Running

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.

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Top 5 Ways to Improve Running Form

Proper running form not only helps you comfortably boost your speed and endurance -- it also helps you prevent injuries. What does bad form look like, and how you can avoid it?

How Pilates for Runners Works

Runners normally train by, well, running. You need strong legs and lungs to run well, but what about your back, chest and abs? Pilates strengthens those areas and improves endurance as well. Just one workout a week will make a huge difference.

How Plyometrics Works

If you're looking for an extra edge in your sport, plyometrics may be the answer. But what, exactly, is it and how do you do it?

How Powerbag Training Works

Bagging a workout usually implies that you've avoided or ended an exercise session prematurely. But that's not the case with a Powerbag which makes your typical training even more difficult.

How Running Clubs Work

Running is often a lonely sport, but it doesn't have to be. How do you find the right group of fitness-minded people to make the miles fly by?

How Running Ladders Work

Whether your goal is to beat your personal best in a local road race or compete with the elites in Boston, running ladders can help you succeed. So what is this strange-sounding workout, and what exactly will it do for you?

How Running Parachutes Work

You don't have to tumble out of an airplane to make good use of a parachute. Running parachutes are gaining popularity with a host of athletes.

How Running Posture Works

If you find yourself tiring or cramping quickly when running, it could be the result of poor posture. What is running posture, and how do you know whether yours is correct?

How Running Stride Works

Your running stride -- the way you move your legs and land on your feet -- determines your speed, endurance and risk of injury. What does proper running stride look like, and how can you master it?

How Running to Lose Weight Works

Running is a great way to lose weight. But whether you were born to run or just looking for a way to drop some pounds, it's a good idea to have a plan in place well before putting your sneakers on the pavement.

How Shin Splints Work

You want to stay in shape but pain in your lower legs is holding you back. What's going on? You may be suffering from shin splints.

How Strides Work

At the end of the race, will you be able to pull away from the other runners and finish first? To increase your speed, incorporate strides into your training.

How Swim Workouts for Runners Work

Running can be brutal on muscles and joints alike. Wouldn't it be so much easier to reap all of the benefits that running offers, while avoiding all of the pain? All you have to do is hit the pool.

How the Athens Twilight 5K Works

Athens, Ga., has more to offer than just the Georgia Bulldogs and a rocking local music scene. Over the past two decades, this northeast Georgia city has become a destination for running enthusiasts who take part in the annual Athens Twilight 5K.

How the Bayou City Classic 10K Works

There are lots of 10K races run in America every year, but few of them are as colorful as the Bayou City Classic 10K. Could you run a race as part of a six-person chain?

How the Berlin Marathon Works

If you're a veteran marathoner looking to set a personal best -- or a newbie seeking a flat, fast course -- the Berlin Marathon could be the race for you. It's the third-largest marathon in the world -- and the fastest.

How the Boston Marathon Works

The granddaddy of marathon running events, the Boston Marathon has drawn Olympic hopefuls and runners from around the world since its beginning in 1897. The course is ineligible for international record setting, so why do countless athletes compete for a chance to run Boston's punishing hills?

How the Bucks 5K Series Works

Springtime usually means warm weather and long, lazy days, but in Bucks County, Penn., the onset of spring means that it's also running season -- and time for the Bucks 5K Series.

How the Chicago Marathon Works

From its inception in 1977, the Chicago Marathon has held sway as one of the world's largest marathons. Why is the Windy City such a popular race destination, and how can speedsters register to compete for the substantial cash prize?

How the Couch to 5K Running Plan Works

If the most exercise you've had lately is walking from the sofa to the fridge and clicking through television channels, then you need a plan. But how can couch potatoes get the motivation to go running and even train for a 5K?

How the Edison Festival of Light 5K Works

Although you probably don't associate Thomas Edison with running, a 5K race is a highlight of a Florida festival held annually in his honor. Why do the race and festivities celebrate the famed inventor's life?

How the Get In Gear 10K Works

Every year, Minneapolis kicks off spring with a 10K run known as the Get in Gear 10K.What's the race like? Are you up for a run in the brisk Minnesota air in late April?

How the Houston Rodeo 10K Works

Looking for a nice, flat 10K where you can really show your stuff? The ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run in Houston might be a good bet. But the run is only the beginning of the party.

How the Ipswich 5K Works

At first the Ipswich 5K seems like any other race. But that's until the runners take off after a police officer dressed in a gorilla costume.

How the LA Marathon Works

After a series of false starts, the 25-year-old LA Marathon hit its stride this year with a new route called "Stadium to the Sea." Join us as we trace the race's history and find out what makes it unique.


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