How to Start Liking Running

It’s good for your mental and physical health, and doesn’t require any equipment. So why does it seem so hard to get started?

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How to Upgrade Running Shoes

Look at the bottom of your sneakers for clues as to when you need a new pair. And trust your local running store to help you find the right fit.

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How Exercise Affects Our Minds: The Runner’s High

For years we’ve been crediting endorphins, but it’s really about the endocannabinoids.

#anxiety-and-stress, #endorphins, #exercise, #marijuana, #psychoneuroendocrinology-journal, #running

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The Runners High: How Exercise Affects Our Minds

For years we’ve been crediting endorphins, but it’s really about the endocannabinoids.

#anxiety-and-stress, #endorphins, #exercise, #marijuana, #psychoneuroendocrinology-journal, #running

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Running Is a Total Body Affair

We can thank our heads and shoulders — and not just our knees and toes — that we evolved to run as well as we do.

#american-journal-of-physical-anthropology, #content-type-service, #evolution-biology, #exercise, #harvard-university, #head-body-part, #muscles, #running

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The Benefits of Moderate Exercise

High-intensity workouts get a lot of attention and can be great for health. But moderate physical activity may have metabolic advantages.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #blood-pressure, #exercise, #running, #walking, #weight

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To Run and Take Notes at the Same Time

During a 24-hour race, I tried to interview as many of my fellow runners as possible early on, while we were fresh, excited and coherent.

#new-jersey, #running, #ultramarathon-running

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To Run and Takes Notes At the Same Time

During a 24-hour race, I tried to interview as many of my fellow runners as possible early on, while we were fresh, excited and coherent.

#new-jersey, #running, #ultramarathon-running

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Saying Goodbye to an Endless Year With a 24-Hour Race

To welcome 2021 in a memorable way, I ran from 9 a.m. on New Year’s Eve to 9 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

#marathon-running, #new-year, #running, #ultramarathon-running

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With Each Run, a City Shaken by Racism Is ‘Finding the Greater Good’

The route William Jones III designed 15 years ago through predominantly Black neighborhoods in Charlottesville, Va., has become the impetus for a diverse running group that’s grown since the summer.

#black-people, #charlottesville-va, #charlottesville-va-violence-august-2017, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #heyer-heather-d-1985-2017, #race-and-ethnicity, #running

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Aliphine Tuliamuk Won the Olympic Trials Marathon. Now She’s Training Through Pregnancy.

When the competitive running calendar for 2020 largely disappeared, Aliphine Tuliamuk decided to make lemonade — actually, a baby — out of lemons.

#goucher-kara, #marathon-running, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2020, #parenting, #radcliffe-paula, #rosario-ben, #running, #tuliamuk-aliphine

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Tech Solution Gives Blind Runner Hope to Run Free of a Guide

A blind runner issued a challenge to technologists last year to find a way for him to run safely without a guide. They did.

#blindness, #content-type-personal-profile, #engineering-and-engineers, #google-inc, #guiding-eyes-for-the-blind, #innovation, #mobile-applications, #panek-thomas, #running, #service-dogs-and-other-animals

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The Marathon Project: Sara Hall and Martin Hehir Win

Coaches and agents were desperate to help their athletes compete in a year void of competition. So they created a marathon themselves, and watched the list of the fastest American marathons times get rewritten.

#arizona, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hall-sara, #marathon-running, #running

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Fitness 2020: The Year in Exercise Science

The novel coronavirus crept into and transformed every aspect of our lives, including the way we work out.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #exercise, #running, #shoes-and-boots, #sneakers

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Alexi Pappas: Pro Sports Should Support Mental Health

“What if we athletes approached our mental health the same way we approached our physical health?”

#athletics-and-sports, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2016, #running, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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Amid Workplace Complaints, New York Road Runners Parts Ways With Its C.E.O.

Michael Capiraso led the organization that puts on the New York City Marathon to record revenues but became the subject of anonymous complaints about the organization’s attention to diversity and social justice.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #capiraso-michael-paul, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-road-runners-club, #running, #workplace-environment

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Ways to Get Your Kids Moving

Teens and tweens need exercise, period. Many parents are finding informal, creative and encouraging ways to get their isolated offspring outside safely.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #hikes-and-hiking, #jump-rope, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #running, #social-media, #yoga

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On Running While Black, With More Hope Than Before

As Black Lives Matter signs popped up in recent months, our columnist grew less wary of running in predominantly white neighborhoods. But is that optimism premature?

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-girls-run, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #brunswick-ga, #floyd-george-d-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #presidential-election-of-2020, #running, #seattle-wash, #whites

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How Exercise Might Affect Immunity to Lower Cancer Risk

Working out may enhance the immune system’s ability to target and eradicate cancer cells, a study in mice suggests.

#cancer, #elife-journal, #exercise, #immune-system, #karolinska-institute, #research, #running, #tumors

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Pandemic Advice From Athletes

Athletes who have endured the most grueling tests have a lot to tell us about how to thrive in the pandemic.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hobbies, #mountaineering, #muscles, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #running, #senses-and-sensation, #ultramarathon-running

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The New York City Marathon Was Canceled. Runners Ran the Course Anyway.

The 50th New York City Marathon would have been Sunday. Some runners still ran the 26.2-mile course despite the cancellation.

#new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-road-runners-club, #running

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On Marathon Weekend, Des Linden Ran 26.2 Miles, and Then Some, in New York

The New York City Marathon turned into a virtual event, but that did not stop Des Linden from coming to New York to accomplish something big.

#linden-desiree-1983, #new-york-city-marathon, #running, #ultramarathon-running

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How to Run a Race in a Time of Surging Coronavirus

Runners must decide whether we feel comfortable racing in-person and, if so, how we can best protect ourselves and others.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #energy-and-sports-drinks, #running

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Why Running Won’t Ruin Your Knees

Running pummels knees more than walking does, but in the process it may fortify and bulk up cartilage, helping stave off knee arthritis.

#arthritis, #knees, #running, #walking

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Lauren Fleshman’s Feminist Approach to Coaching

She won national championships but her career likely suffered because she made herself too thin. Now she is coaching an all-female running team to make sure others don’t suffer the same fate.

#athletics-and-sports, #bergesen-sally-1968, #cain-mary-1996, #oiselle-running-inc, #running, #women-and-girls

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Reading All the Books on Nike, Déjà Vu Sets In

“Win at All Costs” is the latest effort, following books like “Swoosh,” “Bowerman and the Men of Oregon” and “No Logo,” to better understand the company.

#books-and-literature, #nike-inc, #running, #salazar-alberto, #track-and-field, #win-at-all-costs-inside-nike-running-and-its-culture-of-deception-book

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How the Pandemic Is Changing Our Exercise Habits

Many of us have been moving less since the pandemic began. But some, including many older men and women, seem to be moving more.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #exercise, #running, #smartphones

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today, the Marathon Came to New York to Stay

There won’t be a New York City Marathon this year, but we can celebrate the anniversary of the first one, held on Sept. 13, 1970.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fleming-thomas-j-1951-2017, #muhrcke-gary, #muhrcke-jane, #new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-road-runners-club, #running

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Exercise May Make It Easier to Bounce Back From Stress

Regular exercise helped lab mice remain psychologically resilient even when their lives seemed filled with threats.

#anxiety-and-stress, #david-weinshenker, #emory-university, #exercise, #journal-of-neuroscience, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mice, #rachel-p-tillage, #rats, #research, #running

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For Successful Aging, Pick Up the Pace or Mix It Up

Older people who cycled for exercise walked more efficiently than people whose primary exercise is placid walking.

#age-chronological, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #elderly, #exercise, #longevity, #mitochondria, #running

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In a Naked Pandemic Race, You Can Leave Your Hat On

When we can’t go outside without covering our faces, there’s a special appeal in the opportunity to uncover everything else.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nudism-and-nudity, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #running

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She Was in a Grueling 340-Mile Race. Then Came a Highway, and an S.U.V.

Kim McCoy lost her leg in a horrific accident during an ultramarathon across the Deep South. After 270 miles, should runners have had to cross a four-lane highway?

#alabama, #amputation, #gary-cantrell, #huntsville-ala, #kim-mccoy, #running, #ultramarathon-running

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Running Past an Olympic Dream

When Kyle Merber’s plans to reach the Tokyo Games were derailed by the pandemic, he realized how much the singular pursuit had been holding him back.

#careers-and-professions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kyle-merber, #olympic-games-2020, #running, #track-and-field

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With Pandemic Keeping Them Apart, Runners Embrace Virtual Races

Marathons and meets are canceled, so runners are using tech to stay connected and compete.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #mapmyfitness-inc, #marathon-running, #mobile-applications, #new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-road-runners-club, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #running, #track-and-field, #wearable-computing

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NYC Marathon Canceled Because of Coronavirus Pandemic

Despite dropping infection rates in the region, organizers and city officials decided the risks of running a race with 50,000 participants were too high.

#capiraso-michael-paul, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-road-runners-club, #running

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Do Runners Need to Wear Masks?

Some people have taken to yelling (online and off) at people exercising without masks. But does it really matter?

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines, #research, #running

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These Athletes Had the Coronavirus. Will They Ever Be the Same?

Von Miller of the Denver Broncos called the disease a “surreal” experience and said he struggled at first to workout. Other athletes have endured lingering lung and other health issues.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #denver-broncos, #dybala-paulo-1993, #exercise, #juventus-soccer-team, #lungs, #miller-von, #running, #triathlon

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Athing Mu Might Be America’s Fastest Teenager. How Much Faster Will She Be in 2021?

Mu was heading for the Olympic Trials with a shot to make the United States team when the Tokyo Games were postponed. A year from now, she and other budding stars should be that much better.

#athing-mu, #olympic-games-2020, #running, #track-and-field, #world-athletics

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Returning to Exercise After Recovery From Coronavirus

Two new expert consensus statements urge caution for athletes with coronavirus who are returning to serious training.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cycling-road, #exercise, #heart, #marathon-running, #running, #telemedicine, #triathlon

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The Ahmaud Arbery Killing and “Running While Black.” Our Readers Respond

Black runners make exhaustive mental checklists, are confronted by suspicious neighbors and fear for their lives when they go out to log miles.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #race-and-ethnicity, #running

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The Paralympics Got Postponed. A Retired Champion Got an Idea.

Rudy Garcia-Tolson competed in four Paralympics and thought he was ready to call it a career — until he realized that an extra year of training could enable his comeback.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-olympic-committee, #paralympic-games, #rudy-garcia-tolson, #running, #swimming

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Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing Shows Running Has Long Excluded Black People

Born in lily-white Oregon, it’s a sport that’s long claimed to be for everyone — even as African-American joggers have been persistently subjected to harassment and worse.

#black-people, #discrimination, #eugene-ore, #exercise, #running, #whites

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Alanis Morissette Is Helping Us Meditate. Want to Join?

Plus, Michelle Wolf on running in place, Elaine Welteroth on relationships at a distance and more in our live events this week.

#fashion-and-apparel, #meditation, #morissette-alanis, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #running, #welteroth-elaine

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Fatal Shooting of Ahmaud Arbery Stirs More ‘Running While Black’ Anxiety

Black runners have long taken steps to avoid racial profiling and violence. After the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, many say their fear has taken on a new urgency.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #georgia, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #race-and-ethnicity, #running

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On Ahmaud Arbery’s Birthday, Thousands Say #IRunWithMaud

People documented their 2.23-mile runs on Friday using the hashtag #IRunWithMaud to show solidarity with Mr. Arbery, who was killed on Feb. 23.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #brunswick-ga, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #running, #social-media, #twitter

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Run 100 Miles, 100 Times, in 100 Weeks. Now in a Brooklyn Apartment.

With ultramarathons across the country canceled, Michael Ortiz has continued his quest to run 100 100-mile races in 100 consecutive weeks — on a treadmill.

#brooklyn-nyc, #michael-ortiz, #running, #ultramarathon-running

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How to Run a Virtual Race

Whether you’re taking on a new challenge or were training for a canceled race, you can virtually chalk up a personal best.

#exercise, #marathon-running, #running

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Live Events This Week: Earth Day, NYT for Kids and More

Here’s how Times journalists can help you stay connected and understand our changing world.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #quarantines, #restaurants, #running

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How Sports Adapt: A Marathon Indoors and Drive-In Soccer

German Silva used his race winnings to bring electricity to his hometown. Now, he’s running to honor the medical personnel on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #major-league-baseball, #running, #soccer

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Running Toward a New World

Masks, bandannas, dogs and distance make up the landscape of exercise in New York City.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #running

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