Running a marathon a day can have a major impact on your physical and mental health.
Thinking of trying barefoot running? We investigated a new strategy to switch from traditional shoe to barefoot running, and why barefoot running may work for some runners but not others.
The right pacing is key.
The greatest marathoner of our time just broke his own world record. Is an official marathon run in less than two hours any closer?
Carb loading is important, but make sure you do it properly.
For many female runners, the feeling of liberation that running can bring is marred by the ever-present threat of street harassment and violence. It’s a major obstacle to running participation.
All event organizers should be prepared for emergencies and have a communication plan.
Lower participation and poorer performance in cross-country running by students at low-SES schools is troubling, because physical activity and fitness are closely tied to health and well-being.
I have been re-drawing my data to make visible what Strava cannot. The unheroic stuff: emotions, persistent thoughts, body sensations, lyrics from the songs, the weather.
Exercising during pregnancy is safe – and can have many benefits for both mother and baby.
What is the best strategy for running your best race? A new computer model might soon join your training team.
Running injuries don’t have to be inevitable.
Weight lifting and other resistance exercises might be key to becoming a better runner.
A growing body of research points to the body’s natural cannabinoid system as the primary driver behind the runner’s high – and the mental health boost and stress relief following exercise.
Our analysis showed 13 genes that were directly responsible for influencing how certain people adapted to different types of exercise.
‘Super spikes’ and a springy track can’t take all the credit for lightning-fast sprint times at the Tokyo Olympics
Muscles alone can’t produce the power for Olympic success. The elastic propulsion for fast movement comes from the tendons.
Gymnasts need to carefully calibrate their leg muscles to gain optimum spring from the floor, springboard or beam. And their arms are crucial for balance and creating the right amount of rotation.
Usain Bolt can run at about 6 body lengths a second. An arachnid in California can do 322.
In track and field, it’s a common belief that middle lanes are the fastest. But according to the data, middle lanes aren’t better, and in the 200-meter sprint, outside lanes might even be faster.