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A Baby Bump in the Road

Pregnancy doesn’t mean a nine-month hiatus from running. Here’s how to run safely while expecting. If lounging with your feet up while eating pickles and ice cream isn’t your idea of a dream pregnancy, you’re in luck. As long as you have a doctor’s okay, know the warning signs of over-exertion, carry plenty of water […]

Beyond the Marathon

Ultras take long-distance running to a whole new level. Here’s what you need to know to tackle one of these extreme races. Remember when the idea of running a marathon seemed crazy? Then you completed one. You should think about ultras the same way. Ultras are defined as anything longer than the marathon distance (26.2 […]

Half the Battle

How to stay motivated during months of training for a successful race day. Running is both a physical and motivational challenge—requiring fitness, endurance and a solid plan of action. For many of us, the hardest part isn’t preparing our bodies for the race, but rather staying committed to months of training. The following advice will […]

Perfecting Your Form

Thomas Miller, Ph.D., explains how to refine your running technique. HOW WILL IMPROVING MY RUNNING TECHNIQUE IMPACT MY RUNNING? Improving your running technique even a fraction of a percent per stride can have a huge effect on your ability to run faster/longer, recover faster, have fewer injuries, and enjoy your running even more. Think about […]

The Benefits of Diversified Training

THIS MONTH’S TRAINING TIP SPONSORED BY Uniform running may result in injuries that will take a long time to heal. Cross-training will help you strengthen your weaknesses. For example, long runs are usually very strenuous, because your legs and feet are not used to repetitive and prolonged impact. But, a long run may be replaced […]

Why Listen to Your Body?

THIS MONTH’S TRAINING TIP SPONSORED BY Whether you want to train to improve your performance or simply lead a healthier lifestyle, the most effective way to do both is to listen to your body. Of course, if you have no way of understanding it, you have no way of knowing what it’s telling you. That’s […]

Hill Training 101

THIS MONTH’S TRAINING TIP SPONSORED BY Running on roads and level surfaces places a monotonous strain on your legs, and your muscles will not develop as optimally as on uneven terrain. Running on uneven terrain makes muscles develop more naturally, and the important oxygen uptake capacity is also developed. Uneven terrains are also gentler on […]

The Ins and Outs of Online Training

D3 Multisport Head Coach Mike Ricci tells us what to look for in an online training program—and how to maximize results. I’ve never followed an online training plan, how do they work? I’m also on a budget. How much do they cost? Online training plans offer a variety of options to fit the needs of […]

Run for It: The Impact of Running

Learn how your regular runs can add up to better health—and when a run might actually compromise your health. Ask any runner, and you’ll hear the same refrain: “When I feel a little cold coming on, I lace up and sweat it out.” They’re quite confident that running can ward off just about any illness. […]

Advice From the Pros

I spent yesterday on a track at the Athletes’ Performance Institute (API) in Los Angeles with some of the world’s fastest athletes. Hosted by Adidas and led by coaches from API, sprinters Allyson Felix (pictured), Veronica Campbell-Brown and Christine Ohuruogu—all medal-winning Olympians and world champions—demonstrated a variety of drills they perform before a track workout. […]