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The 35-year-old made the switch after giving birth to her fourth child. Here’s what we can learn from her experience.

A hiker pulls confidence from an unsolicited gear critique in the Catskills

The company’s newest flagship timepiece promises astounding battery life as well as efficient solar charging, and it comes with a flashlight

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Enjoy top-notch skiing but when you need a break, experience a bounty of off-slope fun

What it feels like to rescue a surfer from the massive winter waves that crash into the Hawaiian island of Oahu

We tend to assume that a nice-looking stride is a fast one, but maybe looking good is its own reward

What American off-road enthusiasts can learn from the culture of regulation and responsibility down under

Jackson Hole is known for its steep terrain, including a vertical drop of 4,139 feet, making it the perfect location for the start of the tour

A leading exercise physiologist suggests developing a top speed two times faster than your marathon pace for a “speed reserve.” Here’s how to improve yours.

A training plan and general principles to guide your first foray into longer ultramarathons

Great bikes are the bikes that fit your life. See how our gear director has tailored his Surly Bridge Club to meet his needs in this episode of the Gear Shed.

The legendary naturalist-ultrarunner discusses his highs and lows over decades of training, running a 50K at age 81 after a car accident, and what comes next

Reserve’s Fillmore is a modest innovation with big potential to make life easier for cyclists

Colombia’s only Tour winner underwent two surgeries to address multiple injuries after a crash on Monday

These iconic U.S. road races deliver high energy, historic courses, and guaranteed fun

We’re expanding our running coverage, and PodiumRunner is moving over to Outside Online

Starting at five hours a week, this ten-week program will help you build endurance and jump-start your training this winter

Outside’s ethics guru weighs in on what to do if you trigger an avalanche in the backcountry

Explore America’s favorite winter wonderlands on these scenic routes, which range from beginner to expert terrain

Four years ago, the Minnesota phenom won historic Olympic gold in cross-country skiing, alongside Kikkan Randall. She was just getting going.

Tips for being a backpacking beginner and a woman adventuring alone

‘Crossing Iceland’ follows Payson McElveen as he navigates the strong winds, steady rains, glacial rivers, and subfreezing temperatures of the Iceland Highlands

The Twitter famous saurologist and cofounder of Black AF in STEM is helping to build a more inclusive scientific community—and spotting some very sneaky lizards along the way

Experienced climber Claire Kleese walks Wes Siler through all the gear he’ll need to get started ice climbing

Andrew Jackson reveals his favorite places to ride a bike, fuel up, and play in his home city

Scientists have figured out how to make simple exoskeletons that improve running efficiency. Should track and field authorities be worried?

Seasoned backcountry skier Jake Urban shares his kit for touring

What’s happening in the coastal village of Xcalak is a lesson in community partnership

A fatal avalanche near Hoosier Pass, Colorado, is a reminder that dangerous slides can occur on gentle terrain

Ski patrol has become an increasingly unsustainable career path. Now unions are popping up across the country to try and change that.

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Climber Graham Zimmerman joined advocacy group Protect Our Winters, which enlisted him in the fight against climate change

The Bowhead Reach is designed to help those who can’t walk access mountain-bike trails

He needed something—anything—to cure his winter COVID blues. Science led him to a mildewy steam room and a very cold shower.

The unlikely new American record holder in the marathon believes her best racing days are still ahead of her

Different workout styles can get you equally fit, but they affect your body differently—which suggests that you should mix it up

All over America’s ancient eastern mountains, there’s an organism that lives underground, tethered to tree roots, waiting to be hunted. It’s among the world’s rarest and most expensive foods, and it grows in a wide range of conditions. But there’s only one guy in the country who really knows how to find it. Rowan Jacobsen joins him in the search for the Appalachian truffle.

A step-by-step walkthrough to jump-starting your vehicle

‘Lot’zza Mia!’ combines a love of skiing and eating pizza. It’s movie magic.

As the planet warms, wine regions like Napa are being forced to make some major adaptations. But that’s also presented opportunities for innovation.

Many of the skills involved with long-distance hiking also lend themselves to going faster on trails

Today the Tongass is the last national forest in the United States where old-growth trees are clear-cut

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Jackson Hole is known for its steep terrain, including a vertical drop of 4,139 feet, making it the perfect location for the start of the tour

What it feels like to rescue someone from the massive winter waves that crash into the Hawaiian island

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Four years ago, the Minnesota phenom won historic Olympic gold in cross-country skiing, alongside Kikkan Randall. She was just getting going.

Four years ago, the Minnesota phenom won historic Olympic gold in cross-country skiing, alongside Kikkan Randall. She was just getting going.