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Travel Like a Tourist, Run Like a Local

Figuring out how to run safely and successfully in unfamiliar terrain is an art form cultivated with practice and a generous dose of street smarts. You can do better than traveling to another country...

Why We're Obsessed with the 10,000-Hour Rule

Americans are in love with the 10,000-hour rule. First proposed in 1993 by Florida State University psychology professor, Dr. K. Anders Ericsson, the rule held that it takes 10,000 hours of...

The Right Way to Recover After the Crash

When a skull makes contact with a hard surface, damage control happens in a rush. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) often require immediate surgery, and even during the slow recovery process an urgent...

Your Favorite Stimulant Has a Dark Side

Caffeine powder is your favorite stimulant in its purest form. It’s easy to buy on the Internet; it’s completely legal; and there’s no age restriction. But the powder holds a hidden danger: its...

Make the Heat Your Training Partner

If you never have to worry about actually performing at the top of your game in the heat, then by all means head inside to the treadmill.

You're a Wimp and It's Making You Slow

I know I should get 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise on most days, but how do I know for sure if all of my workouts count for that?

Coach's Orders: Turn Off Your Wi-Fi

Outside catches up with the author of "Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health, and Life" to find out if it's possible to train at a high level while having a family, job, and life outside the...

The Coffee Enema Is Not Your Friend

The act of butt chugging gained nationwide exposure in 2012 after a frat guy at the University of Tennessee was rushed to the hospital with a blood alcohol content level of .40 percent. Even worse...

Pass the Breadbasket

We know— it’s hard to pass up the breadbasket, especially if you know you're going to burn off all those "empty calories" on your next run/hike/bike/swim/you get the idea. But it's smart not to make white bread a regular staple in your diet.

When to Show Your Feet Some Love

I've noticed that I get calluses on my feet more frequently than my non-runner friends. Should I have them removed, or do they serve a purpose?