Endurance

OCR's Energizer Bunny: Brad Kloha

Brad Kloha refused to quit. His body told him to. His mind did too. And more than a few loved ones face-palmed when they’d see him hobbling around after races, knees wrapped in ice....

How to Beat the Blerch

When The Oatmeal comic-strip author Matthew Inman first started running, he invented an invisible fat cherub called the Blerch....

Meet the Most Punishing Man in Fitness

Last September, I met Joe De Sena at his in-laws’ house in suburban Massachusetts. Earlier that day, De Sena had driven south from Vermont for a meeting in Boston, and we had arranged to...

Lifting Heavy for Endurance Gains

Running isn't about the six-pack or vanity fitness, but strength training deserves a spot in your program. Take Steve Spence: as a world-class marathoner, Spence incorporated...

You Don't Have To Treat It Like Work

To be sure, there are some awesome charity events out there. Last year, the Boston and New York Marathons raised $40 million for nonprofits, and since 1988,

You Don't Have to Do the Same Slog Every Year

There's a boom in offbeat races—gravel grinders, obstacle-course runs, cyclocross events—so it's never been easier to experiment with a new sport. Here's how to decide which one's...

Races That Keep Kids—and Parents—Occupied

My wife, Nicole, is a devout CrossFitter. I'm an avid runner and cyclist. Although neither of us had competed in an obstacle-course race before, we were both curious. Then, last summer, while...

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