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Yoga For Runners

Jessica Bellofatto | Posted 01.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica Bellofatto

Anybody can run, and anybody can practice yoga. I think that is why these two activities hold so much appeal to me, and to so many people. They don't require expensive gear, they can be done anywhere, and they can be with us throughout our lives.

NYC Running on Empty..The Best 'INGs' in Life

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.07.2013 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

New Yorkers have made an art out of running. From running up bar tabs to running down pedestrians; from running into ex-boyfriends to running out of patience. But the decision to run or not to run the Marathon -- that was the question.

Marathon Hypocrisy?

Dylan Armajani | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Dylan Armajani

Why is okay for the professional sports players to play on Sunday, but not the average person who has trained hard and is getting paid nothing? Why do average people have to make the donations and sacrifices, while the professionals don't?

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.

Sandy Not Enough To Stop NYC Marathon Plans

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 12.30.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The 26 miles might be the easy part. The biggest challenge for this New York City Marathon on Sunday could be getting to the start, not t...

Lessons Learned Training for First Marathon

Dylan Armajani | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

The 26.2 miles I will run on November 4 may be for my father and other stroke survivors, but this race has become about so much more. Since deciding to run the marathon, I have traveled over 900 miles by foot, and spent nearly 140 hours training.

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.

I Ran My First 5K!

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Excuses, excuses, excuses. I've had them--and good ones, too. But perhaps it was the specter of turning 50 that made me want to start running for my ...

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.

The Self-Esteem Wizard

Greg Woodburn | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

You see, Coach Wooden taught me that being a true leader is not about accolades or awards, but rather is manifested through our eagerness to help others -- and boost their self-esteem when they are feeling low.

How Often Should I Exercise?

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

If I had a buck for every time I was asked this question, I'd be a rich man. It's a great question, and helps frame a conversation about what it means to be fit.

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.

The 3 Ps Of Running Shoes

Rami Hashish, DPT | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Rami Hashish, DPT

We're all different -- in the way we speak, the way we think, and unsurprisingly, the way we run. Thus, when determining the optimal running shoe, it's imperative to consider your Three Ps: pattern, passion and purpose.

What To Do When You're Injured

Dylan Armajani | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I had recently come to the conclusion that I was a runner. Ironically, about three days later while running the Yonkers Half-Marathon, I managed to hurt myself and irritate what turned out to be a chronic ligament tear.

Abstract Science

Noah Gray | Posted 11.28.2012 | Science
Noah Gray

With the ability to regularly recognize key scientific components from an abstract, the savvy reader will be in a position to better-police that other omnipresent science information filter, the one that sometimes operates with mixed efficiency: mainstream media.

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.

Together We All Win

Greg Woodburn | Posted 11.26.2012 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

What could be more meaningful to run towards -- to run for -- than joining together in victory? Give your best when you compete, but remember that together we all win. That's courage.

Why This Mom Runs

Bethany Meyer | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Bethany Meyer

Running brings me clarity. Balance. An outlet. Trusted confidantes. A feeling of power. A sense of achievement. Strong legs. Toned arms. I run because being an adult is hard. And being a runner makes it less hard.

Catch Up, Part 2: August 29-September 10

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

Everyone that I've met on this run would have absolutely loved Jill. She had one of those personalities with which people could immediately relate. She would also be proud that we have been able to educate people about the daunting truth of lung cancer.

Running in Place: Searching for Runners on the Road

Eliza Cooper | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Eliza Cooper

On this trip, I'm trying an experiment. I'm in Pasadena, CA, for long enough that it would be worth putting in a few good runs, so I'm using my online and offline networking skills to my advantage.

Lies, Damned Lies and Lies About Athletics

Bob Cowser | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Bob Cowser

As a confirmed, lifelong average athlete, few things irritate me more than people who lie about athletic accomplishments.

Catch Up, Part 1: August 16-28

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

This is an update on The Great Lung Run, my 3,500-mile run 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.

I'm A Runner

Dylan Armajani | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

I've heard some people say that you're not a runner until you run your first race, or until you run 50 miles a week, or until you run your first marathon. Some people are even generous enough to say you simply have to take your first steps. I disagree with all of this.