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21 Eureka Moments That Only Runners Have

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Eureka moments of genius are common to runners. They happen mid-run as a result of fatigue, high endorphins, low cortisol, self-righteousness, and a groovy "one-with-naturedness" that would make Ralph Waldo Emerson envious.

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

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 11.05.2014 | 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.

How to Run the NYC Marathon Like a Pro

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.31.2014 | 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.

My Running Medals

Sarah Warman | Posted 10.30.2014 | 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.

Marine Corps Marathon 2014: The People's Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.29.2014 | 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.

Overcoming the Foe: The Plateau

Brandon Drenon | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandon Drenon

Maintaining optimal health and fitness is a life-long journey. Adding variety to your workouts will provide mental stimulation and keep the workouts fun. More importantly, in regards to fitness plateaus, the varying physical stimulation will produce tangible results as the body is forced to adapt.

Yoga for Running Recovery

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher I remember so well how liberating it felt to run: my feet pounding the earth, the ...

50 Essential Last-Minute Marathon Tips

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.09.2014 | 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!

Why Every Runner Needs a Coach

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Even if you think you know what you're doing, sometimes it helps to have an educated and unbiased opinion. You see, we tend to be too subjective when we coach ourselves. Sometimes we just need a little push in the right direction.

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Running A Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Most marathon runners will tell you that despite the rules of mathematics, 13.1 miles x 2 does not equal 26.2 miles. So, before signing up to run a marathon, consider the following questions. Your answers will determine if you are truly ready.

11-Year-Old Runs A Marathon On Every Continent, Raises $40,000 For Kids In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact

Nikolas Toocheck became the youngest person to complete marathons on every continent Saturday when he conquered one in the Caucasus Mountains and cros...

How Fartlek Training Can Help Make You a Better Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.22.2014 | 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...

The Oddity of the Long Distance Runner

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Long distance runners are a bizarre group of people to those who find comfort in stillness, pleasure in overindulgence, and reassurance in conformity. I know this because I was not always a runner. There was a time that I scoffed at runners and the strange counterculture of running. But, now I know better.

What Runners Need To Know About Heat Stroke

Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jessie Geoffray for Men's Journal There's a rather cynical debate brewing in the scientific community as to whether you're more likely to die of...

'Train Hard, Land Soft'

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

Runners will appreciate that the Sproing Trainer was designed with them in mind as a way to build endurance and strength without the pain that can come with pounding the pavement.

The Secret to Running Faster

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Strides are an easy and effective way to increase your speed. By adding strides to your workout two or three times a week, you can begin to see some big changes in turnover (foot speed) and performance.

Piriformis Syndrome: A Real Pain in the Butt for Runners

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The injury often occurs when runners bump up their mileage too quickly, introduce speed sessions or sprints, or suffer a fall that directly injures the piriformis muscle. This is an injury that can sideline runners for weeks or months at a time.

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 09.19.2014 | 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 09.14.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.09.2014 | 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 08.08.2014 | 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 08.05.2014 | 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...