Running isn't just a pasttime for many; it's an obsession. Running lets you escape the troubles of everyday life and disappear into your own world. In this section, you'll find articles about marathon training, running health and more.
From the 5K to the Marathon, American Runners Are Slowing Down
Kathrine Switzer: The First Female to 'Officially' Run the Boston Marathon
Could Humans Break the Two-hour Marathon Barrier?
Are Minimalist Running Shoes the Key to Fewer Injuries?
Is Runner's High Even Real?
Is Running Every Single Day Good for Your Body?
What's happening when you get a second wind?
Is it possible to run a marathon backward?
How Barefoot Running Shoes Work
Some runners swear by them, but others not so much. Can wearing minimalist running shoes improve your running — for life? We talked to an Olympic marathoner to find out.
U.S. runners are taking longer than ever to cross the finish line. But why?
The 20-year-old athlete became the first woman to enter the marathon, and officials tried to physically stop her. They couldn't.
People who take on the 26-mile run may be prone to acute kidney injury, a condition that can cause swelling, pain and even seizures.
You've got your running shorts on, your music playlist queued up, your water bottle filled to the brim -- it's time for a run, right? What's that, no shoes? A small but dedicated group of runners choose to train without footwear. Is barefoot running safe?
Each spring, serious runners from around the world travel to Richmond, Va., for a shot at a personal-best time on the friendly and flat course of the Monument Avenue 10K. But, aside from the actual competition, the event draws thousands of participants and spectators looking to take part in an atmosphere that includes costumes and roadside bands.
As a field, the legal community endures its fair share of lawyer jokes. But it's serious business when the American Heart Association teams up each year with Washington, D.C., attorneys to help raise awareness of stroke and heart disease at the Lawyers Have Heart 10K.
By Lance Looper
So, you're thinking about running a 5K race. If you've never run one before, those 5 kilometers might seem incredibly daunting. But countless others have done it before, and just a little bit of advice can help you get off of the couch and through the finish line.
You bit the bullet. You took the plunge. You signed up for a marathon. Whether it's your first, or your 50th, you've got several months of training ahead of you. Even if you've done it before (perhaps especially if you've done it before!), marathon training can be daunting.
We've all read about the positive health benefits of running. But despite articles, statistics and a pair of shoes right by the door, it's hard for some people to get going. There are a few tricks dedicated runners keep up their sleeves in order to stay focused, and they might work for you, too.