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Is There an Ideal Running Form? | Competitor.com

Making a few small changes in the way you run can make you faster, more efficient and possibly less injury-prone. But how do you know which changes …

Part I: Where Is Your Sweet Spot Mileage?

<i>Not all runners are created equal, and neither are their weekly mileage numbers.</i><p><i>“Not all athletes who are capable of the same performance have the</i> …

Beer Run!

A (somewhat) scientific look at how a postrun pint (or two) affects your favorite activity. Biggest surprise? It's different for women.<p>I stood at the end of a ridiculously grueling trail amid the red cliffs of Western Colorado. Around me, runners enjoyed various cold, locally brewed beers wrapped …

Your Next Big Race

Too far-flung, too hilly, or too hard to get into for your first. But here are seven races every marathoner should do—eventually.<p><b>Catalina Island Conservancy Marathon</b>, California, March<i><br>Why run it:</i> For the wow factor. Big mountains. Moody fog. And 360-degree ocean views from trails not normally open …

Start Fast or Pace Evenly?

Study suggests that a slightly fast start may pay off.<p>There's a longstanding debate about whether even pacing in always best in long (i.e. more than about four minutes) races. Physiologically, it makes sense -- but when you look at the actual pacing patterns of world records, they almost …

The Benefits of Running Less

How to run faster and achieve your race goals on fewer training miles.<p>There’s nothing that makes me smile bigger than receiving Success Mail. In this case, it was actually a Success Post on my AskCoachJenny Facebook Page.<p>I share this with you in this week’s column because it is the perfect …

Haile Gebrselassie's World Record Marathon Fueling Plan

See what Geb consumed en route to his first WR in Berlin in 2007.<p>A quick tidbit from a PowerBar-sponsored presentation after the New York marathon, given by exercise physiologist Trent Stellingwerff (who used to work for PowerBar's parent company, Nestle): the fueling plan used by Haile …

Train Your Brain to Run Your Best

Reciting positive thoughts is fine, but to really run your best, you've got to shut down your inner critic.<p><i>"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n."—John Milton,</i> Paradise Lost<p><b>As I approached mile 19</b> of the Run for the Red Pocono Marathon feeling …

Running Pains Hurt So Good

Pain means something is happening to your body—and it's not what you think.<p>Because he was good and because he'd run on the varsity team for the past three years, my son Casey began his final cross-country season with a good deal of that beautiful and awful word: promise. Wearing a target on his …

I Never Thought I'd Be a Runner

I wasn't supposed to be a runner. But I am.<p>Looking back, I can recall my last semester of college when I got stuck, yes stuck, with a running class. What I thought was going to be an easy, never-show-up-but-pass class, ended up being a run-four-miles-or-you-don’t-graduate-college class. Simply …

Get Up and Run? Or Stay in Bed?

When my alarm chirped at 6 a.m., I rose. In a parallel universe, I sank.<p>The alarm on my iPhone sounds like crickets.<p>For a moment, I heard them in the dream I was having. Then I crossed some foggy border and was awake. But just barely.<p>It was 6 a.m., which was early but not crazy-early. Still. It had …