Rich Roll’s life has been a complex journey from early athletic potential through alcoholism, desperation, recovery, and self-forgiveness to, finally, health, ultra-athletics, and redemption. An inspiring advocate for…
Six of the top 10 runners were from out of town, including the winners, who were 22 years old. Out-of-town youngsters stole the show Saturday at the 37th…
You might have heard of this exercise trick. Running backwards is certainly not a new fitness idea, though it has yet to catch on as a trend. Studies…
Power and the ability to sprint over and over again win games. This leads to a very important question: How do you improve these abilities? While it may…
This Menstrual Hygiene Day we should erase the taboo surrounding the topic of menstruation and discuss the issues faced by athletes during their periods. Sportswomen have always faced…
Jetting off for a jog in snug-fitting compression tights won’t help a runner go farther or faster, according to a new study that’s not doing any favors for…
Although she's retired, Derval O'Rourke still has a jam-packed schedule, here she shares her day on a plate. How do you start your day? I have breakfast. During the week…
Dear Running Doc: I am a 45-year-old runner who has been running 40 to 50 miles a week for 30 years. I have no medical problems. Except, last…
"I can chug, no matter what." So says Corey Bellemore, a 22-year-old runner from the University of Windsor in Canada and the world-record holder for the beer mile. Last summer,…
An Open Letter to Anyone Who Thinks They're Fat (From Someone Who Is)An Open Letter to Anyone Who Thinks They're Fat (From Someone Who Is)With the number of marathon participants…
As Sarah Gorden headed to Chicago Red Stars practice last week, her 3-year-old son, Caiden, toddled behind her in a baggy white jersey. It was a scene many told her…
Running is a funny thing. If you give credence to a school of evolutionary thinking, then going for a run is fundamental to the human species. In the days before…
You started running months ago, yet every time you hop on the scale, you're let down by the results. What gives? While running does burn mega calories, here are some…
For years, Julie Flygare kept her condition private. She hadn't liked people's reactions on the occasions when she had opened up and shared her story. People thought it was a…
From completing THREE Marathon des Sables (where participants run five marathons over five days, through the Sahara desert carrying all of their overnight camping gear on their backs) to the…
Dear Running Doc, I am 25 years old and have always exercised when on vacation; swimming, kayaking, bicycling, windsurfing, etc. I do not like working out in the gym. I…
Shoes can make or break a run. The right shoe allows us to focus on the climate, the elevation, our strategy and on the beauty of the route. The wrong…
Fitness trends may come and go, but our dedication to running never seems to falter. With many of us obsessively training for marathons each year, each hoping to not only…
The programme we have set out here is basically the same wherever you play in a team, whatever game your team plays. You should all work along the same lines,…
Today, thousands of runners are discovering that their sport is a physical avenue to obtaining something much wider and deeper. We are talking about a harmony between body, mind, and…
For years, many believed that running had little effect on lengthening one's life. With the untimely death of the famous author and runner Jim Fixx, some even suggested that such…
Even in this enlightened age, many team players present themselves at the beginning of a season in the blind belief that ‘dear old coach’ is going to get them fit,…
Running is a basic, natural movement—simply placing one foot in front of the other—but when we look at its biomechanics, it becomes more complicated. Similarly, meditation is quite simple and…
All of us have little flips and side motions of our legs that reduce our running efficiency. During a water running workout, the resistance of the water forces your legs…
Motivation is the important factor in the relationship between the athlete and the coach and hope is the key word in motivation. We all have hopes. The coach, the athlete,…
We have given much thought to the notion of mastery. To be a master is to be the epitome of perfection. Right? Wrong. Nothing could be farther from the truth.…
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