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How to Know If You Actually Got a Good Workout

Go hard or go home. Train insane or remain the same. If Pinterest was your personal trainer, every workout would be crazy-tough and include extreme …

6-Minute Cardio Workout For Beginners (VIDEO)

I think it’s pretty safe to guess that if you’re reading this, then you’re also most likely one of the countless Americans who are looking to kick …

Aerobic Exercise

Running | Hiking, Yoga and Body Building

Videos - Women’s Race Highlights<p>Athletics<p>7 deceptively difficult running races<p>With the new Red Bull Quicksand race on the horizon, we look at …

7 Easy Ways to Treat Calf Pain and Achilles Tendonitis

Jeff Gaudette<p>Jeff Gaudette is a 2:22 marathoner and owner of RunnersConnect, a team of expert coaches dedicated to helping you run faster with the …

7 Ways Mindfulness Improves Your Running

Before discovering mindful running, I spent two decades logging miles under the guiding principle that “more is better” until my body became too …

10 Benefits of Running That Make You Healthier (and Happier)

Shutterstock<p>Running Is Good for Your Heart<p>Running is the king of cardio. Running even five to 10 minutes a day, at slow speeds (how does a nice …

5 Beginner Running Injuries (and How to Avoid Each)

From plantar fasciitis to runner’s knee to iliotibial band syndrome, don’t let these common discomforts that plague new runners sideline you<p>If you’re …

Training advice - The Running Bug

The Unbelievable 4-Minute Cardio Workout

How long does it take to get in a great cardio workout? Not as long as you might think. That is, unless you’re thinking 4 minutes.Seriously.Our proof: The fast and furious routines that follow, courtesy of fitness expert BJ Gaddour, CSCS, owner of StreamFIT.com—a web site that offers follow-along, …

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>Zach asks: I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner, but I think I am. I was just wondering if you could recommend some strength and core training for me? I've always neglected this part of fitness because I hate going to the gym,</i> …

Workouts

The Body Shop: Roll Work

Use a foam roller to strengthen your arms, core, and legs while improving balance.<p>​<p>​<p>Use a foam roller for postrun recovery? Smart move: This simple tool acts as a deep-tissue massager, working out kinks in overused muscles. But its benefits don't end there—it can also build strength and …

Workouts

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

Workouts

The Body Shop: Happy Endings

Use these simple standing stretches after a run to help jump-start recovery.

6 Hydration Secrets for Top Performance

These simple steps will also reduce your chances of stomach distress.<p>Been hating the heat recently? You’re not alone. Most runners dread those hot, hazy days, when it’s almost impossible to run strongly, or even to feel halfway decent.<p>It’s the time of year to focus on effective hydration, but even …

Nutrition

Inside the Doctor’s Office: Achilles Tendinitis

Dr. Metzl shows you how to treat and prevent the dreaded Achilles tendinitis.<p>​<p>​<p>Achilles tendinitis is a common ailment that afflicts many runners. In this video Dr. Jordan D. Metzl, a New York City based sports medicine physician, shows you how to recognizes Achilles tendinitis, techniques to …

Marathons

Running On Air: Breathing Technique

A revolutionary way to breathe can help you run better and sidestep injury.<p><i>This article was adapted from Running on Air: The Revolutionary Way to Run Better by Breathing Smarter, by Budd Coates, M.S., and Claire Kowalchik (Rodale, 2013). The book teaches how to use the principles and methods of</i> …

Yoga

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 …

Exercise

Foam Rolling for Strength

A massage tool can build muscles.<p>Use a foam roller for postrun recovery? Smart move: This simple tool acts as a deep-tissue massager, working out kinks in overused muscles. But its benefits don't end there--it can also build strength and stability. Because the foam roller has a curved, unstable …

The Most Common Walking and Running Injuries

How to identify, treat, and recover from common injuries.<p>Working out can be uncomfortable (especially when you're just getting started), but it should never hurt. Here is how to tell the difference between the harmless twinges that go along with pushing your muscles farther than they’ve gone before …

Pain

8 Hydration Myths Busted

Don’t get swept up in a tidal wave of hype.<p>At its basic level, hydration is simple. Feel thirsty after a run? Drink something. Heading into an epic meeting? Bring along a water bottle. Despite this simplicity, there's an ocean of misleading information out there that leaves runners confused. Eight …

Wellness

16 Healthy (and Yummy) Prerun Meals and Snacks

Before heading out for a run it's important to make sure you're fueled.<p>Your body needs high-octane fuel to run its best.<p>Here are some high-carb, low-fat, low-fiber meals and snacks that can provide the energy you need to run your best, for a variety of different workouts. These meals and snacks, …

Nutrition

Foot Strength: Toe Curls

Strengthens the foot, protects agains shin splints and plantar fasciitis, and improves push-off power.

15 Great Post-Run Beers

1 of 16<p>Cheers!<p>There's no replacing the nutritional boost of a protein smoothie with electrolytes after a run. But there's also no substitute for the joy of a cold beer after a hard workout—particularly on St. Patrick's Day weekend. In honor of the holiday, here are 15 delicious craft beers that can …

Beer

How to Use a Foam Roller

Six pre- and postrun routines to boost flexibility and recovery.<p>If you use a foam roller only to rehab injured muscles, you're not getting the most out of it. A roller—which looks like a firm log—can be a valuable part of a healthy runner's warmup and cooldown routine, says Michael Clark, Ph.D., a …

Exercise