The festivities at this month's third annual Qingyuan marathon, in southern China's Guangdong province, begin at 7 a.m.
In her first running of the Boston Marathon, Edna Kiplagat powered across the finish line of the Boston Marathon this month nearly a minute ahead of her closest rival. Kiplagat made the 26.2 mile outing look like a spirited jog in the park.
Running is cheap, easy and reduces the risk of heart disease and early deaths. But do the health benefits outweigh those from other activities, such as walking, cycling or swimming? Running is cheap, easy and reduces the risk of heart disease and early deaths.
For strength-training savants, cardio can seem like a necessary evil. Listen to some guys around the gym and they make it sound like taking a mere lap around the block can eat away at your precious muscle or whittle your body into a marathoner's gazelle build.
The artificial intelligence that we hope will exist in our lifetime is a world away from what's available right now. A thinking computer that knows us better than we know ourselves, and can make us better than we are, is still the stuff of fantasy.
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In an article from 2015 on photographer Bruce Gilden’s book Face, the word “dehumanize” was used to describe the artist’s grim, unflinching portraits of people he encountered across the country who in many cases had fallen on desperate, dire times.
Over thirty thousand runners began the Boston Marathon this morning in Hopkinton, MA, some having trained and run for years to get to this point. Their completion medals will be well-earned.
As part of WIRED’s exclusive look at Breaking2, Nike’s attempt to break the two-hour marathon mark next month in Monza, Italy, our writer is using the same training regime, apparel, and expertise as Nike’s three elite athletes to try to achieve his own personal milestone: a sub-90-
Canadian endurance runner Gary Robbins had been running—which is to say, sliding, clawing, and bushwhacking, with a bit of sleep-deprived hallucination thrown in—through the unforgiving outback of Frozen Head State Park for more than 59 hours straight.
It is something of a cliché among runners, how the activity never fails to clear your head. Does some creative block have you feeling stuck? Go for a run. Are you deliberating between one of two potentially life-altering decisions? Go for a run.
"Looking great!" prod course volunteers (another lie) as I pause at an aid station to shake out the knots rippling through my quads and hamstrings. After pounding the pavement for 2 1/2 hours, every bunny hill feels like an Everest and every mile seems longer than the last. I've hit the wall. Hard.
The short- and long-term benefits of exercise are absurdly well-documented. Exercise lowers your cholesterol, boosts your mood, decreases your stress, and increases your flexibility (plus about a zillion other good things).
Reaching the 26.2-mile finishing line takes months of tough, lonely work – and, yes, a ton of carbs. Here is an essential how-to guide from a seasoned veteran Reaching the 26.2-mile finishing line takes months of tough, lonely work – and, yes, a ton of carbs.
[Editor’s Note: On Monday, April 3, John Kelly became the Barkley Marathons’s 15th finisher when he completed the five-loop race in 59 hours, 30 minutes, and 53 seconds. Here is his report.] Call me Ishmael. No, actually don’t do that.
When Kenyan Dennis Kimetto set the world record at the Berlin Marathon in 2014, his time, 2:02:57, made him the first runner to complete a marathon in less than two hours, three minutes.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have unraveled one of life’s enduring mysteries: Why do shoelaces come undone? The researchers — Oliver M. O’Reilly, a professor of mechanical engineering, and Christine E. Gregg and Christopher A.
A heart-rate monitor is the most important tool for developing optimal endurance and better fat-burning. This simple device is a valuable tool that not only guides your training but is part of an important assessment process, and can even be used in some competitive situations.
Most people have given up on their resolutions at this point in the year. But, if you still want to make 2017 your most healthy year yet, there are a ton of apps to help you set your fitness goals and stay on track every day.
Can our workouts be shaped by what our friends do? That question is at the heart of an important new study of exercise behavior, one of the first to use so-called big data culled from a large-scale, global social network of workout routines.
It's been said if you want to run fast, you have to practice running fast. (What? Thought Ryan Hall or Lolo Jones got that quick with just luck?!) Read on for 25 ways to have a harder, better, faster, stronger workout, smoke the competition, and maybe even set a speedy new PR.
Robert Sallis has seen it all. As a medical director for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, he’s spent 20 years watching athletes in every manner of distress get wheeled into the medical tent. He’s seen hyponatremia, or overhydration, a handful of times.
There was once a time, just a few decades ago, when few people ran to stay in shape. Today, running is almost synonymous with exercise. If your goal is to be fit and healthy, you’re either a runner or someone who’s planning to start running really soon (promise).
The Kenyan is foregoing the London Marathon to focus on an audacious Nike-backed unofficial world record attempt, with the two-hour barrier the target The Kenyan is foregoing the London Marathon to focus on an audacious Nike-backed unofficial world record attempt, with the two-hou
The inner quad muscles are adductors, meaning those muscles pull your leg in towards your body. These muscles also help in the flexion and medial rotation of hip. Hopefully you can continue to repeat some of the exercises you performed during your rehab.
For the last three years I have perhaps been more serious about running than about backpacking.
In 2007, writer Jen A. Miller went through a terrible breakup. (Her ex’s parting words: “I’ll keep you in the top eight of my Myspace friends.”) Soon afterward, her grandfather died. Soon after that, she bought a house and signed the paperwork just months before the recession hit.
While doing research for The 4-Hour Body back in 2009, I resorted to Twitter in search of elite athletes who performed well on a vegan diet. I was repeatedly referred to Rich Roll, whom Men’s Fitness Magazine dubbed one of the “25 Fittest Men in the World.
Illiotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is one of the most common running injuries today–and also one of the least understood. While most physical therapists and clinicians who have experience treating running injuries understand how to treat IT band syndrome, the average runner doesn’t have a clue.
On a recent business trip, I asked the concierge at my hotel for advice about where to go running. “Are you training for a marathon?” he asked. Nope. I’m racing 5Ks, I told him. He gave me a puzzled look that said, but you look like a serious runner.
Nowadays people are more stressed than ever with very little free time. Therefore, it is important to make the most out of daily exercise. Pre- and post-workout foods are key.
Over the last few years, a growing amount of research has linked weak hips and runner's knee. For example, one study published last year found women who developed runner's knee had greater hip instability in their gait.
Mental toughness can take many forms: resilience against attack, calmness in the face of uncertainty, persistence through pain, or focus amidst chaos. Below are eight lessons from eight of the toughest human beings I know.
The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, which produce energy, diminish in vigor and number.
There is currently no evidence that the intervertebral discs (IVDs) can respond positively to exercise in humans. Some authors have argued that IVD metabolism in humans is too slow to respond anabolically to exercise within the human lifespan.
Our pick for best support insole for most men, the Superfeet Green, is able to find the right balance between support and cushion, provides a comfortable fit, and is versatile enough to be the right choice for a large number of different shoe styles and activities.
Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness. Think you’re too busy to work out? We have the workout for you.
You asked for options that would help you run five to 13 miles. I’m going to break this into two different types of runs, because the fuel needed to run five or six miles is quite different from the amount of fuel needed before running 12 or 13 miles.
Despite the fact that runners aren’t repeatedly tackled and buried under piles of bodies and equipment, the numbers tell us that they're hurt almost as frequently as pro football players.
Scientists at Iowa State University claim an hour of running gives you an extra seven hours of life. You can get a lot done in seven hours.
We know it can be tough to go to the gym when there’s a full queue on Netflix, Ben & Jerry's in the freezer, or really, anything better to do with your time. Or maybe you’re a runner whose workout schedule involves running, running, and more running.
It takes a lot of hard work to stay in shape, which is why it’s important to exercise on a regular basis. But it’s not always possible to remain active, and sometimes a few days off can turn into a more... extended hiatus. Here’s what happens to your body when you suddenly stop exercising.
Want to become a stronger, faster, injury-proof runner? Add these four exercises to your training routine! To become the best, most efficient runner you can be, just running isn’t going to be enough.
You might try setting your wake-up alarm earlier and exercising before breakfast.
Although marathon runners are widely regarded as some of the healthiest people on Earth, cranking out those 26.2 miles (42 kilometers) does a number on your body. In addition to all wear and tear it puts on your muscles, bones, and heart, it can also affect your kidneys.
Sodium We're told to just say no to sodium, but it’s the electrolyte we lose in the highest concentration when we sweat. Salt helps the body hold on to water, keeping you hydrated for a longer period of time. Still, there’s no need to down an entire bag of pretzels postworkout.
This summer, I went on one of the most visually stunning runs of my life. My path took me to the top of a 16th-century fort in Siena, Italy, as the rising sun lit the surrounding rooftops a brilliant yellow.
Qualifying for the Boston Marathon is considered by many to be the Holy Grail of running performance. Runners who make it to the starting line in Hopkinton are among the fastest, most determined and most dedicated marathoners in the world.
Rees’ alarm clock goes off at 3:50 a.m., and he’s out the door on a run just minutes later. His quick turnaround is due to the fact that his gear, coffee, and breakfast are all ready when he wakes up. Even his socks and the coffee equipment are laid out waiting for him.
In fact, I didn’t like carrying my phone at all. I don’t want to run with things. I run to be free of things. So I left the phone and equipment at home, and I began running to the sound of the world and to the sound of myself. Surprisingly, this also worked.
Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.
It’s done. The sub-3-hour marathon is in the bag. After 12 weeks of hard training, a new approach to nutrition and trying every go-faster tweak around, I finally clocked in at 2:57:56 at the Virgin Money London Marathon 2014. Here are the 10 pearls of running wisdom I picked up on the way.
If you run, bike, are desk-bound all day, or have been sitting in a car or plane traveling, your hamstrings could use some extra love and length. It not only feels good to stretch this commonly tight area, but hamstring flexibility is also important for the health of your back, hips, and knees.
Editors’ note: Here’s one of our favorite stories from the archives with a helpful tip for Smarter Living. Updated, Oct. 24, 2014 | For a greater challenge, see “The Advanced 7-Minute Workout.” And download our new, free 7-Minute Workout App for your phone, tablet or other device.
I ran a marathon a little over a week ago, and while I’m glad I finished, it totally kicked my ass. A new study from the Yale School of Medicine might explain a bit why. Besides the sore muscles, running a marathon wrecks your kidneys for a few days.
Talk to dedicated runners about why they pull on their sneakers and you'll get answers that go well beyond the fitness benefits inherent in any sort of exercise. Running helps clear the mind, spur ideas, and even makes people better leaders, devotees will tell you.
At the United States Track & Field Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon, 28-year-old Brenda Martinez was in prime position to win her best event, the 800-meter run, which would qualify her for the Olympics for the very first time.
Do you want to lose weight? Then give running a try! But the question is, what’s the best way to go about achieving optimal weight loss? Running expert Sascha has several great tips for maximizing your training. How to get started Every beginning is hard.
The world record for a marathon, set by Dennis Kimetto of Kenya in Berlin in September 2014, stands at two hours, two minutes, and 57 seconds. If that number means nothing to you, understand this: running 26.2 miles in 2:02:57 is absurdly fast.
It probably has something to do with the fact that I work two jobs—I go straight to work at a restaurant three nights a week when I leave Runner’s World. On those nights, I often don’t get home until after 9:30 p.m., making it easily a 14-hour day of work—not including the commute.
Taking 10,000 steps per day is often suggested as a desirable exercise goal for people who wish to improve their health.
Road closings during marathons can be frustrating for drivers and pedestrians. Now a new study suggests they can be bad for your health. Researchers analyzed data on Medicare patients hospitalized for heart attacks and cardiac arrest in 11 cities from 2002 to 2012.
As part of the stories of the year collection, this piece is being resurfaced along with others in the coming days as ESPN Digital and Print Media closes out the year. Check out the full list here.ON THE MORNING of Jan.
Last February, 59-year-old Ned Overend, aka “The Lung,” aka “Deadly Nedly,” won the first National Fatbike Championships, held in Ogden, Utah. Fat Bike Nats isn’t exactly the Tour de France, but it’s no charity ride, either.
At the end of the 45-minute workout, my body was dripping with sweat. I felt like I had worked really, really hard. And according to my bike, I had burned more than 700 calories. Surely I had earned an extra margarita.
Most runners and coaches tend to focus exclusively on the fast portions of an interval workout, devoting little thought or importance to the recovery period between repetitions.
Knowing exactly how much to run is something that all runners, beginners and veterans alike ponder.
MRI scans reveal that endurance runners’ brains have greater functional connectivity than the brains of more sedentary people. Researchers compared brain scans of young-adult cross-country runners to young adults who don’t engage in regular physical activity.
I called Doug Kechijian, D.P.T., of Resilient Performance Physical Therapy in New York City. A stretching expert, he told me that everyone has imbalances and mobility restrictions. We sit too much and don’t put our bodies into enough different positions.
So I’m here to spread a little good news. A review paper published last month in Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases takes a hard look at running as “a key lifestyle factor for longevity”—and concludes that it stacks up pretty well.
It isn’t hard to get started running, but once you get into the swing of things, it’s easy to injure yourself or ignore little things that make you a lot better. Running coach Jason Fitzgerald shares some of his secrets. Hindsight is 20/20.
Static stretching is OUT – and dynamic stretching is IN. Long-time Strength Running readers know that I’m wary of static stretching. It can reduce performance and increase injury risk, while presenting few benefits to runners.
By now, you’ve probably heard a thing or two (or ten) about interval training.
A big reason most people never stick to a serious exercise routine is that the benefits most people are interested in take a while to appear. Fat loss, muscle gain, boosts to strength, speed, and stamina—these physical manifestations of training adherence can take weeks and even months to show.
There’s a scene in “Friends” where Ross’s colleague admits she doesn’t have a television. Incredulous, Joey asks, “You don’t own a TV? What’s all your furniture pointed at?”
A lot of runners just run. Some run to get faster and more efficient, while others run through pain so they can claim to be injury-free. However, there is much more to being a runner than just simply running — and even more if you want to be a faster, more efficient, injury-free runner.
Jesse Itzler: I first met "SEAL" at a 100-mile run in San Diego and I was running this race as part of a six-person relay team with friends and he was running the entire race by himself. And the run was unsupported so you have to bring your own supplies.