Ashley Lauretta, LIVESTRONG.COM

Ashley Lauretta


Austin, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Ashley:

How to Train for Your First Marathon and Still Enjoy Running

Want to train for your first marathon? Use this guide to train for and run your first long-distance race. → Read More

Should You Be Sore After a Run?

Muscle soreness after a run doesn’t discriminate based on the athlete’s experience level. → Read More

Scientists Are Close to Finding the Best Time to Exercise

Need a hint? You may not have to get up so early for those runs anymore. → Read More

5 Tips For Hot Weather Running

Make sure you are prepared for the heat with these coach-approved tips for running in hot weather. → Read More

Debunking the Runner’s Body Myth

Do you run and have a body? Then, the answer is simple. → Read More

The Running Injury More Women Get Than Men

Women are more likely to suffer knee injuries than men. While we don’t know exactly why, we do know how to prevent it. → Read More

How and When to Inspect Your Running Shoes

Just as a cyclist’s bike needs regular tune-ups, our running shoes need frequent inspections. → Read More

The Biggest Myth About Motivation For Runners

Here’s what is holding you back and a new way to approach motivation. → Read More

3 (Lame) Excuses About Why We Can’t Run

Here are the excuses you’re probably using — and the truth about why you should go for a run. → Read More

Eating Before Running Is an Art

What you eat is a key part of your pre-run routine and it’s important to keep it simple. → Read More

Science Says Running Rivals Meditation as a Brain Booster

A recent study finds running may be doing even more for your brain than meditating. → Read More

6 Mistakes You May Be Making on the Run

From warmups to fueling to cooldowns, there are a few key things every runner should do to maximize performance and avoid injury. → Read More

The Key to Improving Your Running Speed

What are your stride rate and leg turnover — and why do they matter? → Read More

The Best 5K Races for Any Fitness Level

What's not to love about a 5K? It's short enough that just about anyone can tackle it but long enough to challenge yourself. Here are some of the best 5Ks in the U.S. → Read More

5 Myths About Running on the Treadmill

Appreciating the treadmill is integral to enjoying running indoors come winter. → Read More

Why It Matters What You Wear to Sleep When Training

Sleep is a huge part of training, whether you realize it or not. → Read More

Scientific Proof That Running Lengthens Your Life

We have some good news: Any running at all can help you live longer. → Read More

What Runners Need to Know About Reading Elevation Profiles

Here's what to keep in mind when judging whether you are ready for elevation changes. → Read More

The Big Lesson Runners Can Learn From Other Athletes

You may not think you can learn much from a football or basketball player. → Read More

3 Tips For Runners Moving to a New City

Here’s how runners can embrace a new place and explore a new city on two feet. → Read More