Tag archive for "running"

Diet and Fitness

Should You Get a Fitbit? The Surprising Gains of This Popular Device

No Comments 22 July 2015

Brain expert Sian Beilock is a runner, but she never realized how much of a couch potato she was when she wasn't running–until she got a Fitbit. And since fitness contributes to both physical and mental health, she reveals why you have good reason to lace up those sneakers. From her book How the Body Knows Its Mind.

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What Not to Do the Day before Running a Race

No Comments 23 June 2015

You've spent months training for your big race–so don't sabotage yourself the day before the event. From The Chi Marathon: The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-Free Half Marathon and Marathon.

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13 Running Books to Get You Moving

2 Comments 26 May 2015

Birds are chirping and the sun is finally shining... time to lace up those kicks and start running. So what if you've been sitting on the sidelines for the last four months? Let's get moving.

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How Training for a Triathlon Helped Me Find My Writing Voice

No Comments 15 October 2014

For most of us life is one long story. Everyone has one. If you think about it, each day is like a page that we add to the book of our existence. I'm fascinated with this concept and I'm also very mindful of my own fate. I know my story could end at any minute. My motto of living every day like it's my last isn't due to my obsession with the apocalypse. It stems from a brush with death I experienced years ago. That single day inspired me to follow the dream of writing a book (I've penned Orbs and Orbs II) and becoming an Ironman triathlete. Honestly, I'm not sure if I would be where I am today if I hadn't almost died, everything seems to lead directly back to that chilly winter night in 2007.

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Would You Rather Be Strong or Thin?

6 Comments 01 April 2014

For me, weight loss became an afterthought when I got serious about running. The real benefits? Running farther, getting stronger, and the thrill of achieving goals. From Running Like a Girl.

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Runner's injury

How to Deal with the Most Common Runner’s Injury

No Comments 10 February 2014

What's causing that fiery, stabbing pain in your knee? It may be iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome, the most common runner's affliction, particularly for long-distance runners.

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The Best Sport for All Body Types

No Comments 03 February 2014

Nearly anyone can run. And with some work, you may be surprised that you can outrun those younger and seemingly fitter, which I learned while marathon training in Brighton, England.

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Goodbye, Sticker Shock: The Best Low-Cost Fitness Classes

No Comments 27 January 2014

When I decided to leave New York City after a decade, high on the list of things I was happy to leave behind were the expensive workouts. Now that it's been almost a month since I moved to Washington, DC, I've found some options for a great workout at a small-city price. Learn from my rookie mistakes, and follow these tips for finding new ways to get in shape for less.

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How to Become the Ultimate Fat-Burning Machine

No Comments 26 November 2013

Doing a Turkey Trot this Thanksgiving? In The Chi Marathon: The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-Free Half Marathon and Marathon, we explain how to train aerobically so you don't hit a wall during your next event.

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What to Eat before and after Running a Race

No Comments 04 November 2013

Hurting the day after a race or long run? Training experts share their favorite meals in The Chi Marathon: The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-Free Half Marathon and Marathon by Danny Dreyer and Katherine Dreyer.

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The Best Shoes for Distance Runners

1 Comment 03 June 2013

Here's why minimal, flexible shoes are optimal running companions. Plus, should you try running barefoot? Get the expert answers from The Chi Marathon: The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-Free Half Marathon and Marathon by Danny Dreyer and Katherine Dreyer.

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Considering a Marathon? Why You Should Go for It!

Considering a Marathon? Why You Should Go for It!

2 Comments 14 September 2012

Full and half marathons have been gaining in popularity, and not just because of the health benefits of running. Where else do thousands of people—elite athletes and beginners—come together to challenge themselves both physically and mentally? From The Chi Marathon: The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-Free Half Marathon and Marathon by Danny Dreyer and Katherine Dreyer.

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Kara Goucher’s Perfect Menu for Female Runners

No Comments 14 August 2012

Racing is hard work, and sometimes it sends your appetite spinning out of control. Try this 2,200-calorie, highly nutritious, energy-boosting daylong menu for women runners by Olympic marathoner Kara Goucher, author of Kara Goucher’s Running for Women: From First Steps to Marathons.

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Become a Better Runner

How to Become a Better Runner

No Comments 06 July 2012

By doing this simple technique while you run, you'll learn how to release tension, move efficiently, pace yourself wisely, and keep your body hydrated and fueled. From The Chi Marathon: The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-Free Half Marathon and Marathon by Danny Dreyer and Katherine Dreyer.

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