Articles About Running

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How To Refresh Your Running
By Thomas O'Leary
Are you feeling a little stale about running at the moment? Is it hard to remember what is so exciting about pushing yourself physically? This happens to all of us at some time.

Getting Enjoyment from Long Training Runs
by Shane Magee
When training for long-distance races like the marathon, a sense of mental weariness can easily creep into our approach, making the training runs seem more like a chore than something to look forward to. Here are some tips to increasing the enjoyment during training runs.

How to Run Faster
by Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
Running a lot of miles slowly will slow you in races. The ability to run fast in races depends more on how fast you run in practice than on how many miles you run each week.

Running Tips For All Four Seasons
by Gray Rollins
Running on a crisp fall afternoon is a lot different than trying to hit the sidewalks for a great run in the heat of a scorching August day or in the frigid chill of a snowy January. Luckily, dedicated runners have developed ways to keep improving their skill and strength even when Mother Nature is not on their side.

Run Your Next Marathon In Under 3 hrs 30 minutes
by Dave Elger
I recently was asked how I would train someone to run a sub 3 hr 30 min marathon. That is 8 minute per mile pace for 26.2 miles.

How To Train For A Marathon
by Gray Rollins
So you have been running for a while, and now want to do a marathon. Here's advice on what sort of training schedule to follow.

Running With Knee Pain
by Susie Goodridge
forty-two percent of all injuries from overuse affect the knee joint, and runner's knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome or PFPS), is the most common injury among runners.

Running Cramps, Leg Cramps & The Role Of Nutrition
by Paul Newland
Everyone you talk to seems to have a theory about muscle cramps and running cramps in particular - eat bananas, eat oranges, take more salt, eat less salt. For some this may work, for most it doesn't.

Train More Effectively with a Heart Rate Monitor
by Matt Ream
Today's heart rate monitors have made it easier for athletes of all levels to get the same feedback they would get from a high-priced trainer. It's like having a personal coach strapped to your wrist.

What Should Runners Think About?
by Roy Palmer
What do you think about when you are running? Does it make a difference?

Why Do My Feet Hurt So Much When I Run?
by Willie Jones
Most people do not know that there is a proper shoe for their foot type. Knowing your foot type before you hit the stores can make a world of difference whether you want to do brisk walking, jogging or marathons.

Do We Know How To Run?
by Dr. Nicholas Romanov
Isn’t running a natural, simple and accessible for most people exercise for health, pleasure and competition? But 2 out of 3 runners are injured every year.

Run Fast, Run Free
by Roy Palmer
A study at Harvard University found that runners reach faster speeds not by repositioning their legs more rapidly in the air but by other means.

Do You Need Expensive Running Shoes?
by Winston Ng
Nike Free does not think so; and neither should you. Read on to find out why this concerns every one of us; our health and a good deal of wasted money. This is not a story of the Nike Free shoe; it’s about our freedom and growth.

Plantar Fasciitis And Heel Bone Spurs Causes
by David Buster
Plantar fasciitis occurs when the connective tissue on the bottom of your foot that attaches to your heel becomes inflamed. When repeated stress and strain occur on the heel bone and surrounding soft tissue, the body attempts to protect itself by forming heel bone spurs.

Calf Cramps - 5 Ways to Avoid the Pain
by Charlie Cory
If you are a runner, then I am sure that you will know about calf cramps. Imagine this scenario if you will. Let's say that you are 7.5k into a 10k run and the road starts to incline. Ever so slightly, but enough to put that extra strain on your legs as you try to maintain contact ...

My Favourite Light-Weight Jacket
by Mike Hayes
Possibly one of the most useful pieces of clothing any active person can own is a light-weight windproof, showerproof shell. My own favourite of the many I have tried is Rab's Quantum Neutrino windproof smock.

 


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