Health and wellness are the foundations for great outdoor adventures. Outside's expert writers cover the latest in nutrition, fitness, training, and exercise.
The ancient ritual turned TikTok trend is happening everywhere
How much mileage should you be running? Two top coaches share helpful ways to think about the volume question so that you can find your optimal mileage number.
Instead of berating yourself for wasting away your time, focus your energy on these three key benefits
When fitness influencer William Goodge ran across the country to raise money for charity, his feat received unprecedented scrutiny from hardcore running fans
Here’s a look at the gear, tech, media, and general miscellany our Outside Run editors loved last month
2021 Outsider of the Year Steph Catudal’s new memoir, ‘Everything All at Once,’ offers a raw look inside the paradoxical landscape of grief and surrender, love and loss of her father, and nearly her husband, endurance athlete Tommy Rivs
When the schoolteacher had a stroke, her doctor told her to stop running. Instead she embraced the sport with a newfound joy.
Gladys McGarey, MD, explains what we should all be doing to seek out happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives
Turn that vacay into a trail-running foray with these popular destination races
These science-backed hacks can help you lower your stress levels almost instantly
Here’s how to maximize the benefits of that “hurts so good” feeling
The ultrarunner and endurance skier is open to whatever the mountain gives her—she wants to experience a new adventure and inspire other women to do the same
Race director Megan DeHaan partners ultrarunning and agriculture to celebrate and protect open space
Physicians and researchers weigh in on the benefits and disadvantages of having hypermobile joints
The legendary trail runner and mountaineer was trying to climb the world’s highest mountain from the West Ridge
Kelly Murray, a certified pediatric and adult sleep consultant, shares what you need to know about this common habit
For Mental Health Awareness Month, the Olympian partnered with the New York Road Runners to share the message that when it comes to mental health, it’s about progress, not perfection
It’s a bit simpler than you might think
The 2023 season should be full of record-breaking performances from the sport’s biggest stars. Here are the most important things to know.
Many believe intermittent fasting negatively affects women’s hormones and fertility. The science suggests otherwise.
How a successful running coach from California hopes to bring other female coaches along
A certified personal trainer breaks down what you actually need to know about lifting and running
‘We Share the Sun’ is a new book that takes a behind-the-scenes look inside the life of Patrick Sang, the coach behind many of the Kenyan super-elite marathoners
The father-son duo of Dick and Rick Hoyt conquered over 1,100 endurance events worldwide, including more than 70 marathons
Scientists reconsider the assumption that it only helps strength and power athletes
After being hit by a car, the entrepreneur was afraid to cross the street. Training for a marathon helped her take back her life.
Social media influencers have started a trend of posting videos of them running long distances without training. Here’s why the science says it’s probably not a great idea.
We traveled to Los Angeles to Strava’s exclusive event of panels and announcements. Here were some of the essential things we learned about where the tech giant is headed.
Because of all the gear you buy for your rides, your helmet may be the most important
The New York-based upstart apparel company’s community ethos isn’t just for show
These joints are essential for all of your outdoor activities. These movements will keep them functional and healthy.
Losing a close friend taught the fitness instructor that embracing your emotions is a sign of strength and growth
Come meet the partners of elite women runners and get a glimpse into how they support their faster halves
Writer and outdoor adventurer Elisabeth Kwak laces up her HOKA Anacapas and embarks on a challenge that helps her redefine success and discover a new identity as an outdoor athlete
The sport sweeping the country taught me how to feel like a kid again
Plyometrics can make you a more efficient runner, and it turns out they don’t need to be complicated or risky
Running can give you a longer life, better sleep, improved immunity, mood, and more—it’s even good for your knees and lower back
These five destinations deserve a spot on your western U.S. bucket list
Answers to three of the most common questions asked in the springtime
A group of women who are out to make history, and upend how we think about competition in the process
The wild world of fastest known times includes crazy ideas, stunning successes, disappointing failures—and so much in between
To build endurance as a runner is to build “capacity.” But what does this look like? Strength running coach Jason Fitzgerald explains.
A personal trainer shares seven exercises that focus on your biceps, triceps, and shoulders
This Mental Health Awareness Month, here are some of our favorite articles on running and the brain, as well as expert advice on how you can master your mind to enhance training, boost recovery, and become a happier runner.
In an excerpt from her forthcoming book, ‘Up to Speed: The Groundbreaking Science of Women Athletes,’ longtime Outside contributor Christine Yu argues that female athletes deserve their own benchmarks for athletic success.
Fearing racial violence, the Colorado trail runner turned to her network of athletes. Their support helped her move forward with pride.
These five destinations deserve a spot on your Central U.S. bucket list
Researchers look back on the lessons from 25 years of “live high, train low”
Because staying hydrated doesn’t have to be complicated
This workout will help you incorporate this critical movement pattern into your strength-training regimen
We crunched the numbers from hundreds of thousands of Strava uploads, to see how athletes running in different marathons train differently, and why the Boston field is so speedy
We're only human, and bad races here and there are inevitable. Here's a crash course in honing your mind to mentally power through a tough day.
These 8 concepts I learned translated far beyond just the physical practice
A near-death experience prompted this trail runner to take stock of what mattered to him—fighting for civil rights and adventures in the mountains
Racing can be a scary thing. Use these tips to make sure you're mentally prepared before the gun goes off in your next race.
Reap all the physical and mental advantages of mindfulness without ever saying “ohm”
Here’s a look at some of the Outside Run Editors’ favorite finds last month, from gear obsessions to favorite podcasts, recovery drinks to massage tools
First there was altitude training. Then it was heat training. Now it’s… pollution training?
The competitive endurance athlete chose not to complete a grueling marathon. That's when she realized: you don't have to finish everything you start.
Is your heart rate high, even on easy runs? Aerobic Deficiency Syndrome might explain why. Here’s how to fix it.
The psychology behind why we get so nervous before a race and strategies for coping with the impending pain
Science has proven the performance benefits of caffeine, but companies are now using coffee grounds in running apparel. Here’s the scoop.
You'll want to try this hack to beat your insomnia
How to satiate your curiosity about the cosmos
More money means a greater risk for corruption, but professional running needs something to shake up the status quo
You'll want to take note of these errors before your next workout
45,000 runners are expected to run this year’s Memorial Day 10K on May 29
This unlikely combination may just improve your flexibility and performance
Got your eye on an FKT? The MTL Skyfire 2 can take you there.
It’s completely normal
New data finds that endurance- or speed-oriented muscle fibers don’t determine how you respond to strength training
Collin Chartier recorded a positive test in February
After running faster than Khalid Khannouchi and Galen Rupp, Canada’s fastest marathoner is riding the wave to the Paris 2024 Olympics
The temperature of your room may be more essential than you may think
Despite being an accomplished mountain athlete, she struggled with her body image. But by imagining how younger girls would see her story, she found the strength to accept herself.
Real-time video coverage of ultrarunning events is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Is that a good thing?
Plus, how you can test the range of motion of this often-forgotten joint
In-race data collected during the world championships sheds new light on how top endurance athletes avoid overheating
How to deal with death, injury, and loss, and why the tough-guy culture of the mountains is so toxic to healing.
Despite the proliferation of destination marathons, some runners are making a conscientious decision to stay closer to home. But they wouldn’t judge you.