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Broomfield runner hits goal of running 50 marathons before age 60

Cliff Grassmick, Broomfield EnterpriseLucy West runs near her home in Broomfield in late December 2016.<br>Broomfield runner Lucy West wanted to run 50 …

Swimming

8 Ways To Become A Morning Runner

There's a reason so many people love running early in the morning. It has major benefits. Not only do you begin your day more relaxed and refreshed (as well as happier), but you've already started things off with an accomplishment. Taking time to work out first also gives you room for …

Marathons

Try Not to Tear Up as You Watch a Former Marathoner Lace Up One Last Time

Aging is a funny thing. We get smarter and wiser, but our bodies don’t always work the way they used to. And at some point we’re expected to …

Blood, sweat and hallunications: The gruelling experiences of an ultra-marathon runner

Aged just 26, Nick Hollon has a lead a life that will almost certainly make you feel guilty for finding any excuse to sack off the gym.<p>Hollon's …

Last-minute tips for Walt Disney Marathon Weekend

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend is officially in full swing, with over 50,000 runners ready to lace up and set out to pound the pavement across …

Walt Disney Company

Gobi marathon runner returns to Edinburgh with dog

<b>An ultra-marathon runner has finally been able to return to Edinburgh with a dog who "adopted" him during a race in China.</b><p>Gobi the dog had joined Dion Leonard on a 250km (155 mile) run across the Gobi desert in June.<p>They became inseparable before the dog suddenly went missing.<p>They were reunited in …

Marathons

Is Your Mental Game Keeping You from a Time Goal?

Photo: Shutterstock.comFor almost three years, 32-year old Amanda Hicks has been trying to break the three-hour mark in the marathon. On several …

Marathons

7 Ways My Dog is a Better Runner than Me

Author Rachel Toor admires the fact that Helen, her most frequent running partner, doesn’t whine about being tired, sore, hungry, cold, hungover or …

Marathons

So You Want To Start Running: Here's What You Need To Know

Running can seem daunting. Is it just me, or is everyone a marathon runner these days? So your interest is piqued and you want to hit the pavement, …

5 Core Strengthening Exercises for the Offseason

In a year’s triathlon training cycle, offseason is described as a period of time dedicated to rest from the prior race year, mental and physical …

Are Your Hip Muscles Out Of Balance?

<i>One simple pose can tell you a lot about your body.</i><p>Most runners claim they have tight hamstrings. I see it all the time in the yoga classes I teach …

Quotes About Bad Runs

"Get over it - If you have a bad workout or run a bad race, allow yourself exactly 1 hour to stew about it-then move on."<br>-Steve Scott, coach and U.S. …

Race Your Best with Periodized Training

<i>Life and running are in many ways analogous. If you want to succeed in life, you need to pursue goals with an intelligent game plan made up of clear</i> …

How to Train for a Marathon with Twins

At 7:00am on a Saturday after getting six hours of sleep, though broken up into three hour segments because of the two week old twins I now …

Parenting

7 Things Every Beginner Should Know Before Trail Running

(KUTV) Fitness Pro Jenn Diederich visited Fresh Living with 7 Things Every Beginner Should Know Before Trail Running.<p>So, you're already into running …

The 15 Most Annoying Types of Runners

The Chatty Runner<p>1 of 16<p>This person isn't always annoying...only when you're running hard, or far, or with headphones. They say most of your runs …

7 Lower Body Exercises for Runners

Strength-training has numerous benefits for runners, from injury prevention to improved endurance and speed. Doing some lower body work 2-3 times a …

Advanced Beginner Marathon Training Schedule

So you've already run at least one half-marathon (13.1 miles) road race, and you're ready to take on the challenge of the marathon. Use this 20-week …

Fartlek Treadmill Training

Fartlek, which means "speed play" in Swedish, is an unstructured form of physical training in which you literally play with the speed and intensity …

Exercise

5 Strength Training Exercises for Runners

Slow down in the gym to get strong and stay healthy.<p>Want to avoid injury? Take your time when lifting. A new study found that runners became stronger after doing six weeks of eccentric strength training. This tactic, which entails slowing down the lengthening phase of a movement, puts greater …

Workouts

Rave Run: Portland, Oregon

The Willamette River Greenway Trail is a runner’s paradise, right in downtown Portland.<p><b>Runner</b><br>Bethany Efaw<p><b>The Experience</b><br>The Willamette River Greenway Trail is an intermittent 40-mile multiuse loop along the riverfront in downtown Portland. It starts northwest of the Fremont Bridge and ends on the …

Oregon

4 Running Drills to Reduce Your Chance of Injury

Step-Ups<p>A lack of quadricep stability and the failed firing of the gluteus (particularly the gluteus medius) are directly connected to a myriad of …

Apple Watch is getting better at fitness tracking, but it still sucks for running

At WWDC this week, Apple all but confirmed that Apple Watch is really just a health gadget. Tim Cook described it offhandedly as a “device for a healthy life,” and most of the watchOS 3 segment of the keynote was devoted to health and fitness.<p>This focus on health makes sense. As an activity …

Quick Start Guide for Beginners: Your First Month

On Day 1 of your 30-Day Quick Start Guide, you completed your first run. During your first week, you slowly increased your run time/distance. Now …

How to Start Running - The Absolute Beginners' Guide

Starting a new running habit can feel overwhelming to a beginner runner. If you're feeling intimidated or nervous about getting started with running, …

Upper Body Exercises for Runners

Upper body strength is crucial to running strong and injury-free. A strong upper body can help us run with better form, prevent injuries, run more …

6 Myths About Running During Pregnancy

Here’s what you need to know (and ignore) about working out for two.<p>No matter what you do, there will be folks who wag their fingers and chastise your decision to keep your running rather than take to the couch during your pregnancy.<p>Here are some of the most common myths my clients hear from the …

Exercise

How running shoes change the muscles in your feet

You might think that cushioned running shoes were designed to give your feet a break. But scientists have discovered that lacing up causes us to use more muscles in our feet than we thought.<p>After attaching tiny wires to the feet of 16 intrepid volunteers, researchers found that certain muscles …

The One Glute Exercise You Need to Try Now

Shares 661<p>Photo: DailyBurn 365<p>Although summer’s unofficially over (and you’ve put that bathing suit away for the season) there’s still plenty of …

Swimwear

A 90s Throwback Playlist For Your Next Tempo Run

With every slow long run comes the next for a faster-paced tempo run. These workouts can be tough, both physically and mentally, but the right …