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Want to Race Endurance? Better Hit the Gym

<i>“I don’t need the gym. I’m already running 5-6 days per week. That’s plenty!”</i><p>Have you ever said something like this? As an endurance athlete, it is …

Fitness, Fatness, or Knee Strength

What's the best way to predict heart attack risk?<p>There's power in numbers. Swedish researchers just published a pretty neat study in which they followed a staggering 743,498 men for an average of 34 years. The basic analysis, published in the <i>European Heart Journal</i>, was very simple: the men were …

Biomedicine

8 Great Podcasts for an Indoor Run

Need an entertaining distraction–or the answers to life's greatest mysteries–during an uninspiring workout? Try one of these.<p>Sometimes a long personal narrative, pop-science lecture, or journey to a neglected area of history is what it takes to stay focused on an otherwise dull indoor run.<p>That’s …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Running

The Beginner's Guide To The Half Marathon

<i>Check out coach Matt Forsman’s foolproof approach for completing 13.1 miles.</i><p>Whether you’re new to running or making a comeback after a long layoff, …

What Sports Drinks You Should Be Drinking

Sip to stay properly hydrated on hot summer runs.<p><b>Sip it: Water</b><br>Plain old water is almost always a good choice. If you're running for an hour or longer, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) suggests drinking two to four ounces every 15 to 20 minutes. Run shorter and you can drink less or go …

Summer Reading

2013's Best Running Books - Running with the Mind of Meditation<p>Accomplished runner and leader of Shambhala, Sakyong Mipham has found physical …