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Here’s what the science says about making it to the top as quickly and efficiently as possible

New research on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs highlights the importance of consistency

Are high-end race racing shoes worth the investment? Not every runner will benefit from every shoe - so find the best one for your style.

“To toy with discomfort and see what you’re capable of is important as a human”

A new study assesses how childbirth altered the career trajectories of the fastest marathoners in history, with encouraging results

New research explores whether the performance-boosting effects of positive self-talk can be attributed to more than just the absence of negativity

In the age of preapproved interview questions and endless PR, there should still be space for something unexpected

Team members run in states with restrictive LGBTQ+ laws, to show their pride in their identity and their joy for the outdoors

Ten great reads for the beach (between workouts) or the airport (between flight delays)

Should governing bodies bear the burden of proof when determining who is eligible to compete in women’s sports?

Sharon Gayter’s closely monitored world record reveals insights on marathon fueling, pacing, and strategy

In an excerpt from his new book, ‘Do Hard Things,’ Steve Magness explains a clever tactic to combat anxiety and free yourself to perform

To make the World Athletics Championships team, American athletes must finish in the top three at one of the most competitive meets ever held

Eighteen years ago, I was one of the best runners in the country, then a mysterious fatigue took that away. Now I’m learning to appreciate the running I still can do.

A team of Canadian Olympic sports psychologists tries to nail down the intangible “it”

A new study compares active and passive interval recoveries, but physiology isn’t the only factor to consider

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How does a brand improve on the world’s fastest marathon shoe? It makes it more suitable for the masses, not just the best of the best.

Doesn’t look like you’ll head back to the office any time soon—why not add some luxury to your home setup?

Some words of wisdom from one of the most consistently excellent marathoners of the past decade

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Choose wisely to take care of your skin and the planet at the same time

How to train your proprioception to more effectively control body movements and improve power, speed, agility, and durability

The algorithms used to estimate your training load have some fundamental flaws, scientists say

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Set yourself up for sleep success with these important tips

Perfect for the on-the-go adventurer, these portable products make sunscreen application—and reapplication—easy

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These shoes may not be traditional, but they’ll fit your lifestyle like a glove

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Being metabolically flexible helps performance, but do you need an app to track it?

A skateboarder, business owner, husband, and friend, DJ Stewart was just getting started

Jakob Ingebrigtsen may be a 21-year-old wunderkind, but he’s already learned an important truth about the fleeting satisfaction of success

Most people run the same pace regardless of how far they’re running, according to new research

Our basic biology can steer us toward bad habits and compulsive behavior. Overcoming these pitfalls requires effort and discipline.

How well you can see your surroundings matters, but subtle gait changes also burn more energy

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Pro trail runner Abby Hall shares lessons that can help other runners achieve their goals, whether they’re just starting out or training for an ultra

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The Swiss Alps are home to an incredible new hut-to-hut runners’ route called the Via Valais. It’s a little demanding—150 miles, nine stages, and 42,000 feet of elevation gain—but if you can take it on, you’re guaranteed one of the most spectacular adventures of your life.

Like the two-hour marathon chase, next month’s assault on the seven- and eight-hour Ironman barriers will require some rule-bending

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The star runner’s decision to be less public on the app illustrates how pro athletes have to find a tricky balance between privacy and exposure

After an extended break from competition, the masters champ has already broken a world record on the track this year. Here are four strategies she uses to run forever.

Want to grow your own food but don’t know where to start? Plant a few of these and you’ll have a full pantry in no time.

Runners smack the ground harder—but get injured less—in more cushioned shoes. New research explains why.

Five scientifically proven ways to up the fun in your life

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Scientists studying mice found that their competitive efforts depended on their social ranking rather than their strength or speed

For some pro runners, having the freedom to choose their footwear is worth more than a contract

Five years ago, Thomas “Rivs” Puzey competed in the famed marathon’s elite field. This year, he was happy to be among the last to cross the finish line.

The brand took its time entering the super-shoe race, but its new, responsive model for marathoners was worth the wait

An analysis of power data from pro cyclists quantifies the effects of hot and cold air temperatures on performance

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Through storytelling, she hopes to share the experience of runners of color and move the running industry toward more authentic inclusivity

The elite athlete opens up about the pressures to be light and fast—and her journey toward a healthier relationship with her body and performance

You can’t run fast without using your arms—or can you?

Stairs aren’t just for stepping—this creative workout will have your whole body feeling the burn

We put this spring’s super spikes to the test on the oval and sorted the top models for each distance, plus the best-value options on the market

Our best advice for growing your own food and foliage

Take your gardening indoors with houseplants. Use these tips to place them in proper sunlight, water them correctly, and feed them so they survive and thrive.

The Bowerman Track Club failed its own athletes by not being transparent about its relationship with the suspended star 

A conversation with Semi-Rad’s Brendan Leonard on the life-affirming joys of type-two fun

In their recent release, Molly Huddle and Sara Slattery push back against conditions that curtail the running careers of young women, with stories from 50 who’ve made it

In this excerpt from his new book ‘Running Throughout Time: the Greatest Running Stories Ever Told,’ Roger Robinson surfaces an incredible bit of sports history: the Great Marathon Derby of 1909.

Despite years of research, the athletic potential of Montmorency cherries isn’t as sweet as it sounds

The ultrarunning multi-world-record holder talks about sustaining longevity and the biggest thrill of her illustrious career

Can two and a half minutes of instruction turn you into a better athlete? Givego thinks so.

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Recipes and advice from the women behind one of Alaska's most conscious salmon purveyors

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Your unexplained fatigue may be due to calorie deficiency, with serious implications for your health and performance

An analysis of pro cycling data finds that altitude-born South American riders race better at high altitudes than their lowland-born rivals

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This trail shoe was designed to provide comfort, stability, and speed no matter what terrain you’re tackling

The oral health risks associated with heavy sports-drink use seem clear, but the evidence remains murky

Thanks to a number of world-class races, a community-focused running culture, historical landmarks, and accessible wooded trails, the nation’s capital is one of the best urban running environments in the country

What motivates someone to run more than 3,000 miles around a block in Queens, New York? Transcendence.

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And why we’re already stoked for next season

Eating right looks different for athletes, and following vague nutrition maxims can have a surprisingly negative impact

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With input from its elite athletes, Under Armour built a new kind of trainer—without a rubber outsole—that blurs the line between speed and comfort

New findings suggest that results from large training studies can’t be generalized to individuals

The fell runner from the UK came to the sport relatively late, but she seems to be making up for lost time

Follow our 12-week, effort-based plans to achieve your half-marathon goals and have a great race experience

Cultivate consistency, stay motivated year-round, and improve your speed and strength with these lessons—and staple fartlek workout—from On Athletics Club’s head coach