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The Swoosh, Then and Now

David Willey | Posted 05.28.2016 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Nike was founded by upstart running geeks and has evolved into a $30 billion sporting conglomerate. But running, and a runner, are upfront once again....

You Are Not Alone

David Willey | Posted 12.18.2016 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Fifty-seven years after the first running club was officially founded, new running tribes are popping up all over, with different agendas but the same...

Lasting Impressions

David Willey | Posted 06.19.2016 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Long after the victors have showered, spectators have gone home, and aid stations have been broken down, people are still out there running. Eventually, one of them finishes last.

Heart of the Matter

David Willey | Posted 06.18.2016 | Healthy Living
David Willey

The bottom line: Running is good for our hearts. But that doesn't mean runners are immune to the leading cause of death in America. Do you know all yo...

A Return to Running

David Willey | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
David Willey

The best thing I've done for my running lately was to not run. Sounds heretical, but for the past few months, rather than running four or five days a week, I swam two days and went cross-country skiing another two or three. If I ran at all, it was once a week, a few easy miles.

A Mile and Change

David Willey | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Earlier this year, I came out of my winter running hiatus thinking about a new goal. Feeling a bit burned out by half and full marathon training, I re...

Never Limit Where Running Can Take You

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

To be able to not only walk, but to run is a beautiful thing.

Winning Stories

David Willey | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Photos from the two cover contest winners. Scott Spitz, left. Christina Lee, right. In October, 5,000 people took part in the Runner's World Half & F...

Running With Heart

David Willey | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Going 13.1 is a gratifying challenge for any runner, one that requires training and commitment. But it doesn't take over your life the way marathon training can, and it certainly doesn't force you to navigate stairs backward for three days, as going 26.2 often does.

26.2 Strong

David Willey | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Right about now, all over America, a couple hundred thousand runners are beginning to train for fall-marathon season. But the most meaningful 26.2-miler of the year -- perhaps of the century -- was run on April 21.

A Running Love Story

David Willey | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
David Willey

On the morning of her memorial, which George planned and presided over, he went out for 20 minutes in Central Park. "I just thought it would be a good thing to do," he said. "It would make me feel better. Running can do that."

Boston's New Start

David Willey | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
David Willey

The Boston Marathon, to me, has always represented renewal. That's an odd thing to say about the world's oldest continuously run marathon, but its pla...

The Hurt Blocker

David Willey | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Monday has a brand problem. The weekend is over, most good restaurants are closed, and the daily grind begins anew. Wednesday, or hump day (the week's...

143 Miles in 35 Days: Lessons Learned

Heather Mayer Irvine | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Mayer Irvine

Resting is part of training. I've confirmed what I sort of already knew: I'm not built for running streaks. I'm built for hard workouts three to five days a week with lots of cross training, physical therapy and foam rolling. But I've also confirmed that I'm stubborn with myself.

April 15, 2013 and Beyond

David Willey | Posted 08.18.2013 | Media
David Willey

Boston is an intensely personal story for us, too. There were more than a dozen Runner's World and Running Times staffers and freelancers near the finish line when the bombs went off. Four editors were running the race.

Take a Deep Breath

David Willey | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Maybe it's because running is so quantifiable, but most runners I know love "magic bullets." We want to improve -- it's why we run in the first place -- and we'll typically try anything (within reason) that might help us run more miles or faster times.

A 21-Minute Fix

David Willey | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Running can be anything you need it to be, big or small. It can help you beat ill health. It can burn off five or 10 or 50 pounds and change your life. Or in the time it takes to watch a few video clips, it can clear your head, give you a shot of endorphins, and salvage a forgettable day.

Let's Move, Let's Run

David Willey | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Willey

There are so many physical, mental, and emotional benefits to even a simple running "routine." No fancy equipment needed, no teams to make -- just a pair of shoes and some guidance and encouragement.

Only a Race?

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger David Willey, editor-in-chief of Runner's World For me at least, there was no calm before the storm, and certainly none after it. Hu...

Running Is My Boyfriend: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 11.21.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

It's official. I've become one of those people. A "real runner." I am obsessed with logging my miles. I feel strongest when I'm climbing big hills. And I am seriously addicted to chocolate milk.

Learning to Run

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I used to be a runner. A long, long time ago. Not the kind who raced or anything, or felt part of a running community, but the kind who ran for fitnes...