Running

Trick Your Brain to Run Faster

Speed isn't just the result of physical preparation. Training the brain to actually allow the body to run fast is another big part, as well. Author Pete Magill shares his insights to "convince your...

Ultrarunning's Humble Champion

With a series of impressive 100-mile wins under his belt and perhaps the most fitting name ever bestowed upon a shoe-salesman-slash-ultrarunner, Mike Foote seems to be doing everything right.

The Painful Truth About Running Fast

When Outside Gear Editor Meaghan Brown toed the line of her first Marathon this past May, she wasn't thinking "just finish"—she was thinking "finish fast." Meaghan's run many longer...

This Workout Will Get You Ready for Anything

Cross-training for explosive running means more than changing activities—you need to change environments, too. To truly challenge your lower body, swap the track or trail for the basketball court and...

A Faster 5K, Guaranteed

In his new book, Pete Magill recommends hill sprints and "old-school intervals" for a new personal best on race day.

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...

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...

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.

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...

Faster Than Lightning at the Hardrock 100

In a race that saw altitude, stormy weather, and course conditions take down some of the best endurance runners on the planet, Kilian Jornet sauntered to a new course record at the storied Hardrock...

Yes, You Should Be Running to Work

Biking to work? Old news. Running to work may not get you there in the most presentable condition, but it'll sure spice up the morning grind.

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...

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.