Monica Verma

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Running Rituals To Improve Race-Day Performance

How to create training rituals to give you comfort and confidence leading up to race day.<p><i>I'm training for my first marathon this fall and doing well so far. Do you have any tips for preparing for race week? Although I've got a few months to go, my mind keeps wandering to the big day! Thank you!</i> …

Beta-Alanine Lowers 800-Meter Times

More evidence that the supplement boosts middle-distance performance.<p>Despite what the Internet may tell you, there's a very short list of legal performance-enhancing supplements with reasonable evidence behind them. There's caffeine and creatine. Lately beet juice has been making a good bid to join …

Ice Bath Update

What can we learn from a negative study?<p>In pharmaceutical research, one of the big problems is that negative studies sometimes don't get published. This may be partly to due nefarious conspiracies, but it's also a simple function of human nature: "We failed to find any effects" just isn't that …

On Running and Ibuprofen Use

And an additional factor to consider when examining the latest "excessive endurance exercise" studies.<p>Over at The New York Times, Gretchen Reynolds has written a nice update about the potential dangers of ibuprofen use by runners and other athletes. This is something I've warned against before, but …

Olympic Champ Kiprotich Wins Men's Marathon

Ugandan relegates Ethiopians to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.<p>In 2007, Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich met Ethiopian running legend Haile Gebrselassie for the first time. He asked the great champion what he had to do to run well. Gebrselassie's response was simple as a Zen master's: "Train for five years."<p>Five …

Boston Marathon

Hill Running Form for Runners - Women's Running

Photo by Shutterstock.com<p>Stride Right<p><b>Focus on your form to get up (and down) every hill with ease. Read these tips to perfect your hill running form</b> …