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Running Shorter

Heidi Dietrich Mills | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Dietrich Mills

I've been running marathons, and then ultra marathons, for the past seven years. I've become accustomed to putting several 50Ks, a road marathon and maybe even a 50-mile run on the calendar each January. But this year, I'm taking the opposite track, and scaling back.

A Runner's World: Taking on the Full Marathon

Gretchen Braun | Posted 04.16.2012 | Sports
Gretchen Braun

I began to loath speed workouts, long runs on weekends, and even recovery runs. Instead of being an outlet, it became a punishment I had to endure a few times a week. Once I began college, I promptly stopped running.

How To Find The Best Running Shoes

Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living

Most of the time, shoe-shopping is a slice of retail-therapy heaven. But as dedicated runners know, finding the right running shoe is a different stor...

50 Birthdays, 50 Miles | Posted 01.15.2012 | Fifty

CHANNAHON, IL. -- A lot of people would be satisfied to be in good enough shape to run even a couple of miles at the age of 50, but Michael Geldean we...

Five Foot Tips to Keep Your Feet Healthy for 2012

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Now that your feet have survived the partying, dining and dancing of New Year's Eve, it is now time to be nice to them again.

Our Trainers, Our Selves

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

"DO YOU WANT TIGHT ARMS, TIGHT ABS ... ? Yes, I said somewhat meekly through my agony. I certainly do.

Living Up to the Holiday Lights

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 02.19.2012 | Home
Linda Novick O'Keefe

I love these December dawns, even if it's hard to drag myself out into the cold. They put me in touch with the year-end cycle in a way I'd miss if I didn't see the sun come up and go down.

A San Francisco Running Weekend to Remember

Heidi Dietrich Mills | Posted 02.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Dietrich Mills

Last Saturday at the North Face Endurance Challenge outside of San Francisco, I encountered more than one unexpected surprise.

Aging Runners Just As Efficient As Younger Athletes, Study Says

Posted 12.07.2011 | Healthy Living

Older athletes may never beat 20-year-olds in a 100-meter sprint, but a new, small study suggests that, in at least one way, they are just as efficien...

All-American Runner Loses Feet To Frostbite

AP | By MARY PEMBERTON | Posted 12.06.2011 | Sports

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A campus police report provides new details about why an All-American cross-country runner from the University of Alaska Anchorag...

Ethan Zohn: 'I'm Going To Outrun Cancer'

Posted 12.01.2011 | Healthy Living

Ethan Zohn has been through a lot: winning "Survivor 3: Africa," dribbling a soccer ball from Boston to Washington, D.C., experiencing a torn ACL, and...

My Thanksgiving 10K -- and Some Thoughts on Getting Older

Alan Elsner | Posted 01.21.2012 | Fifty
Alan Elsner

I had imagined that I'd be running this race well into my seventies, if not beyond. But recently, I've been having doubts. It's almost as if I can see the end of my life as a runner looming -- to my great regret and sorrow.

Forging a Soul of Iron

Jeff Wise | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff Wise

Duffy's story offers a perfect example of a profound, but often overlooked truth about human toughness: Even the most physically punishing feats of endurance are less about the body than about the mind.

How Running Helped Me Cope With Breast Cancer

Andrea Paine | Posted 01.14.2012 | Women
Andrea Paine

My girls were 13, 11 and 7 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Running gave me the physical and mental fortitude to deal with my operations, treatment and emotional stress.

The 26.2 Recap: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 01.11.2012 | New York
Emily Faherty

I am running a marathon. How many times did I have to repeat this to myself during the race for it to finally sink in? I am running a marathon... and I'm almost done.

Finishing The NYC Marathon -- Trading One Dream For Another

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

I set out on marathon Sunday with one goal. But that goal morphed into a different one on the course: to show the world that this post-50 woman has the power to be and do whatever she wants.

7 Sports In Which You Can (Or Must) Still Wear A Skirt

Posted 01.07.2012 | Women

The recent controversy over whether or not female boxers will be required to compete in skirts at the 2012 Olympics in London got us thinking: Are spo...

Running the NYC Marathon and What I Wore

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Like many people over 50, I was worried about running, because I had heard that running, or even strenuous walking, can hurt our joints. Research shows, however, that it won't, if done right.

The Best Race Day Tips For a First-Time Marathoner

Emily Faherty | Posted 01.03.2012 | New York
Emily Faherty

All soon-to-be, first-time NYC Marathoners, like me, know that the training is complete (through heat, rain, an earthquake, and a hurricane), so now it's time to get ourselves excited for the race and as prepared as possible.

Rescued Chilean Miner Returns To NYC Marathon

AP | By MELISSA MURPHY | Posted 01.03.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Rescued Chilean miner Edison Pena sang no Elvis tunes this time. A subdued Pena has returned to run the New York City Marathon on Sunday,...

Richard Blais: How Running Saved My Life

Richard Blais | Posted 01.03.2012 | Home
Richard Blais

At one point in my life, I was locked out of my own restaurant, I had negative 600 dollars in my bank account, I was lost, and candidly, I was fat. But in retrospect, it was the best thing that could have happened to me.

Lessons From a Marathon

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.02.2012 | New York
Jennifer Hamady

With the New York City Marathon coming up this weekend, I am reminded of an experience two years ago that not only changed my view of the annual event. It changed my life.

Up for a Run?

Kathy Kaehler | Posted 01.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Kaehler

Now I know most of us can't get to the Big Apple for the big race, but you can train like them. Why not do a stay at home runner/walker workout like the marathon runners for one week?

Remembering Grete Waitz, the First Lady of the Marathon

David Willey | Posted 12.31.2011 | Sports
David Willey

In the days leading up to the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, countless runners will remember the woman who jumpstarted the women's running revolution three decades ago, and who supported and encouraged runners of all abilities until her death.

The Spiritual Benefits Of Running

Michael Rossmann, SJ | Posted 12.30.2011 | Religion
Michael Rossmann, SJ

Over time, however, I cannot imagine not running or praying. More than something that I feel that I "should" do, I find myself praying in gratitude that I get to do this, that I am in touch with my body while running.