Resolve to get fit, build speed and tackle 2022 with this intermediate training plan for trail runners.
Barre, the strength training regimen derived from ballet, could be your key to improved stability and injury prevention on the trail.
Beneficial health outcomes are associated with physical activity at every weight level; weight loss—not so much.
Integrating strength work into your training can be confusing. Here's an 8-week, full-body program that removes all the guesswork.
These gifts are 11 research-backed options for an athlete looking to push their performance limits.
Here it is — the ultimate bodyweight workout — with nary a squat, lunge or plyometric in sight!
Here’s how to build hill-running strength even when real hills aren’t accessible.
This workout will help you zero in on relaxed speed and build muscular endurance.
A lot can go wrong in trail racing. But a lot can go right, too. Here's a long list of things to keep in mind for your next race.
Take your health, fitness, and performance to the next level in 2022 with our comprehensive four-week plans.
Try this quick workout to keep your stabilizer muscles strong through the winter and ready for spring and summer mountains.
A November 2021 study uses a fascinating research design to test different types of periodization over a 16-week training cycle.
There's a time and place for pushing to your very limits, but lower-intensity, consistent training might be more effective in the long run.
You can wear whatever you want when you run, but letting your body get too cold may increase injury risk and reduce performance, in addition to being way less cozy.
Toeing the line for the first time since the pandemic may take you back to your first race ever.
Aerobic capacity, not speed, is usually the limiting factor in how fast you can race, even for a distance as short as 5K.
We asked an endurance-running coach exactly how to recover from our workouts.
Use these five shorter workouts to build the physiological adaptations for the bigger efforts to come later.
Tough workouts to help you get race-day ready.
According to a new study, overtraining and underfueling share pathways, symptoms, and diagnostic complexities. Those connections have important implications for long-term adaptation and health.
While fitness seems like a protective factor, doctors urge everyone to remain vigilant against getting sick.
Winter running can be dreary, with a pause in racing and abundance of inclement weather. But there are ways to make the most of those cold months.
A new review of studies finds that common injury-prevention rules don't hold up.
Three types of training that will improve your speed, stride, and stamina, but won't burn you out.
Athletes Aren’t Numbers: The Negative Health and Performance Impacts of Program-Wide Body Composition Monitoring
A recent report in The Oregonian details allegations that the University of Oregon program adjusted training based on body composition readings in repeated DEXA scans. If true, that practice is medically dubious and physiologically wrong.
Legs are the main propulsion you have in the mountains, and their large muscle mass requires special attention.
If a claim is too good to be true, it probably is. Here’s how to analyze bold promises like an expert.
Cross-country skiers train lots, but often very easily, with minimal changes in aerobic principles based on distance raced in endurance events. What does it mean for runners?
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Sleep is one of the most important parts of your training. Here's how to get more, and better sleep.