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Christine Luff

Updated Articles and Resources

By Christine Luff

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 10 Things Runners Should Stop Doing Created: Sunday, March 25, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Are you doing things to sabotage your running efforts? Here are some common pitfalls many runners fall into -- and how to avoid them.
    • Tips for Deep Water Running Created: Monday, July 05, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Deep water running, also known as aqua jogging, is great cross training for runners and an excellent way to deal with and prevent injuries.
    • Should I Do a Long Run or Race the Day After Fasting? Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Is it safe to do a long run the day after fasting for a religious observance? Get the answer.
    • How Long Will It Take Me Run a 5K? Created: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Wondering how long it might take you to run a 5K? Find out how you can estimate your 5K time.
    • Embarrassing Running Problems Created: Sunday, July 06, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      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 sensit...
    • Tips for Running While Traveling Created: Monday, March 24, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, get tips on how to keep running while you're away.
    • About.com Running Email Courses and Newsletters Created: Thursday, May 12, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Some runners find it's helpful to get daily or weekly reminders by email to help them stay on track with their running plan. Here are some email courses and newsletters designed to help you train for a specific distance, such as a 5K or half marathon, or stay motivated to keep running.
    • How to Find Romance Through Running Created: Friday, January 18, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      There are plenty of single runners out there who are eager to meet someone who shares their passion for running. Follow these steps to increase your chances of meeting a future mate. Even if you don't make a love connection, you may find a great running partner.
    • 12 Quick Pre-Run Breakfast Ideas Created: Monday, June 09, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Not sure what to eat before a long run? Here are some ideas for quick and nutritious breakfasts to help fuel your runs.
    • Marathon Recovery Tips Created: Monday, November 05, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      You ran a marathon and you have the sore and fatigued muscles to prove it. Here's some advice to get you through your marathon recovery.
    • 7 Things No One Tells You About Running Created: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Read all about the dirty little secrets no one tells the beginner runners.
    • Why Am I Not Losing Weight With Running? Created: Thursday, April 28, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      What if you're trying to lose weight by running and it's just not happening? Find out some possible explanations.
    • Tips for Running in the Morning Created: Thursday, September 17, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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 ti...
    • Bloody Nipples Cause, Prevention, and Treatment Created: Sunday, March 22, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Some runners, usually men, get chafed or bleeding nipples, which can be extremely painful. Here's how to prevent and treat bloody nipples.
    • How to Avoid Burnout from Running Created: Monday, June 23, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Some runners go through periods when they feel like they need a break -- both mentally and physically -- from running. To help avoid reaching that point of burnout from running, try some of these s...
    • Quotes About Running Hills Created: Monday, February 08, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Read these running quotes about running hills to get inspired to tackle the inclines and other tough running workouts.
    • Marathon Training and Running Tips for Beginners Created: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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.
    • 5 Things Mentally Strong Runners Do Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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.
    • 7 Ways to Stay Cool on Hot Runs Created: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Running in hot weather can be uncomfortable and even dangerous, if you're not careful. Follow these tips to stay cool during hot weather running.
    • How To Beat Boredom on the Treadmill Created: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      To keep your treadmill workouts from getting stale, try some of these tips for beating boredom on the treadmill.
    • 6 Fun Theme Races to Try Created: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      If your regular running routine is starting to bore you, try shaking things up with one of these fun theme races, from obstacle course races to color runs.
    • 13 Reasons to Run a Half Marathon Created: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      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.
    • 7 Training Tips for Running Your First 5K Created: Saturday, April 16, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Ready to start training to run a 5K? Here are some 5K training tips to help you get prepared to run a 5K with confidence.
    • How to Deal With Deferring a Marathon Created: Thursday, November 04, 2010 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Whether it's due to injury, a race day conflict, or some other reason, deferring your marathon to next year can be a heart-breaking and devastating decision. You've invested money, time, and months...
    • Gifts for Runners Created: Friday, September 03, 2010 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      If you're looking for running gifts – either for yourself as a little reward or for another runner -- check out these running gift ideas.
    • How to Avoid Stopping During Your Runs Created: Monday, August 24, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      With some pre-run planning, it is possible to eliminate many of the reasons why you'd need to pause while running. Here are some simple tips to try.
    • Running Recovery Drinks Created: Monday, July 20, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      After a long run, it's important to replenish energy and get protein to help repair muscles. Some runners can't stomach solid food immediately after a run, so they prefer something that contains ca...
    • Sports Drinks for Running Created: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      When you're running, your body loses electrolytes through sweat. Since electrolytes help your body retain fluids and may prevent muscle cramps, it's important that you replace them with sports drin...
    • Best Trail Running Shoes for Men Created: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      If you frequently run on trails or in inclement weather, you need a sturdy running shoe with added traction and a thicker sole. Check out these top trail running shoes for men.
    • Products to Help Prevent and Treat Chafing Created: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Taking steps to prevent chafing can help make your runs much more comfortable and pain-free. Try some of these products to help prevent and treat chafing caused by running.
    • Hip-Hop Running Playlist: List 3 Created: Saturday, October 17, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Does hip-hop music get you motivated to run? Check out this list of hip-hop running songs.
    • Benefits of Hill Running Created: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Some runners don't like hill running because it's, well, hard. But running hills provides a lot of benefits to runners, so don't shy away from them. Here are some of the ways you can benefit from h...

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