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10 Tips For Being A Better Running Teammate

Jamie Walker | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Running has traditionally been a pretty solo sport. When racing, its typical to leave friends at the start line and pound the pavement alone until reconnecting in the finisher's area. However, relays have been gaining popularity over the past several years and are turning running into more of a team endeavor than ever before.

How to Make Every Day a Travel Day

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Travel gives us fresh perspective and deeper gratitude for the world we live in. And we cannot get enough of travel because we fall back in love with life every time we go. We live to travel. Every day we live is a travel day, even in our normal routines and daily schedules.

A Race at My Pace Is No Disgrace

Charlie Carillo | Posted 09.22.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Thirty years and 30 pounds later, I was making my comeback. I couldn't wait to check out the competition. There they were -- four kids, aged 7 to 13. That's right -- a total of five runners, including me. And I was old enough to be their (youthful) grandfather.

Off and Running: One 46-Year-Old's Foray Into Physical Fitness

Alexander Smith | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexander Smith

Given my penchant for excess, the threat of encroaching girth, the spread of silver across my scalp and various other worrying factors, I started ruminating about the concept of taking up running.

5 Training Tips For The Last-Minute Runner

Jamie Walker | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

If you fell off the training wagon this summer, don't fret, there is still hope for a great race day! As long as you have a reasonable foundation of fitness, you can prepare for a race in about a month's time -- and steer clear of injury in the process.

10 Things Not To Do Before Your Next Race

Posted 09.22.2014 | 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 ...