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A Jump Rope Workout To Improve Strength And Foot Speed

Jumping rope doesn’t tend to be a go-to activity for most of us after the age of 10. But it’s one of the easiest and fastest ways to gain strength, …

Fitness

Discovery And The Casual 100-Mile Run

I ran my first 100 miler back in 2004 and have now finished ten with a handful of DNFs along the way. Without exception, I focused on performance …

Running

Performance Mobility, Part 4: The Knee

[<i>Author’s Note: This is Part 4 in a five-part series on functional mobility self-assessment and restoration for runners.</i> <i>See Part 1</i><i> on hip mobility,</i> …

Biomechanics

5 Pro Tips on Moving Up to Ultras

Ultrarunner/ski mountaineer Meredith Edwards knows a thing or two about going long distances in the mountains. The 32-year-old from Wilson, Wyo., …

Five things I learned about 5:02

Last weekend I ran the London Marathon in 5hours and 2minutes as part of a filming project for the event. Here’s 5 things I learned.1. You make more …

London Marathon

How Trails Helped One Runner Cope with Drug Addiction - REI Co-op Journal

<b>If you know Kim Bessler, you probably know her as Half Pint. And if you know Half Pint, you know the name can only apply to her stature, not the size</b> …

Pikes Peak

Analysing the aerodynamics of the fastest ever marathon

<b>Dr Christopher Beves and Stephen Ferguson from Siemens PLM uncover the aerodynamic Trickery behind Nike’s Breaking 2 Project</b><p>In the early hours of …

Marathons

Rarámuri runner in skirt and sandals wins Puebla ultramarathon

Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00am<p>Most of Mexico will change the clocks tonight by moving them ahead by one hour...<p>CJNG winning ground in turf …

How To Hate Running In The Right Way

I’ve had no energy recently and I’ve been talking myself into some seriously bad runs. So in keeping with my usual brand of Poundland nihilism I …

Cows

Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.

15 May 2017<p>A break from the marathon blogging this week to pick up on a blog I started before my leg started playing up. An unexpected embrace of the …

Off-roading

HOW TO EAT ENOUGH FOR LONG RACES

When the Prize Money Goes to the Least Likely

Right on a street corner in downtown Flint, Mich., Bobby Crim drops his backside to the wet sidewalk, spreads his legs wide… wider… <i>ouch…</i> and slowly lowers his head, that famously clever head that masterminded Michigan state politics for two decades, until his forehead touches the pavement. Mission …

American Cities

Trunk Mobility: The Keystone to Efficient Running

Last month’s column discussed the importance of mobility, not simply for injury prevention but for optimal performance. Flexibility is more than …

Biomechanics

What Gets Stiff

“More kilometers, more fun” is a quote attributed to legendary trail runner, <b>Kilian Jornet</b>. Indeed, more running often leads to more adventure, as …

Pain

Performance Mobility, Part 3: Foot And Ankle

<b></b>[<i>Author’s Note: This is Part 3 in a five-part series on functional mobility self-assessment and restoration for runners.</i> <i>See here for Part 1</i><i> on hip</i> …

Yoga

Performance Mobility, Part 2: The Trunk

[<b>Author’s</b><i> Note: This is Part 2 in a five-part series on functional-mobility self-assessment and restoration for runners. We published Part 1, an</i> …

Biomechanics

Performance Mobility, Part 1: Introduction And Hip Mobility

Happy New Year! Here’s to another year of running far and–if we can help it–relatively fast. Running itself seldom requires enhanced motivation or …

Yoga

H2–Oh, You Got This: Trail Running Hydration Basics

Once trail running feels a bit more comfortable, or maybe you have race on the schedule, you may find yourself wanting to hit the trails for a longer …

Running

One Percent Of Your Time

In 2011, I ran at least a mile a day for every day of the year. I wrote a blog post entitled <i>Another Day, Another Mile</i> summing up my experience, which …

Leadership

A Runner’s Guide To What Not To Do On Social Media

Illustration: Michelle SchrantzWhen I first joined Twitter years ago, it was a place to connect with like-minded individuals from around the globe. I …

Social Media

Social networks push runners to run further and faster than their friends

Online data sharing through wearable devices motivates people to do more exercise.<p>In his 1959 short story <i>The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner</i>, …

Trail & Ultra Liars

You should be ashamed of yourself.You really should be.If you are a trail and ultra marathon runner, you cannot be trusted.I’m no expert, but I have …

Adventure Travel

The Original Natural Remedy for Burnout: Nature

Here’s a modern paradox: People report that they feel significantly happier outdoors than they do indoors, yet we spend less than 5 percent of our …

Ecology

Why Following is Easier Than Setting the Pace

Suction? Hypnotic suggestion? A look back at prevailing theories from 1898.<p>For a book project I’m working on, I’ve been looking back at some of the historic literature on the science of endurance—and finding that the debates of a century ago often have a lot of similarities with debates we’re still …

The Lifelong Athlete: Performing Your Best From Your 20s Through Your 80s

Just as in golf, when it comes to fitness and health you have to think about your short game and your long game. Getting out to exercise today or …

The Post

On-Road To Off-Road: Road Running For Trail Runners

Trail runners can run roads, too! I know, you’re here because you’re a trail runner who is getting to know the trails, and being a trail runner on …

Exercise

Triumph And Heartbreak At The World’s Toughest Race

John Kelly at the finish wearing a Walmart bag and an orange beanie he picked up along the course. Photo: Courtesy of Canadian RunningThis past …

Running

In Praise Of The (Runnable) Long Run

For those looking to finish most ultramarathons with perhaps secondary goals such as minimizing difficulty or performing relatively well for one’s …

Running

These Penis-Shaped Routes Are Funny—But the Message Is Serious

Testicular Cancer New Zealand is using an eye-catching approach to raise awareness.<p>April is known for a number of things—rain, flowers, and of course, the Boston Marathon. What you may not know is that April is also Testicular Cancer Awareness month.<p>So Testicular Cancer New Zealand decided to make …

10 tips to get into ultrarunning

Ever wondered how to get into the endurance sport? Ponder no longer...<p>Robbie Britton is a GB team ultra marathon runner. He’s also a Wings For Life …

Running