Hansjan Wunderink

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What to eat before running a marathon

With only 30 days to go before the starter’s gun signals the beginning of the hotly anticipated Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Vital has some tips to …

The 10 Rules Of Proper Marathon Fueling

Wise marathon preparation is a holistic endeavor. Sleep, recovery, cross-training, and most of all, nutrition, all play essential roles. Ask any …

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Why Do Some Runs Feel So Freaking Hard?

Even if your sights aren’t set on running a marathon, we’ve all had those days when you slow to a walk during a three-mile jog—even though you easily …

5 Running Mistakes Beginners Always Make

By Jennifer Cohen<p>Summertime is the perfect season to start a running program. With the sun shining, there's simply no reason tonot lace up your sneaks and hit the road. But before you get started, learn the five mistakes every beginning runner makes. And skip them!<p><b>Starting too fast</b><p>The most common …

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5 elite core moves for runners

Like almost all modern elite runners, US Olympian and 2009 World Championships 1500m medallist Shannon Rowbury and her peers consider strength work …

What You Need to Eat to Get Faster and Go Longer

A guide to carbs, protein, and hydration for athletes who need fuel for the long haul<p>The more we know about nutrition, the more confused we get. It’s natural to assume that if a diet is good for one thing, it must be good for everything.<p>Thus, a healthy diet—however you define “healthy”—should also …

8 exercises to help prevent injury

At the gym, where bare legs reign, it’s easy to spot the runners. They’re the ones with skinny legs and 3D quads who are doing squats, hamstring …

When The Sharing Economy Brings Unexpected Experiences

Thanks to the fast-growing sharing economy, anyone can make money renting out his home or car — or by becoming a personal chef.<p>Just ask <i>Time</i> magazine columnist Joel Stein. He decided to give the sharing economy a try, then wrote about his experience. The explosion of new social apps and services …

Get Strong Legs

A few quick exercises are all you need to get a strong lower body<p>At mile 20 of the 1993 world championships marathon, mark plaatjes was trailing the leader by more than a minute. Then he kicked into overdrive and overtook Lucketz Swartbooi to win the race. Plaatjes, now 45, credits his surge not …

Disable banner ads in Skype for Windows

Before the many updates to Skype post-Microsoft acquisition, simply disabling the promotions options in settings was enough to rid your conversations of unnecessary spam. However, a new banner ad has made its way to the conversation window. This ad wouldn't be such a bother if it didn't often cut …

10 Marathon Day Mistakes

A marathon presents you with 26.2 miles of opportunity. Sidestep these common training and racing errors to have a great day.<p>Just hours after completing a recent marathon, I raised a bittersweet toast to a race I was already eager to forget. Training for it had cost me countless pancake breakfasts …

8 Exercises You Can Do on the Treadmill That Aren't Running

See ya never, treadmill boredom.<p>I always thought treadmills were for running. But lately, as I’ve been running on mine and counting the minutes until I can turn off the blasted device, I’ve seen more and more women performing lunges, side shuffles, and other exercises on theirs that are typically …

Inside Google’s Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course

How one of Google’s original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.<p>In 2006, Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan decided he no longer wanted to feel like a cog in the great machine, and set out to create a program that would train people to be more …

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Time for a PR With Our Half Marathon Training Plan - Page 3 of 3 - Women's Running

<b>Target Terms</b><p><b>Easy</b><br>Don’t be overly concerned about how fast you’re moving on easy days. You should feel fairly comfortable and be able to talk without …

5 Speedy 20-Minute Solutions for Runners

On-the-go tactics to make the most of 20 minutes.<p>There will be days when life doesn't go according to plan. Instead of letting those days derail your running, claim a small chunk of time for yourself by trying one of these 20-minute sanity savers.<p><b>1. Break up your run.</b> Overloaded with chores? Go for …

The Best Foods For Runners

The 15 foods runners need every week for good health and top performance.<p>Most supermarkets stock more than 30,000 items, yet every time we race up and down the aisles of the grocery store, we toss into our carts the same 10 to 15 foods. Which isn't such a bad thing, as long as you're taking home …