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Study: Intense workouts linked to lower caloric intake for 24 hours after


We’ve all heard it before. Maybe from a friend, family member, or even ourselves: “I can’t lose weight because I’m always hungry.”  Despite getting regular exercise and eating nutritious foods, some people really can’t make the scale budge because of their insatiable appetites. According to a recent study, there is a realistic and healthy way […]

Shedding light on running in the dark

Picture pre-5 a.m. run in Boston. More on our Instagram.

I hate to say it, but the clocks turn back Sunday, November 3. True, that’s a couple months away yet, but you and I know before this date, the days will continue to shorten. As a result, prime times for running — early morning and evenings — will get darker and darker until they turn […]

Yoga for runners: creative warm up sequence (video)


For those of you WalkJogRun readers who find it hard to visualize yoga poses by just reading descriptions, you’re in luck! Today’s post is a video you can follow along with. This creative warm up sequence is one I often teach at the beginning of my classes. It’s a great way to warm up the […]

Race day checklist


Do you know what’s not fun? Showing up at a marathon, ready to run, only to find out you left your socks at home. Yup, I’ve done that (you should have seen my feet afterwards – yikes). And I’d be willing to bet that many of you have similar experiences. Have no fear, we have […]

5 common running myths … BUSTED


For a sport that seems so simple, running sure is complicated. The training, the fueling, the gear, the injury prevention strategies – it’s a lot to take in. Unfortunately, with so much information on the sport, there are also plenty of misconceptions out there, too. For example, do you think you’re too old to take […]

Walk/jog: why you should do both


For a long time, I thought all exercises fit neatly into separate categories. Related to the content on this blog, there were walkers and then there were runners. Not much in between and — usually — they were all working to become runners (or, in the case of the already-runners, better runners). At least that’s […]

Recipe: late summer stew


At the end of the month we’re moving, again. We are packing up our little apartment a week before we get married and driving across the country to plant new roots in Denver. (Side note: many more posts to come about how hard it is to run in altitude and how I’m longing for my […]

Giving back and not giving up: rekindling a passion for running (podcast)


Anne St Jeme is one of Women’s Health RUN 10 FEED 10 campaign Action Heros. This 25-year-old San Francisco resident recently left the corporate world to pursue her running career, full-time. We spoke with Anne about helping bring RUN 10 FEED 10 to her area, life as a newly-professional runner, and the woman and runner […]

The rules of running twice a day


Running two times per day is typical practice for elite runners. That’s how they can log 70+ miles per week without running long each time. But everyday runners can also benefit from two-a-days. Running twice per day may help: Boost your metabolism. After each run, our resting metabolic rate spikes which help spark weight loss. […]

Running obsession


The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life. – Quote by George Sheehan // Found in Run!: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss by Dean Karnazes. I often think of the things I would miss out on — or wouldn’t make the most of — if I […]