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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...

How People Successfully Lose Weight

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

In my 20 years of writing, discussing, and counseling people on weight loss, I have pondered, why are some people successful in losing weight and oth...

6 Tips for Buying the Right Running Shoe

Details | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living

By Samuel Blackstone for DETAILS. (photo: Getty Images) Ask any experienced runners and they'll tell you, the most important piece of fitness equip...

Runners: To Wave or Not to Wave?

Jennifer Hellickson | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hellickson

It's a topic I've been wanting to explore for quite some time -- not only because I find the social dynamics of the dilemma fascinating, but also because I've seen geography come into play during my time living (and running) around the country.

What You Should Eat Before a Long Run

Details | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Grabbing a quick snack before a run, if done correctly, can prevent your body from not only eating away muscle, but slowing your metabolism, dropping your blood sugar, and zapping your energy.

The Key To Running Faster That Has Nothing To Do With Running

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're a runner working toward your next personal record, you might want to include some time on a stationary bike. A new study published in the&n...

4 Ways To Make Your Run More Fun

Details | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living

We've got some ways to make the worst part of your run -- the running bit -- more pleasant. Heck, maybe you'll find yourself grinning rather than grunting through the pain next time you're out there struggling. Probably not, though.

How To Tell When It's Too Hot To Run Outside

Life by DailyBurn | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Life by DailyBurn

While most people welcome warm weather, the runners among us might be watching climbing temperatures with dread. Jog outside when it's 88 degrees and humid and you may discover that your relationship with summer becomes more love-hate than love-love.

A Survivor's Routine Journey

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbi Appelquist

So today, a blood draw. Tomorrow, a three-hour ride on an inner space ship. And hopefully, in six months time, I'll look back at another treasure chest of glittering moments with the thud of the MRI as my soundtrack.

Going the Distance? Hydration and Exercise

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

It's important to establish an exercise regimen because physical activity offers many health benefits, including decreasing blood pressure, increasing muscle strength, lowering blood fat levels (cholesterol and triglycerides), improving sleep, decreasing stress, increasing insulin sensitivity and helping control body weight.

Half Marathon Training for Beginners

Hannah McGoldrick | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Hannah McGoldrick

Believe it or not, if your long runs are up to three miles, you're ready to train for a half-marathon. Running 13.1 miles might seem impossible now, but you will make it, as long as you take it one week -- and one mile -- at a time.

An Olympian Takes a Stand

Warren K. Zola | Posted 08.12.2015 | Sports
Warren K. Zola

Will Nick Symmonds join Curt Flood, John Mackey, Ed O'Bannon, Spencer Haywood and others as seminal figures standing up for the rights of fellow athletes? Symmonds' recent actions are likely to have substantial ramifications for Olympic athletes in our country.

I Feel God When I Run

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Running is where I feel God because running is where I find myself. It is also where I break down and can't go any farther and need help most desperately. It's where I focus on my own body and the reality of mortality, that I'm going to live in this world for a little while, and if I want to really live, I'm going to take risks and sometimes fail.

7 Important Things To Know When Buying Running Shoes

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living

When it comes to creating a healthy running routine, sporting the right footwear is as important as actually setting out for those early morning jogs&...

Why I Decided Not to Sign USA Track & Field's 'Statement of Conditions'

Nick Symmonds | Posted 08.10.2015 | Sports
Nick Symmonds

Every day for the past two years I woke up with a purpose: to return to the IAAF World Championships. For two full years I trained. Thousands of miles logged, hours spent in the pool, at the gym, and countless other sacrifices made. I was all set to go until last night when I received an email from American track and field's governing body, USATF.

What Do Runners Think About? Here's The Sad Truth

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.10.2015 | Science

What on earth do runners think about while pounding the pavement mile after mile after mile? Mostly, they think about how miserable they are. At leas...

How a Sidewalk Rest Stop Can Elevate Your Life

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 08.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

I tried running one summer a few years back. I hadn't run in decades. Running hurts me. I don't get a high or lean thighs. My friend Kelley invited m...

My First 5K in 27 Years, After Losing 100 Pounds.

Don McNay | Posted 08.09.2015 | Sports
Don McNay

I've convinced myself that I don't really care about my time in the Midsummer Night's Dream, 5K race in Lexington Kentucky. Then I just put on the race shirt. All of that "non competitive" talk goes right out the window. I want to win this baby. Or lose giving it everything I can.

Can Olympic Runners Compete Barefoot?

Quora | Posted 08.10.2015 | Sports

While there is a growing resurgence in barefoot running, most of the people doing this are not competitive runners, but rather recreational runners.

How To Get Out Of That Running Slump

Nicole Scott | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicole Scott

It happens to the best of us. I tend to think most of us will pull out of the slump naturally, in our own due time. But is there anything we can do to get back to happy running feet faster? Definitely! Here are my top 10 tips to get yourself running out of funky town.

What Can Running a Marathon Teach You About Life?

Quora | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living

I ran the Chicago Marathon (in 2014). All 26.2 miles of it. It was definitely not an easy feat. Six months prior, I could barely run 10 kilometers.

7 Tips to Staying Injury-Free

Tania Kowalski | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Tania Kowalski

There are very few of us that don't deal with injuries or niggles of some sort. So how can we prevent and manage injuries so that they don't stop us from living active lives? Here are some tips that I try to use in my training.

Stop Calling Skinny Moms Bad Moms Out of Jealousy

Hasna El Maroudi | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Hasna El Maroudi

If you were to believe some reactions, all women who become mothers are doomed to live the rest of their sad little lives, fat, hairy and exhausted. That is, if you're doing a "good" job. And apparently it is other moms who determine what "good" really is.

Starting to (Half) Marathon: Finishing San Francisco

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.27.2015 | San Francisco
Frank H. Wu

I wish I had been aware of the pleasure of walking, from the time I was a college student who would rather miss class than trek to campus. But regret about the past serves no purpose other than as inspiration for the future. I hope to see everyone on the road, on our own two feet.

The San Francisco Marathon Turns to Technology to Attract New Runners

Alicia Jessop | Posted 07.24.2015 | Sports
Alicia Jessop

This isn't your mama's San Francisco Marathon. The sport of running has hit a renaissance in the United States. These days, it's not uncommon for elite level runners to brush elbows alongside first-time marathoners while traversing race courses.