Julia Hawkins insists we should all try new things. She would know—she started running at 100 and became an age-group ace by 101.
Staying flexible is a critical part of overall fitness. Here are five stretches to help keep you limber pre-and-post workout.
Do you turn into a real redhead when you run? Our expert says that may not be a bad thing...
Training alone can make you stronger, but there’s no substitute for the bond between you and your fellow runners
There’s no sport whose feats of athletic brilliance are more accessible to the masses
A new documentary includes shocking new information about how track’s greatest distance runner came to the UK
Here’s what the science says about making it to the top as quickly and efficiently as possible
A new study assesses how childbirth altered the career trajectories of the fastest marathoners in history, with encouraging results
In the age of preapproved interview questions and endless PR, there should still be space for something unexpected
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
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
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.
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
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
For most of their history, running shoes have been marketed and sold for their ability to reduce injury. That has changed.
How well you can see your surroundings matters, but subtle gait changes also burn more energy
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.
Runners smack the ground harder—but get injured less—in more cushioned shoes. New research explains why.
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
You can’t run fast without using your arms—or can you?
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.
The ultrarunning multi-world-record holder talks about sustaining longevity and the biggest thrill of her illustrious career
Your unexplained fatigue may be due to calorie deficiency, with serious implications for your health and performance
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
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
Otherworldly talent has its own irresistible magnetism. We can’t help but be seduced.
Whether they want to or not, organizations like World Athletics and the International Olympic Committee have shed the mantle of neutrality
A new study of identical twins shows that, despite their reputation as inert rubber bands, Achilles tendons adapt to exercise
Most studies on sports performance don’t include women. The team behind Stanford’s FASTR program is creating a new approach—and building a healthier culture for female athletes.
How the Knob Creek bourbon distilling company got 100 bartenders fit by invoking the anti-running, retro culture of jogging
Science-backed strategies to help you learn to accept racing discomfort and choose how you react to it
A very niche scandal at an Arizona high school takes the debate about running etiquette to another level
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
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
Two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis credits his longevity to residing in a college town. And not doing too many vomit-inducing workouts.
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?
The unlikely new American record holder in the marathon believes her best racing days are still ahead of her
Three methods to cultivate pacing mastery and optimize your performance potential
Our trail shoemeliers pick the best off-road running models to pair with each trail surface
The 40-year-old’s stunning performance smashed two world records on Friday
Three types of training that will improve your speed, stride, and stamina, but won't burn you out.
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.
Advanced road racers, trail super shoes, and adaptable carbon fiber are some of the promises of the coming year
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
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.
The case for an event that’s somewhere between the Boston Marathon and the Olympic Trials
LA Saves Track wants to give the oldest high school in the city a facility it can be proud of