Find out what's on other runners' minds as they share race experiences, motivational advice and strength training tips, along with exciting news of new U.S. and world records at the Prefontaine Classic and the Suja Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon.
As summer approaches and the days get longer, it gets increasingly important to protect your epidermis. Sun damage can result in premature ageing of the skin, spotting, wrinkles and even worse, malignant melanoma and squamous-cell carcinoma.
Have you ever run a race or start an interval workout where you find yourself breathing harder than you feel you should be at that pace, and your legs feel like they're stuck in mud? Eventually your body adapts and you begin to feel more comfortable, either in subsequent intervals or later in the race. This is why you run a warmup first.
Nothing ever goes perfectly for runners. They have to compete in big track meets in 90 degree heat, run through allergies, and attempt to make comebacks after taking time off to have a baby. Read the inspiring stories of both professionals and beginners.
One of the most entrenched myths about running is that it "wears out" your knees. Despite several studies over the past two decades proving that this is just not true, the myth persists, especially among non-runners. Fortunately for everyone, it's no longer a valid concern. In fact, running is actually good for your joints.
The best way to get better at running is to run. But it also helps to supplement your training with other types of workouts to keep well-rounded to prevent injuries or burnout.
Snacking used to be associated with overeating, but choosing healthy snacks before and after runs can help avoid getting too hungry and overeating at your next meal. They can also help fuel you for your run, and aid in recovery.
It's human nature to stick to routines. There are good reasons for it, helping us maintain schdules and accomplish long-term goals. Just getting into a regular running routine is an admirable accomplishment in itself. But eventually the same routine will result in a plateau. For those who want to achieve new goals and challenges, it's necessary to change things up.
A man running a sub-4 minute mile and a mom running a six minute mile while pushing a stroller are impressive feats on many levels. For more day-to-day concerns, running bloggers also offer tips on what to bring on race day, avoiding blisters and keeping sugar off your noodles!
With race participation at an all-time high, it seems that everyone races. But for every person registering for 5Ks to marathons, there are many more who just run. There's nothing wrong with that, but if you'd like to set goals to improve your speed and fitness, or run your first race, a simple mile time trial is the best option.