Running


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Mix It Up! The Why and How of Mixed-Intensity Workouts

  

Why every athlete should consider mixed-intensity workouts, and how to integrate them into your annual training plan for optimal success.


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Training Tips I Wish I’d Known Before Running My First Marathon

  

Whether your first marathon goes exactly as planned, or you crash and burn, you can always learn something. Here's what Andrew Simmons wishes he'd known from the start.


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Is Your Fitness Improving? Let These Fitness Tests Be Your Barometer

  

It's the million-dollar question in training: is this working? Here are three simple running tests to find out if your hard work is paying off.


Speed Work vs. Endurance Running

  

You need both speed work and endurance running to build your fitness, and to refine your running form. Here's how to work on each.


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Your Glutes Are Firing, I Promise

  

Have you ever been told that your glutes are not firing? This common explanation for injuries and gait issues has become overused and oversimplified; if your glutes were not firing, you would not be able to walk upright!


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The Best Core Exercises for Runners

  

Getting that six-pack has the added benefit of making you a faster, more efficient runner. Here are the exercises you need to have your strongest core ever.


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5 Reasons Long-Distance Runners Should Race Short Distances Too

  

Even ultra marathoners can benefit from training for and racing shorter distances. Find out why and how to integrate shorter runs into your schedule.


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Training for an IRONMAN using TrainingPeaks and an Apple Watch

  

Is it possible to train for an IRONMAN triathlon using only an apple watch? One age-grouper put his apple watch through its paces to find out.


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5 Steps to Running Faster in a Triathlon

  

If you dread T2 and know you’ll be watching your time slip through your whole run, it’s time to take a look at this part of the triathlon. Luckily you don’t have to be a professional runner to make the most of this leg—here are some tips to get fitter, run more efficiently, and stop fearing your finish time.


8 Mobility and Stability Moves You Can Do Anywhere

  

It can be difficult to log a full run, bike, or swim workout between the demands of daily life. But you can still work on your mobility and stability, even if you have nothing but fifteen minutes and a little flat ground. The basis of all functional strength, these simple exercises are well worth your time and energy.


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