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Endurance

50 Essential Last-Minute Marathon Tips

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Congratulations on making it to the starting line after months of marathon training. Here are some practical tips to help you stay safe and run your very best race. Good luck and godspeed!

Do You Have What It Takes to Run a Marathon?

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

My son asked me if I'd had a bad run. "No, Bud. There's no such thing as a bad run. Some are just tougher than others. Those are the ones that make us stronger."

How Fartlek Training Can Help Make You a Better Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Fartlek is a term borrowed from the Swedish. The Swedish word Fart (speed) and lek (play) combine to form the word Fartlek (speedplay). Fartlek traini...

5 Rules to Run Better for Life

Vijay Vad, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Vijay Vad, M.D.

Overtraining is the number one cause of injuries in runners. If you overdo it and put your body under too much stress too often, running can cause you more harm than good.

10 Toughest Endurance Races in the World

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

Anytime your race plan involves running on the white line of the highway to keep the soles of your shoes from melting, you know you're in for a suffer-fest. Here, based on my personal suffering and the suffering of others, is my top 10 list of the world's toughest endurance races.

Fitness Trend Forecast: What Workouts Should You Be Doing (or Not)?

Jill S. Brown | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

The fitness industry is a lot like fashion, where old trends come back into vogue but usually with a updated twist. If it's tried and true, and there's research to back it up, it will be back or here to stay.

Can We Get Exercise From A Pill?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.23.2013 | Science

An exercise pill? Researchers are developing a new drug that may bring some of the beneficial effects of exercise. A recent study involving mice sh...

Dare to Be 100: Slow Down Last

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2013 | Fifty
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Ron is simply one of the greatest runners ever. At one time, he held every world record for distances from 2 miles to 20 km.

Lessons: Boston and the Human Spirit

Binta Niambi Brown | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Binta Niambi Brown

I am a runner. I'm not likely to ever qualify for Boston, but as always, I will do what I can do... and when I run, will carry Boston in my heart.

Netzach And Tragedy

Reb Ezra Weinberg | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
Reb Ezra Weinberg

The story of endurance and eternity is heartbreaking in the wake of the Boston Marathon. There are no satisfiable answers to why these things happen. Just a raging desire to find comfort, any kind of comfort, in the face of a ghastly tragedy.

Getting Through Your Gethsemanes

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 06.11.2013 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

The final week in Jesus' life included especially great depths and heights: He faced a dark night of the soul in Gethsemane, a torturous cross and, ultimately, a glorious resurrection. Identifying with Jesus in His journey keeps us focused and faithful in ours.

The Adventures of Zelza Zero -- a Race to the Finish

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

Forty-five days seems like a short period of time to raise thousands of dollars, but in reality it's a long way to the end. You must have a plan for maintaining your energy, and a backup plan for when you don't meet your goals.

How to Stick It Out to Achieve Success!

Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW

Just stick it out for a long enough time (and a little bit more) and you will most likely have your days of glory. This means keep doing the work you are supposed to be doing, to the best of your capability, regardless of the mood of the moment.

An Old-Fashioned Antarctic Expedition

Posted 01.31.2013 | Travel

Five days ago, adventurer Tim Jarvis set off from Elephant Island, an icy chunk of Antarctica's South Shetlands archipelago, in a 22.5-foot replica o...

Fear Of Pain: Do You Know Your Limit?

Jaimal Yogis | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Jaimal Yogis

Unlike our ancestors (who had to endure all sorts of grueling survival challenges), most of us don't know or understand our limits -- because we don't reach them. We're afraid of the pain. We're afraid of what we might find out about our character.

Training for a 122-Mile Vegas Bike Ride & Trying Not to Be A Wimp About It

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 09.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Ana Beatriz Cholo

I'm training for a 122-mile bike ride in Las Vegas in September. While trying to get in shape I'm also fundraising for cancer research, specifically for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

What's The Best Way To Build Endurance?

Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living

By Laura Schwecherl From cycling to running and soccer to swimming, aerobic exercise requires endurance so athletes can keep on truckin' without ...

'Marathon' Training For Real-World Tests Of Endurance

Posted 07.05.2012 | Healthy Living

By Linda Melone, C.S.C.S. for Shape.com You may have no problem pounding pavement for 26.2 miles, but what happens when you're faced with real-life...

Grandmother Tests Limits In 100-Mile Swim From Cuba To Florida

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 08.29.2012 | World

HAVANA -- Marathon swimmer Penny Palfrey powered through the Straits of Florida on Friday as she attempted a record 103-mile (166-kilometer) unassiste...

Fat Loss Made Simple

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The public was told that longer duration low-intensity exercise, like a jog on a treadmill or a steady session on a stationary bike, provides the heart rate that is optimal for burning fat. Wrong!

Top 10 People You Probably Won't See on a Top 10 List: Old Is the New Black

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home
Gabrielle Burton

Publishing my first novel at 47, I missed the chance to be one of America's Top Novelists Under 40. Now that I'm eligible for America's Top Novelists...

FACE IT: Can We Age Out On Motivation?

Michele Willens | Posted 12.04.2011 | Fifty
Michele Willens

Does our ambition necessarily wane with the years? Do our professional and creative drives go the way of our sexual? Regardless of age, ambition is clearly something most women consider carefully.

Exercise More to Eat More?

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 09.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

It's a good thing I can remember things well, because what I am about to tell you happened more than 10 years ago. At the time it happened, I never im...

The Green Runners

Reid Stowe & Soanya Ahmad | Posted 08.31.2011 | Travel
Reid Stowe & Soanya Ahmad

Where would the plant of humanity grow without vision and spiritual explorers who roam and make pilgrimages to sacred heights and return to share the mysteries of life?

Lent: Hungering For Spirit

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Over time and through tribulation, people have learned to eat their hunger -- to exploit a period of foodlessness for the invaluable experience it can offer.