Running

You Don't Know How to Run

ON A SUMMER DAY inside the Pentagon, Mark Cucuzzella is mobilizing the troops. “Everyone stand up. I want you to feel this,” Cucuzzella barks from the front of a big conference room....

Running Without a Job

I lost my job in December. The writing had been on the wall since the first round of layoffs in July. No one was surprised. The company treated the departed well and ushered us...

The 101-Year-Old Marathon Runner

There’s something about getting old in sports. For a time, getting older means getting better—adjusting to the pace, fine-tuning your faults to be advantages, just generally getting...

The Secret to High-Intensity Interval Training

Athletes have long used interval training to amplify performance, but recent research suggests you should crank up the intensity even more. Curious about how to...

3 Signs You Shouldn't Be Running

Currently, there is no standardized way to screen for susceptibility to exercise-induced heart scarring or other cardiac abnormalities. But through a combination...

Is Running Dangerous for Your Heart?

In March of this year, 58-year-old ultrarunner and cult hero Micah True—a.k.a. Caballo Blanco, the central character in Christopher McDougall’s

Snowshoe Running 101

"Do you ski?" is the question I've been asked most frequently since moving to New Mexico more than a year ago. I'm always tempted to tell people that hurtling downhill on a pair of skis appeals...

Athletic Extremism: When Exercise Turns Deadly

Running is supposed to delay death, not hasten it. Though stories of athletes dying mid-stride are as old as Phiddipides, the courier who (as myth has it) ran from Marathon to Athens in 490 BC...

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