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The Maurten Hydrogels Review

Posted by on April 10, 2017May 3, 2017<p>I feel very excited about this review! Today, we are testing one of the most exciting innovations in the sports …

Demonstration

How to Register for London Marathon 2019

Want to try out for a marathon but haven't been doing so? Or inspired by this year's runners be it winner Eluid Kipchoge or British hopeful Mo Farah …

Marathons

Abbott World Marathon Majors: What A Serious Runner Need To Know

Are you a hopeless name dropper? Do you sidle up to people at parties and when asked what you do in your spare time, do you long to tell them,...

Marathons

First Impressions: Spot’s New Satellite Messenger

On Thursday, satellite-communication pioneer Spot announced its first new model in five years. Dubbed the Spot X, it brings the company a little more up to date in an increasingly flooded market.<p>Looking like a beefed-up Blackberry that grew an antenna, the Spot X is chunky. But it delivers on most …

Google Maps

GoLite, Thru-Hikers' Favorite Brand, Is Back. Sorta.

Three years after ultralight backpacking gear company GoLite filed for bankruptcy and liquidated its assets, the brand is back—at least in name. On Tuesday, GoLite announced its relaunch under new ownership.<p>Aside from the moniker, not much will be the same about the new GoLite. The logo is …

Clothing

The 20 Worst States for Your Retirement

Deciding <i>where</i> to retire can be as important as planning <i>when</i> to retire. After all, your retirement destination determines how much you’ll need to pay …

Retirement

Best States to Retire 2018: All 50 States Ranked for Retirement

In contemplating retirement, the big question tends to be when to retire? Or, perhaps, how much money do you need to retire? But <i>where to retire</i> can …

Retirement

Friday Workout: Hip Strength Circuit

The following Hip Circuit workout is one of six precision exercises in Jay Dicharry’s new book, Running Rewired: Reinvent Your Run forThe post Friday …

Bridges

Hip Stretches: 5 Unique Moves That Loosen Up Tight Hip Flexors

When it comes to which elements of your stride you can improve, your hips don’t lie. That’s because hip flexors—the muscles that allow flexion at the hip joint—play a huge role in fluid running, and a set of tight ones can really mess with your mechanics.<p>“The iliopsoas is the strongest group of …

Workouts

May the 4th Be With You: A Brief Star Wars Reading List

The movies are great, but this Star Wars Day, maybe try a book instead!<p>What do you read on Star Wars Day? "Star Wars" books, of course. The franchise …

Star Wars Day

10 Great Marathons That Will Help You Qualify for Boston

1 California International Marathon<p><b>Where:</b> Folsom to Sacramento, California<b><br>When:</b> December 2, 2018<b><br>Number of Finishers:</b> 7,000<b><br>Average Daily High/Low:</b> 57/39<b><br>Register:</b> runsra.org<p>CIM, as it’s known, boasts that it hasn’t changed its course in 36 years, and with an elevation drop of 340 feet, no one can …

The Best Hiking Pants for Any Conditions

Fend off thorns, cold, and more with the best hiking pants on the market.We love shorts as much as the next person, but when your trail turns rugged, …

Backpacking

The 9 Weight-Training Exercises Runners Need to Get Stronger, Faster, and More Efficient

​How strength training can improve your speed, efficiency, and prevent injuries.<p>Weight training can seem counterintuitive to runners. We get it: The more muscle you have, the heavier you are, and the more weight you have to carry around when running. True, but that doesn’t mean you should swear off …

Workouts

The Thru Hiker’s Gear List – Vol. 2

The article below is a follow-up to last year’s most popular post, The Thru Hiker’s Gear List. In a nutshell, it’s a compilation of gear …

Backpacking

Boston 2018- This is Why We Run

In reflection Boston 2018 was probably one of the most enjoyable days I have had on the course (this was my 24th Boston) . I had great fun with …

Marathons

This Homebrewing Historian Is Unearthing Extinct, Old-World Beer Styles

2 minute Read<p>Don’t call it a comeback.<p>Just a generation ago, our entire planet was pretty much Gose-free. Today, however, the craft beer world has …

Drinking

Thru-Hiker Dan ‘Knotts’ Binde’s Favorite Gear

Thru-hikers put gear through next-level testing, crossing thousands of miles on foot. We spoke with a hiker who has completed some of America’s …

Backpacking

Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain and Dysfunction in Runners - Dr. Emily Kraus

<i>by Emily Kraus, MD, PM&R Sports Medicine Physician, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University</i><p>Low back and buttock pain is a common and …

Biomechanics

Gossamer Gear Murmur 36 Hyperlight Backpack Review

The Gossamer Gear Murmur is one of oldest continuously made frameless ultralight backpacks available today. While the materials it’s made with have …

Backpacking

Where Retirees Underestimate Spending

Underestimating how much you’ll spend can be costly, so it’s key to know the common pitfalls<p>Navigating retirement can be difficult for lots of reasons. One of the biggest is that it forces people to make plans based on spending assumptions that won’t become a reality for decades.<p>Guessing wrong can …

Retirement

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

12 Books That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

T<p><b>he actual sound of an “lol” is dead silence or a small puff of air through the nostrils</b>. In the 12 years I’ve been sending texts I know this to be …

Books

Jonathan Beverly Reveals the Secrets to Becoming a Lifetime Runner

When Jonathan Beverly was 16, he threw on his sneakers, stepped out onto the street and ran 16 miles at a seven-minute-per-mile pace. HeThe post …

Marathons

Runner will compete in Boston Marathon wearing 3D-printed flip-flops

Each year, more than 500,000 spectators line the streets of Boston on the third Monday in April to witness one of the true classic long-distance …

The 20 most hipster cities in the US — and why you should consider moving to one

While cities like Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, are known hubs for hipsters, smaller cities across the country are proving they have even more bohemian street cred.<p>For the non-mainstream pioneers, free-thinkers, and non-conformist conformists, more low-key cities like Boise, Idaho, …

Grand Rapids

Gear List: Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail

When I began my gear research for the PCT, it only made sense to begin with taking inventory of what I already had in my possession. In 2013, I …

The 6 Most Effective Core Exercises for Cyclists

And two core exercises athletes should absolutely avoid<p>There are things you come across in cycling that you can ignore: jerk drivers, your buddy’s squeaky chain, anyone who calls you Lance Armstrong. And then there are things that you shouldn’t ignore—like your core muscles.<p>“Your core stabilizes …

Review: Osprey’s Sub-2-Pound Levity and Lumina Backpacks

Two of Osprey’s most anticipated packs, the Levity and Lumina, hit the market this spring. We got our hands on a Levity 45 to see how the ultralight …

Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Revelation 10-Degree Quilt

Enlightened Equipment Revelation<br>Basic Specs*<br>*EE quilts are custom made. You choose length, width, fill power, temperature rating, weather-proofing on …

Backpacking

Runs for your life: Great British and Irish races

The London Marathon is fast approaching (22 April to be exact) and if you’re one of those in training for it, good luck. But if, like thousands of others, you missed out on a place, don't despair. There are plenty of other heart-pumping, leg-straining options across the UK and Ireland that are just …