How To Run Faster

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If you don't run very fast in practice, you won't be able to run very fast in races. At the University of Copenhagen, Danish scientists studied experienced runners who had … [Read more...]

There Are No Points for Style in the Marathon

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BEIJING — Great swimmers must have great genetic gifts and also a great technique. The same goes for pole-vaulters and high jumpers, for tennis players and gymnasts. But … [Read more...]

If You Run Faster, Will You Live Longer?

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On Your Marks, Get Set, Measure Heart Health How fast can you run a mile? For people in midlife, this simple measure of fitness may help predict their risk of heart … [Read more...]

Are We Built to Run Barefoot?

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At a recent symposium of the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual meeting in Denver, cutely titled “Barefoot Running: So Easy, a Caveman Did It!,” a … [Read more...]

Do You Lose More Weight Doing Cardio on an Empty Stomach?

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Really? The Claim: Exercising on an Empty Stomach Burns More Fat THE FACTS Working out while hungry may fly in the face of conventional wisdom, but many athletes and … [Read more...]

Hydration, Heat and Long Runs…

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Hey - Coach Kevin here.  Congrats to everyone on a great run yesterday. If you aren’t already really thinking about hydrating, it’s time!  Here are some tips I’ve used … [Read more...]

My Knees Hurt… What Shoes Should I Buy?

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Shoes would be the last step to getting a runner's knees better.  If the problem is not corrected, the shoes will actually make the problem worse. It would be better to come … [Read more...]

When Running Up Mileage, 10 Percent Isn’t the Cap

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My friend Martin Strauss of Ann Arbor, Mich., was running 60 miles a week when he suffered a stress fracture that put him on crutches for three months. Now that he’s … [Read more...]