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Fuel Up With Our Pick of the Best 2019 Gels, Bars, and Drinks for Runners

We downed more than four dozen new gels, bars and drinks to find our favorite 15 based on taste, texture and function. The one thing we learned: There is no end to sports foods’ inventiveness. Get ready for an elevated culinary experience in tiny packaging. GELS Gu Energy Labs Hoppy Trails Energy Gel The newest flavor of […]

Arm Warmers: Essential Spring Gear for Runners

Tame temperature swings with some arm candy. Pocket them when it’s hot, pop ’em on when it’s chilly. Our top editor-tested picks. PHONE-FRIENDLY Lululemon In a Flash Arm Warmers With a built-in phone pocket, these can serve double duty as a layer of warmth and a phone holder. We also enjoyed the added coverage from […]

The Evolution of Jenny Simpson

At 32, the three-time Olympic track star says she’s more passionate about running than ever. Needless to say, she knows a thing or two about staying focused and in love with the sport for the long haul. Here, she shares her secrets to success when it comes to getting older, wiser—and faster. It’s a Thursday […]

Tough Love on the Way to the Olympic Marathon Trials

Esther Atkins is competing at the 2020 event as an athlete and a coach—to her husband. So far, 285 American women have qualified for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials. Among them is one competitor who will have more on her mind than her own performance—Esther Atkins is coaching her husband, Cole, to the prestigious starting […]

Mind Your Manners! Learn the ABCs of Race Safety and Etiquette

This is a back-to-basics refresher course for runners on how to make the racing experience better for everybody. Always review the course map—even if you’ve done the race a million times, there may be changes to the route. Be on time. Carry a spare gel or two, just in case aid stations run out. Ditch […]

Don’t Get Spooked by the Gear: Runners Can Become Triathletes

In part two of a series, learn about the equipment you’ll need to try multisport events. Missed part one? Read it here. So, you’ve made the decision to try events that include swimming, cycling, and running. Now it’s time to consider the gear you’ll need to complete your goal. Don’t run away, yet. Gear talk […]

Hurts So Good? Know What Kind of Pain You’re Feeling on the Run

Don’t be afraid—discomfort might seem like your worst enemy, but it can actually be your greatest ally. Running and pain typically go hand in hand. Many people abandon or avoid running altogether for this very reason. But pain isn’t something to fear. In fact, pain can be a good thing (up to a point). Unlike […]

These Pro Runners Will Bake You a Cake (or Loaf of Bread) as Fast as They Can

In America’s speediest kitchens, the carbs are made from scratch and shared with love. What do Molly Huddle, Emma Coburn, Aliphine Tuliamuk, and Colleen Quigley have in common—besides a combined 44 national titles, a couple of Olympic teams, and a few American records? They’re all aces in the kitchen. When it comes to high-quality nourishment, […]

A “Different Des” Will Line Up at the NYC Half Marathon

The reigning Boston Marathon champion is ready to race on Sunday, not just tune up. Desiree Linden continues to shake up her routine on the way to defending her Boston Marathon title. On Sunday at the NYC Half, the two-time Olympian is looking to compete at the front—straying from how she’s approached the race in […]