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Quotes for Funny Marathon Spectator Signs

Marathon runners love to read signs along the race course to help break the monotony. If you're planning on watching a marathon, make some signs -– …

4 Ways to Find Out How Much Sleep You Really Need

Should you shoot for eight hours—or can you get by on less?<p>When he was in medical school and his residency, sleep medicine specialist Chris Winter, M.D., realized he could function well on less shut-eye than some other doctors. “I could get an hour’s sleep on a couch, then I could take somebody’s …

5 Heart Disease Symptoms Everyone Should Know

Be aware of these five common heart disease symptoms.The post 5 Heart Disease Symptoms Everyone Should Know appeared first on Women's Running.

Holistic Medicine

German Olympians Drink a Lot of (Nonalcoholic) Beer, and Win a Lot of Gold Medals

When Simon Schempp, a biathlete on the German Olympic team, was training for the Pyeongchang Games, he often capped a hard day on the trail with a bottle of nonalcoholic beer. He enjoys the taste of beer like most Germans, who drink more of it per capita than the people of almost any other nation. …

The role of the brain when it comes to the limits of human endurance

‘The brain’s interpretation of the body signals is maybe more important than the body signals themselves’<p>Once, we believed that the body was a machine, and the secret to optimal performance came from the muscles, the lungs, the heart. Then, we were told that it’s all in our head, and we just need …

An updated formula for marathon-running success

Prediction calculators still give a rose-tinted view for most runners, says Fetcheveryone’s Ian Williams. He takes another look at the stats<p>It was a real pleasure to see my marathon time predictor featured in the Guardian a few months back. My algorithm uses data from more than a thousand runners …

Marathons

Running Marathons Can Be Terrible For Your Heart

Although most participants have spent a year training for the grueling 26.2-mile run and are in superb health, there's growing evidence that endurance running can hurt your heart in the long run.<p>A report from the Canadian Journal of Cardiology earlier this year found that half of runners studied …

The Healthy Runner’s Diet

Follow these six rules for a healthy, whole-foods eating plan designed just for a runner like you.<p>"Where's the food?" that's the question I ask many runners when I review their food diaries. It's not that they're starving. Most are taking in lots of calories and nutrients—but it's in the form of …

What Are You Drinking?

A little beer or wine won't hurt your running (phew)—as long as you're smart about it.<p>There are few sights more peculiar than a parade of 8,000 costumed marathoners sipping wine as they run 26.2 miles. But that's exactly what happens each September at the Medoc Marathon in Bordeaux, where the …

Runner's World

Diet and Weight Loss for Marathoners

If you put on some winter weight prior to beginning your marathon plan, don’t despair! <b>All of the long miles on the road, speed sessions, and hard</b> …

Eat Like an Elite: Nutrition for Peak Marathon Performance

If you run to win and are hungry for a new PR when marathon season rolls-around, then this article is for you. The competitive runner training at …

Two New Approaches to Strength Training for Runners

The traditional low-weight, high-reps approach to lifting weights may not be the best.<p>Two studies published last month offered interesting takes on strength training for runners. One, from researchers in Chile and Spain, looked at plyometrics (abstract here; RW Newswire story by Scott Douglas …

Recovery: Easy Day Protocol

So, yesterday was a hard track workout with your running club, and today you feel pleasantly tired. You ask yourself, “What do I do today to continue …

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 …

Meat-Free Alternatives Packed with Protein

Fuel your muscles without unhealthy fats.<p>Runners need more protein than couch potatoes (obviously) and more even than other athletes (surprisingly). "Protein is broken down into fuel during long runs and used to repair muscle damage after a workout," says Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D. But hang on …

How Fit Are You?

To run at your full potential, you need to target all areas of fitness—including flexibility, balance, and mobility.<p>CORE STRENGTH<p>A strong core—the muscles in your abdominals, back, and glutes—gives you stability, power, and endurance. “If your core muscles can’t support your pelvis, it will drop, …

How Often Should You Run?

<i>How often should you run is one of the most important questions to consider before you start any training.</i><p>Frequency—or how often you run—is one of …

How Strength Training Ups Masters Marathoners' Economy

6% gain in running economy after six weeks of high-weight/low-rep program.<p>Masters marathoners who want to improve their running economy might consider hitting the gym rather than the track, suggests a study published in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i>.<p>Running economy is a measure …