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Stress fractures hitting high school athletes
U.S. News and World Report    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Stress fractures linked to overuse may be more common than thought among high school athletes, especially among those who participate in running-related sports, a new study finds. More

What really causes runner's high?
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For decades, endorphins have hogged the credit for producing "runner's high," that fleeting sense of euphoria and calm that many people report experiencing after prolonged exercise. Now, an emerging field of neuroscience indicates that an altogether-different neurochemical system within the body and brain, the endocannabinoid system, may be more responsible for that feeling. More

The big 7 body breakdowns
Runner's World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In an ideal runner's world, every step of every mile would be 100 percent pain-free. No aches, no twinges, no lingering soreness from yesterday's workout. The reality is that many runners constantly deal with a slight (or not so slight) disturbance. While these nagging issues often aren't serious enough to require a timeout, they are annoying, especially when they don't let you fully enjoy your time on the roads. More

Quite a stretch of a theory
The Jerusalem Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There is some research to support the claim that stretching is effective at reducing injuries. Such an opinion maintains that stretching prevents injuries because it increases the flexibility of muscles, which makes muscle contractions smoother, thereby reducing injuries. Conversely, there are several studies that reported stretching does not help prevent injuries. One study found that general fitness was more important in injury prevention than stretching. More

The 5 critical running paces
Running Planet    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
What are the critical training paces? If you ask 10 coaches, you will probably get 10 different answers. Your critical paces may change as your specific race goals and fitness levels change. But there are five critical running paces for all goals and experience levels. Those are your endurance pace, lactate turn point pace, vVO2 max pace, sprint pace and goal pace. More

10 tips for your first 10K    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There is something magical about the 10K distance. On one hand, running 6.2 miles demands your respect and attention, but on the other, it isn't so far that you can't train for and run many of them in one season. It's one step beyond the 5K and a great segue to the half or full marathon distance. More

Top 3 running secrets to emerge from the winter ready to race
Marathon Nation    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Winter training isn't fun or easy. Everyone needs to run in the snow at least once a year; after that the fun and excitement diminish in favor of worry about falling and concern for missed workouts. But the winter is also a great time for a running rebirth, a chance to leave the hectic race schedule behind for some quality training that can really help separate you from the competition when the season heats up again in the Spring. More

3 healthy recipes for any occasion
Women's Running via    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Whether you're looking for a nutritious snack or a healthy appetizer, try these three recipes that will satisfy your hunger and fuel your runs. More

Treadmill workout: Guaranteed speed!    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
How would you like to receive a gift of additional athletic speed? This workout is a session intended to stimulate the neuromuscular system. It's a version of formwork, similar to strides and accelerations, but packing more punch. More

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