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3 Simple Tricks To Improve Running Form (And Have The Best Run Ever)

Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jason Fitzgerald Do a quick Internet search for "proper running form" and you'll get lost in scientific jargon: swing phase, stance time, load...

Little Cracks

Nicole Scott | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Nicole Scott

We see people's highlight reels and think they have it easy. The mom who lost 50+ pounds and looks amazing; it had to be easy. The mom who seems to have it all together, who has been told, parenting just comes naturally to you. The business owner who seems to have it all.

How I Lost 85 Pounds And Became A Runner

Leslie Handler | Posted 01.12.2015 | Fifty
Leslie Handler

I'd been trim all my life. I had two kids and proudly fit right back into my size eights after the birth of each one. Somehow, 20 years of life, and stress, sickness, and eating, found its way onto my five foot two inch frame. Although it certainly didn't happen overnight, it felt like I just blinked and there were a hundred extra pounds to be found inside my clothes.

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.

How Running Helps This Man Through His Battle With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living

When Scott Spitz was faced with a cancer diagnosis, he coped by focusing on one of his strongest passions: his ability to run. In a HuffPost Live excl...

Reflecting On The Life Of Guru Nanak While Running The NYC Marathon

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 01.06.2015 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

I view marathon running as an incredible opportunity to counter negative stereotypes, raise money for charities, and build stronger communities.

10 Things To Look For In A Personal Trainer

Jamie Walker | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Above all else, trust your gut. Look for a knowledgeable and experienced personal trainer who feels like the most natural fit. That's the one to hire because she'll not only help you reach your goals, but will also keep you feeling comfortable, motivated and inspired throughout the process.

How to Improve Running -- With Mathematical Equations

Amandine Aftalion | Posted 01.05.2015 | Science
Amandine Aftalion

How should we train to improve our running performance? By modeling running in the form of equations, and then solving them, we can now predict the optimal strategy to run a given distance in the shortest amount of time thanks to powerful mathematics.

Taylor Swift and 2 Million Fans Helped Me Crush the NYC Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

As the father of a teenage girl, I'm familiar with the music of Taylor Swift. I never thought her music would help me qualify for Boston, but it did.

Want to Be a Mother Runner? 3 Must-Haves to Get Moving

Melissa Fenton | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Fenton

Like most new physical endurance based challenges, running is going to be something you will most likely fail at miserably on the first try. You will lace up your shoes, head out the door, and three minutes in, lungs burning and heart pounding, your mind will begin tossing out questions: "Isn't this supposed to be fun? When does it get easy? Where's the runner's high? When will I be able to talk? What it so darn great about running? I just want to stop and lay down!"

Tips For Running A Night Race

Women's Health | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Women's Health

Never in a million years would I think that learning to play an instrument would be easier than training to run 13.1 miles. I mean, isn't running supposed to be skill we are naturally born with?

Weight Training: If You Aren't, You Should Be

Brandon Drenon | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Brandon Drenon

Often when I introduce the idea of weight lifting to gym members the excuses I hear back are across the board. For women it's usually the fear of growing too big and muscular. Older people fear injury. And frankly, some people just have no idea where or how to begin.

How to Run the NYC Marathon Like a Pro

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Every runner who navigates the cold and windy marathon course through the five boroughs of New York City this Sunday has a chance to do something inspirational. With the right training, the right attitude, and a dose of inspiration, you too can run the race of a lifetime.

The Ultimate Half Marathon Workout

Women's Health | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Women's 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.

How the NYC Marathon Can Feed Millions of Children

William Lambers | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

There are 50,000 runners and 2 million spectators in this Sunday's New York City Marathon. If around half of those have a smartphone and use the Char...

One Simple Trick To Run Farther And Faster With Less Effort

Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living

By Melaina Juntti for Men's Journal Even routine runners have off days where legs feel like lead or motivation is just lacking. There's a seriously...

11 Simple Tips For Any Aspiring Runner

High50 | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
High50

I am a runner. Now excuse me while I howl with laughter. After all, in the words of my late father, I am a couch potato. I like sitting down. Or lying down, preferably, and being brought stuff so I don't have to move.

My Running Medals

Sarah Warman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Sarah Warman

When I look at my medals I don't just see some award I picked up at the end of race. I see the story of my life. Although the medals represent the "highs" I'll always remember the "lows" in between.

20 Reasons To Run The NYC Marathon At Least Once in Your Life

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Every year around this time, I get the New York City Marathon bug. My usual every-other-day run generally takes me to Central Park, where I loop around for three or four miles, sometimes doing the full six.

Why I Took Up Jogging in the Rain, How Much I Love It and Why You Might Like It Too!

Adriana & George Sifakis | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Adriana & George Sifakis

I highly recommend squeezing into those lycra leggings, dusting off your cap, and slipping on a slicker with some upbeat tunes and going out for a jog in the rain! You too may feel refreshed and energized!

Marine Corps Marathon 2014: The People's Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

There was a woman standing next to me telling every runner that they were doing so well, looking so good, and were amazing. What a kind and generous spirit. Some runners responded with smiles and head shakes, but it helped all of them power through the next arduous mile.

13 Things You Should Know Before Running Your First Race

Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living

By Amanda Loudin for Life by DailyBurn So you've decided to run a race -- congrats! Paying the registration fee is the first and probably easiest s...

5 Banana Recipes For Athletes

Marissa Schroder | Posted 12.27.2014 | Taste
Marissa Schroder

Bananas are an athlete staple.

Have a Running Club? 9 Ways to Keep Everyone Engaged

Jamie Walker | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

​It's no mystery that running with a group can be one of the most fun ways to help you get fitter faster. Having a network to lean on that can support you while also challenge you and hold you accountable for workouts can be the best and easiest way to stay motivated. Plus, let's face it, it's so much easier to tackle those miles when you've got some great company.

5 Reasons Runners Are Like Toddlers

Jamie Walker | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Runners, like toddlers can be both peculiar and charming. We often lack table manners, can cry at any given moment and need help with the most basic tasks. You know what else is funny? The fact that we will also drop everything to smile and run for something shiny.