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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 London Marathon Works

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.

How the Marine Corps Marathon Works

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?

How the Morristown 5K Works

If you're in Morristown, N.J. on St. Patrick's Day, the top of the morning is the best time for a run. Since its inception in 2004, the town's annual 5K race has grown to offer something for almost everyone, including a parade and pub crawl.

How the Nike+ Human Race Works

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.

How the NYC Marathon Works

The New York City Marathon is one of the most prestigious races in the world. What factors helped it grow from 127 entrants to nearly 38,000 in a 40-year span?

How the Paris Marathon Works

If you're a marathon runner with an appreciation for stunning locales, then the Marathon de Paris may be for you. But how do you register, and what does the course have to offer?

How the Peachtree Road Race Works

What event has 55,000 people consuming 34 million calories in just a few hours? Atlanta's Peachtree Road Race, of course! How did this event become the world's largest 10K -- and why is it so popular? Let's find out.

How the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series Works

Peak fitness and rock might seem at ends. On the one hand, you have protein shakes and training runs; on the other, all-nighters and beer runs. But to the folks behind the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, running 26.2 miles and partying aren't mutually exclusive activities.

How the Rome Marathon Works

This is a unique marathon because many runners discard notions of running a personal best in favor of giving themselves time to stop and photograph the various landmarks along the route. Let's take a tour of this romantic race.

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 Train for Your First 10K

Though it may seem like a long run, the 10k isn't something out of reach, even if you're just getting started running. But don't hit the pavement without getting your body ready for the effort first.

How to Train for Your First 5K

When you're more of a couch potato than a fitness guru, a 5K can seem intimidating. But if you train for it right, it'll be a cinch.

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?


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