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Trail shoes: minimal or maximal?I’m sponsored by Pearl Izumi, so I run in their Fuel XC or the Peaks, which is their lighter trail shoe. Sometimes I run in the triathlon shoe—it’s a very lightweight with holes in the bottom. I’m…

Photo of Nick Symmonds courtesy Phil Roeder/Wikimedia For years, U. S. Track and Field has imposed strict rules on how athletes can represent corporate sponsors on their jerseys. Permitted logo size is small—a maximum total area of 40 square centimeters—and athletes can't have more than one logo.

The best sites for health advice and commentary, so you can get online and go outside

A few months ago, the folks at Woven Society, a start-up e-retailer that aims to “simplify your life, one item at a time,” approached us about featuring some of our favorite possessions on the website they were creating. The site, which just launched in beta…

A collection of the web's best running blogs, from journalists, fans, and runners

It’s dark outside when I go running after work. How can I avoid getting hit by a car?

Love the idea of modeling, but don't have time for the agents, the makeup trailers, the long days on set in Hollywood? Send in a photo of yourself stripped down to your favorite Smartwool layer and a one sentence write up of what inspired you to do…

At a certain point in 2008 I lost interest in professional swimming because every major race yielded a new record and the records began to feel cheap. The swimmers, of course, were wearing swimsuits that made them faster, so in some sense the records really were cheap.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the CW-X Insulator Stabilyx tights.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Casio ProTrek PRW-5000Y-1 watch.

I'm a runner and a breast cancer survivor. What's the best breast-cancer-awareness-branded running gear?

Salomon-sponsored Jennifer Pharr Davis broke the Appalachian Trail speed record on July 31, 2011 when she hiked and ran the 2181-mile trail in 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes—26 hours and 11 minutes faster than the previous record holder, Andrew…

Photo of Aspen Vista trail by taylorandayumi/Flickr The other weekend I ran a trail race for the first time since moving to New Mexico earlier this year. It didn't go well. I'm not in good shape, which I blame on adopting a puppy who likes to chew…

Six exercises to help you strengthen your body's weakest links

There’s no reason to be sheepish about switching those synthetic baselayers for a more natural alternative.

And if the South African track sensation makes it to the start line for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, we may never look at disabilities—or competitive sports—the same way again.

Photo by Stewart Dawson/Flickr On Wednesday, author Chris McDougall posted a critique of Lance Armstrong's running form on his blog. McDougall is famous for writing Born to Run, the 2009 bestseller about Mexico's Tarahumara Indians and barefoot running. It's hard to…

How does ultrarunner Ray Zahab—who became famous for expeditions traversing the harshest terrain on earth—up the ante? By taking high school kids on his next series of trips.

Want to make this year memorable? Start training now and destroy your office mates in a 10K.

Image by fergie_lancealot/Flickr Last month, the International Association of Athletics Federations decided that women who run alongside men in road races cannot set world records. The IAAF now believes that male pacers give women an undue advantage, and have made the incredible decision…

Surf reports, bouldering routes, bike shops, and more—all at your fingertips

I'm running a marathon this fall, and I want to bring my toddler with me while I train. What stroller should I buy?

Photo by informatique/Flickr Does the way you run determine how fast you are, or whether you get injured? Since 2009, and the publication of Chris McDougall’s book Born to Run, that’s been one of the most popular questions in distance running. Form is paramount in most…

Big-city marathons, triathlons, and adventure races have never been more popular. Here's why it's time for you to line up for the starting gun, too.

Or, Why is running compelling? I followed last week's world track and field championships obsessively, something I have done since I was 14, and rarely to my benefit—there's always something more valuable I should be paying attention to, like work, or homework. Over the weekend I came across an essay…

Barefoot running is all the rage. Enter the counterpoint. Hoka One One says that fat, squishy soles are the true path to success. We've tested an ultramarathon of running shoes, and we've gotta admit that Hoka One One has some cushy merits. Though the marshmellow-soled shoes look…

Blair Beakley Guest Blog by Emily Brendler Shoff With young kids, it can be an accomplishment to get out the front door. So when my husband, Andy, and I decided to take our girls camping and meet up with some…

Photo by Victah Sailer/PhotoRun.net Before Thursday, I doubt that many people would have picked Jenny Barringer Simpson to end the title drought in American distance running that has persisted, stubbornly, since the mid 1980s. When Barringer Simpson went wide into lane three in…

We've heard of sport specific footwear, but this shoe takes the cake. As you can see in the video below, the testing sessions for the Five Ten Atlas Pamplona resulted in more than just blisters. The company sent 150 runners out with red kicks at this year's…

It's been seven years since legendary bull runner Julen Madina was gored five times in Pamplona. Here he relives the moment in detail.

Last Thursday, the IAAF, track and field's international governing body, announced a plan to drug test every single athlete at the world championships in Daegu, South Korea later this month. It will be the first comprehensive testing ever performed at a world or Olympic final in track…

Breakfast is necessary if you want to tear up the countryside, hit the pool, or simply get through a gym workout. Pick the right one.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=6smGf875jck Double-amputee Oscar Pistorius will realize his dream to compete against the fastest athletes in the world in next month's World Championsips. Recently, South Africa picked the 24-year-old sprinter for their team after he shaved a half second off his 400-meter time last month at a…

Ultramarathoner Josh Cox's attempt to break the 50K world record through proper nutrition and hydration

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John Stamstad (Photo courtesy of John Stamstad) John Stamstad lives to push limits. He earned a spot in the Mountain Biking Hall of Fame after completing the first crossing of Australia by bicycle, going 65 hours straight…

Sometimes I get blisters on my feet. What can I do to treat them so I don’t have to stop running?

Brett Hochmuth, Eagle Eye Photography In late 2008, Marshall Ulrich ran across the United States in 52 days. Ulrich would later say that the run was the most challenging event of his career, which includes…

The Badwater Ultramarathon started yesterday, July 11th, at Badwater, Death Valley, the lowest place in the Western Hemisphere at 280 feet below sea level. And after 135 miles and two days of what I…

I recently bought a set of resistance bands. What moves should I do to make myself a better runner?

Cooling Agents: Our favorite ultralight gear for sweltering summer runs, including Saucony's Vortex sleeveless top.

Cooling Agents: Our favorite ultralight gear for sweltering summer runs, including the Oakley Fast Jacket sunglasses.

Cooling Agents: Our favorite ultralight gear for sweltering summer runs, including the North Face Better Than Naked jacket.

Cooling Agents: Our favorite ultralight gear for sweltering summer runs, including the Wrightsock SLC socks.

Cooling Agents: Our favorite ultralight gear for sweltering summer runs, including the Garmin Forerunner 610 watch.

Cooling Agents: Our favorite ultralight gear for sweltering summer runs, including New Balance's NBx five-inch shorts.

Cooling Agents: Our favorite ultralight gear for sweltering summer runs, including the Brooks Sunshield visor.

In 2003 and early 2004, in the months leading up to the Athens Olympic games, Kenya's Paul Tergat was obsessed with winning an Olympic marathon title. Tergat was one of the best runners in history and held the world marathon record, but his two Olympic medals were silver, and a…

The ten best ways to have a great time at the Fiesta de San Fermin, without taking a horn or nightstick to the head.

Advocates of barefoot running argue it’s the way evolution wants us to run—and they’re right. However, this ignores the fact that we spend the majority of our lives locked into regular shoes. Rarely do we go barefoot anywhere. Before you start running, let your feet adjust to your new barefoot…

Can humans hunt the world’s fastest animals by running them down? Elite marathoners investigate in the New Mexican desert.

MOVNAT‘s Erwan LeCorre demonstrates the natural way to run barefoot. Read Nick Heil’s story the Workout that Time Forgot.

I’ve been a slow convert to the barefoot-running phenomenon. What’s holding me back: jarring a body part, the cave-woman aesthetic, and my attachment to traditional running-shoe cush.  But I have friends who swear by barefoot shoes and run trails in Vibram FiveFingers (vibramfivefingers.com). The benefits, they say, are that…

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including Nike's + SportWatch GPS.

Kyle Simonett Runners at the Teva Mountain Games could participate in any (or all) of three events last weekend: the Vail Pass Half Marathon, the 10K Spring Runoff and the Mud Run. The Mud Run, which sold out at 400…

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the The North Face Krakatoa Half Zip Hoodie.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Salomon XR Shorts.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Rudy Project Ability Sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the PowerSox APF Lo-Cut Socks.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Garmin Forerunner 210 Watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Hydrapak E-Lite Hydration Vest.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Timex Global Trainer GPS Watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including The North Face Better Than Naked shirt.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Brooks Essential Run Vest.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Sole Dual Anti-Blister Socks.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Arc'Teryx Cita Bra.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Helly Hansen Pace Singlet.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Mountain Hardwear Geist Running Cap.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Merrell Atalaya Skirt.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Pearl Izumi Fly In-R-Cool Cap.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Nathan Trail Mix.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Mountain Hardwear Geist Jacket.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Suunto M5 watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Highgear Axio HR watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Timex Ironman Race Trainer Pro Kit watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Tech4o Discover watch.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Garmin Forerunner 410 watch.

Chemistry Lab: Gummy Bear Experiment from GOi2P on Vimeo.   On day five of Expedition Bolivia, the i2P team ran another 38km and continued taking time to demonstrate some basic science in recognition of the UN's International…

Expedition Bolivia Day 3 – 37km from GOi2P on Vimeo. The Expedition Bolivia i2P team pushed through altitude sickness and 12,000-foot-plus elevations Monday to tackle a 41km run. Yesterday they were right back it, logging another 37km. The team dealt with high…