How To Do Everything: Road Running

Minimalist running shoes are making a serious bid for the spot light. Is it right for you? The only way to find out is to try. Consult this guide for your first steps.

» Learn How to Transition to Minimalist Running
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Minimalist running shoes are making a serious bid for the spot light. Is it right for you? The only way to find out is to try. Consult this guide for your first steps.

» Learn How to Transition to Minimalist Running

Adjust Calorie Intake After a Marathon

Several weeks ago I ran the marathon I've been training for since January, and now I've gained four pounds in the past six weeks. How can I keep the weight off?

» Learn How to Adjust Calorie Intake After a Marathon

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Use Caffeine on Race Day

Caffeine has long been recognized as a performance-enhancing drug. It’s been proven to increase endurance, decrease perceived effort, and increase oxygen uptake, all of which adds up to a maximum improvement in time trial performance of about 3.4 percent.

» Learn How to Use Caffeine on Race Day

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Improve Your Time in the 40-Yard-Dash

Remember when you ran to catch the school bus as a kid? The chase only lasted a few seconds, but you were still winded. That's the type of exercise almost nobody does as an adult, but if you want to improve your sprint time.

» Learn How to Improve Your Time in the 40-Yard-Dash

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Avoid 5 Common Triathlon Mistakes

As we approach race day, you should be progressing well and building the fitness to have a great day. Unfortunately, this is the period when I see so many triathletes make simple mistakes that extinguish the chance for a solid performance.

» Learn How to Avoid 5 Common Triathlon Mistakes

Melbourne Commonwealth Games Triathlon
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Run the NYC Marathon

Going 26.2 miles is a great way to prove your grit—and there's no greater showcase than the world's biggest. Presenting a simple plan to get anyone off the couch and across the finish line.

» Learn How to Run the NYC Marathon

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Improve Your Running Speed

Biomechanists have long known that there are two ways to improve running speed. Increase your stride length and increase your stride frequency.

» Learn How to Improve Your Running Speed

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Add Traction to Your Running Shoes

There’s a cheaper way to add traction to a pair of shoes without buying Yaktrax, Kohtoola Microspikes, 32 North Stabilicers Sport, or any of the other popular accessories runners use to ply icy pavement.

» Learn How to Add Traction to Your Running Shoes

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Find Your Ideal Race Weight

Weight is often a sensitive topic, particularly for athletes who feel that a few pounds are the only thing separating them from a podium finish.

» Learn How to Find Your Ideal Race Weight

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Run Like the Wind

Or the breeze, whatever. The three keys, according to Chris Carmichael, are a smooth stride, explosive power, and a strong torso.

» Learn How to Run Like the Wind

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Run Your Best Half-Marathon

The marathon’s little brother has been bumper-sticker branded 13.1. The distance is half that of a marathon, but that doesn’t mean running one is half the achievement.

» Learn How to Run Your Best Half-Marathon

Ryan Hall breaks the U.S. half-marathon record in Houston, Texas, January 14, 2007
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