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7 Things I Got Totally Wrong in My First Marathon —And How I Overcame Them

Six months ago, I had the crazy idea I was going to run a marathon. 26.2 miles is an absurd distance for any human, but for a guy who'd never run more...

The One Strength Exercise Every Runner Should Try

Runners like to run. That's pretty obvious, and that love of running is what leads some runners to make it their only form of exercise. Honestly, t...

The Best Way to Foam Roll Your Tight Calf Muscles

There's a fine line between pushing your body to achieve new running goals, and over-reaching your way into injury. Experienced athletes will tell...

5 Essential Cross Country Workouts Explained

Don't know what a "fartlek" is? No problem. Here's a rundown of every cross country workout you'll encounter...

Dear High School Football Players: No, You Don't Run a 4.4 40

Every football player covets a fast 40-Yard Dash time. A blazing 40 can gain the attention of coaches and scouts, and it looks downright impressive....

All of the Football Positions, Explained

As in other team sports like soccer and baseball, football requires players to play distinct positions. Players in each position have different re...

3 Reasons Distance Runners Shouldn't Skip Strength Training

Distance runners often intuitively feel that the only way to improve running performance is to increase mileage and run more. Although this approac...

How to Breathe While Running

For most new runners, controlling your breathing will be one of the first big obstacles to tackle. One of the main reasons for this—we don't prac...

The Football Route Tree, Explained

In football, passing plays center on the routes run by the receivers. If either the quarterback or the receivers don't know the routes for a given...

The 20-Minute 'No Excuses' Navy SEAL Bodyweight Workout

Don't have time to work out? Lack access to equipment, machines or the right gym? You will not get a pass from Brad McLeod, a former Navy SEAL who'...

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