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It’s the simplest and cheapest performance booster available, so why don’t elite athletes take advantage of it?

As events as big as the Olympic Trials get rescheduled because of heat, we went to the science to find out how you should decide when it is too hot to run safely

New research fine-tunes the details of heat adaptation

When an elite cyclist attempts to ride a bike as far as possible in an hour, one thing is guaranteed: they will hurt like never before

A spiral of injuries—and the attendant existential crisis—can be an opportunity to revisit the fundamentals

Tuliamuk had secured her spot in the Tokyo Olympics—then 2020 happened. Fortunately, she’s always run for more than just the medals.

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…

These tools are suitable for beginners and hard-charging athletes alike

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

The Saxx Hot Shot outperformed every other top in my quiver

Hiking can be a blast, but it won’t be if you're struggling every few feet. Here’s how to get ready for trekking, from easy day hikes to the longest thru-hikes in the world.

The Daylite doesn’t come with a bladder, but there’s storage aplenty: 20 liters in the main compartment plus an exterior pocket. The sleeve in the main compartment can house a reservoir you buy separately, or it’ll accommodate a tablet or small laptop if you’re just using it for commuting. If…

What separates the best endurance athletes from everyone else isn’t their amazing lab test data or power values—it’s how well they maintain those values after a few hours of exhausting exercise

Champion endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch figured her quest for enlightenment on the Iditarod Trail would hurt. She was right.

The newly revamped TrainerRoad cycling app uses an advanced algorithm to create training programs custom-tailored to the user. Our writer gave it a go.

Running alone against the clock is very different from trying to beat other runners, but untangling how our minds process the challenge is “like knitting with spaghetti”

A new review assesses what it takes to maintain endurance and strength when circumstances interfere with your usual training

Staying in hiking shape during the off-season is a serious challenge, but it’s not impossible

Changing hormone levels affect your tendons, ligaments, and muscles, and evidence is mounting that this can influence your chances of injury

Mental fatigue has become a hot topic for sports science researchers, but its effects remain controversial

At the 2019 World Championships, researchers gave marathoners and racewalkers swallowable thermometer pills and used thermal cameras to assess the effectiveness of hydration and cooling techniques in the heat of competition

Detailed power data from sprinter Marcel Kittel and climber Tom Dumoulin highlight the contrasting physiological demands faced by different riders

Tallying which articles are most frequently cited in later studies reveals the biggest trends in sports science—and some oversights

Unlike heat training, repeated exposure to cold doesn't necessarily help you handle winter weather better

Pronation is out of favor, comfort is too vague, but maybe measuring your "habitual motion path" will guide you to a shoe that minimizes your injury risk

Top trail runners mix running and walking on steep terrain, but even scientists aren't sure how we choose which is better

A leading company redefines what it's actually measuring, and explains why that's what we really wanted all along

Swap your protein shakes for these cozy beverages packed with protein and electrolytes

A new study explores the links between exercise and pain perception, and how easily they can be manipulated

After half a century of confusion, researchers have a new perspective on the transition from "aerobic" to "anaerobic" exercise

When you stop breathing, oxygen flowing to your brain actually increases—at least for a while

A basic principle of training says you get better at the things you do most. So why does cross-training work?

You don’t need an elaborate workout plan to get the most out of your resistance workout; you just need to tune into how you feel

Biology suggests that decades of running should invariably blow out your knees. Scientists are trying to understand why that doesn’t happen.

Even compared to athletes from other sports, endurance athletes have a unique relationship with discomfort

A new study asked coaches to rank the most economical runners after watching video footage. It didn't go well.

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