Martin Fritz Huber

How Running Works

According to runningusa.org, around 20 million people participate in “running events” in the U.S. every year.

If You Set Qualifying Standards, Will Runners Come?

On November 21, San Diego will host the inaugural USA Half Marathon Invitational, the first “qualifiers-only” half marathon in the United States. (Tagline: “America’s Fastest Runners, Competing in...

Use a Pacesetter to Get a PR

Also referred to as rabbits, pacesetters, or pacemakers, pacers are elite-level runners whom race organizers will enter into both middle and long-distance events to provide a quick tempo for top...

Inside Nike’s Hard-Core Mile Running Camp

I’m at Nike Zoom Camp, a two-day training extravaganza designed, among other things, to help ordinary runners (who work in the media) improve their mile times. Aside from myself, there were between...

Pro Runners Are Not Too Skinny

In April, Meb Keflezighi, the affable 40-year-old who competes in Skechers and is arguably the best American marathoner, made an announcement on Twitter about his expanding waistline. After...

Why You Run: A Cheat Sheet

Some days, like when you’re in the eastern Mediterranean and the air is alive with hyacinth and birdsong, going for a run is the easiest decision in the world. There are other times, however, when...

Running Injury Prevention: Do’s and Don’ts

It’s every runner’s nightmare. You’ve put in months of training for a major race, and then, just before the big event, an injury forces you to withdraw. We know. It’s a major drag. Dedicated...

The 10 Most Iconic Races in the U.S.

Over 19 million people finished one of 28,200 U.S. road races in 2013, according to the most recent report from nonprofit stats keeper Running USA. Yes, those are records for participation and events...

How To Make GPS Art

The increasingly popular practice of using run tracker apps to trace whimsical shapes on digital maps (aka “GPS art”) is a fascinating example of an atavistic need expressed in a hyper-modern context...

How To Start Your Own Virtual Race

If you’re a runner who only gets a rush from standing at the starting line with hundreds of others, ready to throw some elbows and go shoulder to shoulder for the next five miles with your hometown...

5 Steps to Running Your Fastest Mile

Want to improve your mile time, but don't know where or how to begin? We wanted to find someone to help you out. We asked Will Leer, a U.S. indoor national champion in the mile with a personal best...

5 Best Ways to Honor Pre This Weekend

This Saturday, May 30, will mark the 40th anniversary of the death of American distance running icon, Steve “Pre” Prefontaine. In the early hours of that day in 1975, Pre’s ‘73 MGB convertible hit a...

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