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Recipe: 4th of July Fruit Salad

Fourth of July festivities typically include some sort of BBQ teeming with unhealthy food choices. And while I’m all about the occasional BBQ smoked …

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29 Runner-Friendly Summer Recipes

Fuel, recover, and impress with these outdoor favorites.<p>There is no shortage of summer produce or ways to use it. Whether you’re celebrating America’s birthday, a lazy Sunday, or a neighborhood block party, these recipes are a great way to fuel your long runs and entertain a crowd.

Soreness After Long Runs: Is It My Vegetarian Diet?

I'm worried I'm not getting the right nutrition to fuel my training.<p><i>-Laura</i><p>Dear Laura,<p>Thanks for your question because it is a very important one. One of the most valuable gifts running offers us is being in touch with our bodies. We learn to recognize quickly when things aren't quite right, and …

3 Delicious Cold Soups for Summer

It's hot outside, but that doesn't mean you can't have soup for lunch<p>Quick, healthy, and delicious, soup is too perfect a meal to give up just because warm weather is here. These chilled versions are silky and satisfying.<p><b>Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Soup</b><p>Drain two 16-ounce jars of roasted red peppers, …

How to Make Vegan Creamsicles

Try this refreshing vegan snack, from best-selling author Mark Bittman<p>You don't have to swear off meat to boost your health. In his latest cookbook, Mark Bittman explains how eating a plant-based diet—just until dinnertime—can help you shed pounds and feel energized. For a refreshing cold snack on …

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9 Great Bikes on a Budget

These inexpensive, high-value road, city, and mountain bikes are easy on your wallet, but certainly not cheap. For bike shopping tips, read our How to Buy a Bike for $1,000 or Less.

Chris McCormack's Advice On Dealing With Injury

Injuries happen. But you can take a negative and spin it into a positive. Here’s how. <i><br>Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the June 2013</i> …

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10 Signs That You Need a Rest Day

Pay attention to these body indicators to know when to run and when to back off.<p>If you don’t take time for proper R&R, your body won’t adapt to the stress of your training—you won’t get stronger or faster, explains Stacy Sims, Ph.D., at the Stanford Prevention-Research Center, School of Medicine. …

Should You Train By Time Or By Distance?

<i>We break down the benefits of each method of training.</i><p>One of the most common debates in training is whether it is better to base workouts on time or …

Can Love and Running Coexist?

You and your partner both love running and being together. So why doesn't it go so well when you actually run together?<p>"You never leave your runner" I said, grinding my teeth, and gasping.<p>Less than 24 hours after Peter had kneeled down and asked me to marry him, vowing to stick by me for better, …

The Right Way to Carbo-load Before a Race

Carbo-loading can help you race without hitting the wall—as long as you do it right.<p>Most runners know they should eat pasta, rice, potatoes, or other high-carb foods before a half or full marathon. After all, carbs are a great source of energy, and you need a lot of energy to cover 13.1 or 26.2 …

Blogger On The Run: MsFit Runner - Women's Running

This week’s <b>Women’s Running magazine Blogger On The Run</b> is a busy mom working towards her goal of qualifying for the Olympic Trials Marathon race! …

Tips to Help You Run Farther

Simple strategies make you happy to go the distance.<p>There are plenty of good reasons to add long runs to your routine. Extended time on your feet builds stamina, burns fat, and stokes your confidence. And you don't need to be logging monster miles to reap those benefits—a "long" run is simply any …

Pillow Talk

Gentle yoga restores weary muscles.<p>After a long run or race, your legs, back, and shoulders feel sore, achy, and tight. Practicing a few simple restorative yoga poses can help you regain range of motion, reduce swelling in your legs, and improve circulation to speed your recovery. Do this sequence …