Running

Running a Sub-Three-Hour Marathon

It all started with Paul Ryan. In August 2012, the Republican vice-presidential candidate told an interviewer that he had run a marathon in: “under three, high twos. I had a two-hour-fifty...

Yes You Can: Run an Ultramarathon

Any ultrarunner will tell you each step past 26.2 miles is transcendental. “It’s a willingness to get really uncomfortable for self-enlightenment,” says ultra...

The 50-Mile Ultra Training Plan

If you can run a marathon, you can finish a 50-miler. “You just need a different strategy," Freeman says. Follow his five-month plan, an abbreviated version of which is presented here, to...

The Top 10 Ultramarathon Training Tips

It goes without saying that running 50 miles at a stretch is far from easy. “There’s a different understanding of the human spirit that comes about when even getting food down is a...

5 Tips for Your First Ultra

FIND RUNNING BUDDIES: You can read books and blogs on how to train properly, but I guarantee you’ll learn more if you start running with a group. Not only that, but the...

The Ultimate Ultramarathon Nutrition Plan

If you're running an ultra, you can pretty much expect to face some gastric distress along the way. “It’s not so much if you’re going to have stomach problems, it...

Running Mistake #6: Blaming Your Shoes

 “Shoes are not the reason people get injured,” Karp says. “Their training is the reason they’re getting injured.” So don’t knock the rise, cushioning,...

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