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Avoid These 5 Common Race Day Mistakes

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Races can be exhilarating and fun, but they can also be demoralizing and difficult. The smallest details can make a huge difference. To save you the trouble (and embarrassment) of having to learn from your own race day mistakes, I'll share mine with you.

Improve Your Running Stamina With Progression Runs

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Progression runs were once called the Kenyan secret. They're great for building stamina, mental strength, and teaching the body to run increasingly fa...

#WomenRunTheWorld

Jennifer Langione | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

"I didn't know you were into running," my grandpa said over the phone as I recovered on the couch a few hours after the race. "I didn't either," I replied, laughing. Others expressed similar surprise that the "gym girl" had now turned into a runner.

11-Year-Old Running Half Marathon to Save the Wolves

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Jason Saltmarsh

By the time August rolls around he'll start adding some progressively longer runs each weekend to build up his endurance. He's hoping to run like a wolf tracking its prey over long distances: calm, easy, and patient until the end.

Workout of the Week: The Two-Part Tempo Run

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Have you ever felt a race slipping away from you after a strong start? Have you been passed, or run out of gas, just a mile or two from the finish line? Every runner can benefit from increased endurance. Tempo runs are just the thing to help you become better at running faster for longer periods of time.

I Hated Running... Until I Didn't

TueNight | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
TueNight

I didn't prance enthusiastically down my driveway each morning, but I looked forward to my workouts and, better yet, to the pleasant combination of fatigue and adrenaline that coursed through me when I finished. It wasn't exactly the oft-touted runner's high, but I did feel something akin to a runner's buzz.

The Man With the Wonder in His Eyes

William J. Furney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Sports
William J. Furney

Indifferent. That's how I felt on the days before the half marathon on the first day of March. The weather the day before, in Eastbourne, was revoltingly wet and windy and inspired nothing but fatty despair. It was outrageously disgusting.

Race Tips for Beginning Runners

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

First of all, congratulations! If you are reading this post, you've already come a long way -- literally. Think of all the miles you've run. Races offers runners a chance to celebrate the training they've done.

Runners Should Never Have to Pay for Their Race Photos

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

You know what I don't like about the "big race" experience? The never-ending chain of emails from photo vendors teasing you with expensive photos of y...

Running on Fumes

Andrew Knott | Posted 02.09.2015 | Parents
Andrew Knott

What made me decide to dive head first into the world of running? Besides, of course, the constant and burning desire, which only the parents of young children can truly understand, to get out of the freaking house and wallow in aloneness?

What Those Obnoxious Running Stickers Say About You

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

I don't have a running sticker on my vehicle. For me, it minimizes my accomplishments. My races were rich, vibrant, life-changing experiences that cannot be reflected in a cold, numeric, one-size-fits-all decal. Or maybe it's just my reticent personality.

From Survivor to Metastatic Survivor

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.04.2015 | Women
Lisa Masters

I forgot what chemotherapy does to the body other than killing cancer cells.The memories, along with the side effects, have returned. The changes to my digestive system and my thinning hair have spoken loudly that "the cancer's back."

The Ultimate Half Marathon Workout

Womens Health | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Womens Health

Training for my first half marathon has been exciting and challenging. Because I hadn't run much more than four miles leading up to my training, adding miles also starting taking a toll on my body. Muscles began hurting that never did before.

Why Running Makes Me a Better Mom

Karen Cordano | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Karen Cordano

Most days are made up of way too many not-my-finest-moments. Every morning, I promise myself I will try to be a better mother to the boys. It is hard to focus on the moments beyond the mistakes.

Dare to Be 100: Humble Pie -- Time Always Wins

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

My ego bruise at my slowness encroaching on my annual marathon record is a powerful signal, not to stop, but instead to have a more modest goal. Accordingly, in four weeks I will run my first half-marathon across the Golden Gate Bridge and back.

I Completed My First Half Marathon! Does That Mean I Am A Runner?

Hege Thorbjornsen | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Hege Thorbjornsen

During the race all I could think was, "Why would anybody do this to themselves? Why would I pay to do this? This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever done and I will never do it again!" As soon as I saw that finish line I was thinking to myself, "Oh, this wasn't really that bad."

The Oddity of the Long Distance Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Long distance runners are a bizarre group of people to those who find comfort in stillness, pleasure in overindulgence, and reassurance in conformity. I know this because I was not always a runner. There was a time that I scoffed at runners and the strange counterculture of running. But, now I know better.

The Secret to Running Faster

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Strides are an easy and effective way to increase your speed. By adding strides to your workout two or three times a week, you can begin to see some big changes in turnover (foot speed) and performance.

What It's Like To Run While Female

Karen Cordano | Posted 09.27.2014 | Women
Karen Cordano

The guy was very fit, not struggling with the slow 11-minute pace the way I was. He stayed beside me or a few steps back. At the corner I sped up and made a right around him. For a little while I though he'd stopped following me. But he had not.

How To Run Your Best Race In The Rain

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The weather is beyond our control, so don't fret about it too much. Instead, focus on what you can do to make it work in your favor. In adverse conditions, a little planning goes a long way.

What I Learned About Friendship By Running My First Half Marathon

Terri Peters | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Terri Peters

Through several miles of my race, I was preoccupied with whether or not my pace was fast enough to keep me from being swept from the course. It hit me then that I don't want to go through life with people who keep their heads down and press miserably toward their goal. May I choose partners in this race who stop for a selfie with Abe Lincoln or stop to enjoy the sunset when I'm busy rushing my kids out of the playground before dark.

5 Tips for a Successful Family 'Racecation'

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

First and foremost, it's a family vacation. So, you'll want to make sure you plan enough fun things to keep your entire family entertained and happy during the trip. You may be worried about the race, but the rest of your family shouldn't be.

Will Run For Food: Confessions of a Chubster

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy
Anthony Romeo

I won't win these races. I will finish behind thousands of other men and women. And that's okay. If I can finish an entire thin-crust pizza, I can finish a race. I am a chubby runner, and I get to keep running for as long as I hate doing it.

My Running Challenge

Pamela Kokoros | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Kokoros

Though I feel pain and loss, I have to come to a point where I have to do something that will motivate me and perhaps shed some light on all this mess, that I know everyone at some time or another has to deal with.

The Slowest Generation, or the Healthiest?

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Runners can find competition, camaraderie, or fun. We are fortunate that there are so many races and race formats to choose from. Instead of complaining, let's just pick the races that we enjoy running and let others choose theirs. On race day, run your race. Nobody is holding you back, but you.