Running

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...

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:

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...

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.

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...

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