You’re not like other half marathoners. You’re a cool half marathoner. It’s time to get out of the mainstream and into the world of indie racing. While the top-rated, most highly attended fall half marathons are popular for a reason, they’re well organized, exciting, and have great routes, there are literally thousands of half marathons held [...]

“It’s all downhill from here” may not be the best mantra for your job or relationship, but it’s a great one for your half marathon goals. Tapping into a little boost from gravity can lead you into your best personal half marathon time. While we’ll leave it to someone else to articulate exactly how gravity works, [...]

Medical expert in longevity, Peter Attia, M.D., interviewed sport scientist and triathlon coach Olav Aleksander Bu in a nearly three-hour long episode of his podcast The Drive that aired March 18, 2024.  Bu is the head of performance for Norway Triathlon and famously coaches both Olympic Champion Kristian Blummenfelt and two-time Ironman World Champion Gustav [...]

The cold rains of spring are gone and have been replaced by bright sunny days and warm breezy nights. And while summer means getting outside as much as possible, for the running community, it’s often the quiet season between big spring and fall marathons that suck up a lot of the race oxygen. But June, [...]

People take up running for all sorts of reasons, and it delivers a whole host of benefits from better mental health to feeling more empowered to an exciting new way to vacation around the world. But if you’re looking for a running plan to lose weight, the sport can indeed help you reach that goal, [...]

For 23 years, Scott Guillemette was the man with the plan at Marathon Tours, a boutique travel company specifically catering to runners seeking to run some of the world’s most popular marathons including the New York City Marathon, London Marathon, Berlin Marathon, and even some further away like the Antarctica Marathon. Last year, Scott started [...]

Bonjour les coureurs! Or as we say in America, hello runners! While there are hundreds of incredible half marathons in the U.S. each year, the world is wide and races are run annually on all seven continents. (Yes, there are marathons and halves in Antarctica.) European half marathons, in particular, are some of the best [...]

We’re all looking to improve our race times, minimize the risk of injury, and feel stronger in our bodies — but many don’t realize the power behind leveling up your runs actually lies off the pavement. Strength training, for runners, builds all the supporting (and active) musculature you use when logging miles; building strength is [...]

If you run daily, it can be hard to find a shoe that balances cushioning, weight, and stability. After testing the Hoka Mach 6 for review on a handful of long runs, I can confirm this shoe hits that sweet spot.  A former collegiate runner, I have been running recreationally for the last eight years, [...]

As runners, all of our training revolves around improving the cardiovascular system  — even slow runs. It’s the whole point of spending hours on the road hammering out miles. But for runners who are injury-prone or easily bored, that hammering gets old fast, even on slow runs. Trading some training miles for time on the bike, [...]