Running

Thanksgiving's Best Turkey Trots

There are many ways to trot this Thanksgiving. For a cause? Run in Sacramento to feed the hungry and clothe those in need—or, if that's not your style, run in Berwick, Pennsylvania, for...

America's Top Contender at the 2013 New York Marathon

Popular veteran Meb Keflezighi will be America’s best hope to do something special in the 2013 New York City Marathon on Sunday. The race will be his 18th marathon, and his first since he...

Alberto Salazar's 10 Golden Running Rules

ALBERTO SALAZAR knows a thing or two about his sport. A former world-record holder in the marathon, and three-time winner of the New York City event, Salazar was the face of American distance...

How to Master the Hill Sprint

Running sprints at a steep angle can do a lot. "Adding a hill or a grade forces gravity to work more," says

The Painful Ecstasy of Ultrarunning

I am floating through the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Less than one week from now, a wildfire will skirt the edges of this high, open bowl of grass and elk, an enormous,...

How To Prepare to Run Your First Trail Race

My first trail race was Rock Bridge Revenge, a 25K near Columbia, Missouri. I’d been logging 50 miles a week on the pavement and decided to jump in the race at the last minute in an effort...

How to Run Across America

“Logistics are crucial to accomplishing any goal,” says Helene Neville, a nurse and cancer survivor who ran from San Diego,...

Your First Trail Race: Dress Appropriately

You don’t necessarily need to go out and buy a new pair of trail runners for your first race, but you shouldn’t wear your 5K racing flats, either. “A shoe with good support,...

Your First Trail Race: Hydrate

Due to their remote locations, many trail races have few (if any) water stations. Make sure to hydrate for days in advance, and – depending on the distance of the race – consider...

Your First Trail Race: Start Local

Chances are, there’s a trail race happening near your home. “Consult your local city or county parks and recreation department, the US Forest Service, a specialty running store, or...

Your First Trail Race: Consider the Terrain

You might be a speed demon on the roads, but expect to be slower on the trails, especially if you’re route involves stark elevation changes and technical terrain. “Don’t head...

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