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Which is best: walking or running…hm

Here is the winner of this week’s no duh award… Walking and running are low-cost, easy-to-do anywhere, year-round activities. Both are social activities — you can walk or run or with a friend. But since running is more rigorous than walking, it is my opinion that you should select a running program to maximize aerobic conditioning in […]

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5 Secrets of Barefoot Running

Let’s face it, talking about barefoot running is still great hype. After all, you’re here reading my article. Barefoot running has gotten huge over the last few years. Tens of thousands of people claim that since it’s the most natural way to run, it’s the best. So, you know it must be true. But does […]

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Which is best: walking or running…hm

Here is the winner of this week’s no duh award… Walking and running are low-cost, easy-to-do anywhere, year-round activities. Both are social activities — you can walk or run or with a friend. But since running is more rigorous than walking, it is my opinion that you should select a running program to maximize aerobic conditioning in […]

Running with Music by Chris Hunkeler, on Flickr

Please Don’t Run Me Over, I’m Wearing Headphones for Running

When you first get into the market for some headphones for running, you’ll probably be surprised. There are a LOT of different models to choose from. Some are “normal” headphones that just have the small plastic round pieces you put in your ears. Others have a plastic hook that goes around your ear, securing it […]

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5 Ways to Train Through the Pain

This article has some helpful advice. For example, this makes perfect sense: Activities such as swimming and rowing are not great alternatives to running because, while they stimulate the cardiovascular system, they are arm-dominant versus leg-dominant movements. But, I love it when I find nuggets of hype to quote. For me, it’s just fun to […]

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Pounding Pavement by Heel or Toe

Yay! Another study on running form. What I love about this one is this… But a noteworthy new study may help to quell the squabbling, by suggesting that each style of running has advantages and drawbacks, and the right way to run almost certainly depends on what kind of runner you already are. So, I […]

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What Runners Should Know About Protein

It’s nearly 2014, so by now you should know that protein is good for a runners body. But, if you have concerns about not being able to use your metric food scale at home, don’t worry, this article will help you determine the number of grams of protein you need and when. To gain the […]

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Oh No! Barefoot Running Stumbles

Several years in, and the hype and discussion about barefoot, or natural, running, is still going on. I enjoy reading the many articles out there, including this one. The 2011 L.A. Marathon was going well for Joseph Gabriel. After 26 miles enduring a cold rain and gusty winds, he was still on pace to break […]

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Tips to Avoid Injury for Half Marathon Training

Usually, half marathons are underrated. I mean, I usually read tips on how to train for marathons but rarely about half marathons. Seriously.  Even though you’re supposed to run for only a half marathon, necessary precautions should also be followed 100 % to avoid injuries. Here are rules of thumb  to follow when preparing for […]

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How to Deal with Dog Attacks When Running

Dogs are man’s best friends. They can be a runner’s (best) enemy too! Running in the neighborhood exposes runners to threats of a dog attack. I know how terrible it is! I have a friend who had been chased and bitten  by 2 dogs when she had a jog  around the village one early morning. […]

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Practicing Yoga Makes a Stronger Runner

It has been told many times over that practicing yoga brings a lot of benefits. Aside from the meditative and stretching nature of yoga which really improve one’s well being, yoga has a lot more to offer.  This article summarizes how practicing yoga makes a stronger runner. Focus on what you hope to get out […]

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Tips for Runners on How to Strengthen Immune System

It’s easy  enough to get cough and colds in this breezy autumn season.  Being a busy season for runners, health should not be taken for granted. Aside from training your legs, you should also consider this season to train your immune system! Here’s how: TWEAK YOUR TRAINING Long, slow runs (90 minutes or more) use […]

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The Fundamental Components of a Fit Runner

What is fitness?  When someone asked me that question, I would simply answer –  the state of having  good health, as simple as that! Now, it’s your turn, how do you answer the same question? Fitness may not be as simple as we think. It has several aspects which are elaborated on this reading. But […]

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The Importance of a Post-Run Cool Down Routine

Most runners tend to forget the importance of cooling down. Warming up and cooling down routines are really important to avoid injuries. Next time you feel exhausted to do a post run cool down, don’t be and start incorporating it into your  training routine! Cooling down is not just a technique that professional athletes use, […]

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Which is best: walking or running…hm

Here is the winner of this week’s no duh award… Walking and running are low-cost, easy-to-do anywhere, year-round activities. Both are social activities — you can walk or run or with a friend. But since running is more rigorous than walking, it is my opinion that you should select a running program to maximize aerobic conditioning in […]

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5 Running Tips for the Non-Runner (From a Non-Runner)

If you enjoy reading random running tips, then this article is for you. There are some nice reminders here. It wasn’t until I was preparing for an indoor rowing competition that I came face to face with my thoughts and feelings about running. Ironically, I had gotten into rowing because I originally hated it and […]

Video Game Fools with Random Runners Title

To bring you the latest and greatest hype in the world of running, I sometimes get random stuff into my inbox. For example, this “meh” video game called Random Runners. It reminds me of the old Sonic video games I had 10-20 years ago. But, now I’m obligated to tell you about it simply because […]

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How to Get Kids Into Running

OMG Someone writes in to RunnersWorld concerned that her 11 year old daughter hates running in her PE class at school. Here is the response: I’d highly encourage you to share in this journey with your daughter. Teach her how to tune into her body, listen to her breath, and modulate her running effort with […]

Running with Music by Chris Hunkeler, on Flickr

Please Don’t Run Me Over, I’m Wearing Headphones for Running

When you first get into the market for some headphones for running, you’ll probably be surprised. There are a LOT of different models to choose from. Some are “normal” headphones that just have the small plastic round pieces you put in your ears. Others have a plastic hook that goes around your ear, securing it […]

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Do Waterproof Running Shoes Work on Treadmills?

A lot of readers ask me if waterproof running shoes work on treadmills. Even though some might consider this a silly topic, I think it does need to be addressed. First off, let’s look at where these types of shoes are typically used. Who Needs Waterproof Running Shoes? There are 3 main times that you […]

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Running Times

There’s been a revolution in running science in the last few years. For a century, researchers have focused on the role of the heart, legs, and lungs to explain the limits of human endurance, but they’ve ignored the brain. Turns out, that was a mistake. It’s not lactate levels in your blood or oxygen shortages […]

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Tips for Running in the Dark this Winter

The winter season poses  a lot of challenge to runners.  Aside from the freezing  temperature outside, this season also has shorter day  which leaves runners no choice but to run even it’s  still dark.  Being outside in the dark exposes runners to variety of dangers like speeding cars, gangs, and higher chances of tripping over, […]

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Gift Guide for Runners

Holidays are around the corner. This week, we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving and in just a month, Christmas is here! Santa, I’ve been good this year! (Hope Santa hears this). If you are unsure what to give to the special runners in your life, here’s a list for some ideas: It’s Thanksgiving week which means Black […]

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Beijing Marathon Lifts Order to Ban Japanese Runners

Beijing Marathon which is scheduled on November 25th earlier released an order to refuse Japanese runners due to security threats. Recently, they  reversed their decision and now includes  Japanese nationalities eligible to the marathon.  What happened to the threats? I don’t know either! Let’s find out from this article: A source at the organising committee […]