Running

Virtually Fit

The Internet democratizes everything: music, news, encyclopedias, and now—the best yet if you're an athlete—fitness. The Web has put the country's top personal trainers within reach. Want to...

My Cyber-Coach

Snubbing a friend is never easy. But it's particularly hard when you have a lame excuse, as I did when I turned down my buddy Thayer's invitation to grab drinks after a long workweek. The reason...

Bend, Oregon

Bend's central-Oregon mix-and-match topography—at 3,600 feet, it sits between the Cascade Range and the high desert—has spawned more hyphenated subspecies than Hollywood. It's even...

Saturday-Night Special

Weekends are like brain cells: You only get so many in this life, and none should be wasted. My two-year-old son is not quite potty-trained, but he's already mastered the philosophy. Ask him to...

Light Fantastic

WITH MOST OF THE U.S. seeing 15 hours of sunshine every day this month, there's enough light for epic trail runs that start after work and dawn-to-dusk hikes and rides that pack a week's worth...

Women Basics: Running

1. Outdoor Research Avid Jacket Underarm mesh vents provide this trim windshell with a touch of air conditioning—and eliminate the swish-swish of most nylon jackets. $89;

Essentials: Running

1. For cool night runs, pull on BROOKS's reflective, wicking VAPOR-DRY GLOVES. $28; www.brooksrunning.com ...

Slow Burn

There's a reason elite athletes train in the mountains: To build ultimate fitness, nothing beats running up steep hills until your legs and lungs surrender. At the touch of a button, the X10...

Triple Threat

Every day is a full day for 20-year-old Jasmine Oeinck. The ITU-style triathlete (think Olympics, not Kona) lives and trains seven days a week at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado...

Get Back On Track and Accomplish Your Season Goals

With spring kicking off, now is a great time to get back into your training routine. But don't let your ambitions get the best of you—when returning to a fitness program, it's important not...

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