Commonly known as "the trots," runner's diarrhea can put your perfect race right in the toilet. Learn what causes runner's diarrhea, and a few ways you can combat the issue–like diet and timing of fuel ingestion pre-race.
Tempo runs have become the bread and butter for runners seeking to boost endurance, speed, and running efficiency at every distance–from the mile run to the half marathon. It's something every runner needs in their training plan.
On average, Michael completed each mile of the Boston Marathon in 6 minutes and 24 minutes...for 26 miles straight. With it being only his second ever marathon, we must know...how did he do it?
The Boston Marathon is one of the most storied races in the world. Do you know what it takes to get there? The training plan, the hard-earned miles, the rigorous course. Learn from HVMN Co-founder and COO, Michael Brandt, who explains the countless hours of training and all the emotion of race day.
The Boston Marathon is seen as the ultimate marathon that many runners aspire to achieve and conquer. In 1967, history was made as Kathrine Switzer became the first official woman to run the Boston Marathon. We sit down with Kathrine and dive into her story and her broader journey fighting for sports equality.
Training for your first marathon can be a daunting endeavor. But with the proper training plan and nutrition strategy, you should be ready come race day–and ready to tackle future events.
Even the mention of lactate threshold can send pain into a runner’s quads. For decades, lactic acid production was thought to only be a bad thing–but new research is suggesting that’s only half the story. Understanding your individual lactate threshold (or LT) can be a tool to training smarter and performing better.
Changing the number of steps you take per minute doesn't seem like a big deal, but it can have huge impacts on performance and injury risk. Adopting a new running cadence takes times, but these drills can help train your body to increase or decrease cadence to match your running needs.
While it may seem counterintuitive for many athletes, cutting down training volume days or weeks before a big event can have a huge impact The balance of how to taper is both a science and an art with many factors to consider. It's imperative serious athletes learn how to taper for peak race day performance.
Two weeks until my 30th birthday, I decided to run 30 miles. The longest I've run prior was 13.5 miles. Here's how I trained, what challenges I faced as the miles flew by, and what I learned from the experience.
VO2 max might be the truest representation of endurance fitness there is. While elite runners and cyclists train their bodies to use a high volume of oxygen as efficiently as possible, all athletes can benefit from understanding VO2 max, and training to improve it.
Supplements like caffeine and Vitamin D have long been in the runner’s toolbelt. But the best approach to supplements is using them holistically, targeting both general health and specific training elements, to see the best results.
During intense training blocks, you adhere to the routine you’ve set. But after a while, it can become monotonous (and maybe, dangerous). Cross training is a great way to switch up workouts, and has shown to be beneficial for both the mind and body–actually improving performance in your main sport.
Six months after a tragic injury that left professional triathlete Tim Don with a broken neck, he completed the 2018 Boston Marathon in under 2:50. How did Tim manage to get back on his feet so quickly? We dive into the determined, passionate, and astute mindset of one of the world's greatest athletes.
With the scientific revolution taking over endurance sport, athletes are looking for new ways to train, fuel, recover and even think. We discuss human endurance with Alex Hutchinson, one of the most respected writers in the community. His newest book, Endure, is a New York Times bestseller; his “Sweat Science” column in Outside Magazine is widely popular; he received a National Magazine Award for his technology coverage in Popular Science.
Runners chase speed. For many, it's a lifelong pursuit. The connection between the body and the mind is important for speed, and harnessing both with these techniques may decrease those mile times.
Finding running motivation can be difficult no matter your experience level. Here are a few strategies to re-find motivation for beginning, experienced and advanced runners, from new swag to new mental strategies.
Hydration. There’s more to it than just drinking water. Like everything in the human system, there’s nuance, meaning there’s room to optimize according to your own biology, needs, and goals. Let's discuss with Andy Blow, CEO of Precision Hydration.
How does the growing culture of running reflect larger world-wide trends? We explore these topics with Samuel Robinson, who holds a Ph.D. in history and is a centerpiece in the endurance community here in the Bay Area. His writing, published on outlets such as Outside Magazine, focuses on the culture, experience, and inner lives of endurance athletes and uses sport as a lens that provides otherwise unseen perspectives around us.