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

In 2019, we gave the Carbon X road running shoe our coveted Gear of the Year award. “The Carbon X is the everyday runner’s superhero cape,” wrote testers Cory Smith and Lisa Jhung. “Hoka’s rocking-chair-like outsole propels heel and midfoot strikers onto their toes, maximizing launch.”…

“Though we’ve tested pricier, more feature-rich watches, we liked the budget-friendly simplicity of the new M2,” wrote our Buyer’s Guide tester. “It provides all the data you want (heart rate, activity tracking, interval timers) without any extraneous, confusing metrics that you don’t need.”…

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.

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.

Beloved by many Canadians, the trail is especially important to Vancouver-based Judith Kasiama, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo and founder of Colour the Trails

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

“This light, ­water-resistant jacket gains extra warmth from a proprietary 100 percent recycled synthetic fill that’s warm like down but retains its loft when wet­—perfect for chilly days and mixed precipitation,” we wrote of the men’s version of this jacket in our 2021 Winter Buyer’s Guide. Get the women’s…

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.

38 quotes that we interpret for our own needs

Outside contributor Svati Kirsten Narula included the Agravic Pro TR in her Winter Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best women’s running gear of 2022. “This stretchy, three-layer ­waterproof shell offers the perfect mix of protection and breathability for rainy or snowy sessions,” she wrote.

“These sweet performance morsels are so delicious (and not filled with creepy additives) that I find myself using them as both run fuel for myself and dessert for my family,” wrote our Gear Guy, Joe Jackson. “Unlike some bars, they’re light, easy to munch on the move,…

The energy bars and hydration mixes our editors swear by, on sale at Backcountry

Our gear director has tried many workout drinks while exercising in the high desert of northern New Mexico. He thinks Nuun is the best. “I’ve tried countless other during-exercise solutions and found that Nuun products are the lightest and most gentle on my stomach,” he wrote.

In 2018, we rounded up our favorite ways to hydrate and the Skratch Labs Exercise Hydration Mix topped the list. “It’s kosher, GMO-free, and delicious,” our tester wrote. Plus, the mixture restores electrolytes without causing an upset stomach.

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

Shot Bloks are good when you’re craving something (anything) other than another gel or bar. And they’re made from all-organic ingredients. Get the black cherry or chocolate-cherry flavors, which come with 50 milligrams of caffeine per every three pieces.

In our long-term test of the best women’s running shorts, our testers picked the Strider Pro as the best low-rise pair. “Aside from the next-to-skin feel, the biggest benefit of the Strider Pro is that it stays out of the way. The generous leg openings and light, stretchy fabric make it feel roomy.”

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

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

The Native Land Territories map on Gaia GPS shows users the Indigenous land they’re on and includes information about the area's past and present

Columnist Jakob Schiller loves the Vista for running: “They’re fully waterproof, so I don’t have to worry about ruining them with sweat or in the rain; and they never slip out of my ears or need adjustment as I bound along on trails or pavement,” he wrote. Read his full…

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

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

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

“Our test team applauded the thicker midsole, which has a segmented rock plate in the heel and air pockets in the forefoot, for soft landings and smooth, snappy takeoffs,” we wrote of the Terra Kiger in our 2022 Winter Buyer’s Guide. “Even with this beefier profile, the Kiger 7…

A mathematical model explains how endurance and speed come together to determine who will win a last-lap sprint

In the second edition of the Max Vert October challenge, Christopher Fisher spent ten hours a day running up and down a mountain

When you spend your youth chasing highs, what comes next? 

A new study quantifies the effects of running on technical terrain

A new study uses machine learning to quantify the effects of temperature, humidity, heat, and sun

This kit will get you out the door even on cold days

This year’s fastest kicks for every kind of terrain

Feeling adrift in a black hole after your marathon? You’re normal, and in good company. World-class runners, coaches and sport psychologists offer their advice.

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