Running

American Ultras Are Lame

The Rut 50K, which takes place each August in Big Sky, Montana, may be the toughest race in the country. Runners ascend more than 10...

Running on Empty

In May of 2012, a thousand of the world’s best ultrarunners were lining up for the start of the Transvulcania...

The Ultimate Guide to Running

Back in the paleolithic era, we had to chase an antelope to exhaustion just for a decent meal. In the 21st century, running isn't required, it's a choice—one that nearly 30 million...

Why You'll Race Again, Even Though It Hurts

“I’m never doing this again!” That’s the single most common lie endurance athletes tell, often at finish lines all over the world.  Yet somehow, without fail, we...

Why You Run: A Cheat Sheet

Some days, like when you’re in the eastern Mediterranean and the air is alive with hyacinth and birdsong, going for a run is the easiest decision in the world. There are...

Running Injury Prevention: Do’s and Don’ts

It’s every runner’s nightmare. You’ve put in months of training for a major race, and then, just before the big event, an injury forces you to withdraw. We know. It...

5 Running Myths Debunked

It makes sense that a sport that’s been around since the beginning of humanity would develop a healthy mythology. But if you believe in these five myths, your running will...

10 Tips for the Vagabond Runner

The beauty of running is that you can do it anywhere—and you should. Here's how to take your habit on the road, two ways: by skipping the tour bus in favor of fresh air and cardio, or...

It's Healthy. And I Can Stop Any Time.

In a perfect week, I get high Monday through Sunday. A decent week means I’m high at least five of those days. Less than that? You probably don’t want to be around me. After 48 hours...

It Could Save Your Life

Poll a group of endurance runners anywhere and at least one will tell you that he or she came to running not as a hobby but as self-prescribed medicine: ultrarunner

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