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3 Essential Ingredients For Better Running

While there are endless hacks to accomplish just about anything these days, running requires a simple, focused dedication that can’t be achieved with shortcuts. Runners and coaches may disagree on the exact workouts that make you faster, but the three essential ingredients of improvement are almost universally accepted. These essential ingredients...

10 Best Bike Helmets Under $100

While high-end helmets keep getting better, trickle-down technology means you’ll get more bang for your buck on entry-level models, too. From MIPS impact technology to great fitting retention systems, these 10 helmets cost less than $100 and perform well above their price points and are worthy options for any road cyclist on a budget. LIV REV COMP...

5 Ways to Ease Back Into Running Off Weight Gain

The ongoing pandemic has affected us all in ways big and small. Google searches for elastic waistband clothing have increased 120% since quarantine began. And we’ve all heard someone making a darkly comedic reference to “gaining the quarantine 15.” Runners, of course, are not immune to sliding into something less than their best shape. Finding time...

10 Confusing Things About Cycling (and Their Explanations)

Whether you’re just getting started or have been doing this for a while, cycling can be overwhelmingly technical and downright confusing. Beyond knowing how to take on corners and descents and hills, things like gearing, jargon and maintenance can be baffling, leaving you with many unanswered questions. Here are 10 of the most confusing things about...

7 Surprising Things About Trail Running Nobody Ever Tells You

Trail running typically inspires ideas of rolling mountain vistas, soft streamside paths or even leafy and peaceful seclusion. All that may be true, but there are also some factors people don’t typically mention when it comes to taking runs off-road. Here are seven ways to improve your next dirt session that nobody ever addresses. 1YOU’RE GOING TO...

Run Streaks Are Trending: How to Run One Mile a Day

Running streaks are all the rage. To do it, simply set a timeframe (i.e., one month), and run every single day, usually for a minimum of one mile. Streaks offer mental and physical benefits. For example, if you’ve struggled to get excited about running, a streak can be a great way to push yourself into the habit. “Just using the word ‘streak’ in your...

5 Tips for Running a Faster Mile

Whether you’re running competitively, for fun or just to stay in shape, the sport features several milestone distances, from the 100-meter dash to the marathon. One such landmark is the mile, a race that captured the public’s attention in the 1950s, as runners, including the famed Roger Bannister, sought to break the 4-minute mark. Since then, it’s...

10 Cycling Organizations That Support Diversity

Whether it’s improving health, lowering the risk of disease, reducing stress, or providing a cost-effective means of transportation in urban environments, there are many benefits to a cycling lifestyle. Unfortunately, the sport has a diversity issue, and it’s a problem that won’t easily be fixed without the support from everybody. There are plenty...

How to Host a Run Challenge on MapMyRun

Despite races being canceled left and right, runners are still feeling the competitive itch. For some, setting solo personal bests is all the incentive needed to stay excited about training. But for others, the sense of community that comes from regular racing might be missing from your life, making you feel less motivated. If you’re missing competition,...

Why Runners Need Foot and Ankle Mobility

While the core, hips and legs are powerful muscle groups for runners looking to improve their stride and prevent injury, our feet are an oft-overlooked part of the equation — particularly during strength and mobility sessions. But strong feet and ankles are the building blocks of strong runners because they help stabilize the body and prevent problems...

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