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Nat Geo Picks the Best Adventure Films of 2015

2015 was a good year for adventure filmmakers. Over the course of the past 12 months we've seen some of the best outdoor and travel focused films …

Mountaineering

Hallucinations, stomach woes and bug bites: What happens to your body during a gruelling ultramarathon

Sometime in the past couple of decades, the idea of running a marathon became less crazy.Since Oprah Winfrey finished the Marine Corps Marathon in …

Marathons

Video: Colorado is Awesome

In case you needed more proof that Colorado is pretty awesome, a company called Video Blend decided to create a series of 100 videos that …

Colorado

Run Faster with High Intensity Interval Training

Build power, speed, and fitness with fast efforts.<p>If you want to run fast, the saying goes, you've got to run fast. To stoke speed, most runners do traditional speedwork: aiming for near race pace over distances of 400 meters or more, with recovery periods equal to the length of the repeat (or …

Exercise

Chris McCormack: Embrace The Suck

<i>The difference between a good race and a bad race is all about how you manage the (inevitable) pain.</i><p>I have never been one to invoke affirmations. I …

11 Books By CEOs That Will Teach You How To Run The World

But the ones worth reading ditch the platitudes in favor of instructive anecdotes — which is why they so often come from execs who have lived through it.<p>From fashion startups to automotive empires, here are the best leadership books from people who have led their companies to success.

General Motors

A couple cycle toured through the Canadian Rockies pulling kayaks. This is the stunning landscape they found.

Cycle touring with kayaks is not easy. In addition to the 20kg of camping gear, food, and clothing, two kayaks add a further 40kg with the …

An Ode To Running In National Parks

Last month, I found myself faced with a running emergency. There was the familiar itch in my legs, the one that tells me I’ve been sedentary for too long and it’s time to get out and go. However, Roger Federer was playing an important match in what looked at the time to be a winning run at …

Workout Of The Week: Descend The Ladder

This challenging speed workout will help prepare you for the rigors of 5K/10K racing. Photo: Shutterstock.comWhile half marathons and marathons are a …

Marathons

5 Ways to Dominate Ultrarunning

Alissa St. Laurent is the summer’s breakout ultrarunning star. This past weekend, the 31-year old bested every runner on the course—male or female—to win the Canadian Death Race, a 77-mile course through the northern Rockies with about 17,000 feet of elevation change. Her time: 13:53:34, more than …

Running

Three Ways to Improve Your Marathon Finish Time

Here's how to modify your race training to improve speed without wearing your body out.<p><i>I'm training for my third marathon this fall and want to improve my speed without getting hurt. I've had a variety of aches and pains through the past two seasons of training and would love to train and finish</i> …

Marathons

Coach’s Note by Lance Watson: 3 Key Ironman 70.3 Brick Workouts

<i>Do you want to break through at the 70.3 distance? Is running your weak link? Running well off the bike requires strong bike and run fitness. It also</i> …

How Triathletes Can Optimize Their Long Run

For runners and triathletes alike, the weekly long run is a staple workout. Whether one is a 10k runner or a marathon/Ironman competitor, these can …

Swimming
Marathons

Workout Of The Week: Broken Miles

You can train your body to clear lactate more efficiently with the right kind of workouts. Photo: www.shutterstock.com<i>This speed session will help</i> …

Marathons
Marathons

Get Fit Fast! 12-Week Half Marathon Training Program

<i>This 12-week half marathon training program will help you cover 13.1 miles fitter and faster than ever.</i><p>Whether you’re a new runner, a savvy veteran …

3 Training Ingredients for Your Fastest Half Marathon

<i>Smart half marathon training will land you that PR.</i>So, you want to run a fast half marathon?You’re in luck: the half is one of the longest race …

Marathons

Workout of the Week: Track Ladders

Ladder workouts can be done on or off the track. Photo: Shutterstock.comLet’s face it: track workouts can be mentally and physically demanding, …

Marathons

Workout of the Week: Special Ks

You can get a lot of bang for your buck with 1,000-meter repeats. Photo: Shutterstock.com<i>Here are a few twists on 1,000-meter repeats.</i> Every week, …

Marathons
Marathons

Workout of the Week: The 3-2-1 Sandwich

Photo: Shutterstock.com<i>Tired of getting passed at the end of a race? Practice finishing fast on fatigued legs!</i>“I wish I just had one more gear” is a …

Marathons
Marathons
Marathons

How to Time Workouts for Best Performance

Precisely schedule quality training sessions to achieve your best results.<p>Seasoned runners know that long runs, tempo runs, and speedwork are all critical to improving performance. What's more challenging, perhaps, is scheduling these sessions so you get the most out of each effort. "It's important …

Marathons

Workout Of The Week: 600-Meter Breakdowns

Six-hundred-meter breakdowns are a great speed workout for all distance runners. Whether you’re a first-year runner or a veteran competitor, whether …

12 Tips For Moving From Marathons To Ultras

<i>A 100-mile race isn’t out of reach—if you prepare properly.</i><p>Maybe you’re more than a little curious about the idea of running an ultra—even a …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Running

The Easy-Day Pace

Are you running your easy miles too fast—or too slow?<p>In May, Sally Kipyego, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist in the 10,000m, sped to a 30:42.26 win at Stanford's Payton Jordan Invitational—a pace that works out to 4:56 per mile.<p>Achieving that pace for 10,000m requires Kipyego to log plenty of hard …

Marathons