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10 Things Not To Do Before Your Next Race

Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sheila Monaghan for Men's Journal With weeks, or even months, of training behind you, and mere hours until you toe the line, the day before a bi...

Keep Your Knees Healthy and Run Forever

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

If you have healthy knees, run, but make sure you run efficiently with a smooth technique involving short strides, mid-foot landing, well-fitting running shoes and soft surfaces. If you have injured knees, repair them, or find the running bliss in other sports, but don't miss out.

How To Actually Enjoy Running

Matt Frazier | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Frazier

Runner or non-runner, whichever you call yourself, I've been there. And I think I've finally figured out that whole label thing. When running is fun -- when, even when it's hard, it comes easy -- that's when you feel like a runner.

Why Every Runner Needs a Coach

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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.

Plantar Fasciitis or Something Else? What to Consider When That Heel Pain Doesn't Improve

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

While most cases of plantar foot pain are actually plantar fasciitis and should respond to treatment accordingly, there is an old expression in health care that still holds true: "If the patient does not improve, the treatment or the diagnosis is wrong."

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Running A Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 09.16.2014 | 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.

Everything You Need To Know Before You Try Trail Running

SELF | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

It's fall, the light is pretty, and the air is crisp -- a perfect cocktail for exploring woods or hills. But remember, this isn't like pavement. Before you head out, heed these expert tips to avoid injury and fatigue.

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...

7 Things to Know Before Running Your First Marathon

Shanelle Kaul | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Shanelle Kaul

Don't drink everything in sight. Those volunteers holding tiny dentist cups of Gatorade seem like angels from above when you are parched and sweaty, but resist temptation.

Live Like You Breathe

Rupa Mehta | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Challenge yourself to take at least one deep, concentrated breath each day. As you inhale, think of one action you will take to become emotionally stronger; as you exhale, think of one action you will take to become physically stronger.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Running Shoes In One Simple Chart

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living

Picking the perfect running shoe is practically an art. Between arch type, weekly mileage and terrain, there's much to take into consideration -- not ...

Does Happiness Require Suffering?

Mina Samuels | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Mina Samuels

I don't know the answer. Not for you. Barely for me. Except that it's my life, so I'm experimenting on myself. Fine tuning the dial. Sometimes I get it wrong and I've just plain suffered and am unhappy. But other times ... make room for my joy.

This Teen Has Autism. He's Also One Of The Top High School Runners In The Country.

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.04.2014 | Teen

When Mike Brannigan was 18 months old, he was diagnosed with autism. At the time, his doctors said he would likely need a special school and a group h...

Cross-Country Is Becoming Increasingly Popular at My Son's School -- And With Good Reason

Christopher Lamb | Posted 09.02.2014 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

I don't know if the rising number of kids running cross-country at my son's school represents a trend. But I hope it does.

Overcoming Adversity, a Step at a Time

Jay Scott | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

What does taking a single step mean to you? Did you walk to work this morning, or simply walk to the car to drive to work? Did you walk to the kitchen to grab coffee or take the dog for a walk around the block?

The Secret Superpower of Matching: 6 Reasons to Matchy-Match

Mina Samuels | Posted 08.29.2014 | Style
Mina Samuels

When I was around 15, I got kicked out of gym class for wearing shorts and a t-shirt that didn't match. Not wearing the gym uniform would have been fo...

Running 26.2 Miles for 96 Elephants

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Jason Saltmarsh

My wife, Tina, is halfway through her marathon training plan, and each weekend she's running farther than ever before. Last weekend she pushed hersel...

I Completed My First Half Marathon! Does That Mean I Am A Runner?

Hege Thorbjornsen | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Hege Thorbjornsen

During the race all I could think was, "Why would anybody do this to themselves? Why would I pay to do this? This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever done and I will never do it again!" As soon as I saw that finish line I was thinking to myself, "Oh, this wasn't really that bad."

7 Tips for Greater Authenticity: A Runner's Guide to Life

Panache Desai | Posted 09.02.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

The marathon is really a journey home to yourself -- back to the truth that has always lived in your heart. Embrace your authentic expression, run free, and remember the words of the greatest runner of all time, Emil Zátopek: "My running was simple; it was out of myself."

I Sweat Male Tears

Mina Samuels | Posted 08.22.2014 | Women
Mina Samuels

Late to the party, it was only this morning that I learned about the meme-ic wave of comic misandry sweeping the Internet. For those of you similarly ...

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...

This Blind Grandpa Is Running 11,000 Miles Around The U.S. To Raise Funds For Cystic Fibrosis

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact

David Kuhn is jogging through every perimeter state in the U.S., a distance about the equivalent of 420 marathons. It's a feat many would consider adm...

19 Reasons To Start Running

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living

You can probably come up with countless reasons for why you just can't run. You don't have enough time or enough energy or the right neighborhood or t...

Where Beauty Is Found

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Throughout the years, running has meant many different things to me. It's been an escape from my problems, a way to empty my mind of stress, and most recently, a spiritual awakening to engaging in a life with greater purpose.

18 Photos That Will Convince You To De-Stress With An Outdoor Run

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein & Damon Dahlen | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living

On the worst days, finding time to fit in a run feels like just another item on the to-do list. On the best days, finding time to fit in a run feels l...