Jeff Williams

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Natural Selection

What kind of runner are you? Were you born to run a fast 5-K, a strong marathon, or something in between? Here's how to find out—and how to realize your full potential.<p>For years, Gordon Wright was a long-distance junkie. The 44-year-old enjoyed adventure racing and posted a 3:48 marathon, but he …

Marathons

Does “Live Low, Train High” Work?

A new study questions the benefits of high-altitude sprint workouts.<p>Back in 2011, Carsten Lundby and his colleagues at the University of Zurich published an exhaustive, carefully double-blinded test of the standard approach to altitude training, “live high, train low,” which involves living at a …

Sea Level

How Much Do You Slow Down With Age? There's A Formula For That.

All runners know that eventually, we will run our last PR. It’s a depressing thought, and now as a masters runner, I know I need to train harder just …

Marathons

You Can Run an Ultramarathon: Tips From an Ordinary Ultrarunner

<b>I Was Never a Runner</b><p>I never ran track or cross-country. I played field hockey, basketball, and softball in high school. In college, I didn't play any sport but began running to mend a broken heart and to reduce stress. I ran my first road race -- a 5K -- when my daughter was fourteen months old. I …

Motivational Posters For Runners

Look to these quotes when you need a boost.<p>1 of 164<p>"When I started running, I was so embarrassed, I'd walk when cars passed me. I'd pretend I was looking at the flowers." - Joan Benoit Samuelson<p>2 of 164<p>"The human body can only do so much. Then the heart and spirit must take over." - Sohn Kee-chung<p>3 …

Motivation

The Science Behind Your Runner's High

<b>Get It:</b> Endocannabinoid production is believed to react more strongly in response to stress as opposed to pain (the stronger endorphin activator). …

Marathons

Chicken Soup Really Will Help Cure a Cold, Says Science

Chicken soup is good for more than just the soul.<p>A steaming hot bowl of chicken soup is always welcome when the common cold comes to call, though …

6 satisfying soup recipes for chilly winter nights

There are times when it's just too cold out to cook anything other than a comforting bowl of soup. We've combed our recipe database to find six of our favorite soup recipes, perfect for those chilly winter nights.<p><b>Soupe a l'oignon gratinee</b><p>Start with a generous amount of slowly caramelized onions, …

Why Running Doesn't (Always) Burn Fat

"My body just can't lose weight."<p>The voice on the other end of the phone sounded beaten, frustrated, and hopeless.<p>"If you knew. If you knew how hard …

The most unusual hotels in the USA

Italian Soups

These delicious recipes include a Sicilian meatball soup and a Tuscan-kale-and squash minestra.

Community Picks -- Autumn Soup

The results are in -- here are the recipes our community loved from the Your Best Autumn Soup contest!<p>Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the …

22 Fresh, Seasonal Kale Recipes

When the weather gets cold, summer's bountiful produce quickly disappears from the supermarket—or is replaced by sub-par versions that have been trucked or flown in from hundreds of miles away. Fortunately, one tasty vegetable remains plentiful even in the dead of winter: kale.<p>Yes, kale-everywhere …

Cooking

12 Recipes That Will Make You Ditch Your Plans

There are some nights you want to <i>hit! the! town!</i>—to grab drinks with friends, pay too much money for not-good-enough food, and fall asleep without changing into your pajamas.<p>There are other nights when you'd rather ignore those text messages or play sick. You want to sneak your feet into wool socks …

7 Ways to Make Shepherd's Pie

There’s a reason shepherd’s pie is a pub staple. Topped with creamy mashed potatoes, the cozy, comforting, meaty casserole is perfect with beer, easy …

Embrace the Savory Side With This Japanese Squash Soup

It's always important to question your initial impulses. Just imagine if Lincoln had started the Gettysburg Address with his original text, which is believed to have been "These past 87 years have been one hell of a slow-motion train wreck, amiright?" Or if Martin Luther King had gone with the …

Food Preservation

What's the Difference Between Fartlek, Tempo, and Interval Runs?

Here's a quick breakdown of these three major types of speed workouts.<p><i>Hi Jenny, I just read your article,</i> <i>'</i><i>What Should I Do During the Off Season</i><i>?'. Very helpful, thanks! Could you briefly explain to me the difference between fartlek, tempo, and interval runs? Thanks! Mary</i><p>Hi, Mary. Thanks for the …

Marathons

Momčilo Gavrić was the youngest soldier in the First World War. In the beginning of August 1914, Austro-Hungarian soldiers killed his family. His house was also set on fire. Momčilo survived because...

<b>Momčilo Gavrić</b> was the youngest soldier in the First World War.<p>In the beginning of August 1914, Austro-Hungarian soldiers killed his family. His …

How to Break Through a Running Plateau

It happens to all of us at some point in our running: our improvements stop. Our race times flat-line. And we wonder, “Is this all I’m capable of …

Marathons

The Workout That Burns More Calories Than Running

Ready to torch more cals?<p><i>This article was written by Kit Fox and provided by our partners at Runner's World.</i><p>You don’t need super heavy weights to torch calories. In fact, according to research from the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, your own four limbs—plus a …

12 Series To Catch Up On Before The Next Book Comes Out

Goodreads shares the most anticipated titles in thriller, fantasy, YA, and romance.

Paris Review - E. L. Doctorow, The Art of Fiction No. 94

Interviewed by George Plimpton<p>Issue 101, Winter 1986<p>This interview on the craft of writing with E. L. Doctorow is one of the first in this series conducted in public—which it was, under the auspices of The Poetry Center, in the main auditorium of New York City’s famed cultural spa, the 92nd Street …

Doctorow Wove Fact And Fiction To Imagine America As It Could Be

E.L. Doctorow used to tell a story about a journalism class he took as a high school student in the Bronx. As he told NPR back in 2003, he wrote a profile of a doorman at Carnegie Hall who was beloved by all the performers there. His teacher, apparently, loved the story so much, she wanted to …

The Most Common Running Form Mistakes

There is a lot of chatter surrounding proper running form in today’s running world, which makes it very difficult to discern which approach is …

Marathons