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What It Really Takes To Run An Ultramarathon

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Running 135 miles through the searing summer heat of Death Valley in California ...

The World's Best Marathons

The Active Times | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

A great course with scenic views certainly adds value to an event. And when that course is lined with hordes of enthusiastic fans cheering you on, well that's definitely a big plus, too.

7 Tips For Surviving The Post-Marathon Blues

Jennifer Hellickson | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hellickson

Without a doubt, the easiest way to avoid a crash after the post-race high is to pick a new goal. Decide what you want to tackle next -- whether it's getting faster, going further, being more consistent with your training, trying complimentary workouts, or maybe even setting your sights on a different sport altogether -- and put a plan together for how you'll go about achieving it.

What If You Saw Me Along the Way?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

An unexpected gift of running is that when you challenge yourself, and you dig deeper than you ever thought possible, you not only become immensely proud of yourself but also those who love you bear witness to the inner strength you have unearthed.

Running Can Change Your Life... If You Let It

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

It's not surprising that people often ask me why I run so much, but more often than that they ask, "What are you running away from?" Whenever I hear that, I smile because I don't think I'm running away from anything. In fact, I'm running towards something -- a better "me."

Living Life Now, Even If It Is Temporary

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

All we really have is the present moment -- where you are right now and with whom you are with. Give yourself time to think and reflect. Live purposefully. Be in the now and take it all in. Be brave. Have gratitude for what you have. Accept reality. It is all we have.

If You Are An Older Adult Who Wants To Stay Youthful, Do This Exercise

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.20.2014 | Fifty

Consistently running for exercise seems to slow down the aging process and allows older people to move more easily, according to a new small-scale stu...

What the Weekend Warrior Needs to Know to Stay Pain Free When Exercising

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Never wish or wait for an injury to get better, be smart and proactive so you can exercise happily ever after!

3 Simple Tricks To Improve Running Form (And Have The Best Run Ever)

Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jason Fitzgerald Do a quick Internet search for "proper running form" and you'll get lost in scientific jargon: swing phase, stance time, load...

Little Cracks

Nicole Scott | Posted 11.14.2014 | Parents
Nicole Scott

We see people's highlight reels and think they have it easy. The mom who lost 50+ pounds and looks amazing; it had to be easy. The mom who seems to have it all together, who has been told, parenting just comes naturally to you. The business owner who seems to have it all.

How I Lost 85 Pounds And Became A Runner

Leslie Handler | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Leslie Handler

I'd been trim all my life. I had two kids and proudly fit right back into my size eights after the birth of each one. Somehow, 20 years of life, and stress, sickness, and eating, found its way onto my five foot two inch frame. Although it certainly didn't happen overnight, it felt like I just blinked and there were a hundred extra pounds to be found inside my clothes.

What Those Obnoxious Running Stickers Say About You

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

I don't have a running sticker on my vehicle. For me, it minimizes my accomplishments. My races were rich, vibrant, life-changing experiences that cannot be reflected in a cold, numeric, one-size-fits-all decal. Or maybe it's just my reticent personality.

How Running Helps This Man Through His Battle With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living

When Scott Spitz was faced with a cancer diagnosis, he coped by focusing on one of his strongest passions: his ability to run. In a HuffPost Live excl...

Reflecting On The Life Of Guru Nanak While Running The NYC Marathon

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 11.06.2014 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

I view marathon running as an incredible opportunity to counter negative stereotypes, raise money for charities, and build stronger communities.

10 Things To Look For In A Personal Trainer

Jamie Walker | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Above all else, trust your gut. Look for a knowledgeable and experienced personal trainer who feels like the most natural fit. That's the one to hire because she'll not only help you reach your goals, but will also keep you feeling comfortable, motivated and inspired throughout the process.

How to Improve Running -- With Mathematical Equations

Amandine Aftalion | Posted 11.07.2014 | Science
Amandine Aftalion

How should we train to improve our running performance? By modeling running in the form of equations, and then solving them, we can now predict the optimal strategy to run a given distance in the shortest amount of time thanks to powerful mathematics.

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.

Want to Be a Mother Runner? 3 Must-Haves to Get Moving

Melissa Fenton | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Fenton

Like most new physical endurance based challenges, running is going to be something you will most likely fail at miserably on the first try. You will lace up your shoes, head out the door, and three minutes in, lungs burning and heart pounding, your mind will begin tossing out questions: "Isn't this supposed to be fun? When does it get easy? Where's the runner's high? When will I be able to talk? What it so darn great about running? I just want to stop and lay down!"

Tips For Running A Night Race

Womens Health | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Womens Health

Never in a million years would I think that learning to play an instrument would be easier than training to run 13.1 miles. I mean, isn't running supposed to be skill we are naturally born with?

Weight Training: If You Aren't, You Should Be

Brandon Drenon | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandon Drenon

Often when I introduce the idea of weight lifting to gym members the excuses I hear back are across the board. For women it's usually the fear of growing too big and muscular. Older people fear injury. And frankly, some people just have no idea where or how to begin.

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.

The Ultimate Half Marathon Workout

Womens Health | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Womens Health

Training for my first half marathon has been exciting and challenging. Because I hadn't run much more than four miles leading up to my training, adding miles also starting taking a toll on my body. Muscles began hurting that never did before.

How the NYC Marathon Can Feed Millions of Children

William Lambers | Posted 10.31.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

There are 50,000 runners and 2 million spectators in this Sunday's New York City Marathon. If around half of those have a smartphone and use the Char...

One Simple Trick To Run Farther And Faster With Less Effort

Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living

By Melaina Juntti for Men's Journal Even routine runners have off days where legs feel like lead or motivation is just lacking. There's a seriously...

11 Simple Tips For Any Aspiring Runner

High50 | Posted 10.31.2014 | Fifty
High50

I am a runner. Now excuse me while I howl with laughter. After all, in the words of my late father, I am a couch potato. I like sitting down. Or lying down, preferably, and being brought stuff so I don't have to move.