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How to Run

Learn about how to run, including proper form, technique, and breathing. Get information on how to run outside, on a treadmill, and in your first race.

Tips for Proper Running Form
Working to improve your running form can help you improve your speed, run more efficiently, and with less stress on your body. Learn how to run with the correct form.

How to Start Running - The Absolute Beginners' Guide
Getting started with running can feel overwhelming to a beginner runner. Here are some of the basics about running to help you get started.

Beginners' Guide to Run/Walk
Most beginner runners start out using a run/walk technique because they don't have the endurance or fitness to run for extended periods of time. Whatever your reason for getting started with the run/walk method, here's advice for getting started.

10 Things Runners Should Stop Doing
Are you doing things to sabotage your running efforts? Here are some common pitfalls many runners fall into –- and how to avoid them.

How to Breathe When Running
Beginner runners need to learn how to breathe properly when running. Here's what to do.

Tips for Increasing the Distance of Your Runs
If you're just getting started with running, try some of these strategies to increase the distance of your runs.

How To Warm Up and Cool Down
All of your runs should start with a warm-up and end with a cooldown. Find out why they're important and how to do them properly.

How to Do Deep Belly Breathing
Deep belly breathing while running can help you avoid side stitches and maximize oxygen intake, which can improve your performance. Here's how to breathe deeply when running.

How to Run Faster
After you've been running for a little while and improved your endurance, you may want to focus on a new goal -- running faster. Here are some simple things you can do to start running faster and improve your race times.

Run Hills Properly
If you're one of those runners who dreads running hills, it may be because you're not using the right hill running techniques. Follow these steps for proper hill running and you may actually look forward to inclines during your runs.

How to Get Rid of Side Stitches
Get advice on how to avoid and get rid of side stitches or cramps.

How to Avoid Tension While Running
It's important to stay relaxed when run because tension can cause improper running form, which can lead to fatigue, decreased performance, and even injuries. Runners typically get tense in their upper body. Throughout your run, try to check your running form to make sure you're not allowing any tension to creep into your run. Here's what to look...

Which Part of My Foot Should I Land on When Running?
Find out where you should land on your feet when running.

How Do I Avoid Bouncing Too Much When I Run?
Some runners have too much up and down movement when they run. Find out how to run without bouncing up and down too much.

How Can I Improve My Stride Turnover?
Here's how you can improve your stride turnover, or stride frequency, to run faster.

Calculate Your Target Heart Rate Zone
When you're exercising in your target heart rate zone, you'll get the most benefits of your running, or other cardiovascular activity. Here's how to calculate your target heart rate zone using the Karvonen Method.

Runners' Top Running Pet Peeves
What about running annoys you? Here are some top running pet peeves, with suggestions for how to let them not ruin your runs.

How to Run Without Getting Tired or Breathing Heavy
If you're fairly new to running and you find yourself getting tired and breathing heavy during your runs, here's how to avoid that.

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