Running

5 Brain Tricks for a Better Race

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.

A Lower-Body Blasting Workout

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...

Shave a Minute Off Your 5K

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

9 Nutrition Mistakes Beginning Runners Make

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...

9 Questions with Joan Benoit Samuelson

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...

Are Women Better Athletes Than Men?

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...

A Killer Course

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...

The Rise of Run Commuters

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.