Discover how to get fit and healthy, lose weight, and feel great as you learn to run the right way — with the proper gear, form, and pace; the most effective stretches; expert nutrition advice; top-notch training plans; and hundreds of tips from those who know running best ... the experts at Runner's World!
Get motivated and inspired to get up and go, bust out of a rut, and hurdle the toughest challenges, like not sabotaging your weight loss efforts ... running through the heat or cold ... being sidelined by pain ... or wearing the wrong shoes or running bra!
Never get bored or burned out with the mix of easy and long runs, hills, speed work, and rest days! Check out the 5-step plan here.
Eat right to run great, prevent energy meltdowns and injuries, and ignite calorie and fat burn! Experts say the secret is in the balance of carbs, proteins, and unsaturated fats — and in not just what you eat but when! Find out the best time to eat to replenish energy stores and repair muscles to go strong on your next run. Plus, learn why your low-carb diet could be making you sick!
Get on the right track to healthy, lasting weight loss with hundreds of ways to drop pounds and inches! Don't miss the 10 pound-packing foods to avoid at all costs ... 9 surprising ways to shake sugar cravings ... and how keeping a food log can help you shed twice as much weight!
Meet runners who overcame fear, doubt, and physical challenges to run on to success:
"I was able to beat my [type 2] diabetes!"
Aurea's doctor took her off all insulin and oral meds. Today she manages her diabetes with diet and exercise. Running saved her life!
"I was so overweight when I started that I hated to get out and do things... I was embarrassed by my size and my lack of fitness."
In 2011, Andrea hit 257 pounds. After being diagnosed with acute renal failure, she kicked her weight loss efforts into high gear. Today she's 100 pounds lighter and has powered through two marathons and six triathlons. See how she did it (and how you can, too!)
"Running has given me a renewed sense of confidence that I have not received anywhere else."
Running helped her drop 45 pounds, get over a painful breakup, and gain control over chronic eating issues.
Read their inspiring stories and more!
AMBY BURFOOT Boston Marathon winner Amby Burfoot has logged more than 100,000 lifetime miles and run more than 75 marathons. Retired Runner's World editor-at-large, Amby authored the best-selling The Complete Book of Running. Check out his advice ►
BART YASSO Runner's World's chief running officer, Bart is the official "Mayor of Running" in the running world. Author of My Life on the Run, he's completed more than 1,000 races across 7 continents, including the Badwater 146 through Death Valley. Bart is living proof you can overcome any obstacle! Read his story ►
JEN VAN ALLEN Manager of the Runner's World Challenge and a regular contributor to Runner's World, Jen has finished
36 marathons and ultras, with a 3:08 personal best at the 2009 Boston Marathon, and was the winner of the 2008 24-hour National Championship.
Read about her days as a beginner runner ►
PAMELA NISEVICH BEDE MS, RD, CSSD, LD As the nutrition expert for the Runner's World Challenge and
author of the Runner's World column "Fuel School," Pam is a competitive runner and member of Team EAS. She has finished 17 marathons, countless halfs, and an Ironman Triathlon.
Get her nutrition advice ►