The Editors of Runner's World

    The Editors of Runner's World

  • 13 Things You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease is often misunderstood. Below, we dispel 5 lyme disease myths, and instead offer up 8 key ways to identify, treat, and cope with the dreaded tick bite.

  • The 5 Golden Rules of Running While Pregnant

    If you're thinking about running or exercising while pregnant, there is a litany of information out there without many specifics as to how to train through pregnancy. Here are the five tips you need to safely train for two.

  • Runner Saves Cat from Being Drowned

    Last month a video of a cat rescuing a boy from a dog attack made the rounds; this month a runner had the chance to repay the feline heroism in kind. Matthew Guidarelli jumped into a creek to rescue a sinking, rock-filled pet carrier.

  • “Running Helped Me Lose 200 Pounds!”

    After a heart attack scare, Len Banks started walking, then running, and lost nearly 200 pounds. Check out his before-and-after photos, and read his success story for practical, realistic weight loss tips!

  • Vietnam War Amputee Runs First Race Since 1960s

    On Saturday, June 7, Bernard "Jake" Jackovich, age 65, crossed the finish line of the Run For Life 5k in Marquette, Michigan, raised his arms in triumph and spoke words he'd been waiting to say for more than 47 years: "I'm a runner again."

  • 91-Year-Old Runner Breaks Record in San Diego Marathon

    Harriette Thompson ran 7:07:42, a new age-group record, this past Sunday in San Diego. Find out how she did it and what inspired her throughout training.

  • The 11 Best Superfoods for Faster Weight Loss

    When you think of superfoods, exotic, hard-to-find ingredients often come to mind. But superfoods don't have to be obscure to be, well, super. These 11 superfoods provide nutrients you need--while also boosting metabolism, burning fat, or keeping you slim

  • “I Became a Runner and Lost 235 Pounds!”

    Not convinced that running truly is great for weight loss? Read how Jessie Muniz, at 461.2 pounds, lost more than half his body weight in just under 18 months.

  • “I Became a Runner and Lost 100 Pounds!”

    See how Matt Turner, father of three has lost more than 100 pounds since starting to run. He shares the best weight loss tips and warns us of the tips that did not work.

  • How to Get the Runner’s High

    Sometimes we get it, sometimes we don't. But we always want it--and more of it. It's the runner's high, and when we are lucky enough to tap into it, our runs feel easy, exhilarating. Science reveals how you can produce feel-good chemicals while running

  • Top 5 Eating Habits That’ll Get You Fit for Summer

    During colder months, it's easy to fall into poor eating habits, when fresh, local produce is a distant memory and comfort foods become the norm. Freshen up your diet with easy changes that will kick-start your training and improve your health.

  • 8 Steps to Running a Race with Your Dog

    Fit animals are healthy, alert, and balanced (so they stay out of trouble). Regular exercise also improves their cardiovascular fitness, strength, and weight management. Here are eight steps you need to take before signing up for a marathon with your dog.

  • 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Knees

    If we had a fast-twitch muscle fiber for every time we've heard "running will ruin your knees," we'd be able to outsprint Usain Bolt. Many knee problems in runners are the result of things going on elsewhere in the body, and most can be overcome with some

  • First Responders to Run Boston Strong This Year

    Soldiers and cops who finished the Boston Marathon, then raced to the rescue efforts, are coming back to run again.

  • 2014 Boston Marathon Guide for Runners and Spectators

    In the wake of the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon and due to the increased field size, a number of new security measures are being introduced for the marathon this year. Those changes impact both runners and spectators of the race.

  • Boston Strong Stories, One Year Later

    For last July's special issue on the Boston Marathon bombings, we interviewed dozens of people swept up by the events of April 15, 2013. A year later, most of them are healing, reflecting, and (yes) running Boston again. Read on for the inspirational stor

  • 6 Ways Running is Actually Good for You

    You might've also heard recently, that running may not be so good for you after all. Despite recent reports that too much or too little running can drastically shorten life spans, running has health benefits that extend well beyond any pill prescribed. He

  • 4 Ways to Prevent the Dreaded Side Stitch

    For the dedicated, it can sometimes feel like no pain or weather can stop us. We workout through sleet and snow, heat and haze, with blisters and black toenails, headaches and knee aches. But a side stitch? That sharp, stabbing pain that hits below the r

  • 6 Ways to Find the Perfect Workout Shoes

    When you first start working out, it's tempting to dust off the vaguely-athletic-looking shoes in your closet, but it's not a good idea. Worn-out or ill-fitting shoes are a leading cause of injury. And wear and tear are not always apparent to the naked ey

  • The Perfect Diet for Your Specific Fitness Goals

    Training for a marathon? Looking to lose a few pounds? Cutting out (or limiting) meat? Do it all with our collection of the best recipes we've ever published.