Endurance

The Fourth and Final Desert

On November 22, the Canadian adventurer Len Stanmore began an endurance footrace called The Last Desert—a wild, seven...

Heart-Rate Training

Heart-rate training is the key to gauging your aerobic intensity and building endurance. Here's how to get started....

Fit to Last

ENDURANCE IS THE FOUNDATION of The Shape of Your Life because this workout plan is about going places—the top of Mount Washington, three weeks down the Back River, the finish line of 24...

Fit to Last

STRENGTH TRAINING—or, as it's now commonly called, resistance training—is on a tear. More research papers were published on the science of resistance training in the decade after...

Fit to Last

THERE'S PLENTY OF RESEARCH focused on helping elite athletes optimize, and stick with, their training, but what most of us need is advice on how to fold fitness into a life not sponsored by a...

The Effort Equation

Our program will lead you in and out of the above heart-rate zones, based on your maximum heart rate (MHR). These intensities should also correspond to your own perceived exertion.

Fit to Last

EXERCISE PLANS TEND TO BE conspicuously lopsided. When I cavalierly leapt into my fit-a-thon a few years ago, I saw only one thing: me, ripped, on a board, cutting frontside arcs on a four-foot...

The Ultimate Half-Marathon Nutrition Plan

You can put in the physical and mental training, but if you don’t train your stomach, you could end up spilling your guts instead of sprinting for glory. We spoke with Denver-based...

Half Marathon Training Plan

Matt Ebersole, owner of Indianapolis-based Personal Best Training, has coached over 5,000 runners...

Yes You Can: Run a Half-Marathon

It’s dark when Ryan Hall lines up at the start of the Houston Half Marathon on January 14, 2007, at 7 a.m. It’s his first attempt at racing 13.1 miles. He doesn’t quite know...

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