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How to Take Care of Your Calves

Maintaining your legs’ workhorses will improve your running and prevent common injuries.<p>Your calf muscles (also known as the gastrocnemius muscles) simultaneously act as the gas and brake pedal on a run. Need to push up a steep hill? That’s your calf muscle called into action. Need to slow it up …

Should You Run When You’re Sick?

Runners don’t like to skip workouts—even when they’re ill. Here’s how to decide when you should take a sick day from training.<p>Runners seem to live by a creed that’s stricter than the postman’s: “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sniffle, nor fever shall keep me from my training schedule.” Indeed, the …

The Best Protein for Runners

Runners need more protein, more often, and for more reasons than nonathletes.<p>Compared with sedentary people, runners need a lot more protein. If you run an hour most days, you need about .6 gram of protein per pound of weight (run more and your needs go up), compared with .36 gram for couch …

The Blind Side

Sometimes running doesn't build character–it reveals it.<p>I looked around the picnic tables, and only about half the audience looked back at me. I kept talking anyway.<p>"So William and I were only about a hundred yards away when we heard a huge BOOM!"<p>Some of the kids flinched. Some of them marveled. A …

Tips for Running in Sub-Zero Weather

When it drops below zero, you can still run, but use caution.<p><i>Sports Doc,</i><p><i>It is -10 degrees and snowing! Can I still run?</i><p><i>Jen</i><p>Dear Jen,<p>There has been some very cold weather across the northern plains and plenty of snow and ice in the northeast the past couple of weeks. Keeping fit in cold weather can …

Top 13 Running Songs of 2013! - Women's Running

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com<p><i>If you’re a run girl who likes to jam out during a run, we’ve got the tunes for your playlist! Check out Women’s</i> …

Races Temporarily Banned From Death Valley

The Badwater 135 will be rerouted during National Park Service safety review.<p>The Badwater 135, often called the toughest race in the world, will have a new course for 2014 because of a temporary ban on sporting events in Death Valley National Park.<p>Earlier this month, the park announced on its …

Women's Running Series

Damage Control

Feeling sore and achy after your last run? When to press on and when to back off.<p>It can make you limp down the stairs or struggle to get out of your chair. But that doesn't mean muscle soreness is all bad. "Muscles go through physical stress when we exercise, and the discomfort that stress causes …

How to Avoid Common Midrun Mishaps

Cramps, blisters, chafing and side stitches don't have to derail your workout.<p>These common problems don’t have to derail your workout. Here’s how to handle them.<p><b>Chafing</b><p>Before you go, apply Vaseline, adhesive bandages, or sports lubricants like BodyGlide to areas that are prone to chafing. Lip balm …