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With one eye for function and another for form, Nike refined the Terra Kiger for the trail shoe’s best fit, ride, and grip to date.

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With its Stolen Starts initiative, New Balance aims to empower more women, grow the sport, and make up for lost time

A challenging, effort-based hill workout that takes you farther and farther — 'til you finally get to the top.

In large population studies, glucosamine-chondroitin, long taken to ease runners' joints, is linked to greater longevity.

Olympian Jared Ward details every mile, every workout of a week in the heart of marathon training.

Build strength and alignment to help eliminate overpronation and protect your feet and ankles

When you confront your mortality on a regular basis, the shift in perspective can be profound

Coach Carl details common mistakes runners make post-marathon and describes best practices for returning to training and racing.

Taking walk breaks during your runs is a proven method to go farther with less risk, whether you’re a beginner or an elite runner.

A trail crossing on top of a hill in the Florida forest provides a creative and challenging circuit workout for this masters ultra runner.

Oregon voters have opened the door to treating mental illness with substances like ketamine and psilocybin. In a peek at the future, our seeker attends a backwoods retreat where patients get help from a powerful combination of drugs and the outdoors.

A new study investigates how different types of physical performance are affected by the time of day

The case of 24-year-old Daniel Granberg, who died of high-altitude pulmonary edema earlier this month, highlights the danger of altitudes well below the Himalayan “death zone”

5 facts about reducing training load and maintaining fitness as your marathon approaches. Plus, a proven 4-week marathon taper plan.

The Prime X is banned for professional athletes, but that might be its main selling point

A new study suggests that hydrogels enable you to down more carbs with less digestive distress, and race faster as a result.

Word cues: a simple strategy to beat back negative thoughts and keep yourself focused on executing your race plan.

After a particularly rough spring, an Outside editor invested in a Coway Mighty air purifier to help with her asthma. She’s breathing better already—and the rest of her family is, too.

A new app called NatureQuant harnesses the latest research to track and rate your time outside. Next up: determining how much you need.

Did the shoes that disqualified Vienna Marathon winner Derara Hurisa enhance his performance? A biomechanist weighs in.

Don't just dominate the hills, conquer the whole course by running more strategically and finishing faster.

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How Ryan Vanderweit and Home Base are using running and fitness to help veterans' reentry from the military.

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What happened when New Balance athlete Katie Grossman couldn't use running to cope

There are lots of ways to find your running potential. These tips may not be helpful in that process.

As the Fifth Avenue Mile celebrates its 40-year anniversary on Sunday, here’s a look at the legacy of the race

After missing the Olympic team for the first time in her career, America’s most-decorated 1500-meter runner is making a leap to the 10 miler on September 12.

The North Face VECTIV Enduris is a well-cushioned ride with plenty of teeth, a surprisingly fast roll, and a wallet-friendly price.

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What sets Athletic’s award-winning craft brews apart? They prove that you don’t need to compromise on taste or your health to enjoy great beer.

Learning from the best about how our bodies react to different stages of training and how to use that feedback.

Can mindful running make you faster—or at least happier?

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These tips will help you build up to your running goals and stick to your plan.

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Trust us, it's worth the extra effort.

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How and why every runner should run a practice race ahead of the main event

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Expert strategies and intuitive tech to help you set and achieve your goals

A new study measures the physical and cognitive load of four different treading techniques. The key? Generate lift.

Faced with heart damage and debilitating long-haul COVID-19, the author asks himself hard questions, and keeps dreaming.

In Episode 17 of the Endurance Podcast, host Ian Sharman talks with Olympic marathoner turned ultra trail champion Magda Boulet about her career and how to optimize altitude training for different race situations.

For New Generation Track and Field, established media companies are too stuck in their ways

Coach Carl talks through keys to having your best race day, from before the start through the finish line.

Eating disorders affect people of all backgrounds, at all weights. To tackle them, we first need to reframe the way we think and talk about them.

In this excerpt from his new book ‘The Practice of Groundedness,’ our Do It Better columnist Brad Stulberg explains how ritualizing exercise benefits your brain and body

This film explores how one athlete found his way to the top of the podium

Regular exercisers drink more, a new study confirms, but are less likely to be problem drinkers

All the physiological proof you need that you should definitely be doing hill repeats if you're trying to become a more efficient, faster, and injury-free runner.

Use the vertical climbing machine to increase fitness, improve form and increase strength, all in your own home without heavy impact.

Sore or heavy legs after a long run or workout? You might want to dial in your nutrition.

After taking a cue from ‘My Morning Routine,’ an Outside contributor discovered an extra hour in her day

The alternative story of how, 40 years ago, running escaped from its amateur restrictions and became a modern, professional sport.

A burgeoning area of training science theorizes that the less stressed a runner is, the more positively he or she may adapt to training stimuli. Plus 5 quick tips to lower your own stress levels.

Loading up on carbs and fat is proven to work, but only for certain races and with its own side effects. Here's the science on what actually works.

What if you had the chance to redress nature’s imbalance, change the luck of the genetic draw, level the playing field. What would you do?

Get these six items to improve your sleep and wake up ready for anything

Sharpen your speed and build high-intensity fatigue resistance with this simple cut down track workout designed for improving 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon times

The Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra is the first shoe that uses stronger-than-steel Graphene its midsole foam, and the result is long-lasting cushioning that holds up over the burliest of trails.

Supersapiens’s new continuous glucose monitor promises to help athletes manage their energy levels. But can it really stave off a bonk?

A scientific paper predicts how potential future Summer Games host venues may become more and more constrained as global temperatures continue to rise.

In an excerpt from a new book, a running medical doctor describes how running improves emotional well-being, brain health, and helps forge connections to new friends.

It’s not exactly fun in the moment, but after, you’ll say it was the best time you ever had

A long-running gym debate about whether to train each limb separately comes to the cycling world

1500m Olympic medalist Josh Kerr and his Coach Danny Mackey on the training, psychology and key workouts that led to him to become one of the best middle distance runners in the world.

Meet Bernd Heinrich, naturalist, author, and ultra runner. He lives off the grid, climbs trees with great glee, and can still run hard at 81.

In order to achieve his first UTMB win, the American ultrarunning star is taking a whole new approach: rest

Like all runners, the athletes of the Paralympics overcome obstacles to reach the top — they just have different challenges. 

How one runner and researcher found himself immersed in the culture of those who never, ever take a day off from running, and the patterns he uncovered amongst those in the community.

It is believed to be the first death in the 19-year history of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc races in and around Chamonix

Hills, mud, redline intensity... training like an XC runner will make you a better runner all around: faster, stronger, more in tune with your body and mentally tougher.

The most disciplined runners know how to not to always do the max. Here's how to nurture one of the skills that can separate those who achieve long-term success from those whose careers are often plagued by injury. 

In an era of “code-red” climate catastrophe, the survival of our sport depends on its ability to adapt. Here’s what running and races may need to look like in the near future as global temperatures climb.

Coach Carl explains how to optimize your last weeks before the marathon to arrive fresh, strong and fast.

The popular app promises weight loss without dieting. Then it proposes restrictive eating habits.

As a new film comes out about his 1:59 marathon, Kipchoge talks about training, challenges, motivation and running until he's 100.

Endurance-science experts explain the world record holder’s incredible marathon dominance

Avoiding premature peaking requires a strategic, patient, long-term view that builds over months and seasons.  

Running nerds won’t learn anything new from ‘Kipchoge: The Last Milestone,’ but it’s still a feast for the eyes

Author Susan Lacke confesses to the social anxiety of joining a group run, and why it is worth overcoming the fear.

Debunking the myth that you are broken if you don't maintain contact with your competitors in a race.

A sports dietician lays out exactly which nutrients and fluids your body needs, and how much, at every point during a marathon training run.

Lyme-carrying ticks are a bigger threat than ever. A promising new antibody treatment looks to stop infection—even after a tick bite.

Your long run pace depends on your running goals, what systems you're trying to improve, current fitness, and what you mean by long.