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How to Taper for Your First Half Marathon

What to do in the two weeks before a 13.1-miler.<p><b>Are you training</b> for a half marathon this fall? In the two weeks before the race, known as the taper, you will reduce the volume and intensity of workouts so you get to the starting line feeling ready to run. After so much training, some runners find …

The Five Basic Questions Interviewers Really Want You to Answer

You could spend a lot of time trying to prepare for every possible job interview question (and there are a ton), but most job interviews really boil …

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 …

Google Employees Confess The Worst Things About Working At Google

Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being used by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for Big G.<p>We've edited some of the standout comments into this excerpt.<p><b>Everyone is awesome, so they can hire the very best people to do even the most mundane jobs.</b><p>"The …

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How to Fuel for a Half Marathon

Three great tips on carb-loading and fueling so you don't hit the wall during your next 13.1.<p><i>Brian asks: I'm getting ready to run a half marathon this weekend. If I need to carb-load, what should I consume before the start of the race, and how do I fuel to avoid hitting the wall mid-race?</i><p>Great …

When Should I Stretch?

Use these five postrun stretches to keep your muscles flexible.<p><i>What guidance would you give to runners about stretching? When I ran in high school, which is when I learned a lot of what I “know” about running, we were taught to stretch really well before a run, and if we could, a little bit</i> …

Modular data center specialist IO files for IPO

IO, the Phoenix-based company that specializes in building and selling 462-square-foot data centers, has filed a confidential S-1 form in preparation …

How to Prevent Common Running Injuries

Proper form, strength training, and the right shoes can prevent injury.<p>It's an all too common scenario: Runner begins training program. A month or so later, a twinge settles on a knee. Runner stretches, pops ibuprofen, keeps running. A few—or maybe 100—runs later, runner is on the couch, ice pack …