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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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?

By Brian Boone

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.

By Victoria Vogt

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?

By Thorin Klosowski

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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?

By Jeff Harder

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.

By Sara Novak

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?

By Craig Haggit

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?

By Colleen Cancio

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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.

By Caitlin Uttley

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.

By Victoria Vogt

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.

By Clint Pumphrey

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.

By Dave Roos

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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.

By Jennifer Sellers

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?

By Josh Briggs

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.

By Alison Cooper

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?

By Jill Jaracz

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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.

By Marie Willsey

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?

By Gerlinda Grimes

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?

By Meredith Bower

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?

By Thorin Klosowski

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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?

By Stephanie Crawford

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.

By Nathan Chandler

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.

By Kevin P. Allen

How about going for a run to visit the Queen of England? Along with Boston, New York, Chicago and Berlin, the city of London is one of the world's top five marathons and part of the World Marathon Major series.

By Gerlinda Grimes

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You might think that a race called the Marine Corps Marathon would be open primarily to runners from the armed forces, but anyone can run. Is this famous marathon as tough as its namesake?

By Nathan Chandler

Imagine hundreds of thousands of runners from every walk of life and every skill level taking part in one 10K race at the same time. That's exactly the idea behind the Nike+ Human Race.

By Debra Ronca