Endurance

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...

10 Tips To Run Your Best Half-Marathon

The marathon’s little brother has been bumper-sticker branded 13.1. The distance is half that of a marathon, but that doesn’t mean running one is half the achievement. To run a good...

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...

Heart Smarts

Maximize First determine your maximum heart rate, since you’ll be basing most of your workout ranges on it. Warm up for 20 to 30 minutes, then do five all-out...

Yes You Can: Run a Tough Mudder

To the uninitiated, running through one of Tough Mudder’s mud-soaked obstacle courses may seem like a trial for...

The Top 10 Tough Mudder Training Tips

Sure, you could just show up on race day and go for it, but your team will only progress as fast as its slowest member. Below are 10 tips to get you to the finish line in good form, so there are...

The 12-Week Tough Mudder Training Plan

More than 20 percent of the people that enter a Tough Mudder won’t cross the finish line. To be successful, you’ll need the endurance of a distance runner, the functional strength of...

2. Peak Performance

Good for: Analysis of the newest research in exercise physiology....

The Pre-Workout Cooling Routine

American cyclist Peter Stetina, a two-time national champion who rides for team Garmin-Cervélo, recently adopted one of the sport’s more bizarre pre-race rituals: freezing his butt...

Birkebeiner Training Plan

Follow the strength and endurance workouts in the 16-week plan above to finish the American Birkebeiner strong, with time to spare....

Yes You Can: Ski the Birkebeiner

At some point, perhaps while you're waiting in the negative-ten degree weather at the starting line of the American Birkebeiner,...

The Birkie Dozen

Cross-country skiing distances of more than ten miles demands two things: endurance and skill, the primary element of which is balance. Successfully skiing the Birkie on your first try takes one...

The Ultimate 10K Race Day Nutrition Guide

You’ll most likely be racing for an hour or less, but that doesn’t negate the need for proper nutrition. Presenting a simple strategy from New York City runner, registered dietitian,...

The Top 10 Tips for Running a 10K

Running a 10K feels like “dealing with a mild hangover from start to finish,” says Rea. In short, it’s perfect for New Year’s Day. Presenting a quick list of everything...

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