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Running & Jogging: Most Popular Articles

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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 Best (and Cheesiest) Songs to Run To
They may be cheesy, but it’s hard not to be motivated to move with these running songs.
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.
How to 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.
What to Wear When Running in Cold Weather
Dressing properly for winter weather is the key to running comfortably all winter long. Follow these tips for how to dress for cold weather running.
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.
14 Ways to Stay Safe While Running in Cold...
Get safety tips and helpful advice for cold weather running, so you can run safely and comfortably outside all winter long.
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'.
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.
Popular Songs for Running in 2014
Need a playlist refresh? Here are some of the most popular running songs for 2014.
How to Start Running
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.
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.
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.
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.
Running Music Playlists
Looking for some motivation for your runs? Browse through these playlists for running songs to get you moving.
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.
Get Inspired by These Motivational Running Quotes
Keep these running quotes in mind when you need some motivation to continue running and training.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Should You Eat Before a Run?
Are you properly fueling for your runs? Find out when and what to eat before running.
Does Running Burn Fat?
Can running burn fat? Get the answer.
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.
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.
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.
The 7 Most Common Treadmill Mistakes
Here are some of the most common treadmill running mistakes and how to avoid them.
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.
Estimate Your Half Marathon Time with a Few Tips
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.
Best Running Watches
If you're looking for a running watch, here are some great options for both beginner and experienced runners.
How Many Miles Is a 10k Race?
Find out far a 10K is and how to train for a 10K race.
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.
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.
6 Tips for Running on Snow and Ice
If you'd like to run outside in the winter, but you worry about slipping on sliding on the snow and ice, there are still ways you can get outside and be safe. Here are some tips for running on snow and ice.
How Much Should I Run to Lose One Pound?
How many calories do you need to burn to lose a pound? Get the answer.
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
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.
What is Fartlek Training?
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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Many Miles is a 5K Race?
Find out the distance of a 5K race and how to train for one.
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.
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?
The 5 Best Winter Running Socks
Wearing the right running socks when running in the cold weather is not just a matter of comfort, it's also a safety issue. If your feet get too cold and wet, you could be at risk for frostbite. Try some of these running socks for maximum comfort and protection.
12 Great Tips for Running Longer Distances
One of the biggest challenges beginner runners face is increasing their distance. If you're just getting started with running, try some of these strategies to run farther.
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.
14 Things Every New Runner Should Know
Cotton is not the best fabric to wear while running. Here's why.
Best Running Gloves and Mittens
You can lose 30% of your body heat through your extremities, so it's important to cover those hands. Get recommendations for running gloves and mittens.
The 12 Most Embarrassing Running Problems
Some runners, usually men, get chaffed or bleeding nipples. Find out the cause and prevention.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Music to Match Your Stride: Running Songs at...
Some runners like to listen to running songs at 180 beats per minute (BPM) so they can match their stride turnover and run efficiently at 180 steps per minute. Browse through these playlists to find running songs at 180 BPM.
Training Tips for Running a 5K Race
Ready to train for and run a 5K? Get free training schedules and tips.
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.
13 Training Mistakes Half Marathoners Should...
Here are some common mistakes to avoid when you're training for and running a half marathon.
8 Smart Weight Loss Strategies for Runners
Get tips and successful strategies for running to lose weight.
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.
10 Safety Tips for Running in the Dark
Some runners find the only time they have to run is in the darkness of early morning or evening. If you have to run in the dark or low-light conditions, make sure to follow these safety tips.
12 Week Half Marathon Training Schedule for...
This 12-week half marathon training schedule is geared toward advanced beginner runners.
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.
The Greatest Running Songs from Movies
Movie soundtracks are a great source of motivational music. Although some of these songs are a bit cheesy, they can help keep you moving during your runs.
Prepping for a 5K Race? Here's a Handy Training...
This eight-week 5K training schedule is geared toward advanced beginner runners.
Learn the 7 Secrets of Skinny Runners
Running can definitely be a powerful tool in your weight loss or weight maintenance efforts, but you can't expect to lose weight or stay thin with running alone. Runners who stay thin know that they must also follow healthy eating habits. Follow these tried-and-true strategies to lose weight and keep it off.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
How to Get into the 2015 New York City Marathon
The New York City Marathon is the largest and one of the most popular marathons in the world. Here are the ways you can get into the NYC Marathon.
12 Tips for Treadmill Running
Treadmill running is a great alternative for runners when weather or safety issues make it difficult to run outdoors. Follow these tips to make your treadmill running more effective and enjoyable.
Funny Quotes for Runners
Get some laughs from these funny quotes about running.
How Long Does It Take to Train for a Marathon?
Find out how long you should train to get ready for a marathon.
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.
A 22-Week Beginner's Marathon Training Schedule
Ready to train for a marathon? This simple marathon training schedule will get beginner runners marathon-ready in 22 weeks.
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.
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.
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.
What You Should Eat and Drink the Day Before...
Your nutrition and hydration during the days leading up to your long run is critical to your performance and comfort. Here's what you should be eating and drinking before your long runs.
Funny Marathon Signs
Marathon runners love to read spectator signs along the race course to help break the monotony. Here are some ideas for funny marathon signs.
Get Inspired With These Marathon Running Quotes
Running a marathon is an experience that's difficult to put into words. But these notable people from the running world manage to describe the physical and mental challenges of the 26.2-mile race. Check out these marathon running quotes.
Get a Laugh With These Funny Running Quotes As...
Get a laugh with these funny slogans or running quotes seen on runner's T-shirts.
What to Eat Before a Marathon
What you eat before a marathon can make or break your race. Find out what to eat the day before and morning of your marathon.
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?
Training to Run a 10K? Check Out This Schedule...
This eight-week 10K training schedule is geared toward advanced beginner runners.
Is There a Difference Between Running on a...
Is treadmill running really easier than running outside? Get the answer here.
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.
Marathon Running Playlist Songs
If you're running a marathon, you may be planning to use some music to help you get through the 26.2 miles. Here's a fun list of running songs to choose from to create your marathon running playlist.
How Long Does It Take to Train for a Half...
Is running a half marathon one of your running goals? Find out how long it will take you to train for a half marathon.
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.
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.
9 Popular Spring Marathons in the US
Looking for a spring marathon in the U.S.? Check out this list of top U.S. spring marathons.
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.
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.
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.
Popular Pop and Rap Running Songs of 2013
Here are some running songs that are popular with runners in 2013.
4 Week Beginner 10K Training Schedule
This 10K training program is for beginner runners who have 4 weeks to train for their 10K.
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.
What Songs Do Our Readers Rock on Their Runs?
While some runners have their go-to running music playlists, it's also good to mix it up with some new running songs. Check out these running music recommendations from other 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).
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.
10 Tips for Running Your First Race
Getting ready to run your first 5K or other race? Here are some tips to have a successful race day.
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.
Hydration Tips for Before, During, and After...
Get advice on what and how much you should drink before, during and after running.
5 Healthy Eating Rules for Runners
Get more out of your food and your workout by following these smart nutrition tips for 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.
Why Runners Should Be Cross-Training
Whether you're a beginner runner or an experienced marathoner, you can benefit from cross-training. Here's why runners should cross-train and what types of sports they should try.
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.
How Far is a Half Marathon?
Find out how far a half marathon is and how to train for a half marathon.
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.
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.
Beginner Tips for Training and Running Your...
Ready to train for and run a marathon? Here's advice for beginner runners about marathon training and running, from training schedules to long run tips to mental strategies.
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.
The 10 Best Reasons to Get Started Running
Thinking about getting started with running? Here are 10 great reasons to give it a try.
Here Are the 5 Best Sports Bras for Large-Chest...
Finding the right sports bra is important for all female runners, but especially for large chested women. These sports bras are designed for runners with big chests.
Famous Celebrity Marathon Runners' Times
Want to know if you could beat Oprah, George W. Bush, and other famous people who have run a marathon? Here are times for some celebrity marathon runners.
13 Things to Know Before Running a Half Marathon
Are you ready to run a half marathon? Here are 13 things you should know before taking on the challenge of a half marathon.
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.
What to Buy Your Favorite Runner
Whether they're training for a marathon or just trying to get in shape, the runners in your life will love these running gifts.
Fast Marathon Courses in the U.S.
Some people choose marathons for the scenery or the race perks, while others simply want a marathon that's fast. If you're one of those people who wants to improve their marathon time or run a fast time for your first marathon, check out these marathons that are known for being fast.
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.
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.
What's a Tempo Run?
Doing tempo runs on a regular basis can help you run faster. Find out how to do a tempo run.
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.
How to Avoid Embarrassing Runner's Trots
Find out what to do if you experience diarrhea, or runner's trots, during a run and how to avoid it in the first place.
What Is a Chip Time?
If you're new to running, you may not know what runners are talking about when they refer to their chip times. Find out what this road racing term means.
How Fast Should Beginners Run?
Many runners are not sure what pace they should run. Find out how to know if you're running the right pace.
54 Motivational Quotes About Running
Need some running motivation? Read these inspiring running quotes for a boost.
8 Ways to Power Through a Long Run
Long-distance running can be just as tough mentally as it is physically. Follow these mental tips for running to push through the rough spots.
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.
Use These Mental Tips to Push Through a Half...
Running a half marathon tests your mental strength as much as it does your physical fitness. Get tips on how to win the mental challenges throughout a half marathon and have a successful race.
How to Do Deep Belly Breathing and Avoid Side...
Deep belly breathing can help prevent side stitches and maximize oxygen intake, which can improve your running performance. Here's how to breathe deeply when running.
Is Hot or Cold Water Best for Post-Run Recovery?
Is it better for runners to soak in hot or cold water for post-run muscle recovery? Get the answer here.
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.
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.
Steve Prefontaine's Best Quotes About Running
Steve Prefontaine had a lot of inspiring things to say about the sport. Get motivated with the best quotes from the running legend.
8 Surefire Ways to Beat Treadmill Boredom
To keep your treadmill workouts from getting stale, try some of these tips for beating boredom on the treadmill.
Keep Your Feet Warm During Winter Runs
One of the hardest things about running outside in the cold weather is dealing with cold feet. Follow these tips to keep your feet warm during cold weather running.
Advanced Beginners: Use This Schedule to Train...
This 20-week training schedule is geared toward advanced beginner runners who can run four miles comfortably and can run four to five days per week.
7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Speed Up...
Wouldn't it be great if you could burn more calories when you're just sitting on the couch? You can -- by improving your metabolism, the rate at which your body uses energy. Here are some simple changes you can make to help rev up your metabolism and help with your weight loss efforts.
What to Do Before a 5K Race
Getting ready for a 5K race? Here's some advice on what to expect and what to do in the week before your 5K.
How to Prevent and Treat Shin Splints
Bothered by shin splints? Find out what causes shin splints and how to prevent and treat this common running injury.
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