This weekend, Nike set up an event where they declared three athletes would run the world’s fastest marathon. They were amazing athletes, to be sure, but the real news was how Nike controlled every possible condition to give the runners just the tiniest of speed boosts.
It isn’t hard to get started running, but once you get into the swing of things, it’s easy to injure yourself or ignore little things that make you a lot better. Running coach Jason Fitzgerald shares some of his secrets. Hindsight is 20/20.
Running in the heart of a metropolitan city can be a lot different than running in a quiet neighborhood or on a trail. The scenery can be an obstacle in its own right, and there are potential dangers that lurk literally around every corner.
0 diggs Sports Video The impressive thing about elite marathoners isn't that they can run 26.2 miles, it's that they can do it *while basically sprinting the entire time*.
As a runner, there is almost nothing in this world that can take me to the places that running does. I find solitude in my running, I find my thoughts and my peace, I find energy and motivation, I come up with my best ideas and solve my toughest problems. Running transforms me.
Welcome to Inefficiency Week. Over the next five days, we’re going to take a look at what we lose when we get lost in the chase for efficiency. We’ll explore the ways it’s changing the games we love to watch. We’ll remember its failures across the pop culture spectrum.
Do you know how to run? It’s a simple question, and probably something you might not even think about. After all, what’s so tough about running, right? You put one foot in front of the other, repeat the process as quickly as possible, and BAM you’re running!
How’s the Throwdown treating you? If you’re logging tons of miles, great—but if you’ve slacked off a bit or are just joining us, that’s fine too. This week’s workout is for everyone. We’re going to run some tiny solo races, and they will make you faster.
When I first started performing running drills, I felt silly. Aren’t neon short shorts embarrassing enough? But running drills can be hugely beneficial to both casual runners and experienced devotees. This post originally appeared on Strength Running.
I started running a year ago. I had just begun a new job after leaving my own startup. I was tired of being a founder and desperately needed a break. I wanted to have a calmer lifestyle and I wanted a hobby. Running seemed like a great choice for a hobby.
Runners, if you have worried about your stride, relax. It is almost certainly fine, according to a comforting new study. Researchers found that both experienced and beginning runners tend to settle into the stride that is most efficient for them.
Whether your goal is to run a 5-K or to drop some extra pounds, in one month you'll be well on your way, with the transformed bod to show for it. For all weeks: Warm Up: 3 minutes. Start easy, progress to a power walk. Cool Down: 3 minutes. Gradually dial it down to an easy walk.
I’ve decided, at the age of thirty-two, to start running. Not as a result of a desire to be healthier or out of a competitive spirit; not even because it is a very grown-up thing to do and you will be assimilated into the cult of running if you wish to be taken seriously as a professional adult.
On a recent business trip, I asked the concierge at my hotel for advice about where to go running. “Are you training for a marathon?” he asked. Nope. I’m racing 5Ks, I told him. He gave me a puzzled look that said, but you look like a serious runner.
There’s a good chance you consider yourself a slow runner—and shouldn’t. At any speed, you can still celebrate your victories. Ask around, and you’ll probably find that runners you admire consider themselves “slow,” too. I started out as a slow runner.
Like many of you, I work in front of a computer. They’re powerful devices, but they also suck your will to live and trick you into never, ever getting up and going outside. Reasons like that are why fitness trackers were invented.
Running is one of the easiest ways to get a good cardio workout (and it's an important skill for when the Zombie Apocalypse hits). Whether you're just getting started running or have already run a marathon, here are some tips and tricks to make the most of your running sessions.
When Shalane Flanagan won the New York City Marathon last week, her victory was about more than just an athletic achievement. Of course, it’s a remarkable one: She’s the first American woman to win in 40 years, and she did so in a blistering 2 hours 26 minutes.
A lot has changed since we picked our favorite running apps a few years ago. Now there are tons of apps that save your stats in the cloud and let you share runs with your Facebook friends, but they’re each different enough you might have a hard time picking the right one for you.
Hey! There's a Beat The Blerch marathon now!
Running shoes are made so they fit snuggly and comfortably around your feet, but the way you lace them up changes how they really fit. Blogger KatieRUNSthis shows off a few different lacing techniques that can help when your shoe feels a bit too tight, your heel is slipping, and more.
Many runners are happy running their regular routes at a relaxed “feel-good pace.” This boosts your overall fitness and gives you a break from your everyday stress. But it is precisely this monotony in your training that can often lead to boredom and waning motivation.
“Get a good night’s sleep” is classic advice before a big race or event. But if you stayed up late picking out your best shoelaces and then woke up early to make it to the start line on time, have you ruined your chance at a good performance?
Kilian Jornet Burgada is the most dominating endurance athlete of his generation. In just eight years, Jornet has won more than 80 races, claimed some 16 titles and set at least a dozen speed records, many of them in distances that would require the rest of us to purchase an airplane ticket.
In recent years, many barefoot running enthusiasts have been saying that to reduce impact forces and injury risk, runners should land near the balls of their feet, not on their heels, a running style that has been thought to mimic that of our barefoot forebears and therefore represe
On his website you can learn many things about Andrew Jones, professor of applied physiology at the University of Exeter.
Elite road racers make running look effortless. While most of us appear to be in pain, their cadence and form belie any of that misery.
Former political strategist Alastair Campbell says he gets his best ideas while running, DJ Charlie Dark uses it to bring communities together and chef Michel Roux Jr says it helps him deal with stress 07.00 EDT Last modified on Sunday 13 August 2017 07.
So, not long to wait now. Spring 2017. Sub 2 hours for the marathon! The (short) wait shall be ended.
Would it surprise you to learn that almost no distance runners complete traditional speed workouts? No, your tempo run, fartlek workout, or interval session on the track doesn’t count. We’re talking about speed development—a type of workout that’s more common among sprinters.
Runners like to focus on getting faster, but especially if you’re new to running, you might be missing a key part of your training: learning to run slower, too.
Gina Kolata on exercise. It’s a topic of endless debate among runners. Is there a best way to run, so that you use the least energy and go the fastest? And does it help to run barefoot or in minimalist shoes?
A five-kilometer race, or 5K, is a good goal if you’re beginning to get serious about running. But what if you’re not sure you can run five whole kilometers (that’s three miles)? Don’t worry—it’s fine to take walking breaks. You definitely won’t be the only one stopping to walk.
Whether it’s events like Tough Mudder, a marathon, or a local sprint triathlon many people decide to take the step to get into running each year.
Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness. Barefoot-running enthusiasts long have believed that running without shoes or in minimalist footwear makes running easier, speedier and less injurious.
Are you making one of the following running form mistakes? There is a lot of chatter surrounding proper running form in today’s running world, which makes it very difficult to discern which approach is appropriate or suitable for you.
When you laced up your shoes for the first time, you probably had a short term goal in mind: Finish this run. Do it again soon. Maybe work up to a short race. But if you like running, you’ll need a road map that takes you farther into the future.
Welcome to the Complete Running Network 100 Beginner Running Tips. This first top 100 post is the CRN teams first group writing project — everyone chipped in to come up with the list. We hope you like it and that it becomes a place you refer to often.
Athletes who spent the past few years embracing or scorning barefoot running can now consider whether increasingly popular “maximalist” shoes — with their chunky, heavily cushioned soles — are the sport’s new wonder product. Some dismiss the shoes as gimmicky, or just silly-looking.
I trust my running app, most of the time. If I set out for a three-miler, and come home with only 2.8 on the screen, I’ll jog around the block to finish the job.
OMAHA — Kaci Lickteig, in her creative efforts to mimic various mountain ranges that are not native to Nebraska, does some of her most important training here on a nondescript stretch of road that she calls Pacific Hill.
For a sport that prides itself on its simplicity, distance running often plumbs the messy depths of the human psyche. I thought of this last month, as I sat slumped on the floor against my apartment door, trying to muster up the will to start my run. A nasty virus had hollowed me out.
Can I run in sneakers? Running doesn't require much investment in gear and accessories, but you have to have a good pair of running shoes. Unlike sneakers, running shoes are designed to help your foot strike the ground properly, reducing the amount of shock that travels up your leg.
He is track and field's biggest dealmaker and ultimate sugar daddy. John Capriotti, vice president of Nike's global athletics marketing, has likely dispensed more money to more runners, jumpers and throwers than anyone else in history.
Whether you’re joining our Turkey Trot Throwdown or just want the benefits running provides, you probably have some questions about how, exactly, you “become” a runner, beyond putting on shoes and going outside. Fortunately, we have answers, and now’s the best time to start.
Few things can ruin a good run like turning a corner and facing a towering hill. You were making good time! You were flying along and everything felt great and the robot lady on your running app was whispering excellent numbers into your ear. Now that all comes to an end. You must trudge.
Disclaimer: opinions are mine, not my colleagues or employers. I’ve been playing with Docker for the past 2 weeks. Everyone around me seems to believe Docker’s best thing in IT since DHCP so I had to make up my mind.
In late July 2015, Ralph Crowley woke up in a sleeping bag just outside of Quito, Ecuador. He lay snuggled inside for a few minutes, before scrambling to put the bag and roughly 20 lbs. of gear, clothing, and food into the athletic backpack he’d be wearing for the rest of the week.
When running coach Eric Orton got an e-mail from a writer named Christopher McDougall in 2005, he had no idea that it would land him in a book that launched a revolution. Yet even as Born to Run took off, and the barefoot craze with it, Orton quietly shook his head. Everyone missed the point.
It’s 4 a.m. on Saturday morning, and I’m five miles into my fourth loop of the Ragnar Trail Relay at Wawayanda State Park, in northern New Jersey. I’m supposed to be running. It’s a trail-running relay race, after all. That’s why we’re here.
Begin with a brisk five-minute walk, then alternate 60 seconds of running and 90 seconds of walking, for a total of 20 minutes. Begin with a brisk five-minute walk, then alternate 90 seconds of running with two minutes of walking, for a total of 20 minutes.
1. What a beautiful day for a run! 2. This sucks. 3. Well, five miles is only two and half miles each way, which is basically two miles each way, so I’m really only running four miles. That’s not too far. 4. It’s starting to feel far. 5. How long have I been running? A year? 6.
I took up running—as so many have—because I’d gotten pudgy. My wife and I had been wasting a summer in a shabby Paris hotel, where the hard-pressed staff stole small objects from our broom closet of a room and the few stray coins that rolled beneath the bed.
Before anyone gets offended, let me make clear: It’s not you, it’s me. I am, admittedly, not the target age for the new wave of running groups, but I can’t think of any time in my life when I would have felt completely comfortable in one of them.
Just like weightlifting, running works best when you move your body in the proper form. You can learn this form with practice exercises, but it’s not always easy to tell if you’re doing it right on the run. Lumo Run is a clip-on sensor that can tell you.
In Segment’s early days, our infrastructure was pretty hacked together. We provisioned instances through the AWS UI, had a graveyard of unused AMIs, and configuration was implemented three different ways.
Movement is critical in our lives. Often, in order to grow or to overcome strife we need a sense of undergoing a passage or transition. Movement shifts perspective and, in so doing, provides clarity, firing up hope, drive and possibility.
Learn how to squeeze a little more speed out of yourself by making the most of your training. We all want to get faster. And we’re all busy too. The most obvious and commonly pursued way to improve race times is to run more.
Your body is not a machine, and you shouldn't treat it like one even if you think you can "tough it out." You need to put as much care and consideration on your recovery as you do your workouts. Here are some common running mistakes that can compound the stress you're placing on your body.
For the past 12 years, I have dissected and modified hundreds of shoes, taught running form clinics around the country, opened a minimalist store in my home town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, directed races (from 5K fun runs to marathons), got local children excited about running, and m
There’s nothing like an ambitious goal to focus your training, and running a marathon definitely fits the bill. Plenty of mere mortals have completed the 26.2 mile race, but it takes time, planning, and of course an appropriate level of fitness.
First things first: bookmark this page so that you can check on your progress. You can also add daily run reminders to the Cool Running homepage as you roll through the weeks of this training program (to do this, edit your start page preferences). This program contains some speed workouts.