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High Carb Meals to Fuel You Up for the Long Run

Why Guys Need to Worry About Bone Health

It’s not just a women’s issue. Fortunately, new research shows the right exercises can help.<p>As a guy, you may not be thinking about bone health—it's usually considered a women’s issue. But estimates predict almost 2 million men in the United States have osteoporosis and 16 million more have low …

8 Gluten-Free Swaps

Going gluten free can be a better choice for many people.<p>Because whole grains are such a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, they're a valuable asset to any balanced diet. And for runners, they're one of the carbohydrates essential for immediate glucose energy and glycogen …

Foam Rolling? Do It Right by Avoiding These 10 Mistakes

Don’t overdo it with the self-massage tool.<p>Despite the foam roller’s popularity, it “shouldn’t be considered the silver bullet for at-home therapy,” says Richard Hansen, a Boulder, Colorado-based sports chiropractor. Hansen, who treats recreational runners as well as Olympians, warns that incorrect …

What the Hell Is Paleo, Really?

Recent news about the popular bacon-infused diet, explained<p>A recent report in the <i>Quarterly Journal of Biology</i> argues that, not only were carbohydrates part of our paleolithic diet, they were an essential part, fueling our fast- growing brains. The study went viral, picked up in the <i>New York Times</i> …

The Canon ME20F-SH and Its 4 Million ISO, Explained

Canon recently released details on its ME20F-SH, a small video camera with a headline-grabbing spec: four million ISO.<p>Let's put that in context. ISO is a metric used to measure how sensitive film and digital sensors are to light, and four million ISO is astronomically high. For comparison, most …

Cameras

A Scientific Solution to (Finally) Stop Muscle Cramps

You’d think that after completing 13 Ironman Triathlons, running across the country in 14 days as part of a nine-member relay team, and clocking a sub-three-hour marathon, Casey Boren would have his training and race-day nutrition and hydration strategy dialed. But throughout his endurance-sports …

New England Patriots

Make the Most of Your Lunch Break

Whether you’re an avid trail runner, road cyclist, or obstacle course race junkie, you’ve probably fallen victim to the problem of letting a crazy week derail you from your training plan. But we’re here to let you in on a little secret for those days when you miss your morning run or know you’re …

Exercise

Shred School: Rules from the Pros on How to Become a Better Mountain Biker

Up your two-wheeled fat-tire game with these tips from eight of the sport’s very best.<p>Darren Berrecloth on How to Ride in the Ready Position<p>This is the position every rider should be in when descending technical trail. It starts with your elbows—they should be bent as if you were in the middle of a …

Compress

WATCH: Obama Eats Bear Leftovers

On Tuesday, NBC released a clip from President Obama’s episode on <i>Running Wild with Bear Grylls</i> that showed the president eating a salmon—partially eaten by a bear—while in Alaska.<p>Obama joined survival expert and reality television personality Grylls for a trek through the Alaskan wilderness last …

Fake News

Scott Jurek Accepts Plea Deal

On Wednesday, ultrarunner Scott Jurek, who set a new speed record in July for thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, agreed in court to pay a $500 fine (about $300 more than a typical public drinking fine) for drinking on top of Mount Katahdin, the trail’s northern terminus, according to the <i>Bangor</i> …

Adventure Travel

The Annual Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

Photo: Strava/Matt Trappe<p>Many say the annual 105-mile Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, which starts in Chamonix, France, is the toughest race on earth. Runners in this ultramarathon summit 10 peaks in the Alps, scramble up more than 30,000 feet of vert, cross several glaciers, and run through three …

Adventure Travel

Work on Balance for Better Running

A few stumbles while on the run taught me to get a stronger core.<p>Balance is one of those things I used take for granted. That is, until I slipped on a muddy trail and rolled my ankle. Then three weeks later I tripped over one of my own laces while running and crossing the street.<p>Klutz or not, …

Why Do I Sweat More Than Everyone Else?!

It’s halfway through the first plank series in barre class, and you’re sweating so much it looks like you just jumped in a pool—yet your friend is …

Wellness

A Reason to Run

It's amazing that I spend so much of my time now as a Running Coach because my first experiences with running were not pleasant. Something I've learned had nothing to do with running and everything to do with how I felt about myself. They also taught me that the seemingly negative times no matter …

10 Ways to Beat Boredom on Your Run

Dealing with lulls on the road? Try these workout suggestions to engage your mind and body.<p><i>Jack asks: I just started running a few months ago, and my biggest problem has been boredom. Any suggestions for dealing with that? Do you have workout suggestions for beginners?</i><p>To fight boredom, engage your …