As more people turn to running, there are a lot of questions about how to do it safely. We talked to researchers and runners alike to answer some of the biggest questions.
Marathons. Cycling Races. Triathlons. So many have been wiped out, but organizers are already planning how to bring them back.
For me, running is itself the destination. It has become my way of balancing the scales, and at some point since 2002 I started to feel most at home when my body was most worn out. I count my life in miles.
I run because after all these years I have learned to find a measure of serenity in the act of running. Somewhere in the past decade I started to find pleasure in this singularly painful activity.
Running may be the single most effective exercise to increase life expectancy, according to a new review and analysis of past research about exercise and premature death. The new study found that, compared to nonrunners, runners tended to live about three additional years, even if they run slowly or sporadically and smoke, drink or are overweight. No other form of exercise that researchers looked at showed comparable impacts on life span.
Running – at a modest pace – is something most folks can do. At a conversational cadence, there’s plenty of time to talk between breaths. And you can bang out a reasonable workout run alone, with a running partner, or in a group in less than an hour. It’s also got great health benefits, certainly more so than modern cart golf.
There are fixes short of a full gait analysis, though some of them take real dedication.
Pediatricians are divided over the impact of marathons on young bodies.
With enough preparation and training, it’s possible to run long distances in the heat.
Improve your physical prowess in any athletic enterprise with these proved mental techniques.
Many runners are happy running their regular routes at a relaxed “feel-good pace.” This boosts your overall fitness and gives you a break from your everyday stress. But it is precisely this monotony in your training that can often lead to boredom and waning motivation. Running expert Sascha Wingenfeld is convinced that “a steady, even pace makes your running heavy-footed and undynamic. Your performance will not improve, and your running will be reduced to just plodding along.”
Fear not: We polled the experts on exactly what to do to get your bowels moving first thing (plus what not to do).
With passion, purpose and your incredible will, you too can achieve the impossible. That includes finding a cure for pancreatic cancer - Julie Weiss.
Heel strike or toe strike? With the fall marathon-training season in full stride, it is time once again to argue about running form. How a runner’s foot should strike the ground incites passionate debate among athletes and coaches, despite scant persuasive evidence to support either position.
Everyone has goals or something important they want to do before they die. But what motivates people to commit and ultimately achieve their goal?
A growing number of seniors are completing marathons and triathlons, shedding new light on how exercise affects the elderly body.
Running is a crappy way to lose fat and an inferior way to boost cardiovascular health, but it's somehow become the most popular exercise on Earth after walking.
All the exercise researchers seemed to agree on one thing: that the best exercise routine is the one you'll actually do. So the answer to the running versus walking question will probably vary from person to person. If you prefer one over the other, stick with that. And if you still can't decide, Hespanhol suggested this: "Why not do both — running and walking — in order to get the best of each?"
Those headlines came from a study that doesn't tell us much about real life.
If you’re a runner who secretly hates running, here’s some good news: Taking it down a notch or two, settling into a leisurely jog rather than an all-out run, may actually be better for your health in the long term. A small new study shows what others have hinted at in the past: That jogging may be just as good, and perhaps even better, than running when it comes to how long we live.
How an ethnic minority that makes up 0.06% of the world's population came to dominate most of its long-distance races.
THE runner’s high: Every athlete has heard of it, most seem to believe in it and many say they have experienced it. But for years scientists have reserved judgment because no rigorous test confirmed its existenc
The latest running shoe model is out. The price tag is $150. Professional athletes around the world say it’s like running on air. It’s a bestseller. With tag lines like, Just Do It and Evolve from the Inside Out, they promote better performance, better materials and better style. What they don’t tell you, is that this shoe is precisely what’s hurting your ability to run.
Flip-flopping advice on exercise may not be as contradictory as it seems.
Spend enough time in the average weight room and you might walk away thinking that running is the root of all exercise evil: It does a lousy job at burning fat. It's less exciting than C-SPAN and, haven't you heard, it messes up your knees. But if you've been avoiding the treadmill based on the word of the guy who seems to live under the squat rack, you might want a second opinion.
Indeed, for most people, pounding the pavement is a chore in line with flossing, having a colonoscopy, and eating Brussels sprouts. That's why I spent a month attempting to figure out how to make every step more tolerable.
Each of these three methods for preventing running injuries can be built into your current workout schedule — and won’t take much, if any, time at all.
Running is enjoyed by millions around the world. It is not only a great form of exercise, running is also a fun hobby for many. Unfortunately, all fun hobbies and sports come with risks. Running can lead to shin splints, ITBS (Runner's Knee) and other related injuries if you aren’t careful. To help you, here are a few tips that can help reduce or lower the impact of running-related injuries...
News, Blogs and Daily Tips.
I am a runner, as well as a wife, mother, and teacher. It took me a long time to embrace the label of runner, but here I am!
The Running Adventures of Steve Speirs. Proud Welshman, [ultra] runner, craft beer drinker & published author.
Your one-stop source for everything running related! Get the Run-Down!
I started running ultramarathons on April 3, 1993, when I ran the American River 50. I started this web site sometime before May 15, 1995 (that's the earliest record I have), when I was working for Silicon Graphics and selling/supporting web products. Since I retired (OK, I was laid off) on October 13, 1997 I've been operating this web site as a free service to the ultrarunning community (especially the RDs), since I love the sport and the people who are part of it.
This site was launched in early 2009 as a place for me to share my thoughts on a wide variety of topics. However, I became hopelessly hooked on running and slowly found my writing focusing more and more on topics related to the sport. As a biologist, I developed an interest in running science, and a bit of an obsession with running shoes and running form. I began accumulating running shoes and writing reviews of them, and the site started to take off.
The website that helps you run faster, run further, run stronger.
Welcome to the quest of running injury free! This site is for the thousands of runners, joggers, and walkers who are not concerned with how fast they can finish a race but who want to run without injury and enjoy it.
We love running and want to spread our expertise and passion to inspire, motivate, and help you achieve your running goals.
RunnerSpace.com is a social networking website for all runners to connect and share with other runners and fans through its industry-leading team, brand and event website creation software.
Runnerspace.com also provides: track and field, cross country and road race coverage, videos, results, photos, tips, blogs, links, reviews, news.
The place for runners on the internet.
The Runner's Web aims to provide a portal into the world of running - including athletics (track and field) and road running, triathlon and adventure racing.
I have decided that as of June of 2014 I will not be regularly updating the blog anymore, but I am leaving it up for the sake of any other people out there who can still find some value in the chronicle of my weight loss...
The Running Network provides the most comprehensive source of information for grassroots runners online.
The Running Room Magazine is distributed bi-monthly to over 200,000 members across Canada and the US.
Run Well, Run Strong, Train Smart, Keep it Simple.
Running USA was formed in 1999 as a joint venture between a coalition of leading road races, race services companies, running-related media companies, the athletic industry and USA Track & Field. The organization is based on the idea that its goals can best be achieved through everyone in the sport working together.
Running Warehouse is America’s Finest Running Specialty Store. Our blog helps us connect with runners like you who care about the sport and are looking for the latest products to help them perform at peak levels. We carefully select every product we carry, with the goal of offering only those products that will benefit athletes, competitors, and people who are serious about the sport of running.
A blog for runners and music lovers. Created for runners who are driven by the music they run with, for music lovers who are inspired by the music they listen to and for all of us who share this passion for running and music in any way, shape or form.
RunToTheFinish is a place to provide motivation to myself and others in this crazy journey of living healthy. I know what it's like to fake knee pain to get out of running or hear someone say they crave vegetables and think they are batty!
Rick Roeber, alias "Barefoot Rick" has been running barefoot since October 2003. Previous to this date, Rick ran 18 marathons (marathon=26.2 miles) and thousands of miles with shoes...
Welcome to Therunnersresource Runner’s Resource!
My name is Casey and I’m the creator the site. I’ve been a runner for over twenty years. I ran track and cross country in high school and college and have continued to put in (fewer) miles...The goal has always been to share what I have learned about the great sport of running.
The Running Clinic is an organization providing continuing education to health professionals that has grown to become a global reference in the prevention of running injuries.
Are you a Professional athlete? Weekend warrior? Couch jockey?
The Running DoctorSM of San Diego provides sports medicine advice, health information, nutritional advice and chiropractic treatment for all...
An in depth look at training, coaching, Sport Science, and anything else that relates to enhancing endurance performance.
Trail Runner is the only magazine dedicated to the off-road running community, encouraging runners of all ages and abilities to experience the outdoors and achieve a healthier lifestyle through off-road running. Trail Runner magazine inspires and informs with accurate, intelligent and in-depth writing and compelling photography.
UltraRunning, widely recognized as the Voice of the Sport® since it was first published in May 1981, serves a rapidly increasing population of ultra runners
The goal is to assist both the novice and veteran ultra runner.
The purpose is to provide a " How To " for ultra running.
The information contained within comes from personal experience, my own and fellow ultra runners, as well as various web sites, books, magazines etc. A large portion of information is derived from the Ultra and the now defunct IUS-L list service. As a subscriber to the "lists" I keep my eye out for information that I believe to be important in terms of how to prepare, run and recover from ultras.
Simply put, it's a free and easy way to create running routes or find one from our member running routes.
Bloggers with a running addiction.
The best running music in the world.
The beauty of nature doesn’t need to be hard to find. Our goal is simple - build the largest collection of hand-curated trail guides, so you can explore the outdoors with confidence. Anytime. Anywhere.
AUA is committed to promoting the sport of ultrarunning in America through its support of USA National Championships, USA National Ultra Teams, and ongoing development and promotional programs designed to further the advancement of American ultrarunning.
Train better, play better, race better.
a virtual aid station from the authors of Run Like a Mother and Train Like a Mother.
AIMS is a member based organization of more than 350 of the world’s leading distance races, from over 100 countries & territories.
The Barefoot Runners Society was born out of a need to find others who have the same interest in running barefoot/natural. As you know, it's comforting when you find others who share the same passion for running barefoot or minimal that you do. It is what binds us to one another and helps us to feel that we are not alone in this otherwise solitary experience. Our vision is that there will be BRS chapters throughout the world which will offer support and resources to the barefoot and minimalist running community.
When Ken Bob began racing exclusively barefoot in 1997, he found that people had a lot of questions. Actually not that many questions, mostly the same questions over and over from many different people. So Ken Bob thought it would be simpler to compile information about running barefoot in one place, like a website, where he could direct people who were persistent in asking question after question.
We believe a good run can fix just about anything and a good run starts with the right shoes and gear.
The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to encourage ALL (especially African-American women) to make fitness and healthy living a priority.
Running doesn’t need to be difficult, or hard on your body. The problem isn’t running, it’s the way you run. From beginner to elite and from injured to aging, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people run better than they ever thought possible.
Cool Running is the complete online resource for runners of all abilities and experience levels. We love running as much as you do, which is why we have created the Web's most comprehensive collection of information, services and tools for the running community.
Welcome to Dr. Pribut's Running Injuries web site. While we cover a variety of sports medicine topics, running injuries are at the core of this site.
Ultrarunning resources, Ultrarunning links and general ultra running information for the novice or veteran ultrarunner.
Whether you're training for your first 10K or trying to move from a walk to a run, we've got the training schedule for you. Don't miss our running plans for beginners, half-marathons, hill workouts, speedwork, and more.
Ramblings of a runner, Reid Coolsaet.
Common sense solutions for treating common,painful foot problems.
The Site for Everyone Who Loves Running.
Welcome to The Hungry Runner Girl. My name is Janae and I kind of really like running a whole lot. My blog is all about running, fitness, food, family and anything else that I feel the need to tell you about.
Welcome to iRunFar.com! Our goal here at iRunFar.com is provide you with the best possible information regarding trail running and ultramarathons anywhere. We provide a mix of timely news, race reports, gear reviews, editorial insight, and other resources, all while we continue to refine our content to better serve your needs and interests.
Over a million runners and walkers have read Galloway books, attended his retreats / running schools, received E-coaching or individual consultation or joined his training programs. His doable plans have opened up the life-changing experience of finishing a distance event to almost everyone.
Because life is funner with a runner. My name's Jess and I'm the writer/runner here at Jess Runs. This blog covers all aspects of running, health and fitness, including training, nutrition, motivation and making running fun.
Crossing the finish line of my first marathon was a life-changing experience... leading me on a journey to become the healthiest version of myself I can be. When I say "healthy" I am not just referring to physical fitness... I am referring to whole body health, emotional health, mental health... the whole shebang!
Established by scottishathletics, the governing body of athletics in Scotland, and supported by NHS Health Scotland, sportscotland and the Scottish Government Health Department, jogscotland is Scotland’s national recreational running network.
JoggingBuddy is a global website with members in 118 countries and growing. As a result members can enjoy the camaraderie that only exist between runners who have faced and triumphed in common goals. Our members come from all walks of life and all abilities, whether you're a power walker, jogger, runner or a triathlete or experienced ultra marathoner.. we have them all.
LetsRun.com running guru, John Kellogg, shares what it takes to be the best runner you can be. Warning: This is not for the faint at heart.
Ultra Marathon, Adventure Racing & Triathlon, Clothing & Equipment Suppliers.
One girl's journey through food and running.
Dream Big Run Long. i run. i write. i blog. i coach. mommy of 3. dreamer. christian. 3:11:26 marathoner. marathoner x27.
This site is about everything to do with running. From free running training info to online coaching and advice from qualified professional coaches set specifically for you.
To be the premier community running organization as evidenced by our economic, community and charitable impact in the markets we serve.
Project Purple is an impact-driven organization with a vision of a world without pancreatic cancer. Our mission is to find a cure for pancreatic cancer and improve the lives of patients through support, hope, and compassion.
Welcome to the World's Largest Running Store!
The RRCA is dedicated to supporting the growth of grassroots running clubs, training programs, and running events while promoting the common interests of runners throughout the United States.
The purpose of this blog is to help both the novice and the experienced runner find their way to the best running shoe for their needs, by reviewing the latest offering from sports companies and giving clear and simple explanations of the characteristics and technologies of the shoes, as well as tips and advice on how to pick the right shoe for you!
We Welcome You to America's Finest Online Running Specialty Store.
It really is mind over matter. No excuses. Just do it!
Online since 2002, with the addition of the Blog in 2007, SpeedEndurance.com is the book I never wrote with 2000+ articles.
I am a Masters Athlete and Coach currently based in London UK and participate in numerous foundation projects, including the re-releasing of Bud Winter’s books and audio.
Enjoy my two cents on the simple things I love in life: running, cooking, family and being a digital nerd. You can learn more than you probably need to know about me here.
While we started out a marathon and half-marathon training program, we continue to evolve to meet the needs of our members. We’ve incorporated a variety of training distances and intensities into our schedules, so as people master one level, there’s always a place to which they can grow. Likewise, we offer walking and Couch-to-5K options to those just starting out with endurance sports.
USA Track & Field drives competitive excellence and popular engagement in our sport. World's #1 Track & Field Team.
We offer the absolute best selection of shoes available anywhere, but much more important to us is offering the absolute best service.