Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world. The book "Born to Run,"... Read more
Whether your goal is to finish a marathon, or make it to the end of the block without stopping, running can be a great addition to your exercise routine. In fact, running burns more calories per minute than most other forms of cardio exercise.&n... Read more
Ready to walk or run a 10K but not sure where to begin? We've designed two training programs to help you get started. The first program is for individuals who want to complete a 10K by both walking and jogging the event. The second program is for... Read more
I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
When it comes to running (and walking), you have two types of people: those who adore the outdoors and those who would rather have their try at the treadmill. I've heard countless reasons from each type of runner on exactly why they choose to run... Read more
I'm confused. According to Sparkpeople.com, I burned 302 calories, but according to Endomondo, I burned over 400 calories on my run today. Runners World's calorie calculator said I burned 325 calories.
But, I've heard over and over that for eve... Read more
I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis a few months ago. Before then, my main form of cardio was running or intense walking and aerobics. I would mix in some strength training. I was told by my podiatrist to take it easy for a bit and not do any runn... Read more
I want to start running.... Again. I can't seem to keep motivated or feel like I'm getting better. I get frustrated at the little amount of stamina I have for running/jogging. I hope to complete a 5k this year but I'm looking for some tips, guidance,... Read more
I have been faithful to my exercise program for well over 20 years. I do a variety of activities from walking to weight training to kick boxing to yoga. I have never taken a break except for three months at the beginning of my two pregnancies that... Read more
I use my Spark blog as a place to journal my runs. I include the date and distance run in the title and place the specifics of the run and a summary of the run in the body of that particular blog entry. It gives me a quick reference to my runs AND I... Read more
Even if you've never run before, or have taken a long break, you can get into a routine without injury or agony. Olympic distance runner Kara Goucher shares 6 posture tips that will help you run more smoothly and efficiently. From Kara Goucher&rs... Read more
Walking is an excellent way to start getting fit because it costs little to nothing and can be done almost anywhere and by just about anyone. (Learn more about the health and fitness benefits of walking.) So how do you begin with a walking program? H... Read more
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