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In the words of Brendan Leonard: “I did perhaps underestimate it a tiny bit”

Doesn’t your dog deserve the best?

“Is it your interpretation that I am taking you for your walk, or would you say that you are taking me for my walk?”

Can I cut switchbacks? What about smoking on the trail? And what do I do with all those rocks?

There you are, at the bottom of a hill, on foot, or on your bike, or on skis, ready to start up. But are you really ready? Here are a few strategies you might consider. 1. Choosing More Pain for Less Time by Going Faster over Less Pain for More…

Do you jog around the block at the end of a run so your mileage equals a nice round number?

The weather is perfect. You get to do everything on your list. No one gets food poisoning or giardia or blisters.

Seven reasons from Brendan Leonard’s new book ‘I Hate Running and You Can Too’

Totally normal ways to keep the conversation moving

You have some options beyond that perfectly formulated post-workout beverage

A poem to remind you to stay safe out there

Every mountaineer knows that getting to the summit isn't a requirement, but it sure is sweet if you do

Paddling across a lake where a river used to be

The majority of my favorite days have been on trails that wouldn't make anyone's list

You can tell a lot about a person by the bike they ride

A tale about two-wheeled island hopping in the midnight sun

The new American Alpine Club CEO talks about his background, living the #vanlife before it was cool, and his goals for the organization

Should all your training be hard? Do you need to stretch? We've got answers.

An off-trail adventure through perhaps the prettiest chunk of the lower 48

The knife edge of Switzerland's Hardergrat is 16 miles long with more than 10,000 feet of vertical gain

From pizza to ultramarathons, what's the best way to chill out?

In praise of sand in your eyeballs, no cell service, and pooping in a box

"The time is always right to do what is right"

Zion was either going to relight my fire or be my last big rock adventure for a while. I didn’t know which.

If you've been thinking about adopting a pet, you've probably asked yourself: Would I like having a dog around the house, or would I rather have a grizzly bear? Here's a handy chart to help you decide.

The joy of being a masochistic oddball

A handful of classic reads whose titles might capture some of your feelings of these past few weeks

It's a ways down the list, obviously, compared to people doing actual lifesaving stuff

With 43,000 feet of elevation gain, 91 miles above 10,000 feet, and 63 summits, the route is not to be taken lightly. Brendan Leonard recounts one of his favorite adventures from the past decade.

What I learned from a bicycle crash when I was seven years old

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