Jackie Breen

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Why Stair-Climbing is Good for Runners

The plyometric motion strengthens your muscles, heart, and lungs for better running.<p>If you borrow one element (besides running) from Rocky Balboa’s training regimen, make it stair-climbing. The plyometric motion strengthens the same muscles as lunges and squats, and taxes your lungs and heart as …

Marathons

Ten Runners You’re Not Following—Yet

Rare are the runners who don’t shamelessly sing their own praises and exclusively promote their sponsors. For the athletic-blog equivalent of indies, add these 10 freewheelers to your streams.<p>For Ultra Advice: Sage Canaday<p>The youngest competitor in the 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials, Sage Canaday now …

Motivation - The Running Bug

12 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Start Right Now

Lose weight, run your first race, stay consistent: Here’s how to get started right now on your big goals for the new year.<p>1 of 12<p><b>Resolution 1: Start Running Regularly</b><p>Plug four or five 15- to 20-minute runs (or walks, if you’re not currently exercising) into your schedule for the week—that’s enough …

Fitness

6 Secrets to Getting Up for Morning Workouts

How to rise and shine…then rock that a.m. sweat session<p>We concede: throwing off your warm, cozy covers on bone-chilling winter mornings so you can hit the treadmill or sweat through Zumba class can be torturous. But it's totally worth the pain. That's because research suggests the early morning …

Time to Get BYOB -- Get Back Your Own Body

This is the time of year to Get BYOB, which stands for Get Back Your Own Body. It's time to stop moaning and start transforming. This will require you to do two things: move more and eat less. Every day. It' simple. But not easy.<p>Exercise is a big part of it, but if you want to change your body you</i> …

Forget Resolutions -- Time to Set Intentions

Every year we make these resolutions and never keep them. Last year I asked you what your life would be like if your resolutions were to actually stick.<p>Specifically I asked:<p><i>What would your financial situation be?</i>• <i><br>What would your love and family life look like?</i>• <i><br>What would your health be like?</i>• <i><br>What</i> …