Peaking for Performance: One Week to Go!

In the last week prior to your marathon, you can do far more harm than good in terms of training. Now is the time to rest-up, eat well, and taper your training back to induce freshness and an excitement for running.


Energy Drinks: The Good and the Bad

You don’t have to be a runner to be a target of “energy drink” marketing. Truck drivers, office workers, and others who get tired, as well as runners, are easy marks. But a lot of that marketing is misleading, especially for athletes. Not all energy drinks actually give you energy.


Too Far, Too Soon?

One of the most admirable qualities of a distance runner is ambition. Beginners often start thinking about running their first 10k within months of discovering the pleasures of running. And sometimes, those who have just run their first 10k immediately start planning for their first half-marathon or marathon


The Runner’s Diet for Weight Loss

Runners with weight loss goals are faced with two opposing options: they either can eat whatever comes their way and compromise their weight loss efforts, or not to eat at all and thus, sacrifice energy and running performance. Nevertheless, the solution is not all white and black.


Running on Film: 5 Great Running Movies

Some have approached the sport through documentaries of running legends and landmark races, while others have fictionalized stories that help bring emotional and physical aspects of the pursuit to life. The following five movies stand out as classic films devoted to running


Running in Heat: 3 Myths about Hydration

When I started running over half a century ago, one of the rules most athletic coaches accepted (believe it or not!) was that if you’re running on a hot day, you shouldn’t drink cold water


Common Injuries in Female Runners

There are a number of injuries that afflict female runners more than male runners. Here we explore four of those, with a brief description of each


Achilles Pain and Running

Achilles tendonitis and tendon rupture: two of the most common medical problems which can occur with the Achilles tendon


Why Do our Feet Have All Those Bones?

In my 54 years of running long-distance races, my feet and I have had a lot of adventures together. Sometimes, looking back, I feel guilty about how badly I treated them when I was young

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