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How to Increase Speed in Cross Country Running

Cross country is an endurance sport. This type of running is aerobic, which means that your muscles are receiving an adequate amou...

The 10 Toughest Race Obstacles - and How to Train for Them

From the Tough Mudder to the various Spartan races, obstacle courses have been a big hit in fitness for the past few years, enticing crowds of young professionals eager to get into the best shape of their lives and put their vigor to the test. The races can also make running enjoyable for those who don’t go the marathon route, especially since groups are often welcome. But the obstacles can be as fun as they are terrifying. Want to be the next American Ninja (or just don’t want your friends to leave you in the dust)? Ready, set, let’s train for the toughest obstacles in your next race!

10 Tips All Runners Can Learn from Ultramarathoners

Once solely the domain of a handful of elite runners willing to go the distance for a belt buckle and bragging rights, the sport of ultrarunning is now becoming mainstream -- almost. More and more runners are attempting to test their metal with challenges of 50 to 100 miles or more. But it’s not just the distance that counts; it’s battling sometimes backbreaking terrain, mercurial weather conditions, injuries and soul-wrenching fatigue and still having the will to keep going. If you’ve been bitten by the ultrarunning bug, temper your glory daydreams with a dose of reality: You’re in for a challenge. Set yourself up for success by learning the secrets of seasoned ultrarunners who have “been there, done that.” And even if your goal is something much more “sane” -- say to run a mile without walking or to finish your first 5K or 10K -- you can still learn a lot from these ultramarathon runners.

Cross-Country Running Training

Cross-country running can be difficult. Terrain and weather can change at a moment's notice, and the potential for sprains, falls ...

1500 Meter Training

The 1,500-meter run is a middle-distance run that's a classic Olympic track and field distance. Equating to roughly 0.93 miles -- ...

The Best Trail Shoes for Supinators

The natural inward roll of your foot while running is called pronation, and most runners fall into one of three main categories: o...

Is Trail Running Better for the Knees?

One common concern for runners is the health of their knees. The constant jarring of this joint from repeatedly pounding the pavem...

What Do Cross-Country People Have to Eat to Lose Weight?

Cross-country runners usually compete off of paved roads, and common sites for races include parks, golf courses or trails. The fa...

How to Choose the Right Shoe for Cross Training

If you perform a variety of athletic activities, ranging from aerobics to sports, a cross-training shoe may be right for you. Whil...

What Is the Difference Between Track Spikes & Cross-Country Spikes?

Spikes for cross-country and track are used to get more traction on the surfaces being raced on. They have less support, so are li...
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