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Strategies for Cross Country Racing

Strategies for Cross Country Racing 9 Comments

A cross country race is a race like no other. If you’re new to cross country, these strategic tips will help you figure how to start and run your race.
Running Rules & Regulations

Running Rules & Regulations

Find the rules and regulations of running's many sports all in one place
Upper Body Workouts for Runners

Upper Body Workouts for Runners

Runners often overlook the importance of upper body strength. This guide outlines five arm and shoulder exercises to make you a force on the track, roads, or trails.
History of Running

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Explore the history of running from its essential human basis to its modern sporting variations
Lunges for Runners

Lunges for Runners

Lunges are a great exercise that target and strengthen the muscles specific to runners. Check out this guide for three types of lunges to add to your workout.
Marathon Recovery

Marathon Recovery

This guide will help you understand and structure your marathon recovery, from proper nutrition to foot-care to the unavoidable emotional rollercoaster.
Racing Tips for New Cross Country Runners

Racing Tips for New Cross Country Runners 1 Comment

Cross country racing might be simple, but it has its subtleties. If you’re new to cross country, these simple tips will get you started racing towards your potential.
Aqua Jogging Basics for Runners

Aqua Jogging Basics for Runners 1 Comment

This guide explains exactly what aqua jogging is and how to do it, and then concludes with a few choice workouts to make your pool time more productive and worthwhile.
NCAA Running: Choosing a Division

NCAA Running: Choosing a Division

Do you want to run in the NCAA? This guide outlines some important distinctions between Division I, II and III so you can decide what school is right for you.
How to Eat the Week Before Running a Race

How to Eat the Week Before Running a Race

What you eat the week and night before the big event matters just as much, if not more, than what you consume the day of the race itself.
5 Reasons Kids Should Start Running

5 Reasons Kids Should Start Running

For many kids, running is a form of punishment. But running can be fun! Here are at least five good reasons every kid should drop the video game and head out the door.
How to Run Hills in a Race

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A hill can pose a unique challenge to any runner. Use the tips in this running guide to get up and over any hill quickly and efficiently.
How to Run in the Snow

How to Run in the Snow

Aside from the cold, running on snow-covered ground presents a whole new set of challenges. Check out this guide to learn how to adapt your run to snowy conditions.
Running Glossary

Running Glossary

Check out this Running glossary to find the sport-specific definitions for which you have been looking. From A to Z, we've got all the words covered.
How to Choose the Right Running Event

How to Choose the Right Running Event

Confused about what event is right for you? To be successful at any distance—whether the mile or the marathon—you must first evaluate yourself as a runner.
10 Tips for New Runners

10 Tips for New Runners 3 Comments

Running can be pretty intimidating. But if you start slow, stay motivated, and listen to your body, you'll clicking off those miles before you know it.
Race-Day Nutrition for Runners

Race-Day Nutrition for Runners 1 Comment

Race-day nutrition can be tricky, but with the right planning, the perfect combination of fuel and comfort should be easy to find. Use these tips before your next race.
How to Keep a Running Log

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Using a running log can have many benefits. Read more to decide if you should start one today!
How to Improve Your Running Form

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If you are struggling with certain aspects of your form, it might be time to improve it. This running guide gives you tips on how to become faster and more efficient.
Running with Music

Running with Music

This guide outlines two of the most recent, comprehensive studies that tested the effects of music on athletic performance. Read on before you ditch those headphones.
Running After College

Running After College

It takes the will to prepare, a healthy mind and body, and a lot of self-reflection to transition successfully from the NCAA to post-collegiate running.
How to Pack for a Running Race

How to Pack for a Running Race

Packing for a race can be stressful. Use these guidelines, as well as some savvy travel tips, to make your trip a logistical success.
Finding the Right Running Shoes

Finding the Right Running Shoes 3 Comments

Finding the right running shoe can be quite a task. This guide will help you evaluate your running situation so you can chose the shoe that's right for you.
Essential Running Gear

Essential Running Gear 1 Comment

Running is a pretty simple sport. There are really only five things you need before you head out the door for the first time. No helmets, pads, or membership required.
Prevent Running Injuries: Calves, Ankles, & Feet

Prevent Running Injuries: Calves, Ankles, & Feet

The best way to avoid getting a chronic or acute lower leg injury is to strengthen the area ahead of time. The exercises is this guide are designed to do just that.
Food for Runners

Food for Runners

"If the furnace is hot enough, anything will burn." But what you put into that furnace matters. Runners need a well-balanced diet to properly fuel their body.
5 Ways to Run Faster

5 Ways to Run Faster 6 Comments

If you can't (or shouldn't) run more miles, but don't know how else to get better, think outside the box. Make the following five changes and watch your times drop.
How to Set Running Goals

How to Set Running Goals

Setting goals is an important part of running. It is important to establish the right kind of benchmarks to keep you motivated throughout the rigors of daily training.
Running and Stretching

Running and Stretching

Should runners stretch? This little question has long been the source of debate in the world of sports science. Use this guide to help draw your own conclusions.
Beginner's Guide to Buying Running Shoes

Beginner's Guide to Buying Running Shoes

Finding the right running shoes can be a daunting task. Check out this guide to sort through the jargon and find the right shoe for you.
Running in the Cold

Running in the Cold

There is nothing like winter to test a runner’s get-up-and-go. This guide details the perils of cold-weather running and provides tips for how to combat them effectively.
Myths About Running

Myths About Running

This guide will debunk some of the the myths about running so you can enjoy the sport more—both as a participant and as a spectator.
Running in the Heat

Running in the Heat

This guide provides a clear explanation of what exactly causes heat-related illness in the body, as well as ways to stay safe and sane during the dog-days of summer.
Core Basics for Runners

Core Basics for Runners

Having a general idea of the core muscles will make it easier to design an effective workout routine. And the stronger your core, the better runner you will be.
Running Safety Tips

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The thrill of being out in nature or hitting your splits is no reason to neglect your safety or the safety of those around you. Stay out of harm's way with these tips.
How to Make Running Races More Fun

How to Make Running Races More Fun

Racing is your time to shine! So shake off those nerves and get out there and compete. Here are five easy ways to make race-day more fun.
How to Contact a Race Director

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One of the toughest aspects of post-collegiate running can be getting into competitions. This guide outlines how and when to contact race directors for elite race entry.
How to Start a Running Program

How to Start a Running Program 2 Comments

You don't have to be a natural-born runner to enjoy all the health benefits associated with running. Learn more about how to create your own running program here.
How to Run Your First Race

How to Run Your First Race

You’ve made the mental plunge and you’ll be lacing ‘em up for your first running race. This guide covers everything first-time racers need to know.
Yoga for Runners

Yoga for Runners

Practicing yoga can help prevent injuries while adding flexibility and mindfulness to your running. Read this guide for some basic information on yoga for runners.
How to Survive Scary Running Situations

How to Survive Scary Running Situations

Use the following tips to stay as safe as possible during your run, no matter what curveballs Mother Nature may throw in your direction.
Running: Advice for Student Athletes

Running: Advice for Student Athletes

There is nothing like being a collegiate athlete. Manage your time, take advantage of the opportunity, keep the lines of communication open, and let the good times roll!
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