Endurance

The 8 Essentials of Barefoot Running

Back to BasicsIF IT SEEMS LIKE there are a lot more dudes chugging down the trail or sidewalk in those foot-glove thingies these days, well, it's because...

Faster. Higher. Squeakier.

BACK IN THE EARLY 1960s, when the architect Louis Kahn designed the airy layout of the Salk Institute—a collection of stark concrete towers aligned like teetering dominoes...

The Workout that Time Forgot

Erwan Le Corre seems to defy gravity—and not just because he's French.I'm standing close by as the 39-year-old movement coach—shirtless, barefoot, and...

Don't Be a Middle Man

RECOVERY DAYSIt's easy to unconsciously pick up the pace on recovery days, especially if you're a time-crunched athlete. But if the pace feels boring and uselessly slow, it...

Find Your No Zone

Spot Check: The simplest way to estimate your black-hole zone is to do the "talk test." Go for a run or a ride with a heart-rate monitor and a buddy, and slowly pick up the pace...

Beware the Black Hole

SOMETHING WAS WRONG with Norwegian superstar rower Olaf Tufte. After winning the bronze medal in the 2002 world championships in single sculls, Tufte turned in poor results in...

Peak Fitness

You don't need any special skills to climb Rainier with a guiding service. You just need to show up in the best hiking shape of your life. This six-month plan, designed by Doug Schurman—co-author...

Breathe Easier

AEROBIC TRAININGThe best aerobic training for mountaineering mimics what you'll do on the mountain: long, slow, uphill grinding. Good options include hiking, trail running,...

How to Run in the Heat

The latest endurance booster might give you a headache. A new study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that runners who drank a ten-ounce...

It's the Dog in You

It's 6:15 A.M. as I approach the home of one of the world's greatest athletes. His name is Tony, and he lives in a tiny plywood shack about 30 miles outside of Fairbanks, Alaska...

Yes You Can: Run the NYC Marathon

I WASN'T GOING TO MAKE IT. I was almost 16 miles into the New York City Marathon, and there were still more than ten to go. It was my first marathon, and I had the distinct...

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