Running

Montrail Rogue Racer Trail Running Shoe

Wearing a pared-down trail shoe like the Rogue means being aware of your form and where you put your feet. It has a surprisingly tough rock-blocking plate in the midsole and a modest toe bumper,...

Asics Gel-Kinsei 4 Running Shoe

We liked how the proprietary gel pads in previous Kinsei models delivered speed and stability. This version does the same solid job in a lighter package. At just under 12 ounces, it’s not...

Multisport Tracker

The Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro keeps tabs on any activity that covers distance—that is, everything you do outdoors. Skiing: check your ­elevation up top and measure...

Hit the Road

Training Peaks’ GPS Run/Cycle/Walk Tracker Pro (three separate apps) are a great way to stay organized and have fun if you like being active but aren’t necessarily...

Marathon Master

Enter the length and time from a recent run, select your target ­marathon from the race finder, and Epic Runner will create a custom training plan, taking you from the couch...

Take Them With You

You can start hiking with a baby almost right away. For running and biking, they need turbulence-ready neck muscles (that is, the ability to control their heads, with a helmet for biking), which...

Go the Distance

PICTURE TWO MIDDLE-AGED MICE, born at the same time. One suffers from gray hair, shriveled muscles, and creaky joints. He's a pint-size Wilford Brimley. The other mouse,...

Fair Chase

THROUGH THE BINOCULARS I see them: nine tiny men in bright jerseys running in formation across the vast short-grass prairie of eastern New Mexico. They're chasing a tawny...

The Mutants Next Door: Fittest Real Athletes

They're obliterating records when they're not ferrying the kids to soccer or logging 40-hour weeks selling insurance. Meet five working athletes at the top of their game—and learn their...

Plans of Attack

Before you beginHOW HARD SHOULD YOU GO?PERCEIVED EXERTION (PE): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101: not remotely challenging;5:

Barefoot Running Training Plan

Use this training plan—based on a 30-mile-per-week training load—to transition slowly from your old shoes to your new minimalist kicks.

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