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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

Make sure to include these smart, specific workouts in your half marathon training to land you that PR.

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.

Thanks to the app’s open diary format, a race is more than just a race—it’s an opportunity for public introspection

Ultramarathoner, coach, and mom Meghan Laws swears by five-toe socks from Injinji. “Without them, I get blisters between my toes,” Laws says. Injinji has a patent on its popular five-toe design, and the lightweight mini crews are made with synthetic, breathable Coolmax and nylon.

An overexplained “recipe” for my favorite endurance fuel

A friendly reminder that worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy

Yes, people sometimes die while running. No, that doesn’t mean running is “dangerous.”

Our Gear Guy, Joe Jackson, likes the Challenger ATR 5 because its cushioned sole is kind on his body. “Hammering those mentally therapeutic miles and not complaining about aching knees afterward make the ATR 5’s some of my most cherished gear,” he wrote.

Our Buyer’s Guide testers like the Purist Mover water bottle for workouts because it’s lined with a thin layer of glass, so it won’t absorb the flavors of your protein powder or hydration mix.

A new study investigates how different types of physical performance are affected by the time of day

The Prime X is banned for professional athletes, but that might be its main selling point

We’ve sweat in them, worn them on muddy trails, and through countless miles on pavement. Now they’re discounted.

“I’ve tested over 100 pairs of athletic socks during my time working as Outside’s Gear Guy,” wrote columnist Joe Jackson. “The best socks for blister prevention over long distances are Swiftwicks.” These Swiftwick National Parks Print socks held up during Jackson’s most recent 50-mile race.

The Phd Run Light Elite sock won our test of the best running socks. “It wicked better and dried faster than most of the 58 other socks we tested, seemingly regardless of weather or trail conditions,” wrote tester Cory Smith.

There are lots of ways to find your running potential. These tips may not be helpful in that process.

Can mindful running make you faster—or at least happier?

For New Generation Track and Field, established media companies are too stuck in their ways

Stock up for fall adventures with these killer deals on gear we’ve tested in the field

These models will help you push your speed limits

Follow the founders of the Collins Cup as they organize and train for a new kind of global triathlon

Endurance-science experts explain the world record holder’s incredible marathon dominance

From light sprinkles to daylong downpours, these shells have you covered

Running nerds won’t learn anything new from ‘Kipchoge: The Last Milestone,’ but it’s still a feast for the eyes

This shoe won our Gear of the Year award in our 2020 Summer Buyer’s Guide. Its “engage-as-needed support system makes for an exceptionally comfortable ride,” wrote our testers. “It’s a great choice for neutral runners whose feet collapse inward when they’re tired and for chronic pronators who’ve…

For elite mountain athlete Hillary Allen, a near deadly fall was the start of a long, winding journey to find a new source of strength and purpose

Injury forces ultra legend Scott Jurek off the trail

The Tokyo Games reminded us why athletics remains the greatest show on earth

No runner has ever won the 5,000-meter, 1,500-meter, and 10,000-meter treble at the same Olympics. But there have been other memorable distance triples and doubles.

In what might be the first step toward an unprecedented triple, the Dutch runner won two races on the same day

Exercise and digestion often don’t mix well, but scientists are on the case

Despite IOC malfeasance and the ongoing pandemic, the five-ring spectacle is too seductive to ignore

After losing his father to cancer, a mule deer researcher embarks on a healing migration of his own

After 2,652 miles, 400,000 feet in elevation gain, and more than 51 days, the ultrarunner finished his PCT thru-hike

When, how, and what to tune in for running, cycling, sport climbing, surfing, and more

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

Five years after the Vaporfly upended marathon running, track shoes are set to star in Tokyo

New research fine-tunes the details of heat adaptation

After two more star runners have been excluded by World Athletics’ policy, the governing body will have to reap what it has sown

Amid a national conversation about race, colonialism, and justice, Native mappers and runners are reclaiming Indigenous cartography, names, and land

A bevy of mapping apps exist to track and plan trips for different outdoor activities. Here’s the best one for running, cycling, hiking, backpacking, climbing, and skiing.

The 44-year-old is ready to take on the world’s best marathoners at the Tokyo Olympics.

It has all the comfort and features you’d expect from a high-end performance shell, but at an affordable price

Thanks to these boots, hiking went from painful to pure bliss

The physiology of events like the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc is radically different from “short” events like the marathon

Working stabilizer muscles can lead to big gains in and out of the gym

After losing her father to Alzheimer’s disease, one writer reflects on her relationship with grief and running—and the connections between the two

Instead of focusing on joint angles and limb movements, a new study takes a holistic approach to the biomechanics of elite runners

When you start a new sport, everything will be hard, perplexing, and intimidating. But your brain will be on fire.

Hard-won advice from someone who hated the sport, until it changed his life

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

For serious training sessions that end in the ocean, any old bikini won’t do. Here are our favorite specialized sets.

New research sifts through the evidence to figure what types of intervals make you fastest

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

The multiple American record holder is a huge fan favorite—does that give us a biased view of her case?

Your hydration needs are as unique as your training schedule. Here are four picks for every kind of run.

Will Trials of Miles’ scrappy approach work after COVID? 

The mile isn’t just another race distance. It’s almost its own sport.

In a new event for Outside+ members, meet and train with the stars of Team USA

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…