Running

The 8 Essentials of Barefoot Running

Back to BasicsIF IT SEEMS LIKE there are a lot more dudes chugging down the trail or sidewalk in those foot-glove thingies these days, well, it's because...

Check Your Form

With less-padded shoes, you'll need to run more softly. That means striking the ground near the ball of your foot or your midfoot (not your heel). Feel awkward? Try leaning slightly forward,...

A Primer on Barefoot Running Shoes

Pick the Right ShoeGo to a specialty running store (find one at runningnetwork.com) and ask the salesperson to...

It Keeps You Running

In October, Warrenton, Virginia–based fitness consultant Sean Burch finished a 1,250-mile run along the length of Nepal's Great Himalaya Trail in a record-setting 49 days, six hours, eight...

Faster. Higher. Squeakier.

BACK IN THE EARLY 1960s, when the architect Louis Kahn designed the airy layout of the Salk Institute—a collection of stark concrete towers aligned like teetering dominoes...

Fancy Footwork

Lens CraftinessThe most ingenious (and brazen) product placement of 2010? Sending 33 pairs of Oakley Radar shades down the tube to the Chilean miners trapped for months...

Pearl Izumi Thermal Hat

Finally, top it all off with a warm and snug-fitting toque like PEARL IZUMI's fleece-lined THERMAL HAT ($30;

Brooks Utopia Softshell

Forecast looking iffy? A wind- and water-resistant jacket like BROOKS's UTOPIA SOFTSHELL ($120;

Saucony Protection Gloves

At night, your worries are potholes and truck grilles; SAUCONY's neon-orange PROTECTION GLOVES, with their USB-powered safety lights, will help you avoid the...

Winter Running

It's a fine line: you want to beat the cold, but not overheat. Start with a close-fitting, moisture-wicking base layer like ICEBREAKER's merino-wool SPRINT ZIP ($100;

Surefire Saint Minimus Headlamp

SUREFIRE's brilliant, 100-lumen SAINT MINIMUS headlamp ($139; surefire.com) is like your own personal...

Super Friends

RECENTLY, I LAUNCHED a well-equipped 3.2-mile assault on my favorite running trail: feet clad in stability shoes, head garlanded with a freshly bleached sweatband, right hand...

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