• Pre-Race Running Checklist

    Even the most thorough training program can come unglued if you’re not prepared for the realities of race day. This is particularly true if you’re just beginning your running career and have been training for your first actual race […]

  • Marathon Mistakes

    PITFALL NO. 1: SETTING THE WRONG GOAL PACE Many athletes have difficulty accurately assessing how their race preparation has progressed in comparison to their goal training plan. Masters often err by assuming they are in the same shape they […]

  • Foods Runners Should Avoid

    Eating healthy starts in the grocery store. What you do or don’t put in your cart can determine how well you stick to your diet. By leaving sodium, fat, and sugar-filled junk on store shelves, and bringing home fruits, […]

  • Stepping up to a Marathon

    Written By: Sinead Diver ASK THE ELITE Sinead Diver competes in the 1500m, 5000m, 10,000m and half-marathon distances. She is the 2012 Australian Half Marathon Champion and 2012 Victorian 10,000m Champion. Sinead gave birth to her second child in September.  THIS MONTH Sinead […]

  • The 25 Golden Rules of Running

    Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Runner’s World a few years ago. The article remains popular online, and the rules are as good now as they were when first published. In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb […]

  • Healthy Dessert Makeovers

    Chocolate-loving runners have had a lot to celebrate in recent years. In 2011, the University of Cambridge reported that eating dark chocolate can lower rates of stroke, high blood pressure, and heart disease, thanks to its high concentrations of […]

  • Returning To Training After A Big Race

    Follow these guidelines to quickly get yourself back up to speed. Within the first 24 hours after racing, your highest priorities in terms of recovery are initiating muscle repair, restocking muscle glycogen stores, and rehydrating. Call it phase one […]

  • The 6 Best Exercises for New Runners

    The most important exercise you can do as a new runner is, of course, running. But your risk of injury will go down–and your enjoyment of running will go up–if you take a few minutes a day to stretch […]

  • Eight Tips for Improving Pre-Race Sleep

    I’ve done a few races this year, and I’m noticing a frustrating pattern: I have a hard time getting a good night’s rest the night before. Is this something I should be concerned about or should I just chalk […]

  • How To Avoid Stomach Problems While Running

    Bill Rodgers once quipped, “More marathons are won or lost in the porta-toilets than at the dinner table.” No kidding. Rare is the distance runner who hasn’t had some stomach or bowel distress during a race. And even though […]