Running

It's the Only Way to Tire Out the Dog

“No running.” It’s one of my guiding principles, along with “Stick to dirt roads whenever possible” and “You can never have too much ketchup.” But...

Not Sold? Five More Reasons to Run.

Back in the Paleolithic era, we had to chase 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...

How To Make GPS Art

Running, as Born to Run author Christopher McDougall likes to remind us, is something human beings have been doing for a long time. Unless the

How To Start Your Own Virtual Race

If you’re a runner who only gets a rush from standing at the starting line with hundreds of others, ready to throw some elbows and go shoulder to shoulder for the next five...

5 Steps to Running Your Fastest Mile

“There is nothing like standing on the start line of the 1500-meters. It always will be the blue ribbon event. It is the last day. The stadium is full. Everybody is watching....

It Gets You Out of the Cage

“So, because of your own attention deficiency,” Dr. John Ratey was saying, “I’m sure you’ve had to—...

Rory Bosio Doesn't Really Train

When Rory Bosio, a 29-year-old pediatric intensive-care nurse from Truckee, California, lined up at the start of Chamonix's Ultra...

5 Biggest Beginner Running Mistakes

For many, the appeal of running lies in its simplicity; it is a sport that can be practiced anywhere and requires no equipment whatsoever. Yes, you can and probably should spend some...

How Max King Got So Fast—and How You Can, Too

Starting in 2007, King, a standout cross-country runner, spent a year and a half training exclusively for the steeplechase. The result? The worst national-championship race of his life. (He didn...

An Ultrarunning Bromance Captured on Film

Jason Schlarb and Jeremy Wolf go way back. The two men, now in their 30s, met running cross-country and track together at Montana State. After nearly a decade apart—Wolf worked as a...

Perfect Your Running (with Math!)

Any runner gunning for a PR knows that pacing strategy is important. And until now, most of those strategies look like this: Figure out what pace you can hold for the distance, and hold it. But...

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