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This 12-Minute Strength Workout Will Make You A Better Runner

Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living

The Runner 360 is an all-around strength program for runners who prefer the outdoors or their own living rooms to the weight room. Best of all, fitnes...

How To Pick The Perfect Running Shoe

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The wrong shoes can lead to injury, discomfort, or end your running career before it begins. However, choosing the right shoe will keep your feet happy, support your unique running mechanics, and make the miles fly by.

A Running Love Story

David Willey | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
David Willey

On the morning of her memorial, which George planned and presided over, he went out for 20 minutes in Central Park. "I just thought it would be a good thing to do," he said. "It would make me feel better. Running can do that."

Runners: Professional Compliment Dodgers

Audra Rundle | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Audra Rundle

Running may be a sport made up of individuals, but it is the collaborative sense of accomplishing great things and reaching new physical and mental limits that binds us as a group. We love to support one another, so why can't we accept the support from others?

If I Could Talk to My High School Self About Running

Audra Rundle | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Audra Rundle

I am nothing like the runner I once was. I don't have a coach telling me what to run and how to improve. I have to figure that out for myself, and I have a great time mapping out new routes and reading and researching new gear to try out on my long runs.

5 Life Lessons From Running An Ultra-Marathon

Nicole Scott | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Scott

Each step I took was just one step closer to crossing the finish line of my 50-mile dream. Take your first step and see where it takes you.

Why We Run: A Philosophical Look at the Value of Running

Brad Stulberg | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

The reasons we run are often extremely personal, and being a runner can take on various meanings. At the same time, though, there are things that many runners hold in common, none of which may be more salient than the hallowed value we place on our sport.

This Is What Inspires Runners To Run

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Whether we're lacing up our sneakers to log miles on the treadmill or hitting the trail through the nearest woods, there's nothing quite like the feel...

In Search Of The Perfect Running Form

Michael Zazzali | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Zazzali

It is too soon to tell the most ideal landing and running patterns. Each person's genetic makeup is unique as is their biomechanical alignment. Thus, I believe it is important to try to use a few basic tenets to help prevent injury.

Get Up Swinging: Half Marathon... Check

Lara Huffman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Lara Huffman

Nothing I can do will prevent breast cancer from ever coming back, either local or distant. The only power and control I have is what I do today, like putting on a pair of shoes and running.

Running Back to Boston

Heather Mayer Irvine | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Mayer Irvine

A weight has been lifted -- one I never knew I was carrying. My legs cry in pain every time I move, but my heart is lighter. The Boston Marathon hurt me last year. But that same great race made me stronger and gave me back my finish line. And with it, a new PR of 3:42:34.

Boston Prepares For Marathon With Festivities And Tight Security

AP | AMY CRAWFORD | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports

BOSTON (AP) — In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston. Families celebrated Easter, diners enjoyed the spring weather at ...

Why I'm Going Back to Boston - With My Kid

Tish Hamilton | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports
Tish Hamilton

When the good people of the Boston Athletic Association decided to extend a guaranteed entry to all the 2013 runners who hadn't been able to finish, of course I accepted. No question. But why am I taking my daughter?

On Becoming a Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

After running three or four times a week for a few months, something quite unexpected happened. I began to look forward to putting on my shoes and heading outside for a few miles. It was like play time.

Why Runners Need To Strength Train

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Emily Faherty for Life by DailyBurn For most runners, the time spent on the road is very rarely in pursuit of big guns and a killer six-pack to ...

Will Run For Food: Confessions of a Chubster

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy
Anthony Romeo

I won't win these races. I will finish behind thousands of other men and women. And that's okay. If I can finish an entire thin-crust pizza, I can finish a race. I am a chubby runner, and I get to keep running for as long as I hate doing it.

Breast Cancer's New Buzz Words: Chronic Disease

Lisa Masters | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I like "chronic disease." It's easier for me to visualize my mortality not as something that is going to come quickly but as something I can live with. That is the key word... LIVE.

10 Things Only Runners Understand

Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living

Chad Stafko asked a very valid question in his recent opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal titled "OK, You're a Runner. Get Over It:" "Why wou...

16 Things Running Has Taught Us About Life

Sarah Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

Even as a group of like-minded health editors, we are all different runners. But we can agree on one thing: Running is a source of endless wisdom and not just about fitness. Here are a few of the things being a runner has taught us.

The New York City Marathon: 26.2 Miles of Inspiration and Self-Discovery

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The events I had just witnessed, combined with my own exhausted state, and the triumph of finishing my first marathon were almost too much. What a glorious world we live in and how thankful I am to be alive to experience days like this.

Our Definitive 2013 New York City Marathon Playlist

Meredith Melnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Meredith Melnick

We know you need some motivation to keep one foot in front of the other. But cheering loved ones with signs can only do so much.

Older Marathoners Reveal Secrets For Getting In Shape

Posted 11.01.2013 | Fifty

Here's a fact that will quash all of your excuses for not working out: Over 12,000 people over 50 will pound the pavement in the ING New York City Mar...

The Slowest Generation, or the Healthiest?

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Runners can find competition, camaraderie, or fun. We are fortunate that there are so many races and race formats to choose from. Instead of complaining, let's just pick the races that we enjoy running and let others choose theirs. On race day, run your race. Nobody is holding you back, but you.

5 Reasons To Run Tomorrow Morning

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

I made the switch to early morning runs after a recent job change, and I discovered some surprising benefits to running before the sun comes up.

Just Keep Running: Staying Motivated!

Pamela Kokoros | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Kokoros

I have a friend who likes to run listening to the full-length soundtrack of a musical. Another friend is all about listening to upbeat music that makes her want to dance. It's all about what gets YOU going!