Preparing your body for the descent can give you an edge over the competition on hilly courses. Here’s how to do it. Read the full article for Outside.
For a fast 5K, combine dynamic and stabilizing moves—and make them harder over time. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
From steeplechasers to ultramarathoners, these athletes make time on the mat a priority. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
For runners, few things are worse than getting injured. Except—perhaps—when we can’t pinpoint the cause of the pain, and therefore, its treatment. This past spring, Runner’s World contributing editor Cindy Kuzma recorded an investigative mission of sorts into one runner’s battle with plantar fasciitis. Listen to the story here (segment starts at 29:37).
If your prerun warmup typically consists of jogging—or worse, nothing—here’s reason to step it up. Read the full article–and watch the video–for Runner’s World.
Use the injury-prediction calculator from the March issue of Runner’s World to determine your risk of getting hurt—then take proactive steps to lower it. (Bonus content: Hear my interview about this article, and others, on Coach Jay Johnson’s Run Faster podcast; download a pdf of the quiz to print; and see video demos of the strength training moves.)
Ryan Hall says it played a role in his struggles. Should other runners worry? Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Whether you aim to shed pounds or just to live a healthy life, exercise plays a key role. But let’s face it, working out can feel awkward, difficult, stressful, and even painful, especially when you’re carrying more weight than you’d like. Read the full article for Prevention.
A mere four-hour direct flight from O’Hare, San Juan might just rank as the easiest tropical getaway possible. You don’t have to bring your passport, change your money, or speak a different language to navigate this U.S. territory (though locals will definitely appreciate your rusty high-school Spanish, should you choose to use it). You also don’t have to put a hold on your fitness routine. Read the full article for A Sweat Life.
You’ve finally found a workout you love and an eating plan that syncs with your lifestyle. The extra pounds you’ve carried for years have begun to melt away. Just one problem—the same surface area covers your new, smaller self, leading your skin to sag or lag behind. Folds can form on your belly and arms, and even your face can seem a bit slack. Read the full article for Prevention.