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The Rules of Rest | Jason Gootman and Will Kirousis | Tri-Hard ( Do you ever watch nature shows and notice how much time the wild animals sit around doing nothing? Do you ever wonder how your “lazy” house cat, Frisky, can jump 10 body lengths up onto the window sill? Sure, his body is constructed for that […]

How to Build Speed in the Off Season  |

By Patrick McCrann For Even though most endurance athletes have one big race each season, that doesn’t preclude them from doing a number of other events. After all, if you can do an Ironman or a 70.3, then you should be able to just jump into a marathon for fun…right? The answer would be yes […]

So Inclined |

So Inclined Dread going up? Reap the benefits of hill work by changing your routine and your attitude. By John Hanc Image by Brucie Rosch From the July 2010 issue of Runner's World THE EARTH WAS once flat as glass, according to Native American lore. But then the Thunderbirds, or “Divine Ones,” marked the land […]

Run ‘Em Down |

Tweak classic workouts to nail a faster finish. By Ed Eyestone Image by Patrik Giardino /Corbis From the July 2010 issue of Runner’s World ON THE LONGCHAMP HORSE TRACK outside Paris in 1980, I watched Craig Virgin become the first, and only, American man to ever win the IAAF World Cross-Country Championships. Earlier that day […]

Rest Right |

Match the length of your recovery period to the goal of your workout. By Cindy Kuzma Image by Jason Gould From the June 2012 issue of Runner’s World Whether you regularly rip through mile repeats or you’re new to speedwork, you probably pay more attention to the time, pace, and effort of the hard work […]

Go Short Drop down in distance to ramp up speed and power. |

By Alex Hutchinson Image by Mark Shearman From the April 2012 issue of Runner’s World Water flows downhill, and runners move up in distance—these are, or seem to be, immutable laws of nature. But to run your best, you sometimes have to counter your instinct. That’s why top pros, whether they’re milers or marathoners, spend […]

Carboloading |

Fill ‘Er UpCarbo-loading can help you race without hitting the wall—as long as you do it right. By Dimity McDowell From the November 2011 issue of Runner’s World Most runners know they should eat pasta, rice, potatoes, or other high-carb foods before a half or full marathon. After all, carbs are a great source of […]

Your Breathing |

Your breathing rate tells a lot about your running intensity. Here is what you need to know. By Ed Eyestone Published 12/07/2007 For most runners, breathing is as natural as…well, breathing. We don't spend much time thinking about it. As Nike says, we just do it. Actually it's our faithful autopilot, the brain stem-particularly the […]

Winter Break |

Winter Break How to scale back your running during the holidays so you’re ready for a fit new year. By Bob Cooper Image by Tim De Frisco From the December 2011 issue of Runner’s World All runners need a break. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how many miles a week you run, […]

Running Shoes & Gear: Apparel & Socks |

Running Shoes & Gear: Apparel & Socks Top Honors Top Honors Find your perfect fit among these 11 great sports bras. By Dimity McDowell From the November 2011 issue of Runner’s World For most women, a good sports bra is as important as the right shoes. And as with shoes, no one bra is perfect […]

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