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Running & Jogging: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
14 Things Every New Runner Should Know
To help ease you into the sport and avoid some running mistakes, here are some basic concepts that all runners should know.
10 Common Running Mistakes You Should Avoid
All runners have made mistakes at some point during their training and racing. Here are some of the most common running mistakes and how you can avoid injuries and other issues.
4 Ways to Burn More Calories When You Run
Want to increase your calorie burn when running? Try some of these ideas.
5 Key Strategies for Running to Lose Weight
Get advice on how to successfully lose weight through a combination of running and healthy eating.
The 13 Most Embarrassing Running Problems
Most runners have had to deal with their share of embarrassing exercise-induced or running-related problems. Here are answers to your questions about some of the most common embarrassing and sensitive topics for runners.
What Is a Good Time for a 5K?
Wondering what's considered a good time for a 5K race? Here's how to find out how your time compares to other runners.
5 Six-Pack Exercises You Can Do Standing Up
There are other ways to strengthen your core, without having to get down on the ground. Try some of these stand-up core-strengthening moves.
4 Running Mistakes That Could Lead to Weight Gain
If you're running to lose weight or just trying to maintain your weight, try to avoid these mistakes so you don't see that number on the scale creeping up.
An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Becoming a Runner
Getting started with running can feel overwhelming to a beginner runner. Here are some of the basics about running to help you get started.
How Long Will It Take Me Run a 5K?
Wondering how long it might take you to run a 5K? Find out how you can estimate your 5K time.
How to Train to Run Your First 5K
Train to Run Your First 5K. This 8-week 5K training schedule is geared toward beginner runners who want to run their first 5K race.
10 Core Strengthening Exercises for Runners
Having a strong core is vital for running performance and injury prevention. Here are ten moves to strengthen your core.
7 Lower Body Exercises for Runners
Here are some effective lower body exercises to work into your routine to improve your running performance and reduce injury risk.
7 Awesome Yoga Poses for Runners
These yoga stretches can help runners improve their flexibility and strength.
Here's How to Get Rid of a Leg Cramp
If you're suffering from a cramp in your calf, quad, or hamstring, here are some stretches to get rid of them so you can get back to running.
Fast Marathon in the U.S. (2015)
If you're looking to improve their marathon time or run a fast time for your first marathon, check out these marathons that are known for being fast.
Learn the 7 Secrets of Skinny Runners
Running can definitely be a powerful tool in your weight loss or weight maintenance efforts. Follow these tried-and-true strategies to lose weight and keep it off.
7 Essential Post-Run Stretches
Improve your flexibility and reduce injury risk with these post-run stretches.
Celebrity Marathon Times
Want to know what it takes to beat Oprah, Katie Holmes, and Al Roker's marathon times? Find out how long it took these and other celebrities to run a marathon.
The Beginner's Guide to Running for Fitness
If you've never run before or you've had a long break from running, it can feel intimidating to get out there and start running. This simple, eight-week plan will help beginners ease into running.
Basic Half Marathon Training Schedule for...
Ready to train for your first half marathon? This 12-week training schedule is perfect for beginner runners who want to run a half marathon.
What's a Good Time for Running a Half Marathon?
Here's how to determine how to compare your half marathon time to other runners'.
Will Running Help You Lose Belly Fat?
Can running help get rid of belly fat? Get the answer and advice about running and weight loss.
Beginner Runners 10K Training Schedule
This 8-week 10K training schedule is geared toward beginner runners who want to run their first 10K.
10 Tips for Proper Running Form
Running with the right form can help you run faster, more efficiently, and with less stress on your body. Follow these tips for proper running form.
10 Healthy Snacks for Runners
If you're running a lot, you'll probably get hungry every couple of hours. Here are some healthy snacks to keep you satisfied.
The 7 Most Common Treadmill Mistakes
Here are some of the most common treadmill running mistakes and how to avoid them.
Train for a 5K in One Month
If your 5K is about a month away and you haven't done much training, then this training schedule is for you. It's a four-week training program designed for beginner run/walkers who want to build up to running a 5K in a month.
A 4-Week Beginner Training Plan to Running One...
This four-week learn to run training program is designed for total beginner run/walkers who want to build up to running a mile.
How Long Does It Take to Run a Marathon?
Before you run a marathon, it's good to have an idea of how long it will take to run the marathon. Here's how to figure out how long it will take you to run a marathon.
Popular Songs for Running in 2015
Need a playlist refresh? Here are some of the most popular running songs for 2015.
7 Key Running Tips for Newbies
If you're new to running, you may be overwhelmed by all the running information out there. Here are seven basic running tips to get you started.
Can I Burn Fat By Running?
Can running burn fat? Get the answer.
Should You Eat Before a Run?
Are you properly fueling for your runs? Find out when and what to eat before running.
10 Tips for Becoming a Morning Runner
Research shows that runners who run in the morning are more consistent with their running than those who try to do it later on. Here are some tips for making morning runs easier.
Running Music Playlists
Looking for some motivation for your runs? Browse through these playlists for running songs to get you moving.
What's Considered a Good Time for a 10K?
If you've run a 10K or are planning to run one, you may be wondering what's considered a good time for a 10K. Find out how your time compares with other runners' times
7 Common Weight Loss Mistakes to Avoid
Running is an excellent way to drop pounds, but weight loss efforts often get derailed. Here are common weight loss mistakes and how to avoid them.
Your 8-Step Guide to the Run-Walk Method
Most new runners begin with a run/walk strategy because they don't have the endurance or fitness to run for extended periods of time. Here's how to do the run/walk method.
Why You Should Warm Up Before Running
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.
6 Ways to Distract Yourself When Running
Whether you’re suffering through boredom or some physical discomfort during a run, it helps to try to distract yourself. Here are some strategies to try.
How Many Miles Is a 10k Race?
Find out far a 10K is and how to train for a 10K race.
Best Fall Marathons in the U.S.
Looking for a fall marathon? Check out this list for some of the best in the U.S.
What's the Best Way to Breathe When Running?
Breathing properly when running will improve your running, and even help you prevent side stitches. Get tips on how to do it correctly.
What Is a Good Time for Running a Marathon?
Wondering what's considered a good time for a marathon? Find out how your marathon time might compare with others.
5K Run/Walk Training Program
This eight-week 5K training program is designed for run/walkers who want to build up to running a 5K race (3.1 miles).
12 Great Tips for Running Longer Distances
If you're just getting started with running, try some of these strategies to run farther.
5 Common Fears About Running Races
Running a road race can seem intimidating to new runners, but they're a fun and rewarding way to stay motivated to continue running. Here are some common fears about running races and how you can overcome them.
How Many Miles Do You Need to Run a Week to...
If you're running to lose weight, you may be wondering: How many miles do you need to run to lose weight?
What Is a Good Time for Running a Mile?
What's considered a good time for running a mile? Find out how to compare your mile time to others'.
8 Steps to a Successful Running Habit
Trying to establish a running habit? Use these tips to maintain your motivation and determination to keep running.
What's the Best Time of Day to Run?
The best time of day to run is a long-standing debate among runners and exercise experts. Find out if it's better to run in the morning, afternoon or evening.
How Much Should I Run to Lose One Pound?
How many calories do you need to burn to lose a pound? Get the answer.
Music to Match Your Stride: Running Songs at...
Listening to songs at 180 beats per minute (BPM) can help you run efficiently at 180 steps per minute. Here are playlists of running songs at 180 BPM.
8 Ways to Love Running
If you have moments when your love for running is fading (and who doesn't?), here are some ways to re-ignite the spark.
Get Inspired by These Motivational Running Quotes
Keep these running quotes in mind when you need some motivation to continue running and training.
10 Tips for Running in the Rain
Get tips on how to dress and prepare for running in the rain, whether it's a big race or a training run.
4 Week Beginner 10K Training Schedule
This 10K training program is for beginner runners who have 4 weeks to train for their 10K.
Top Excuses to Not Run - And How to Beat Them
Here are some of the most popular excuses for not running -- and how to make sure you don't fall victim to them.
5 Exercises for Your Pre-Run Warm-up
Get warmed-up and ready to run with these exercises and dynamic stretches.
What to Do the Day Before Running a Marathon or...
Follow these tips to make sure you avoid making mistakes that will cost you valuable time or cause discomfort during your half or full marathon.
How Can I Get Rid of a Side Stitch While Running?
Side stitches, especially on the left side, are a common problem for runners, especially beginners. Learn how to prevent and get rid of them.
The Best and Worst Pre-Run Foods
If you have had digestive issues during or after your runs, the foods you're eating in the 24 hours before your runs may be the culprit. Here's a guide to what you should and shouldn't eat before your runs.
How to Select the Best Running Shoes for Your...
To figure out what type of running shoes are best for you, you first need to know that kind of feet you have. Here are the three types of feet, with tips on how to determine your foot type.
8K or 5 mile Training Schedule for Beginner...
Ready to train for an 8K or 5 mile race? This eight-week 8K training program is designed for beginner runners who aim to run the entire 8K or 5 mile distance.
A 4-Week Beginner Training Program to Run Two...
This four-week training program is designed for beginner run/walkers who want to build up to running two miles.
Training Tips for Running a 5K Race
Ready to train for and run a 5K? Get free training schedules and tips.
5 Common Sports Nutrition Mistakes and How to...
Proper nutrition and hydration is critical to a runner's health and performance. Here are some common nutrition mistakes that runners make and advice on how to solve them.
How Many Miles is a 5K Race?
How many miles is a 5K race in miles? A 5K is a popular goal among runners because the distance is short enough for beginners to train for in a short amount of time
Is It OK to Run Every Day?
Many new runners wonder if they should run every day or take some days off. Get the answer here.
How to Put on Your Race Bib
Follow these steps to make sure your race bib is secured properly.
10 Things Runners Need to 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.
5 Common Racing Mistakes to Avoid
Here are five common racing mistakes that runners make and how to avoid them.
How Long Will It Take Me Run a Half Marathon?
Predicting race times is never an exact science, but you can use a chart or calculator to determine your half marathon time, based on your time from recent race. Here are a few calculators to try.
What Should a Beginner Runner Wear?
If you're new to running, you may be wondering: What should I wear when running? Get advice on basic running clothes.
Beginner Marathon Training Schedule
Ready to start training for your first marathon? Here's the perfect marathon training schedule for beginners whose goal is to finish the race.
Does Running Ever Get Easier?
Many new runners struggle at first and wonder when running gets easier. Find out how beginner runners can make running easier, more comfortable and enjoyable.
Celebrity Half Marathon Times
Wondering how your half marathon time compares to celebrities' times? Find out how famous people, from actors to politicians, did when they ran a half marathon.
8 Fixes for Treadmill Boredom
To keep your treadmill workouts from getting stale, try some of these tips for beating boredom on the treadmill.
Replenish Your Energy After a Run with the...
Find out what you should be eating after your runs to minimize muscle soreness and maximize recovery.
How Long Does It Take to Train for a 5K?
If you're thinking of training for a 5K race, here's what to expect about the training length and time commitment.
How to Remove the Smell from Running Clothes
Technical fabrics are great for running because they wick away your sweat but, unfortunately, bacteria gets trapped in the fibers and can be hard to get out. Here are a couple of tricks that will remove the smell.
How Many Calories Does Running Burn?
Find out what factors affect how many calories you burn during runs and how to determine your calorie expenditure while running.
12 Week Half Marathon Training Schedule for...
This 12-week half marathon training schedule is geared toward advanced beginner runners.
When Should You Replace Your Running Shoes?
Running in old or worn-out shoes is one of the most common causes of running injuries. Get advice on when you should replace your running shoes.
Cool Off with These 7 Tips for Running in Hot...
Running in heat and humidity can put you at risk for dehydration and other heat-related illnesses. Follow these steps to stay safe.
How to Easily Calculate Your Target Heart Rate
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.
Top Winter Marathons in the U.S.
Looking for a winter marathon? Check out this list for some of the best in the U.S.
10 Marathon Running and Training Mistakes to...
There are a lot of things that could go wrong during marathon training and racing. Here are some of the most common marathon training and running mistakes and how to avoid them.
How Long Will It Take to Run a 10K?
Wondering how long it might take to run a 10K? Here's how to predict your 10K time.
8 Tips for Running Faster
Want to run faster? Here are some 8 simple things you can do to pick up the pace and improve your race times.
8 Smart Weight Loss Strategies for Runners
Get tips and successful strategies for running to lose weight.
How Far Is 1500 Meters?
Find out the distance of a 1500 meter race and how to train for it.
What is Fartlek Training?
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Your 3 Week Plan to Becoming a Runner
This beginner running program is designed to start a new running habit. To get started, you only need to be able to run for 1 minute at a time. By the end of three weeks, you'll be able to run/walk for 30 minutes and be on your way to continuing your new running habit.
Prepping for a 5K Race? Here's a Handy Training...
This eight-week 5K training schedule is geared toward advanced beginner runners.
Why Do I Feel Nauseous at the End of a Run?
Nausea during or after a run can happen for a few different reasons. Find out what might be the culprit.
The 10 Best Reasons to Get Started Running
Thinking about getting started with running? Here are 10 great reasons to give it a try.
Training to Run a 10K? Check Out This Schedule...
This eight-week 10K training schedule is geared toward advanced beginner runners.
Run/Walk Half Marathon Training Schedule
This 12-week half marathon training program is designed to help you run/walk to the finish line of your half marathon.
How Can I Avoid Headaches After Running?
Headaches during or after running are fairly common, especially when running in warmer weather. Here are the possible triggers and how to avoid them.
How Can I Prevent Burning Feet While Running?
Do your feet burn while running? Learn about the possible causes of burning feet and how to prevent them.
How Runners Can Prevent Black Toenails
Black or bruised toenails are common among runners, especially those running long distances. Here are tips to prevent and treat them.
7 Lessons Runners Learn the Hard Way
Some running lessons are learned through experience. Here are some rules about running to keep in mind, so you can avoid potentially bad or embarrassing situations.
Simple Ways to Avoid and Treat Chafing for...
Chafing is caused when skin rubs against loose fabric or other skin while you're running. Learn how to prevent and treat chafing.
Best Running Watches
If you're looking for a running watch, here are some great options for both beginner and experienced runners.
A Beginner 10K Run/Walk Training Program
This 10-week 10K training program is designed for beginner run/walkers who want to run/walk a 10K race (6.2 miles).
Want to Start Running Again? 5 Tips for...
Are you ready to start running again after a long break? Whether you've been injured or too busy to run, here's how to get back to running.
Intermediate Half Marathon Training Schedule
This 12-week intermediate half marathon training schedule can help you run a personal record in the half marathon. To start this plan, you should already be running about 30 to 60 minutes a day, about five days a week.
7 Ways to Help You Run a Faster Mile
Looking to improve your mile time? Here are some tips for shaving some time off your mile PR.
How to Prevent and Treat Foot Blisters for...
Blisters on the feet are a common complaint among runners. Learn how to prevent and treat foot blisters.
8 Tips to Make Your Long Runs Easier
Follow these tips to make your long runs easier and more comfortable, and get you prepared for race day.
Running Shoes: 7 Steps to the Perfect Fit
Follow these tips for buying running shoes to avoid common shoe mistakes and keep you running injury-free.
10 Ways to Stay Motivated to Keep Running
Just like you schedule your runs, you also have to plan to get and stay motivated to keep running. Here are tips for improving your running motivation.
7 Delicious and Nutritious Smoothie Recipes for...
Whether you're looking for nutritious breakfast options or post-long run recovery drinks, smoothies are an excellent go-to menu item for runners. Try these healthy, delicious smoothies that deliver nutrients and energy runners need to boost their performance and recovery.
Got 30 Minutes? Try These Quick, Effective Run...
All of these quick but effective running workouts can be done in 30 minutes or less.
4 Calorie-Blasting Treadmill Workouts
You'll be dripping with sweat and burning lots of calories with these treadmill workouts.
10 Best Foods for Runners
A runner's diet is important not for only maintaining good health, but also to promote peak performance. Here are some of the best foods to help runners achieve a healthy diet.
7 Training Tips for Running Your First 5K
Ready to start training to run a 5K? Here are some training tips to help you get prepared to run a 5K with confidence.
Intermediate Runners: Use This 4 Week Training...
If you're signed up for a 5K that's four weeks away, here's an intermediate training schedule that will prepare you to run a great race time.
How to Strength Train to Run Faster and Stronger
Whatever race you're training for, you can benefit from strength-training. Here's a series of exercises (no equipment required!) that you can do 2-3 times a week at home.
Hydration Tips for Before, During, and After...
Get advice on what and how much you should drink before, during and after running.
4 Running Form Mistakes and How to Fix Them
Making small improvements in your running form can help you run faster and injury-free. Here are four of the most common running form mistakes and how to avoid them.
17 Commonly-Asked Questions for Running Newbies
Ready to start running? This list of questions from beginner runners will address your concerns and help you feel more confident and ready to run.
Popular Songs for Running in 2014
Need a playlist refresh? Here are some of the most popular running songs for 2014.
Which Part of My Foot Should I Land on When...
Toe, mid-foot, or heel? Find out where you should land on your feet when running.
The Reasons Running Isn't Helping You Lose Weight
What if you're trying to lose weight by running and it's just not happening? Find out some possible explanations.
Follow This Schedule and Run Your Fastest-Ever 5K
Here is an eight-week intermediate 5K training plan to help you run your fastest 5K.
Is Running Effective for Weight Loss?
I've lost a couple of pounds, but I want to speed up my weight loss progress. Will running help me lose weight?
6 Weeks to a 5K: A Training Program for Beginners
This six-week 5K training program is designed for beginner run/walkers who want to build up to running a 5K.
5 Track Workouts to Improve Your Speed and...
If you're trying to improve your race performance, adding speedwork to your routine can help. Here are some fun track workouts to try.
13 Reasons to Run a Half Marathon
If you're not sure whether you should run a half marathon, here are some great reasons to give the 13.1-mile distance a try.
How Far Is an 8K Race and How Do You Train for...
Find out how the distance of a 8K and get training schedules for running an 8K.
Funny Quotes for Runners
Get some laughs from these funny quotes about running.
5 Things Mentally Strong Runners Do
What do mentally strong runners do that helps them deal with pre-race anxiety or avoid post-race blues? Here are five habits of mentally tough runners.
How Accurate Are the Calorie Counts on...
When you run on a treadmill, you may be wondering whether the calories burned counter is accurate. Get the answer.
Boost Your Running Speed with a 10K Intermediat...
To achieve a personal record (PR) in a 10K, you'll definitely need to add speed training to your training regimen, if you haven't already. Here is an eight-week training schedule to help you run your fastest 10K.
Diet and Nutrition: How to Eat Well for Good...
As a runner, your diet is important not for only maintaining good health, but also to promote peak performance when running. Get advice on what and when you should be eating.
How to Train for a 5K in Two Weeks
Did you sign up for a 5K that's two weeks away, but you haven't been training? Here are some tips to help you prepare for the race.
15 Money-Saving Tips for Runners
Get tips on how to save money on your running habit.
Tight Calves When Running? Here's What to Do
Tight calf muscles are a common problem for runners. Here's how to prevent and treat tight calf muscles.
Runners' Top 40 Music Playlist
Pop music and top 40 hits are popular categories for running music playlists. Get suggestions for running songs to add to your running music mixes.
7 Products to Help Prevent and Treat Chafing
Taking steps to prevent chafing will make your runs much more comfortable and pain-free. Try some of these products to help prevent and treat chafing caused by running.
A Beginner's Guide to Running a Half Marathon
Ready to train for a half marathon? Here are training tips, schedules, and advice for your race.
How Far is a Half Marathon?
Find out how far a half marathon is and how to train for a half marathon.
13 Training Mistakes Half Marathoners Should...
Here are some common mistakes to avoid when you're training for and running a half marathon.
How to Train for and Run in a 10K Race
Ready to run a 10K? Get free race training schedules and tips.
5 Healthy Eating Rules for Runners
Get more out of your food and your workout by following these smart nutrition tips for runners.
How Far Is a Marathon?
Thinking about training for a marathon? Find out the distance of a marathon and how to train for a marathon.
How to Kick Your Plantar Fasciitis
Heel pain in runners is usually caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia. Learn what you can do to treat plantar fasciitis.

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