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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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How the Seal Beach 10K Works

Seal Beach, Calif., hosts a couple of the most picturesque long-distance races in the U.S. The Seal Beach 5K/10K brings some 5,000 runners to this quiet seaside town on the first Saturday of every April.

How to Avoid Overtraining in Running

Runners constantly push themselves to improve, seeking faster times or greater endurance. But sometimes less can be more when overtraining begins to have negative effects.

How to Breathe When Running

Breathing is natural and instinctive, but breathing correctly when running can be a little tricky. How do you find a rhythm and give your body the most oxygen possible?

How to Keep a Running Log

If you're a runner, training just means that you run every day, right? Well, not really. Most of us have strengths and weaknesses, and finding out what they are doesn't come easy. That's where keeping a running log comes in. But how does that work?

How to Prevent Running Injuries

We've all heard the saying "no pain, no gain," but that's not necessarily a truism for runners. With the right preparation, the right amount of training and the right shoe, you'll be striding on your way with less injury and more enjoyment.

How to Run in the Cold

There's nothing like a good run on a crisp, sunny day. But what happens when the weather turns from crisp to frigid? What can you do to make your daily winter run a little easier?

How to Treat a Side Stitch

"Oh, gotta stop for one second! I have a side stitch!" Has that ever happened to you while running? Of course it has. We've got some simple techniques for avoiding and treating this common ailment.

How to Treat Running Injuries

When it comes to running, no one is invincible. Injuries can hinder veteran runners as well as beginners. What should you do if you twist something -- can you treat some injuries yourself, or should you head to the doctor's office?

How Toe-running Works

It truly pays to be on your toes in the sport of running. But what are the benefits of toe-running and how do you do it?

How Turnover Drills Work

If you're a runner, you might be more focused on the path ahead instead of the ground below. But turnover, or the number of times your feet strike the ground each minute, is important in running, and improving that rate can give you results.

Is coffee bad for distance runners?

It's the day of the big race. You've got your running shoes on and your lucky rabbit's foot in hand.. You've trained for weeks for this marathon, but have you shortchanged yourself by not having a cup of coffee?

What are the toughest marathons in the world?

A marathon is a grueling event that involves running for more than 26 miles. So, what makes a tough marathon? How about rocky terrain, steep inclines and extreme weather? Here's a rundown of the world's most punishing marathons.

What should distance runners eat every day?

While long distance runners need a lot of calories, a diet rich in double quarter pounders with cheese just won't cut it. Keep reading to find out what will make your body go faster, longer.

What should I eat after a distance race?

You've just crossed the finish line, and while it might seem like a good time to rest, instead, it's time to eat. What could you possibly want to munch on just after a long run?

Can I run when I have a cold?

If you're training for 10K or a marathon, you don't want to halt your preparation because of a nasty cold. Is it OK to run when you're under the weather?

Does running fight depression?

If you've got the blues, it's highly likely that a jog around the block will cheer you up. Why does running have a therapeutic effect?

Does running reduce stress?

There's nothing like pounding the pavement to take the edge off after a bad day at work. Why is running so good at reducing stress?

Does strength training help your heart and lungs?

Gone are the days that strength training was only for bodybuilding. Buff, macho men "maxing out" on free weights have been replaced with health nuts lifting weights to stay fit. But does strength training actually help your heart and lungs?

How Ab Workouts for Runners Work

Running exercises more than just your legs. If your stomach muscles aren't in shape, you won't be able to set your best pace. What kinds of exercises will help you strengthen those abs?

How Advanced 10K Training Works

You've mastered the 10K, now you're ready to compete. But running to complete the race is different from running to win it. How do you change your training habits to help you compete?

How Advanced 5K Training Works

Out of fear, need for food or fun, humans have been loping long distances since the beginning of time. But we still need to train for a 5K. How's it done?

How AIMS World Running Works

Although the first marathon was run 2,500 years ago -- and its lone participant died in the process -- long-distance running has never been more popular. AIMS coordinates thousands of races around the world at a variety of distances, from fun runs to marathons.

How Bay to Breakers Works

To your left is a team of Elvises. To your right is Spongebob Squarepants. And up ahead, well, someone is nude. Welcome to San Francisco's infamous 12K race -- the Bay to Breakers.

How Bungee Speed Training Works

The same material that boings bungee jumpers from bridges is used by runners to increase muscle strength. How will this type of resistance training improve your running performance?

How Circuit Training Works

If you easily get bored with workouts, the variety involved in circuit training may appeal to you. What exercises are used in circuit training to spice up the routine?

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