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The trick to running more mileage WITHOUT getting injured:

In theory, you're supposed to be slower at 44 than you were at 41. But Nick Berra's winning time in the masters 800-meter race at this year's USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Des Moines–1:56.27–was his fastest time in three years. At an age when many runners find they need more time to recover from workouts , Berra is training as hard as ever. The key? Some of those workouts are on an underwater treadmill. He's not cross-training to recover from injury; he's cross-training so that he can work harder without getting injured in the first place. The idea of cross-training when healthy isn't new, but the problem has always been specificity: swimming and biking don't develop running-specific muscles. Options like anti-gravity and underwater treadmills, which closely mimic running form while minimizing impact, have emerged only recently. Alberto Salazar, whose athletes...

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