Running

The Painful Ecstasy of Ultrarunning

Midway through her first 50-mile trail race, Katie Arnold finds out that running may just be the easiest thing in the world—once you get over the competition, pain, and landscape that doesn't seem to...

Running a Sub-Three-Hour Marathon

Only two percent of people who toe a marathon starting line will break three hours. As Matt Skenazy found out, joining that club isn't easy.

The 9 Toughest Ultramarathons

Used to be that running a 50- or 100-mile race earned you bragging rights for life. No more. Today, the word “ultra” has been slapped on laundry detergent, lite beer, and any marathon...

5 Tips for Your First Ultra

Ellie Greenwood, winner of the 2012 ­Western States 100-mile Endurance Run, on balancing big miles with a day job.

The 50-Mile Ultra Training Plan

An ultramarathon isn't just a race: It's a windy, rocky, leg-trashing trail to self-enlightenment. Get ready to run your first 50-miler with tips from our ultra experts, plus nutrition advice and a...