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New Runners: Don't Make These 9 Mistakes

If you’re searching for a pill to get you lean fast or magically improve your mile time without putting in the work, it’s time to sober up. There is no quick fix.

The 77-Year-Old Fitness Guru

How do you take your life back after almost completely losing any ability to move? Henry Hawk, a 77-year-old fitness instructor and “homeboy” from Arkansas, is not the prime candidate to answer this...

Hal Koerner's 20 Rules of Running

You'll never get close to the ultrarunner's 90-plus podium finishes, but his rules will help you run your best race.

Your Body on Brain Doping

A sharp bang, like a rifle shot, echoes off the walls of the converted warehouse. There's a brief silence, then everyone heads for their bikes, checking to see whose tire has blown.

How Supplement Companies Scam You

Sports nutrition companies have been hawking health-in-a-pill for years with no evidence that their products work at all. And they're getting into possibly-illegal territory, but they just might get...

The Runner's Ultimate Cookie Recipe

On August 5, 1984, a 27-year-old Joan Benoit ran through a tunnel into the L.A. Coliseum and won the first women's Olympic marathon with a time of 2:24:52. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the her...

Inside the Mind of an Ironman

Mark Allen, world-class triathlete, claims he isn't a freak of nature—it's not good genes that helped him demolish Ironman competitions, but a learned mentality.

You Should Run Like a Girl

Without launching a full-out battle-of-the-sexes competition between you and your wife, it's hard to say exactly who is the better athlete. But it is true that she may have some ingrained sex-based advantage over you.

Stop Buying Into the Antioxidant Myth

By now, it’s become a given: your multivitamin is useless and the right amount of stress, even in our recovery obsessed world, is good.

What Science Really Says About Sleep

Even if you’re in bed for eight hours, waking up every two or three hours and sleeping through the night are two very different things, says a new study from Tel Aviv University.

The Joy of Cycling: Now Available for Everyone

In 2007, Boston was ranked the worst biking city in the U.S. by Bicycling magazine—for the third time. There were plenty of reasons: lack of lanes, poor road conditions, boorish drivers.

The Triple Threat Who Can't Be Stopped

When 21-year-old Lukas Verzbicas turned pro as a triathlete, he got death threats. As a teenager, he’d been billed as the next great hope in American running, becoming only the fifth high school star...