a good pair of running shoes. Unlike sneakers, running shoes are designed to help your foot strike the ground properly, reducing the amount of shock that travels up your leg. They're also …


6 Reasons to Start Running

3. Your knees will thank you<p>Contrary to what your mom says, running doesn't wreck your joints. Osteoarthritis (the most common type of arthritis), occurs when joint-cushioning cartilage starts to break down. The biggest osteoarthritis risk factor besides age? Body weight. A National Health and …

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Triathlete Fall/Winter '13 Shoe Review

As you’re logging miles this winter to build the foundation for next season, make sure you have the shoes to match up with each important workout on …