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9 really challenging running goals that go beyond a single race

9 really challenging running goals beyond a single a race

Maybe you finally broke the 30-minute mark in the 5K. Or crossed the marathon off of your bucket list. Perhaps you even ran a race you had your sights set on for years. Now what? Some runners are thinking long-term and beyond one race when it comes to running goals. If you have the desire, […]

There’s only one way to the finish line: by completing the race (Runner’s column)

it takes the art of restraint to both start and finish well.

The cast of characters behind the scenes of the Rockstar’s 2011 game of the year, Red Dead Redemption, rivals those behind the scenes of a Hollywood blockbuster. Video games are art. We aren’t going to debate this. But this form of art may not hold the same stock in an increasingly busy world. Social media platform, Raptr, studied more than […]

Commonly asked questions asked by beginner runners (no, you’re not alone!)

Find answers to FAQs from beginner runners

Find answers to frequently asked questions by beginner runners below. Don’t see your question? Asked us in the comments or Tweet at us and we’ll get back to you with an answer! I tried running, but I get tired and have to stop after a few minutes. How does anyone run for miles without taking breaks? […]

I am unable to quit because I am currently too legit

Too legit to quit

Remember to keep running. You’re too legit to quit. Photo: Unsplash

How running can help relieve stress

How running helps relieve stress

One of my most memorable runs was a random 4-miler that should have been anything but memorable. I was having a rough day. The type I can barely recall now, years removed from having a colicky, refluxy 4-month-old who didn’t sleep. I remember feeling exhausted and at the end of my rope. Like I had […]

Forget the gym! Try these body weight exercises for runners

Body weight workouts for runners

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: runners need to strength train. Regularly resistance training can make you faster, lower your risk for injuries, and help you tone up and trim down. But strength training requires a membership to a gym – or at least owning a few sets of dumbbells – right? […]

What’s the deal with cortisone shots? The pros and cons

What's the deal with cortisone shots?

There are few things worse for a runner than being injured – especially when you get hurt while training for a big race. Actually, scratch that. What’s worse is when you seek treatment for an injury – maybe you get fitted for new shoes, take time off from running, and even get physical therapy – but it […]

My first run: WJR reader Jim Clanton

My first run: WJR reader Jim Clanton

We all remember our first.  Our first run, that is. We recently asked our readers to share stories from the first time they laced up their sneaks and hit the streets  (or treadmill or trails). Below Jim Clanton from Spoken, Wash. shares his story. Want to submit yours? Email us! Back in 1979, running was […]

10 tips for your first marathon

10 tips for your first marathon

There’s nothing like lining up at the start of your first marathon. The nerves and excitement make you feel like you could burst. You’re likely experiencing a range of thoughts from “I can’t believe I’m about to do this” to “oh my gosh – can I really do this?” Fear not. If you’ve put in […]