It seems counterintuitive, but incorporating them into your strategy can give you a faster finish. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
With these training and racing tips, you will fly through your next 3.1-mile race. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
You do the exact same training program as your running partner—but finish the 5K 10 minutes behind her. After months of diligent forward bends, you still can’t even touch your toes. And while your totally toned co-worker swears by a strength-building DVD, you don’t see a single sculpted muscle for your efforts. Before you blame yourself or give up altogether, consider whether your obstacles have been written into your genome. Read the full article on Prevention.com.
As quickly as exercise scientists work to banish them, new fitness misconceptions rear their ugly heads. Meanwhile, other untried and untrue myths just won’t go away. Here, we round up a few of the most common fitness falsehoods, and ask researchers and other experts to help correct the record. Read the full slideshow on OutsideOnline.com.
Ramp up your running routine. Speedy intervals improve your performance whether you do them uphill or on level ground, finds a new study in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
If you want to run fast, the saying goes, you’ve got to run fast. To stoke speed, most runners do traditional speedwork: aiming for near race pace over distances of 400 meters or more, with recovery periods equal to the length of the repeat (or slightly less). Or you can get fast even faster with supershort, superfast efforts, sometimes referred to as high intensity interval training (HIIT). Read the full article in 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 than you do to the rest in between. But recovery intervals are just as critical to performing your best. Read the full article in Runner’s World.