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Running & Jogging: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Get the Skinny on Running and Weight Loss
Many people start running because they want to lose weight. Get advice on how to successfully lose weight through a combination of running and healthy eating.
How to Train to Run Your First 5K
This 5K training schedule is geared toward beginner runners who want to run their first 5K race.
What You Should Know Before Starting a 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.
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.
Commonly Asked Questions About Half Marathons
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 Is a Good Time for Running a Marathon?
Wondering what is considered a good time for a marathon? Get information on how your marathon time might compare with others.
Race Day Tips and Questions About 10K Training
This 10K training schedule is geared toward beginner runners who want to run their first 10K.
How to Run: A 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.
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.
How Fast Should I Run a 5K Race?
Wondering what's considered a good time for a 5K race? Here's how to find out how your time compares to other runners.
The World's Most Popular Songs for Running
Here are some running songs that are popular with runners in 2014.
14 Things You Should Do the Day Before a...
What you do during the day before your half or full marathon can have a huge effect -- positive or negative -- on your race. Follow these tips to avoid mistakes that will cost you valuable time or cause discomfort during your race.
How can You Estimate a 5K time?
Wondering how long it might take you to run a 5K? Find out how you can estimate your 5K time.
Should You Eat Before a Run?
Some runners assume they shouldn't eat before running, but you actually should eat before a run to make sure you have enough fuel for your run. Find out when and what to eat before running.
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.
One Month to a 5K: A Beginner's Training Guide...
If your 5K is about a month away and you haven't done much training, then this 5K 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.
Get Inspired by These Motivational Running Quotes
Keep these running quotes in mind when you need some motivation to continue running and training.
Running Music Playlists
Looking for some motivation for your runs? Browse through these playlists for running songs to get you moving.
What Is a Good Time for Running a Half Marathon?
Here's how to determine how to compare your half marathon time to other runners'.
How Can I Get Rid of a Side Stitch While Running?
Side stitches, especially on the left side, are a common and annoying problem for runners, especially beginners. Learn how to prevent and get rid of side stitches.
Does Running Burn Fat?
Can running burn fat? Get the answer.
What is the Correct Way to Breathe When Running?
Breathing properly when running will help improve your comfort and performance while running, and even help you prevent side stitches. Get tips on how to breathe while running.
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.
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.
Common Questions About Marathon Training and...
Ready to start training for your first marathon? Here's the perfect marathon training schedule for beginners whose goal is to finish the race.
New to Running? Here are 7 Basic Tips to Get...
If you're new to running, you may be overwhelmed by all the running information that's available. Here are seven basic running tips to get you started.
How Many Miles is a 10k Race?
Find out far a 10K is and how to train for a 10K race.
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.
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.
How to Get into the 2014 Boston Marathon
Are you hoping to get into the Boston Marathon? Here's information about how to qualify by time or get a charity entry.
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.
Should I Run Every Day?
Many new runners wonder if they should run every day or take some days off. Get the answer here.
The Best Pre-Run Foods to Avoid Runner's Trots
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.
Your 8-Step Guide to the Run-Walk Technique of...
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.
A 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).
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 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?
10 Running Mistakes That Beginners 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.
Best Running Watches
If you're looking for a running watch, here are some great options for both beginner and experienced runners.
13 Training Mistakes Half Marathoners Should...
Here are some common mistakes to avoid when you're training for and running a half marathon.
Celebrity Marathon 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.
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
Training Tips for Running a 5K Race
Ready to train for and run a 5K? Get free 5K training schedules and tips for 5K training and running.
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.
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.
How Many Miles is a 5K Race?
Find out the distance of a 5K and how to train for a 5K.
4 Week Beginner 10K Training Schedule
This 10K training program is for beginner runners who have 4 weeks to train for their 10K.
How Many Calories Do You Have to Burn to Lose...
How many calories do you need to burn to lose a pound? Get the answer.
“Worst Parade Ever” and Other Funny...
Marathon runners love to read spectator signs along the race course to help break the monotony. Here are some ideas for funny marathon signs.
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 longer and farther.
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.
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 Marathon?
Find out how long you should train to get ready for a marathon.
How to Enter (and Actually Get into) the 2014...
The New York City Marathon is the largest and one of the most popular marathons in the world and getting into it can be almost as hard as running it. Here are the ways you can get into the New York City Marathon.
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.
Get Inspired to Run with These Quotes about...
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.
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.
10 Tips for Becoming a Morning Runner
Research has actually shown that runners who run in the morning are more consistent with their running than those who try to do it later on. If you want to become a morning runner, here are some tips for making morning runs easier.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Tips for Running in the Rain
A rainy forecast doesn't mean you have to take your runs inside. Get tips on how to dress for running in the rain, whether it's a big race or a training run.
Running Shoes: 7 Steps to the Perfect Fit
Follow these tips for buying running shoes to avoid common running shoe mistakes and keep you running injury-free.
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.
The Embarrassing Running Problem No One Ever...
Some runners, usually men, get chaffed or bleeding nipples. Find out the cause and prevention.
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.
New to Running? Work Up to an 8K in 8 Weeks...
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.
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.
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.
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.
8 Smart Weight Loss Strategies for Runners
Get tips and successful strategies for running to lose weight.
Hydration Tips for Before, During, and After...
Get advice on what and how much you should drink before, during and after running.
Prepping for a 5K Race? Here's a Handy Training...
This eight-week 5K training schedule is geared toward advanced beginner runners.
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.
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:
Popular Pop and Rap Running Songs of 2013
Here are some running songs that are popular with runners in 2013.
Training to Run a 10K? Check Out This Schedule...
This eight-week 10K training schedule is geared toward advanced beginner runners.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
What is Fartlek Training?
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12 Week Half Marathon Training Schedule for...
This 12-week half marathon training schedule is geared toward advanced beginner runners.
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.
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.
Funny Quotes for Runners
Runners have a unique sense of humor. Get some laughs from these funny running quotes.
Is There a Difference Between Running on a...
Is treadmill running really easier than running outside? Get the answer here.
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.
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.
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.
How Long Does It Take to Train for a 5K?
If you're thinking of training for a 5K, here's what to expect about the training length and time commitment.
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.
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.
The 7 Most Common Mistakes Made by Treadmill...
Running on a treadmill can have its benefits, such as protection from the elements and unsafe running conditions. But when you take your runs indoors, you need to make sure that you're running properly on the treadmill so you can avoid injuries and get the most out of your treadmill runs. Here are some of the most common treadmill running mistakes.
Is There a Way to Predict My Time for an...
Wondering how long it might take to run a 10K? Here's how to predict your 10K time.
How to Avoid Embarrassing Runner's Trots
Find out what to do if your experience diarrhea, or runner's trots, during a run and how to avoid it in the first place.
For Runners Who Are Sick of Sore Calves
Tight calf muscles are a common problem for runners. Here's how to prevent and treat tight calf muscles.
5 Eating Rules for Runners to Stay Healthy
Get more out of your food and your workout by following these smart nutrition tips for runners.
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.
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.
10 Ways to Stay Motivated about 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.
If You're a Woman with High Arches, These Are...
Here are some of the best running shoes for women who have high arches and underpronate.
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.
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).
How Far is a Half Marathon?
Find out how far a half marathon is and how to train for a half marathon.
Top Fall Marathons in the U.S.
Trying to decide which fall marathon to run? Check out this list of some of the biggest and most popular fall marathons in the U.S.
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.
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 Part of the Foot You Should Be Landing on...
Find out where you should land on your feet when running.
Are There Age Requirements to Run a Marathon?
People of all ages take interest in running marathons. How old do you have to be to participate in a marathon? Get the answer.
How Runners Can Prevent Black Toenails
It's common for runners, especially those training for long-distance running races, to get black or bruised toenails. Here are tips to prevent and treat black toenails.
The Best Energy Gels and Bars for Long Distance...
Many runners like to fuel with energy gels or chews during their long runs. Here are some of the more popular energy gels, chews, and bars used by long distance runners.
Boost Your Marathon Racing Speed with the...
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.
A Beginner's Guide to Running a Half Marathon
Ready to train for a half marathon? Here are half marathon training tips, schedules, and advice for your half marathon race.
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.
Follow This Training Schedule and You, Too, Can...
This 12-week half marathon training program is designed to help you run/walk to the finish line of your half marathon.
4 Week Intermediate 5K Schedule
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.
Should I Run Through the Pain?
It's very common for runners to experience aches and pains, especially if you're training for a long-distance event. Learn how to know when you can continue running and when you should stop.
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.
What to Do During the Tapering Phase of...
The tapering phase of marathon training is critical because it gives give marathoners-in-training a chance to rest, recover, and get mentally prepared for the marathon. Here's advice on what to do during the last three weeks before a marathon.
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.
Best Sports Bras for Large-Chested Runners
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.
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.
The 10 Best Reasons to Get Started Running
People start running for a variety of reasons. Some run because they want to lose weight, improve their health, compete in races or try something new. Whatever your reason is for running, you'll experience many physical, mental and emotional benefits from the sport. Here are 10 great reasons to get started with running.
7 Ways to Dig Deeper During Runs
Here are some tips for digging deeper when the going gets tough during a run.
Mental Tips for Running a Half Marathon
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.
Are You Ready to Train for and Run a Marathon?
How do you know if you should start training for a marathon? Here are some things to think about before deciding to train to run a 26.2-mile race.
Neutral Male Runners: 5 Top Shoe Picks
If you don't underpronate or overpronate, then you're a neutral runner, so you can choose from running shoes made for neutral runners or those with slightly flat feet or high-arched feet. Here are men's running shoe recommendations for neutral runners.
Top Water Bottles and Carriers for Running
Staying hydrated while running is always important, especially when running in hot weather. Choose one of these top running water bottles and carriers to make sure you're prepared and have fluids when you need them.
Nutrition and Hydration Guide for Long Distance...
Nutrition and hydration are critical to training for and running long distance races such as half marathons and marathons. Here are some basics about running nutrition and hydration for long distance running.
17 Commonly-Asked Questions About Learning to Run
Ready to start running? This list of frequently-asked questions from beginner runners will address your concerns and help you feel more confident and ready to run.
Why Do I Feel Out of Breath When Running?
It's normal to feel out of breath when you're first starting to run. Here's what to do to avoid that.
What's a Tempo Run?
Doing tempo runs on a regular basis can help you run faster. Get the definition of tempo run.
What Type of Socks Should I Run In?
It's important to choose the right running socks for comfort and performance. Here's what you should look for when buying running socks.
10 Things Not to Say to Marathon Runners
When someone is training for a marathon, there are certain questions and comments that they just don't want to hear. Here are some suggestions for what things to avoid saying to marathoners, as well as tips for what they actually do want to hear.
Should You be Eating During Your Runs?
If you're running more than 90 minutes, you need to replace some of the calories you're burning. Follow these guidelines for when, what, and how much to eat while running.
Signs Your Running Shoes Need to Be Replaced
Running in old or worn out running shoes can lead to running injuries. One of the best things you can do to prevent running injuries is to replace your shoes at the right time. Here's how you know that you need new running shoes.
The Best Running Sunglasses
Protecting your eyes from the sun while you're running is important no matter what season it is. You can't go wrong with any of these top running sunglasses.
7 Ways to Prevent Shin Splints
Shin splints are one of the most common running injuries, especially for beginner runners. Here are some tips on how to prevent shin splints.
Tips for Running With a Jogging Stroller
It's always important to be safe when running, but when you're running with a jogging stroller, you have even more reason to be cautious. Here are some tips to make running with a jogging stroller easier, safe, and comfortable for you and your little one.
Should I Run the Day Before a Race?
Should you run or rest the day before a race? Get the answer.
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.
What's Involved in Training for and Running a...
Ready to run a 10K? Get free 10K training schedules and 10K training and running tips.
The 5 Best Women's Running Shoes for Neutral...
If you don't underpronate or overpronate, then you're a neutral runner. You can choose from a wide variety of running shoes, including ones made for neutral runners, or those with slightly flat-feet or high-arched feet. Here are recommendations for women who are neutral runners.
Healthy Snacks for Runners
You'll run better when you're eating healthy foods, including snacks. So instead of reaching for that package of cookies, consider one of these healthy snacks for runners instead.
Can Marathon Training Make You Gain Weight?
Some runners find that they actually gain weight when they're running a lot, like when training for a marathon. Learn how to avoid a weight gain.

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