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A conversation with Semi-Rad’s Brendan Leonard on the life-affirming joys of type-two fun

Missoula, Montana’s M Trail is many things. But mostly it’s just steep.

The fell runner from the UK came to the sport relatively late, but she seems to be making up for lost time

The Speedland SL:PDX might just change how runners think about their equipment

A training plan and general principles to guide your first foray into longer ultramarathons

Starting at five hours a week, this ten-week program will help you build endurance and jump-start your training this winter

Many of the skills involved with long-distance hiking also lend themselves to going faster on trails

Our trail shoemeliers pick the best off-road running models to pair with each trail surface

Outside tester and mountain guide Andrew Skurka summed up the Lone Peak best in his roundup of backpacking shoes: “[It’s] a favorite of thru-hikers, who appreciate its extra-wide toe box and generously cushioned 25-millimeter stack height when putting in long days on well-maintained trails.”…

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

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.”

“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…

The AFO-Vent Multi short is one of our favorite pairs for warm-weather runs. “Fashioned from a nylon-spandex blend, these shorts have a stunning five pockets below the waistband,” wrote Buyer’s Guide tester Martin Fritz Huber. “The larger ones at back and side fit gloves, while keys or gels go…

We only have space for seven shoes in our print magazine, but there are a few others you should know about, too

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

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