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Saucony Endorphin Speed 4 Review: A Snappy, Plated Super Trainer

Our writer testing the Saucony Endorphin Speed 4 for review on a gravel run.

I have been an avid runner for the last nine years, for most of which I’ve also worked in running retail and been a running gear tester and writer. In short: I have tested a lot of running shoes.  While I like a few Saucony models, I have not been a fan of the Endorphin [...]

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The Votes Are In: The 2024 Best Half Marathons in Every US State

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Three hundred and sixty five days a year, we study half marathons. While we wish we could run every single half marathon, it’s simply impossible to run the every half marathon in the United States. That’s why we launched this vote – The Best Half Marathons in the United States – to get feedback from [...]

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How to Break a 3 Hour Marathon Pace

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Completing a marathon, no matter how long it takes, is a massive accomplishment. But some runners are not satisfied to stop there: Finishing times start to enter the equation, and, as they train to run faster and break 5 hours, then 4 hours, it’s the 3 hour marathon pace that often becomes a hard-to-reach running [...]

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Hoka Mafate Speed 4 Review, After 250 Miles of Trail Running

Hoka Mafate Speed 4 being tested by writer Flora Beverley

Runner Flora Beverley tested the Hoka Mafate Speed 4 over 250 miles of trail runs. A good pair of trail running shoes can be difficult to find. They have to be supportive and durable enough to transition from gravel to dirt to rocks (and beyond), but also comfortable enough to run long miles in. Which [...]

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7 High-Altitude Running Camps in Kenya to Train Like an Elite

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Kenya, known as the Cradle of Humanity, is also the birthplace of some of the world’s best runners ever. From the running culture to the iconic landscape, it only makes sense that runners from around the world would be flocking to East Africa to train. To help you find the right Kenya running camp for [...]

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How to Take an Epic Running Holiday in Ireland

Ireland running holidays are an amazing way to trail run through beautiful countryside.

It’s easy to see why running in Ireland captures the imagination of so many runners. The sheer, natural beauty of its seaside cliffs, the verdant rolling hills, and the charming towns with as many great pubs as inviting people. What better place to train and travel than a running vacation in Ireland? Still, Ireland is [...]

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On Cloudboom Echo 3: The Super Shoe That Landed Me a PB

Writer testing the On Cloudboom Echo 3 on a run.

Over the last few months, as I’ve been training for the London Landmarks Half Marathon and a few other races this summer, I’ve been testing a handful of racing shoes to see how much they would enhance my speed and performance. Among this rotation, the On Cloudboom Echo 3 have truly stood out.  Most new [...]

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17 Best Half Marathons in Texas

Texas half marathon runners compete in the Houston race

As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas! Thankfully for runners, half marathons are still the same 13.1-mile long distance.  Of course, with the Lone Star being the largest state in the continental US, there are plenty of half marathon races across the state every year. Big cities like Houston and Dallas boast massive [...]

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7 Best Running Holidays in Europe

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Unsplash, Toby Hall Looking to pair the Eiffel Tower with some trail runs? Want to keep up your Fartlek training while you’re in Spain? We’ve gathered up the best running holidays in Europe that offer a great vacation on hand-picked trails with great coaches in some of Europe’s top destinations.  These are no ordinary trips. [...]

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9 New England Running Retreats Worth Traveling For

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Unsplash, Nathalie Désirée Mottet New England is celebrated for its incredible fall foliage, its colonial past, and its ideal placement right on the Atlantic Coast. Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and the like have long been a destination for both runners and outdoor lovers. Of course, the renowned Boston Marathon bolsters the New England road running [...]

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