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A Treadmill Speed Workout Every Runner Should Try

The treadmill is about more than putting on headphones and slogging through. Though it has become synonymous with boredom, the treadmill is actually a valuable training resource. Not only does it allow you to train in a controlled environment, but…

6 Mistakes You May Be Making on the Run

In running there are a number of training methodologies to choose from and what works for one runner won’t always work for another. However, there are a few key things every runner should do to maximize performance and avoid injury.…

Everything You Should Know About Winter Hydration

Winter is a time where a lot of animals are hibernating. When it comes to runners, however, the winter months are still fair game for getting outside and hitting the roads or trails. The winter months often bring faster race…

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5 Must-Do Glute Exercises for Runners and Cyclists

Glutes (aka butt, bottom, backside, booty or tush) hold a lot of power, and strengthening them can help you become a better runner, cyclist, walker, jogger, skater, swimmer, dancer, squatter…you get the idea, right? Strong glutes are a win-win for…

Mountain Bloodline: The San Gabriels

by Bryn Barabas Potter This past fall, the National Forest Foundation sponsored a blog contest to celebrate local community connections the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument outside of Los Angeles. Special thanks to REI, Southwest Airlines and Grand Trunk for…

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13 Things Only a Runner Would Say

Runners have, shall we say, a unique perspective. To non-runners, a lot of it may sound crazy. In the spirit of unity, we decided to decode some of the most common runner-speak and do a little explaining as to just…

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Finish The Year Strong With Your Own Set of Firsts

The beginning of each new year is a popular time to reinvent yourself and reach for bigger and better goals. Lucky for you (or maybe unlucky for you, depending on how you look at it), we don’t believe in waiting…

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The 10 Most Bike-Friendly Cities in the World

The U.S. has come a long way toward making major cities more bicycle friendly. New York and Los Angeles have seen a major boom in bicycling frequency in the past five years, and this upward trend is set to continue…

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4 Major Post-Run Mistakes to Avoid

Runners are often meticulous about their warmup and workout. But as soon as a run is over, we move to the next item on our daily to-do list, forgetting proper recovery is essential. Here are a few things runners should…

Going Deep: 5 SoCal Hikes with Depth

This article is directed toward an audience of legal drinking age. There are different kinds of hikes and different kinds of hikers — you’ve probably met a bunch of them on the trail yourself. There are the peakbagger types, who…