Compression Socks Improve Recovery in Marathon Runners
A new study compared athletes who used compression socks for recovery to those who didn't, and the results were pretty clear.
The Best Ultra-Marathon Runners Are 35+ Years Old
A recent study examined the relation between age, length of race, and performance in ultra-marathoners.
Iron Supplementation in Runners: Enough Is Enough
A review of almost 100 studies found iron supplements may be especially important for runners, but not in high doses.
Running Is the Killer App of the Human Body
Modern cavemen are all the rage. Paleo-eating guys with beards trying to reconnect with their inner savage. But are they missing the most important step?
Meet Our Team of Endurance Sport Coaches!
If you're looking for articles or workouts for endurance sports, we've got the experts and materials for you.
Breaking Muscle HQ
How to Calculate Your Training and Recovery Balance Sheet
Think of training as currency. Once we spend it, there’s little chance to get it back. In the case of running, many of us overspend and wonder why we have essentially gone broke.
Run Further, But Hurt Less? Reduced Muscle Damage Seen in Ultramarathons
Surprising research shows longer races might be safer and less damaging to athletes.
How Novice and Intermediate Runners Should Train For a Marathon
Thinking about running your first marathon? A recent study investigates the best way for novice and intermediate runners to train for a marathon without getting injured.
Adventure Racing, Obstacle Course Racing, and Triathlons - Where Does It Stop?
The adventure and obstacle-racing phenomenon is without question one of the shining and rising stars in fitness in recent years. What's behind this popularity?
Eric C. Stevens
New Research Reveals Recent Trends in Ultra-Endurance Events
New research tells us a bit about the participants in two of the world's most infamous ultra-endurance events: the Spartathlon in Greece and Badwater race in Death Valley.
Athlete Journal: Julie Warren, Entry 13 - The LA Marathon
Last weekend was the LA Marathon and it was the most enjoyable race I've done in a long time, if not ever. I set a PR for the course and met all the goals I had hoped to achieve.
Friday Flicks: David Goggins, Navy SEAL and Ultra Runner
In honor of our writer Andrew Read doing the Iron Man Melbourne this weekend, we're sharing one of his favorite videos. Meet David Goggins, U.S. Navy SEAL and ultrarunner.
Breaking Muscle HQ
Athlete Journal: Andrew Read, Entry 39 - The End of the Road
C’mon body, just two weeks to go. One more big dance and I promise I won’t do anything too stupid to you for the rest of the year.
Athlete Journal: Andrew Read, Entry 38 - Goal Times for Ironman
I met a new friend during one of my training sessions and it got me thinking about my goal times for the Ironman - which is only three weeks away now.
Athlete Journal: Julie Warren, Entry 11 - Validation
Finally this past week, I received quantifiable verification that my plan is working. It came just in time - only two weeks until the LA Marathon!
Athlete Journal: Julie Warren, Entry 10 - Back to Basics
This week I decided to leave the GPS at home, take off my watch, and just run. With all that freedom to just enjoy myself, I think I fell in love with running all over again.
A Week-by-Week Guide to Becoming a Runner (Later in Life and/or Safely)
Forget your "Couch to 10K" article. Here's the way to become a runner. It'll take time, but you'll avoid injury - especially if you're older than 35 - and complete your race, mud run, or triathlon.
Athlete Journal: Narisa Wild, Entry 3 - What's Next?
The biggest question posed by a runner about a minute after completing a marathon is: "What's next?" There is such elation, but marathon runner isn't happy unless they are working towards a goal.
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