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Giving Up the Phone for a Week

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It’s strange how one’s relationship with their phone varies according to age. These Millennials gave up their phones for a week to make …


The Truth about Foam Rolling

Most trainers recommend foam rolling before a workout for good reason: A study in The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research found that rolling out for just a minute can improve your range of motion, while a study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise discovered that rolling after an …


Patagonia’s Anti-Growth Strategy - The New Yorker

Earlier this month, a peculiar vehicle appeared on the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn: a biodiesel-fuelled, reclaimed-wood camper that could have …


The 4 Toughest Sprint Workouts You Can Do


While the super-lean physique of an elite distance runner might not be your goal, just about anyone interested in fitness can benefit from a little pavement, track, and trail pounding. And if you’re short on time, serious sprint sessions are a huge bang-for-your-buck workout as they …


4 Questions I Ask My Kid Every Day

I'm a busy working mom. My daughter is a busy pre-teen kid, and as she grows older, there's less time snuggling and more time talking. I thought I would be heartbroken when that time came, but the talking is so much fun that I hardly miss it.

I think it's important to embrace each new stage as it …


5 Top Tricks of Trail Running

Spring has finally sprung, and with the great defrosting a whole new world of workouts has unfurled. For a top-tier cardio experience, we recommend …


5 Workouts to Build Trail-Racing Strength

David Roche May 20, 2015 LIKE TWEET COMMENTS 0

You signed up. Now it's time to get strong.

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Workout of the Week: Dylan Bowman's Lactate Threshold Repeats

Boost your fitness and improve your confidence with this challenging interval session.

Despite some immediate success in his first few years of racing …


25 Terrific Science(y) Books

The great physicist Steven Weinberg recently nominated his "best science books," inspiring me to revisit a list of my favorites, posted four years …


Why You Need Hills In Your Running Routine

Once you understand the benefits, beginning to run inclinces will make you stronger.

I'm new to running, so I'm reading as much as I can about training. Running hills is mentioned pretty often. Why is it important to include hills, and how do I incorporate them into my weekly training?


Dear …


The Best Way to Run and Race Hills

Follow these three rules to find success on routes with many ups and downs.

If you want to run and race hills well, it all comes down to doing three things:

1. Running by effort rather than pace.

I coach my runners to train and race in three simple zones. The Yellow Zone is the one where you can …


5 Unexpected Benefits of Running

As a three‐time marathoner, I've logged a lot of miles. While I can't say every mile was enjoyable, I love running because it has so many rewards. Of course some benefits are more obvious than others. I love to run because it helps me sleep better.

It makes me happy. It helps me maintain a healthy …


The Ancient Art of Growing Old by Tom Payne review – how to improve with age

Writers of the classical world had a good deal to say about old age, especially in the arena of carnal desire. Some, such as Ovid, thought it unfair that older women were considered less appealing than the younger variety. In his play The Assembly Women, Aristophanes even offers a dystopian society …

Ancient Civilization

11 Great Running Routes in American Cities

Nothing quite breaks the ice between you and a new city like sweat and some miles. But instead of logging them in the hotel treadmill, get some fresh …

U.S. Travel

How was your weekend running?

I once beat the marathon world record holder Dennis Kimetto in a race. Only because he dropped out, admittedly, while I plodded on to the finish, but my “win” illustrates one thing at least: even the very best runners have bad days.

On Sunday, I had a bad day.

Three weeks after a big PB in the London …


Irish Catholics Could Change History by Voting for Marriage Equality This Week

This Friday the Irish look set to vote in favor of legalizing gay marriage. If they do, they’ll be casting off the mantle of oppressive and suffocating religious doctrine.

Marriage for same sex couples is presently legally recognized in 17 countries across the globe, as well as a number of U.S. …


You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.

You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …


Training with Depleted Carbohydrate Stores

Study finds performance boost from low-carb interval sessions.

The "train low, race high" paradigm has been widely discussed over the past few years. The idea is that you do some training sessions with depleted carbohydrate stores, and this helps teach your body to burn fat more efficiently. Then …


The life-changing magic of tidying up: How this 1 tip changed everything

I can't remember when I first heard someone gushing over Marie Kondo's "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up," but all of a sudden this spring, it seemed like everyone I knew — or sat next to on the subway — was reading this mysterious Japanese organization manual.

"You have to see my closet," a …


Antony Beevor: 'There are things that are too horrific to put in a book’

The historian Antony Beevor tells Keith Lowe why his next book will confront one of the last taboos of the Second World War

Antony Beevor has sleepless nights. When I met him recently at his west London home, he confessed this in a matter-of-fact way, and neither of us sees anything unusual in it. …


All special-needs parents know

A mother is suing after she and her daughter are kicked off their flight home. It could have just as easily been me

In many ways my son Finn is like any other mischievous and energetic 7-year-old boy. He loves to run and jump, and to roughhouse with his dad. He enjoys games on his iPad and is always …


Why you should watch how your foot lands while running

A few years ago, researchers at the University of North Carolina asked runners which part of their foot struck the ground first when they ran. Of the 57 subjects, 37 identified themselves as forefoot strikers, while the rest said they were heel strikers.

The catch? When the runners were analyzed …


A Runner’s Dream, Realized (video)

Ariella Gintzler May 13, 2015 LIKE TWEET COMMENTS 0

A video profile of Brett Rivers, the trail runner and tech-industry refugee who turned his passion …

San Francisco Bay Area

The Dark Side of Sex

How many times when watching a tv show or movie do we see a man and a woman, on a first date, or after meeting at a bar, or striking up a …

Top 10 Dog Breeds for Trail Runners - Page 4

Jade Belzberg March 28, 2014 LIKE TWEET COMMENTS 75

6. Jack Russell Terrier

Small and spunky, Jack Russells are athletic, excitable dogs that are happy …


Protein for Runners 101

Not sure how much protein you need or how to get it? Here's a runner's guide to this powerful, essential nutrient.

It’s time for another session of Fuel School, and this time we’re heading back to the classroom for Intro to Protein 101.

So let’s start with the basics: Protein is an essential nutrient …


11 best running camps in the U.S.

You may think that sleep away camps are just for kids, but more and more adults are revisiting the childhood pastime, except now with a different goal in mind — to improve their running skills. Whether you're just starting to train for your first 5K or you're a seasoned marathoner, spending time in …


Review: 'Target Tokyo' brings a well-known WWII story back to life

After Pearl Harbor and before D-day and the Bomb, there was the Doolittle raid on Tokyo.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, hoping to rally the American public for what he knew would be a long war, had ordered a swift retaliation for the attack of Dec. 7, 1941. And so, on April 18, 1942, 16 B-25s …

Remembrance Day

High on Running

At half his old weight, a former addict ran the Boston Marathon. Four times in 24 hours.

David Clark used to rely on Vicodin, Percocet, or codeine—chased with Johnny Walker—to get through the day. The addict had lost an $8 million mattress company, weighed 320 pounds, was prediabetic, and had blood …


Warming Up Before Your Run - Runner's World Magazine

It’s easy to overlook the importance of a good warmup. After all, it’s just the opening act before the real thing. But if you skip or skimp on your …