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Diet for runners

DIET FOR RUNNERS

DIET FOR RUNNERS Diet is an important part of everyone’s life, but for a runner, it is something that is non-negotiable. A runner must put

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BASICS OF RUNNING

BASICS OF RUNNING

BASICS OF RUNNING Running is an amazing sport. It is convenient. You are your own coach. As a runner, you can decide when you want

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TYPES OF RUNNING

TYPES OF RUNNING

TYPES OF RUNNING Running is the ability to move rapidly on your foot. It is not only great for your soul but also beneficial to

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Hanson's Speed Workouts

Hanson’s Speed Workouts

Hanson’s Speed Workouts he Hanson’s Marathon Training Program, available at http://www.runningtimes.com/issues/05mar/hansons.htm#program, calls for speed workouts weekly for the first 10 weeks of the program. Below are some

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18 Weeks to Your Best Marathon

18 Weeks to Your Best Marathon

Marathon Advantage by Pete Pfitzinger & Scott Douglas The marathon demands respect.  The physiological and psychological demands are extreme; therefore, you must plan your preparation

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The Marathon Mystique

The Marathon Mystique

The Marathon Mystique by Jonathan Beverly What is the appeal of the marathon? Why does this event, the most daunting of Olympic distances, attract thousands of participants

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Marathon Recovery

Marathon Recovery

Marathon Recovery by Pete Pfitzinger Part 1: Your Best Strategies to Minimize Injury and Down-time After running a marathon, there are basically three options. You can:

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Run Your Best Marathon

Run Your Best Marathon

A put-all-your eggs-in-one-basket program that works if you let it by Kevin Beck Oh no, not another marathon-training article!  If you are a runner whose

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Want to Win a Marathon?

Want to Win a Marathon?

Three top coaches of African runners share their athletes’ training secrets  by Jonathan Beverly Anyone who follows distance running knows that today’s marathon world is dominated

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The Good Old Half Marathon

The Good Old Half Marathon

Between 6.2 and 26.2 lies a lovely, oft-neglected challenge by Roy Benson Thank God for the half marathon. It’s a great race. Committed recreational runners can

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Train Hard, Stay Well

Train Hard, Stay Well

Running and Your Immune System by  Pete Pfitzinger, M.S. Since you are reading Running Times, you most likely take your training seriously. You love the challenge of racing, and

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Welcome Back

Welcome Back

The Perils and Pleasures of Returning to Form After a Long Layoff by Gordon Bakoulis For 13 years, between 1983 and 1996, I ran. Nearly every

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Fast Food and Running

Fast Food and Running

Learning to Run with a Bigger Bolus, and Other Gutsy Strategies for Marathon Success by Matt Fitzgerald In April 2002, a pair of great runners

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How Tough Are You?

How Tough Are You?

Maximizing Your Potential by Developing Your Toughness   Who is the toughest runner you have ever seen? How could you tell? It is hard to judge

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The Optimal Warm-up

The Optimal Warm-up

Pre-Departure Preparation by Fatima Ahmad Several RT readers readers have recently asked how to warm up optimally for a race or high intensity workout. A thorough warm-up is

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How to Overcome Overracing?

How to Overcome Overracing?

Overcoming Overracing by Fatima Ahmad How often should I race?” That question has no stock answer, because a runner’s optimum racing schedule depends on so many different

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Lay-off Lessons in Racing

Lay-off Lessons in Racing

Lay-off Lessons by Fatima Ahmad An extended layoff from racing usually isn’t good news. For one thing, injury, illness or burnout usually causes the break; for

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Racing for Renewal

Racing for Renewal

Racing for Renewal by Fatima Ahmad No living American will ever forget Tuesday, September 11, 2001. I began the day with a run, and ended it

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Keeping Racing Simple

Keeping Racing Simple

Keeping Racing Simple by Fatima Ahmad Ah, the simplicity of racing! Year after year, I’m drawn back to it for the pure singleness of purpose inherent

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Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

How Breakthrough Races Occur, and How to Make the Most of Them by Fatima Ahmad   It was a no-excuses morning: 50 degrees, windless, slightly overcast. I

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Winter Weight Training

Winter Weight Training

Winter Weight Training by Fatima Ahmad Every human motion is muscular. If your “cardio” is your motor, your muscles make up your power train. Stronger muscles

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