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A very niche scandal at an Arizona high school takes the debate about running etiquette to another level

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Whether you’re after FKTs or just want to best your own PR, a holistic approach to wellness can help you reach your goals

After a day of tackling moguls and black diamonds (or even the bunny hill), hit the mat with these poses that stretch your muscles and aid in recovery

A popular training rule for endurance athletes faces scrutiny from skeptical scientists

The inaugural NYC Black History 50 winds its way through the five boroughs and touches on a history that is frequently ignored

An experienced physician and marathoner answers questions you’re embarrassed to ask about running and sex

A new study gathers insights from 71 trans-ocean rowers who (mostly) made it to the other side

The site of the world’s oldest annual marathon offers a welcoming running-club culture, unique New England running paths, and a snazzy microbrewery scene

Why is taking an hour off so difficult?

Work less, adventure more, and get some rest

Water-cooler chat? Make an appointment.

The world of fitness is always changing—for better and for worse. Here, we’ve focused on the bright side, spotlighting five faces in the health and wellness scene that are pushing for inclusivity, justice, and kindness, toppling old conventions to make their own.

Can’t we all use a daily steam at the office?

In the past two years, Americans have become disenchanted with work, leading to major strikes and what is being called the Great Resignation. But what if there was a better way? This writer went looking for that ever elusive work-life balance, learning how to get outside more and stress less.

And faced my fear of the ocean to boot

A new study grapples with a familiar question: How much of athletic success is physical, and how much is mental?

Two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis credits his longevity to residing in a college town. And not doing too many vomit-inducing workouts.

The Speedland SL:PDX might just change how runners think about their equipment

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

This weekend’s Millrose Games will provide a midwinter highlight and a much needed counterpoint to the marathon

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

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

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

Don’t be confused by the diversity of running workouts. Learn the training zones they fit into, what type of fitness each zone builds, and how each feels.

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

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

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

Three methods to cultivate pacing mastery and optimize your performance potential

‘Maintenance Phase’ hosts Aubrey Gordon and Michael Hobbes are tackling everything from Halo Top ice cream to the war on obesity

The 40-year-old’s stunning performance smashed two world records on Friday

Looking to sign up for your first triathlon? We share everything you need to know to help you have a successful first race.

A new way of classifying athletes aims to quantify the thresholds that distinguish recreational athletes from their trained, highly trained, and elite brethren

Our Sweat Science columnist spent two months measuring his blood sugar around the clock. Here’s what he found.

Three types of training that will improve your speed, stride, and stamina, but won't burn you out.

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Improve your running by integrating these strength, mobility and balance exercises into your daily routine—so you'll be sure to do them regularly.

New big-data study digs into hitting the wall in the marathon, revealing who is most likely to crash, when, and how much it will cost you.

Even those running less get faster in races when abiding by this golden ratio of training intensity.

The Olympic medalist turned coach didn’t have time to fully prepare and almost burned out mid-quest. Here’s how she adapted and finished strong.

The latest “exercise in a bottle” study finds that plasma from exercising mice makes sedentary mice smarter. But don’t throw out your workout gear just yet.

New Year's resolutions are for the birds

Rethink your approach to work, fitness, and process as you head into the new year

This year’s predictions include fewer diets and a possible return of minimalist running shoes

Athletes like Mikaela Shiffrin have started adopting the training technique to increase endurance, muscle mass, and more

Over the past decade, research into compression sportswear has exploded. Here’s what the results reveal.

The case for marking the passage of time by running your ass off

Three pro tips to restore your childlike joy of running fast and make speedwork more enjoyable and effective

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Looking for an extra boost of motivation? Find someone to share the miles with this winter.

These days I can break a record while finishing last. Some say they find me inspiring, but I often feel like a decrepit but willing old dog who gets a pat when he tries to chase his ball.

Overcomplicating sports nutrition wastes money and time. It also perpetuates privilege.

Perfect for gifting—or treating yourself in the new year

Seasonal outdoor work seems idyllic, but it isn’t an easy lifestyle. Guides are starting to open up about the challenges of constant transitions, and new research offers insight into their unique situation.

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Expert advice for lacing up and running bold in the cold

The case for an event that’s somewhere between the Boston Marathon and the Olympic Trials

After Lawlor Coe lost his brother Hunter to tragedy, he did everything he could to avoid his pain. Then he began to run.

It’s time to break out the merino base layers and the heat-exchange breathing masks

A selection of (mostly) new titles for fans of science, endurance, fitness, and adventure

You can stay mobile even at home, counteracting hours of sitting with this plan of creative drills and work positions.

The genes that make some people vulnerable to a fatal heart stoppage may be the same ones that give them an athletic edge, researchers suggest

LA Saves Track wants to give the oldest high school in the city a facility it can be proud of

Why marathon pacing is so hard, and how can you improve your ability to pace optimally and not to hit the wall hard during the 26.2-mile challenge.

Sports medicine physicians are rethinking the relationship between damage to your body and how it feels

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Want to keep training this winter but finding it hard to motivate? Find a partner.

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The cold season can throw lots of different conditions your way, but with a little prep, you can keep training through any weather.

Getting heckled by construction workers and definitely not crying: a New York City Marathon retrospective

Mike McCastle has found a very unusual way to benefit others: by enduring agonizing physical challenges

While the benefit to giving elite women their own race seems obvious, the question of giving male marathoners a separate start is more contentious

After upgrading his medicine cabinet, one Outside editor credits the Superberry Overnight Mask with his biggest skin transformation

As skimo prepares for its Olympic debut in 2026, sports scientists explore the sport’s demands

Aerobic capacity, not speed, is usually the limiting factor in how fast you can race, even for a distance as short as the 5K.

Change offered an elite athlete an opportunity to better understand herself—and what she still wants from her sport

Your GPS watch and other gadgets are great at describing training, but prescribing it is a harder challenge