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The Annual Race Across America is Underway!

There are a lot of amazing endurance races, long distance runs, and athletic challenges that take place around the globe each year, and it is …

Video: Profile of Ultrarunner Karl Meltzer - 100-Mile Phenom

Ultrarunner Karl Meltzer is one of the best long distance trail runners on the planet, with multiple ultra marathon wins on his resume. The video …

Brother and Sister Team Backpacking to Cure Diabetes

Siblings Haley and Ethan Maurice have big plans for the summer, and they involve an excellent adventure in a truly wild and beautiful place. While …

The Secret Trick to Athletic Success

Those who were instructed to compete against their peers felt worse upon receiving negative criticism. On the flip side, that group also felt happier when receiving positive comments—but that’s not necessarily a good thing.<p>In other words, comparing yourself to others only works in your favor when …

The Ultimate Running Playlist—Created By You!

There are few better mid-run moments than when a great song comes on, you find your stride, and what felt like a struggle turns into a breeze and …

Great Snacks for Runners

What to choose to fill you up (but not out!)<p>My nephew, Lawton, loves to snack. He walks into the pantry, closes the glass door behind him, thinks no one can see him, and reaches for either the chips or the cookies. He's three years old. I'm decades older but in truth, I'm not that different. I too …

Nutrition

Knee Strengthening Exercises

Forget the human condition—knee pain is the one unifying force that most of us have experienced on some level. A sprain, a twist, a dislocation, a …

The best foods to eat before and after a run

An effective training schedule isn’t made up of runs alone. If you want to improve both your endurance and your race times, it’s essential to think …

Strength Training for Trail Runners

Exercises to boost your stability.<p>Many runners are eager for the change of scenery that trail running provides. But sidestepping rocks and roots and navigating twists and turns doesn’t just make for an exciting workout—it also puts your balance and strength to the test. These moves from Charlie …

Workouts

Become A Better Swimmer With Limited Training

<i>Sara McLarty explains why you don’t necessarily have to spend hours and hours in the pool to become a better freestyle swimmer.</i><p>You know what they …

4 Tips for Pool Workouts for Runners

Water efforts improve form and boost fitness.<p>If you find yourself in a pool or lake, don't just float there. Aqua jogging is a great low-impact workout that can boost your fitness and improve your running form. As your legs move through their natural motion, the resistance of the water forces them …

Marathons

What Runners Really Need to Know About Heart Health

Questions you should discuss with your doctor about your heart.<p><i>Dear Sports Doc,</i><p><i>I am a 24-year-old marathoner and a few weeks ago I had a weird episode when I started experiencing chest pains at mile 8 of a half marathon. My dad has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with a family history of the same</i> …

Medicine

Short On Time? Run Fast To Boost Performance

<i>If you can’t run a lot, you’re better off running hard.</i><p>Increasing your training volume is one proven way to racer faster, but for a variety of …

Overcoming Mental Blocks

Intimidated by first races, hard courses, fast runners? Here's how to get over all that.<p>Every runner has moments of doubt–and that's not always bad. Wondering if you're up to the challenge of a first marathon reflects a healthy investment in the outcome. And if you haven't trained properly, your …

Marathons

Eat - The Running Bug

6 Products for Recovery from Running

Luggage

6 Injury-Reducing Exercises For Runners

<i>Learn how to attain optimal hip flexor flexibility, improve core strength and stability, as well as gluteal strength and stability.</i><p>One of the key …

Four Reasons to Workout in Nature

Any form of exercise, no matter the location, has a ton of physical and mental benefits. When we head outside for our sweat session, the mental …

How Do I Train Based on Heart Rate?

Once you figure out your zones, here's where you should be for easy runs, long runs, tempo runs, and intervals.<p><i>I just read your column “</i><i>How to Train with a Heart Rate Monitor</i><i>” and see you discuss heart rate and how to find your zones, but how do I use this knowledge to train? Thanks.</i> —<i>Forrest</i><p>Great …

Marathons

Top 6 Signs You're "Overrunning"

You can’t wait to celebrate the arrival of spring (finally!) by ditching the “dreadmill” and taking your runs outside. But rack up the miles too …

The Men's Fitness Food Pyramid

Remember the USDA Food Pyramid? The one that was posted by the lunch line in your grade school cafeteria and taught in health class? The government’s …

5 muscle-building breakfasts

Eggs<p>Sunny-side up, scrambled, a nice hearty omelet—whatever way you like 'em, eggs are the perfect muscle-friendly food, so make them a morning …

12 Weight-Training Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

With so much conflicting information out there, it’s hard to know what you should and shouldn’t be doing in your workout. While almost every type of …

Body Fat

The 8 Best Stretches to Do Before Running

Nothing can derail your fitness goals like an injury. Running with muscles that are cold and not properly stretched can result in a muscle strain …

The One Exercise That Just Might Change Your Running Forever

What if all it took to improve your running immeasurably was a few minutes marching in place?<p>In a 2011 New York Times Magazine feature, Christopher McDougall, author of <i>Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen</i> experimented with just that.<p>"I was …

'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

Wellness

How to Do the Perfect Plank

Planking, (no, not that bizarre Internet craze) is a simple but effective total-body exercise. Holding the body (light as a feather) stiff as a board …

This Table Of Exercises Shows You How To Get Fit Without Any Equipment

You can get a complete workout with just your body. This "Periodic Table of Bodyweight Exercises" showcases dozens of moves -- from easy to insane -- …

The Best Fitness Tracking Apps for Every Type of Exercise

If you peruse the health and fitness category on Google Play or the iTunes App Store, you'll see thousands of activity trackers that automatically …

Advanced Stretching

Andy Speer, a certified personal trainer at Equinox, put together five key stretches that will have you looking, feeling, and performing better. …

Biomechanics