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Breathing Tips for New Runners

How to breathe while running to avoid exhaustion and side stitches.<p><i>Hi! I'm a new runner and I'm experiencing a problem with controlling my breathing. Though I don't feel any soreness or pain in my legs, in about 200 meters, it gets incredibly hard to breathe. It feels like my lungs are resisting</i> …

Three Ways to Improve Your Marathon Finish Time

Here's how to modify your race training to improve speed without wearing your body out.<p><i>I'm training for my third marathon this fall and want to improve my speed without getting hurt. I've had a variety of aches and pains through the past two seasons of training and would love to train and finish</i> …

This Is Your Brain on Nature

A portable EEG can tell whether you're on a busy street or in a park.<p>Going for a walk (or a run or a bike ride) in the forest feels different from going for a walk on the shoulder of a freeway or through the streets of downtown Tokyo. And it doesn't just <b>feel</b> different -- the different scenarios …

How to Pace Your First Half or Full Marathon

The key is to run by how you feel on race day.<p><i>Sandra asks: I’m running my first marathon in</i> <i>Cleveland</i> <i>this May, and I’m wondering if you have any tips on pacing. How fast should I start? Should I use the Pace Team?</i><p>Excellent choice in races, Sandra, and a great question too! My racing philosophy is a …

How to Qualify for the Boston Marathon

Coach Jenny offers 11 tips to help runners work toward this goal.<p><i>I, like many, am very motivated to qualify for the Boston Marathon after last week’s events. I’m currently 18 minutes away from that goal. Do you have any tips for shedding twenty minutes off my marathon finish time? I’ve run four</i> …

The Running & Fasting Diet: Could It Work?

The Fast Diet weight-loss book is a current sensation. An adaptation of the book's thesis might work for runners.<p>According to usually reliable sources, i.e. the <i>New York Times</i> and <i>USA Today</i>, <i>The Fast Diet</i> is about to become a national sensation. It’s already reached that status in the U.K. And you …

How Can I Recover from My Half or Full Marathon?

Try this "reverse taper" to return to training refreshed and healthy.<p><i>I’m running my third half-marathon this spring and a marathon this fall. Do you have any tips for recovering after the races? Thanks, Breanne</i><p>Good luck in your races this season, Breanne. You are wise to think about recovery, as it …

Why Am I Exhausted After Long Runs?

I need a better postrun recovery routine for my long training runs.<p><i>Hello!</i><p><i>I am a new runner - I began running regularly about a year ago and completed my first race (a 10K) in October. I'm currently in the midst of training for my first half marathon, which is at the end of May. When I first started</i> …