Body Care, Mobility, and Recovery with Alex Ellis

Faster recovery is intoxicating to runners because it means we can then train harder (and get faster!). But how can we boost our recovery abilities?

Child Running

Last year, I became fascinated (though not entirely surprised by) a study that claimed …

The Truth About Static Stretching for Runners

Static stretching was probably introduced to you when you first started running. Hell, you probably stretched before you ever went running!

static stretching example

But it’s time to confront the conventional wisdom that runners need static stretching, especially before a run.

We …

9 Ways to Avoid Running Burnout During a Long Season

Longevity. If I had to pick one word to define my ideal relationship with running, that would be it.

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Sadly, these adjectives are probably far more common for many runners: Stress. Injury. Running Burnout.

No matter how much we …

Do Runners Really Need a Foam Roller?

The foam roller is a trusted companion to runners everywhere. But are we using a foam roller correctly? And are they necessary at all?

How to Use a Foam Roller

Flashback to 1998: I just started running. Smart watches were a fantastical sci-fi dream and …

Beth Skwarecki, the Health Editor of Lifehacker, on Health & Fitness Trends

Beth Skwarecki is the author of two books and the Health Editor of Lifehacker. She’s here to dispel fitness and health myths that might be leading us astray.

Beth Skwarecki

You might have come across Beth’s work. As one of the …

The 3-Step Process to Recover From a Marathon

A marathon is often a bucket-list goal for runners. Months – or even years – are spent training to finish 26.2 miles. But how are you supposed to recover from a marathon?

how to recover from a marathon

Because of its distance at 26.2 miles …

How to Optimize Your Post Workout Recovery, with Christie Aschwanden

Today, every runner is looking for an edge that will help them improve. And no area is more robust for improvement than your post workout recovery.

post workout recovery

How should your post workout recovery be structured?

Recovery is the opposite …

What To Do During the Off Season

The holidays have somehow snuck up on us and we’re all feeling the time crunch. How do we find time for our running when time is short?

off season running

Parties, shopping, and kids’ concerts have a way of snagging our free …

Shake-Ups: Cool Down Exercises for Maximum Recovery

At the college level, it seemed that we spent as much time doing non-running training than we did running (and we ran 80+ miles per week!).

Cool Down Exercises

Even though we were running nearly an hour and a half every day, …

Ask the Registered Dietitian: Booze, Healthy Snacks, and Low Iron

The next big frontier of performance improvements is likely to come from nutrition – not training.