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Do fasted rides really work?

<b>Whether it be losing weight, improving your on bike efficiency or utilising fat as a energy source. When executed correctly fasted rides can provide</b> …

Weight Loss

Sit or stand? We test both climbing methods to try to find an answer

To sit or to stand when faced with a climb is a dilemma as old as riding a bike, but which method is best when the road points up? We look to science …

Specialized Has A Plan To Use Bicycling To Help Manage ADHD In Schools

Riding for Focus is based on the bike company’s founder’s experiences using biking to help clear his mind, an experience the company is now bringing to schools around the country.<p>Mike Sinyard found a way to conquer his ADHD. Then he built a multi-million dollar company around it. As the legend …

Scientific Proof That Music And Running Are A Good Mix

Jodi Snowdon doesn’t run a step without her headphones. Podcasts keep her company some of the time, but more often than not it’s a constant musical …

Marathons

How Endurance Athletes Use Herbal Supplements to Get an Edge

If American cross-country skier Andy Newell reaches the podium at the Winter Olympics in South Korea this February, it’ll inevitably be thanks to thousands of hours of training. But he’ll tell you that his spice rack has something to do with it, too.<p>About three years ago, Newell, 33, began …

14 Signs You Are Already a Runner

OK, let’s get this straight: You’ve been running for a while but seem hesitant to give yourself the title of runner, right? Something about it makes …

Drink, run, drink, run: Welcome to the mad world of beer miling

By Ben Bloom of the Daily Telegraph<p>Down a beer, run a quarter of a mile.<p>Down a second beer, run a quarter of a mile.<p>Down a third beer, run a quarter …

Can You Run Too Slowly?

Ever tried to run with one of your less experienced friends and found that the slower-than-your-usual pace kinda felt like a waste of exercise time? …

How To Start Running Again After A Short Break In Training

Training for a distance race takes months of commitment. So it’s not surprising that there are times where you miss a run…or multiple weeks of runs. …

Why weight training is so good for you

Weight lifting does more than so much more than pump you up.<p>When most people think about weight lifting, they picture greased-up Schwarzenegger …

The Trick to Living Longer May Be Jogging Instead of Running, Study Shows

Not only does regularly working out keep the body strong, but it also keeps the mind strong by helping control anxiety. (And those mood-boosting …

6 Unique Mental Games to Keep Yourself Entertained During a Long Run

Because sometimes a killer playlist just isn’t enough.<p>The keys to a successful (and enjoyable) long run: adequate water, ample fuel, comfortable gear and a strong mental game.<p>Unfortunately, the final component is often the most elusive. So we put the call out on Twitter for the tried-and-true …

How to run your best 10k, reveals a top running coach

Training tips from the man in the know<p>It's sometimes hard to know how best to train for a 10k – whether you're taking part for pure fun and enjoyment</i> …

Exercise

Are You Fueling And Training Like A Small Man Vs. A Woman?

“Women have periods and it’s okay to talk about it!”<p>That was Dr. Stacy Sims opening line, when I had the opportunity to talk with her about her new …

A Fat-Adapted Diet Might Help You Run Faster

If there’s one universal truth about us long-distance runners, it’s that we love carbs. Pre-race pasta, mid-run gels and celebratory burgers and …

Yasso 800s

You can predict your marathon time based on how long it takes you to run 800 meters. Don’t believe it? You should.

Britain's top finisher at London Marathon Josh Griffiths on how his life has been turned upside down

Wearing a pair of shorts hastily borrowed from his 15-year-old brother and a T-shirt bought from a London Marathon stall, Josh Griffiths took a moment to look around in disbelief. To one side was Abel Kirui, a double world champion and Olympic silver medallist. To the other Kenenisa Bekele, widely …

London Marathon

7 Warning Signs That You Are Overtraining

<i>If any of these sound familiar, don’t worry; you can fix them.</i><p>Have you ever felt like death warmed over for weeks at a time — like no matter what you …

Before You Say You're 'Too Busy' To Run, Ask Yourself These Questions

These days being “busy” seems to be a trend that too many people get caught up in. How much of of your busy life can be eliminated, and are you using …

How much should you run? A beginner's guide to appropriate mileage

Knowing exactly how much to run is something that all runners, beginners and veterans alike ponder. Depending on your past experiences, your present …

How Strength Training Helps Keep Anxiety at Bay

Buff arms and tight abs aren’t the only benefits of resistance training. There’s growing evidence that it may help you resist excessive worry and …

Marathons are bad for your health, scientists warn runners

Marathons can be bad for your health, scientists have warned after a study found 80 per cent of competitors suffer kidney injury because of dehydration.<p>Researchers said that although the kidneys of the participants in the 26.2 mile race fully recovered within two days, their findings raise …

Marathons linked to acute kidney injury, study says -- but it's temporary

<b>(CNN) —</b> Marathon running can drastically change your body, and mostly in a good way.<p>The benefits of long-distance running include boosting your mood and longevity while reducing your risk of cancer, diabetes and obesity.<p>Yet, running 26.2 consecutive miles also can stress the body, leading to injury …

13.1 Things to Know About Running A Half Marathon

Photo: ShutterstockIf 5Ks and 10Ks are starting to lose their thrill, it just may be time to up your mileage, and make the jump to a half marathon. …

Marathons

How to Undertrain for (and Survive) Your First Marathon

What if, as your first marathon draws near, you realize that your training hasn’t quite mirrored the intensive schedule you committed to 16 weeks prior? What if the work ethic you foresaw when you signed up for the race gave way to your penchant for procrastination and your intimate relationship …

A World Marathon Record Was Set By Running 211 Laps Around A Track

Photo: Myles Gaymon<p>Imagine this: running a marathon. Now imagine this: running a marathon by running 211 laps around a 200-meter track. As if the …

Muscles and Miles: How One Ultrarunner Makes Room for Both - REI Co-op Journal

<b>Crystal Seaver looks more like a gym rat than an ultrarunner, but she races among the best thanks to her devotion to strength training.</b><p>On the …

20 Things That Only Runners Know

We runners are a unique bunch. We often do things people don’t understand and eat things that many would assume are for babies or astronauts, but we …

10 Signs You're Ready To Tackle Your First Marathon

Do you have the marathon on the brain but aren’t sure if you’re ready to conquer your first one? I’m here to help! I’m giving you 10 signs that say …

In middle age, your best running days may still be ahead of you

Elite road racers make running look effortless. While most of us appear to be in pain, their cadence and form belie any of that misery. But there's good news, middle-of-the-pack runners, because we may have the last laugh: New research shows that while elite runners peak at age 35, the rest of us …