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All in the Hips

Strengthening this joint could cure your injuries.<p>Runners who are looking for the cause of their foot, ankle, or knee pain may need to look higher. Weak hips are often the culprit behind patellofemoral syndrome, Achilles tendinitis, and iliotibial-band syndrome, according to Reed Ferber, Ph. D., …

Yoga for Runners

What research shows about the aerobic intensity of yoga.<p>"Runner's World Yoga for Runners" helps build strength and aids runners in their recovery.<p>A simple yoga routine loosens tight spots, strengthens weak spots, and makes you a better, less injury-prone runner.<p>This sequence focuses on your fitness …

Why Should Long Runs Be Slower?

Each run in a training schedule serves a specific purpose.<p><i>I'm considering training for my first marathon. I have run several 5k's and one 10k and now I think I want to train for a longer race. My question involves the long runs. I've read that I need to slow down on long runs, but how much do I</i> …

Hamstring Stretching: Just Do It

Study finds similar improvements from different programs.<p>In running, it's often more important that you do something than that you do precisely the "right" thing. As 1983 Boston Marathon champion Greg Meyer has said, there are many ways to get fit, so pick one and get to work.<p>A new study suggests …

The Physiology of Morning v. Evening Workouts

Your body is primed in the evening, but that doesn't mean it's the best time to work out.<p>There's plenty of evidence that athletic performance depends on the time of day (as I discuss in detail in my book!). In general, early evening seems to be the time of maximum performance, which coincides with …

8 Ways to Extend Your Long Run

How to build endurance gradually and avoid injury when running long.

Training advice - The Running Bug

Avoid Getting Injured With These 5 Basic Tips For Runners

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com<p><i>Don’t get sidelined! Follow these tips to avoid getting injured.</i><p><b>Wear the right shoes.</b><p>Make sure that you have a …

Get Faster and Stronger with High Intensity and Volume Training

The big benefits of pushing hard for seven days.<p>When Australian researchers conducted a study on high-altitude training, the results surprised them: Half the elite runners ran hard workouts at 6,000 feet and improved their race times by an impressive seven percent; the other half did the same …

Exercise

Running On Air: Breathing Technique

A revolutionary way to breathe can help you run better and sidestep injury.<p>In my early days as a runner, I, like most, didn't give any thought to my breathing. I took up the sport in high school—back in the '70s—and as a senior on the cross-country team, I won the individual league championship, a …

How to Run Nonstop for 30 Minutes | Runner's World

Here’s all you need to know about eating before a race so you’re ready to run your best.<p>Heading out for a run too fast and not warmed up is a recipe for injury.<p>Follow these steps to prepare for your first 5K or 10K.<p>"I became somebody else—someone who wants to be out there being active."<p>"Running is …

5 Core Workouts for Stronger Running

A strong core will help you hold proper running form longer.<p><i>Zach asks: I don't know that I'm what you'd call a beginner, but I think I am. I was just wondering if you could recommend some strength and core training for me? I've always neglected this part of fitness because I hate going to the gym,</i> …

4 Ways Running is Best for Weight Loss

Looking to get fit? Here's why you should be running.<p>Any exercise is good exercise, but when it comes to losing weight, it’s hard to beat running. After all, running is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories. If you’re already a runner, keep on keepin’ on. If you’re not a runner yet but …

How to Use a Foam Roller

Six pre- and postrun routines to boost flexibility and recovery.<p>If you use a foam roller only to rehab injured muscles, you're not getting the most out of it. A roller—which looks like a firm log—can be a valuable part of a healthy runner's warmup and cooldown routine, says Michael Clark, Ph.D., a …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Been focusing on your upper body? Tug these on and your secret will be safe.<p>Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone who wants to work out still can.<p>"This is a healthy way for a child to be punished because it's exercise."<p>"I find using lube and taking …

What Pace Should I Run in the Heat?

Slowing down due to heat and humidity will not make you lose fitness.<p><i>I’m finding running in the summer heat to be difficult and am wondering why I am so much slower. What should my pace be during the summer if I normally run about a 9:40/min mile? I am training for a 5K. Are there any workouts I</i> …

Marathons

Am I Overtraining for My Marathon?

Having trouble completing your workouts? Here's how to train smarter to avoid fatigue.<p><i>I'm completely exhausted. I'm hydrating, getting lots of sleep, taking multivitamins, and carbs are my favorite food group. I'm finding I can't complete that last run, so this week, I cut back. I ran a great 7,</i> …

4 Ways to Enjoy Long Runs

They shouldn't be boring—and they don't have to be solitary.<p>Runners often have a love/hate relationship with the long run. We love the sense of accomplishment we feel when it’s over; we hate the anticipation of actually getting out there.<p>Yet it must be done: The long run is the keystone of any …

What to Eat On the Run

Fueling during long runs is important for peak performance.<p>Walk into any sports store or go to any race, and you’ll see a buffet of energy gels, chews, bars, drinks, and other engineered sports foods that promise to make you run faster and go longer. But are they for you? When and why do you need …

What to Pack for Fueling on Race Day

Worried you'll forget something? Here's a fuel packing list to keep you nourished for your big event.<p>Many people assure me it's not strange to have a recurring nightmare. They insist they too suffer from such nightmares, and then dive into a tale of a college course they forgot to drop until it was …

Is There Such A Thing As Junk Miles?

<i>Some experts advocate quality over quantity. Others say the opposite. Who’s right?</i><p>One of the strangest and most confusing terms in the lexicon of …

3-Day Healthy Cleanse Diet Plan (with Recipes!) - Women's Running

Want to drop a bit of extra weight in a jiffy? Lyn-Genet Recitas, author of THE PLAN, has a surprising three-day solution.<p><b>Salmon. Greek</b> <b>yogurt.</b> …

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 …

How Does Cycling Impact My Running?

A competitive cyclists finds it hard to breathe when transitioning to running.<p><i>I am a competitve cyclist and I mountain bike as well as ride on the road. I don’t get as out of breath doing these things as most of the people I ride with, and some are state competition level, but when I try and run,</i> …

Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

Here's the secret to the Ice Man's seemingly superhuman abilities.<p>Don't worry. Everyone who wants to work out still can.<p>"This is a healthy way for a child to be punished because it's exercise."<p>"I find using lube and taking our time makes intercourse more pleasurable."<p>Want bigger guns? Sure you do. …

How to Run Faster | Runner's World

Want to run faster? If you can complete up to 5 or 6 miles, you’re ready to boost your speed and your cardiovascular fitness.<p>Our Run Faster plan will ease you into track workouts to boost your leg and lung power—and your finishing time at the next 5K or 10K race. You’ll also develop a sense of …

Faster Stride Rate Might Help With Knee Pain

Impact forces decrease 14% with 10% increase in turnover.<p>There's increasing agreement among experts that people with chronic issues in a given body part might be able to get relief by altering their running form. New research out of the University of Wisconsin suggests that a quicker turnover could …

Marathons

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Making Running A Habit

Follow these 4 steps, and gradually exercise will become a no-brainer.<p>After a few weeks of running, you'll begin to believe that there's something to this “runner’s high” thing. Feel-good brain chemicals—like dopamine and endocannabinoids—will be released while you’re on the road, and you’ll feel …

3 Little Tips for Better Running Form

Relax, take short steps, and be sure to warm up before each run.<p><i>I am starting to train for a half-marathon, and the more I read about proper running technique, the more confused I get. Can you enlighten me as to proper running form? Thank you. —Jennifer</i><p>Hi, Jennifer. Great news about training for …