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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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?

By Josh Briggs

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?

By Emilie Sennebogen

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.

By Josh Briggs

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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.

By Julia Layton

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.

By Kevin P. Allen

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.

By John Kelly

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?

By Jill Becker

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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?

By Emilie Sennebogen

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.

By Kevin P. Allen

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?

By Debra Ronca

"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.

By Kevin P. Allen

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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?

By Marianne Spoon

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?

By Jeff Harder

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.

By Martha Barksdale

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?

By Molly Edmonds

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So, you've finally made the plunge -- it's time to start training for your first marathon. Of course, it's no walk in the park. You need to be ready to tackle a distance of 26.2 miles at a steady pace. How do you make sure you cross that finish line?

By John Fuller

So you've run a few marathons. Big deal -- now it's time to race. If you want to pass that 26.2 mile marker with a better time, you may be ready for an advanced level of training. How can you improve your long-distance running without succumbing to the stress?

By Cherise Threewitt

If you're an intermediate marathon runner, you're not just running a marathon to cross it off the bucket list. You have a specific goal in mind. How do you train?

By Brian Boone