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The Strength of a Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Runners understand that easy running is really just a term for controlled effort and that it only comes after hundreds or thousands of miles have passed beneath your feet.

In a Rut? How to Make Running Fun Again

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

A time when running feels more like work than play, and you start to wonder if you need it anymore. After all, if it's not fun, there are plenty of other things to do instead. Fun is the key to running longevity. Here are five ways to rekindle your running passion and find love on the run.

National Running Day Deals, Discounts and Freebies

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
GOBankingRates

By Holly Hammersmith, Contributor Runners worldwide have been celebrating their love for running on National Running Day -- also known as Global Runn...

5K Racing: How to Make It Through Mile 2

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

For runners without a sound race strategy and some serious self-discipline, mile two is where PR's fade to black. Here are a some things you can do to run a better second mile in your next 5K race.

Are You a Real Runner?

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.03.2016 | Comedy
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Mark Remy, Runner's World columnist and author In my new book, Runners of North America--A Definitive Guide to the Species, I analyz...

Running Is an Imperfect Sport

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Perfection doesn't exist in the world of running. There are great runners, great venues, great weather, great competitors, and great races. There are no perfect days. The secret to running and racing is acceptance, perseverance and positivity.

Running Your Race Your way

Sequoia T. Gillyard | Posted 03.16.2016 | Women
Sequoia T. Gillyard

I was talking with a sister friend today and she shared how she lost motivation to do what she was created to do. I was extremely shocked because she ...

Be Your Own Hero

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 03.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

My point is not that these races are bad. I admire the runners who compete in these events. My point is that these overly expensive, aggressively marketed and highly socialized races can push runners to jump in too early, or for the wrong reasons. Peer pressure, intentional or not, is a difficult thing to resist.

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

The Long Road to Boston

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Not every run is enjoyable. Some runs are just work. But that's okay. The hurt and the work are what make our accomplishments so sweet. Revel in the entire training experience, even the long run. Running is a blessing and an opportunity to be cherished.

You Are Not Alone

David Willey | Posted 12.18.2015 | 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...

The 10 Best Exercises You Can Do For The Rest Of Your Life

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.06.2015 | Healthy Living

From boot camps to SoulCycle to early morning dance parties, there’s no shortage of fitness trends with a devoted, young, fit following. But when it...

Dad, No! Men in Tights

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

It's officially December, and even though it's been unseasonably warm here in New Hampshire this year, the temperatures are hovering below freezing fo...

11 Rules Of Running Buddy Etiquette

Health.com | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Health.com

Over the weekend, I asked a girlfriend to join me for a jog along the Hudson River Park Bikeway. The weather was perfect, so we agreed to run to Chelsea Piers and back and stop for coffee afterward. But we started off on an awkward foot -- no pun intended...

Runners Make Pilgrimage to Thanksgiving Races

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Thanksgiving is the most popular race day of the year in the USA. Runners of all ages and abilities line up around the country at local Turkey Trots, ...

ICYMI: What Runners Think About And A New-Old Approach To Staph

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.08.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read about medical decisions, both personal and professional. First, we took in a st...

2015 NYC Marathon Start: What You Need to Know

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The 2015 New York City Marathon is about to begin. Over 50,000 runners will line up on Nov. 1 for a red carpet running tour of New York City's five bo...

This Runner Did A Marathon Without Talking About It #SportsLegend

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.23.2015 | Comedy

Some great athletic feats are the result of years of preparation and training. And then there are those few moments where an incredible performance co...

What's the Least Amount of Running You Need to Do to Be Healthy?

Thrillist | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Candace Nelson Credit: Shutterstock You've seen those people who wake up early, pep already in their step, to go for a five-mile run before wor...

10 Reasons To Run That Have Nothing To Do With Losing Weight

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Earlier this year, I decided to commit to a regular running routine because climbing the stairs to my third-floor walkup wasn't really enough cardio. ...

7 Stories That Make You Proud To Be A Runner

Runner's World | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Runner's World

Amazing stories involving running surface by the hundreds every year. (Flip through any issue of Runner's World and you'll see what we mean.) From young to old, elite athlete to newbie, the running community continues to show it not only hits the road each day to stay healthy or PR a race, but also to help others and inspire.

What Real People Think About When They Run

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living

When elite runners were tasked with thinking aloud during an eight-mile run, 32 percent of them thought about how painful running was. "Hill, you're a...

Running Injuries: 5 Steps to Recover Like a Champion

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

An injured runner is like a feral animal. Our instincts tell us to move, to flee, to run like we have for so long. But, we know that we must stay still and heal before we can go back to doing what it is we love. The trail beckons, but we have to resist.

The Siren Song of the Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Like mariners drawn to a rocky shoreline by the enchanting sound of mermaids, runners can't resist the lure of the epic marathon. This fall, hundreds ...

7 Myths About Running That Every Beginner Should Ignore

Kayla Matthews | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

Perhaps you searched websites and purchased a few specialty running magazines to help you get off to a strong start. That's generally a solid approach when it comes to learning about something new, but there are some pervasive myths that could confuse you as a beginning runner. Here are just a few of them: