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Get Fit: Ditch the Fancy Pants

Elizabeth Licorish | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Licorish

I'd completely psych myself out, so desperate to look the part of Fit Girl, I'd be totally exhausted before my feet even touched the treadmill.

No, I Don't Want To Work Out With You

Nicholas Miriello | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas Miriello

I'm never not connected. I'm so fucking connected. So connected. And so are you. And yet somehow, when we have a simple goal in front of us, like working out, we manage to gum that up too with socializing, social media, headphones, support apps, and so on.

Sneaker Guide for Runners: A Cinderella Story

Pamela Kokoros | Posted 12.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Pamela Kokoros

When it comes to running, toenails are for sissies, and without pain there is no gain, but in my opinion you're less grumpy and your feet look prettier if you do what you can to feel good and stay comfortable.

10 Ways Runners Are Nicer Than You

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

I took notice the other day when I heard someone say that "running families are always the nicest people." Of course, I always thought that was true, but it was gratifying to hear my secret theory being confirmed aloud in public by a complete stranger.

How To Become A Runner In 5 Easy Steps

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

My running actually looked a lot like walking to those who saw me struggle down the road during the first few months. However, the thing that helped me get on track was having a plan and sticking to it.

Can CrossFit Make You A Better Runner?

Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living

By Katrina Plyler for U.S. News A few years ago, I was counting my running success in increments of tenths of a mile. I wasn't a beginning runner....

Maybe It's Just Me

David Willey | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Below are a couple dozen of my personal running quirks. Some I picked up from fellow runners, others came by way of trial and error or by accident. Some are mere superstitions, others may strike you as a bit silly.

Stretch It Out! 5 Yoga Poses For Runners

David Magone | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
David Magone

It's important to stretch after you run in order to reduce muscular tension and maintain a healthy degree of overall mobility. The next time you head out for a jog, take five minutes to integrate these four yoga stretches into your post-run cool down routine to keep your body functioning right!

Take a Deep Breath

David Willey | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
David Willey

Maybe it's because running is so quantifiable, but most runners I know love "magic bullets." We want to improve -- it's why we run in the first place -- and we'll typically try anything (within reason) that might help us run more miles or faster times.

Run at the Speed of Fun

Steven Crandell | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

I eased off the pace. Got my breathing back under control. And the epiphany struck: I don't need to run at any particular pace or register any particular time. All I need to do is run at the speed of fun.

7 Reasons Why Running Is Good For Your Soul

Michael O'Loughlin | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Michael O'Loughlin

Like many, I started running while in college to get in shape and lose a few pounds. Later, during long-distance training, I realized that while the physical benefits were obvious and welcome, the spiritual benefits of running were just as beneficial to me.

Keeping A Resolution: On Running My First Race

Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jordan K. Turgeon

Getting up on a Saturday morning, lacing up my shoes and going for a run in Central Park was something I wanted in my life. So nearly 12 months ago, for my New Year's resolution, I decided I would not just "learn to run" but also complete a 5k race before the ball dropped on 2013.

6 Steps To A More Efficient Run

Jamie Galloway | Posted 01.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

With the New York City Marathon just around the corner (we hope), many athletes, workout enthusiasts and fitness newbies are looking to the streets or the treadmill for a spot of cardio. There's no doubt that when done properly, running can be great for heart, body and mind.

Heel, Mid-foot or Forefoot Strike: Are We Missing the Point?

Iain Hunter | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science
Iain Hunter

For years, runners, coaches, and forum posters have debated on how foot strike is connected with injury and performance.

For the Love of Running

Melina Bellows | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Melina Bellows

Last year my kids joined First Lady Michelle Obama on the White House lawn to help National Geographic Kids break the record for jumping jacks. This year they'll be doing a 100-meter run to help break the Guinness World Record for the most people to run 100 meters in 24 hours.

What If This Is Your Olympic Moment?

Nancy Colier | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

To say that we should pay closer attention to now is a good start, but not the whole story. Running those last strides as if they were the final lap of the Olympic marathon, I was not paying closer attention to the now, but rather, I was it.

Pain-Free Running, Part 2: Strength

Matthew Basso | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Basso

You have to be mentally, emotionally and physically tough if you want to reach your goal of training and running for a marathon -- or any race, for that matter. It comes down to the double Ds: discipline and durability.

Why I Love Running

Dylan Armajani | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

Even as we are reduced to bib numbers and the singlet of our running club, and even as each race is an individual race with our own mind and body, there is something very social that happens once we get spread out across the course.

How To Avoid The Most Common Running Injuries

Matthew Basso | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Basso

This is the first of a series of blogs that will keep you injury-free while running. This post will focus on mobility and flexibility, and by the time I've completed the series, you'll be ready to take on your next marathon or your average jog.

Week 1 of the Great Lung Run

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

We are one week into this adventure, and it is time for updates! I am still running across the country to raise money and awareness for lung cancer. I am taking on this challenge in honor of a dear childhood friend, Jill Costello, who lost her battle with lung cancer at just 22.

An Exercise Merger: Running and Walking

Jeff Galloway | Posted 01.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeff Galloway

Surprisingly, runners tend to record faster times when they insert strategic walk breaks. But after having conducted dozens of surveys, I can now say with confidence: if you want to run faster, try my run-walk-run method.

10 Tips For Beginner Runners

Posted 09.06.2011 | Healthy Living

Today is the third annual National Running Day. That may sound a bit daunting if you don't consider yourself a runner, but we're here to help! The ...

10 Ways To Celebrate National Running Day

Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living

Today, June 1, 2011, is National Running Day -- are you planning to go out for a run? No matter why you enjoy it (the exercise, the camaraderie, the c...

Go Running, Then Grab a Brewski!

Telegraph | Nic Fleming | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A beer after playing a game of football, a long run, or a strenuous round of golf can be good for the body, scientists say. In a rare piece of good n...