Your perception of pain might be making your muscles hurt more

July 19th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in homepage, Running Injuries, Science, Training | No Comments »

Hard workouts, grueling long runs, hill repeats. All of these are likely to take a toll on your body and result in muscle pain and soreness. But your attitude about muscle pain could actually be making it feel worse.


Are you on track to hit your fall training goals?

July 19th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, homepage, Running Training Plans, Training | No Comments »

We’re now in the dog days of summer. For many, the cooler temperatures and kinder conditions can’t come soon enough. It’s also time to check in on your training to date and see if you’re progressing toward your fall goals.


Hyponatremia: When drinking too much water becomes dangerous

July 18th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, Health & Nutrition, homepage, Training | No Comments »

The dangers of drinking too much may seem overblown but drinking excessive amounts in hot and humid conditions can in some cases lead to a serious condition caused by an electrolyte imbalance.


VIDEO: The 10 essentials for trail running and backcountry adventure

July 17th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Expert Tips, Trail Running, Training | No Comments »

Endurance runner Gary Robbins, notable for his Barkley Marathons performance this year, lists his 10 trail running essentials to stay safe.


Heading off the road and onto the obstacle course: Why I’m trying out OCR

July 15th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in homepage, Training | No Comments »

Our web editor is being sent to run a Tough Mudder on the Merrell team in September. Why is she venturing into the world of obstacle course racing? She explains what she’s getting out of the experience here:


Find the silver lining of your sub-par workouts

July 13th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CRM Training Plans, homepage, Training | No Comments »

Not every workout is going to go perfectly to plan. “Bad” workouts happen to all of us and usually there’s a reason for it. Understanding why a workout didn’t work out can help make you a better runner.


“I will run faster than ever before.” Positive self-talk proves most effective form of motivation

July 13th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in homepage, Training | No Comments »

In what may be the largest ever psychological study on the effectiveness of multiple types of motivation, self-talk and imagery were by far the most effective forms.