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Cat Bradley
Looking back at 2018, I see that the triumphs far outnumber the challenges. Who could ask for anything more?
Struggling to find the perfect present for a fit friend? Here’s a gift guide for the fitness junkie in your life.
Establishing a routine can keep you healthy and moving as you work towards your goals.
The running community’s view on heavy strength training is changing. Could it work for you?
How a New York runner helped me remember the simple exhilaration of racing.
California wildfires are canceling major races. How can you tell if the air quality is safe enough to hit the trails?
A strong core means much more than impressive abs: it means better performance and less risk of injury.
Even for a professional athlete, Joe Rogan’s month-long sobriety challenge was a challenge and a revelation.
Little things may chip away at an athlete’s mental resolve. Luckily little things can also help strengthen it.
Metrics can be invaluable tools but relying on them too much can cause more harm than help.
These fall vegetables and fruits aren’t just tasty. They also have the nutrition you need to take your fitness to the…
Ultramarathoner Erin Shaw finished in the top 20 women in The Bear 100 six months after becoming a mom.
The most important part of fitness is showing up every day. Here's how to make that happen.
Being an active pet owner might help keep your heart healthy.
Yoga can help your running game. Here’s how to find the style that’s right for you.
My eighth-place finish at the pinnacle event of trail racing took determination I wasn’t sure I’d have.
The sport can be intimidating but it’s far more accessible than it may appear. Here’s advice on getting out on the…
As summer turns to fall and things get busy, it’s important to be wary of germs—and prepare your body to deal with…
Doing too much too soon? You’re risking an injury that could sideline you for the season.
We may not all have the chiseled physique or the natural talent of an elite athlete. But we can all train our minds for…
Men and women alike need to take the initiative to get more women racing in the dirt.
Cat Bradley remembers her roots in ultra and trail running on the Eiger Ultra Trail Race.
Thinking about cutting out cow’s milk? We explore the alternatives for nutritional value and environmental impact.
Can't get out of bed? Is working out the last thing on your mind? Here are simple ways to get your training back up to…
Running shoe choices can seem endless. Cat Bradley offers a no-nonsense guide to finding the footwear that’s best for…
What’s an easygoing alternative to your usual fitness routine that will provide immense physical benefits while also…
Women can't eat like we're smaller men. Our bodies have different nutritional needs and low carb diets harm us more than…
It's hard to run when temperatures rise. But heat might be the key to supercharging your performance.
When you’re running ultra-marathons, you can’t keep a top speed over that distance. But when you train fast, it…
There are 100 trillion microbes in your body. They can work for you or against you. Here’s how to get them on your…
Running low on iron can ruin your workouts and make your hair fall out. Here’s how to spot it and treat it.
It’s fine to go your own way. But sometimes coaches help you meet your goals and help you reach your fitness…
Living a bagel-free life may be a boon to your health and your training goals. But the reason it works might not be…
Throttling your training intensity in the days leading up to the race can make for faster race times. Cat Bradley talks…
The hips have muscles small and large that can cause trouble throughout the body. These stretches can keep them happy.
Too exhausted to train? The problem might not be overexertion but lack of calories and nutrition.
Braving bad weather is good for you. Research shows that getting your body moving in the open air benefits the body,…
While new research casts doubt on the health benefits of early day eating, it’s still the most important meal of the…
Running partners can make for complicated romantic partners—unless you follow some simple guidelines.
Air travel can be stressful and difficult, especially when you're traveling before a race day. But with preparation and…
For pro athletes, determining their aerobic endurance in a lab setting can be an essential tool. But it’s not for…
The world of pills and powders is confusing but the right combination could take your performance to the next level.
When you toe the line for a race, you’re bound to be nervous. That stress can help you or paralyze you—here’s what…
Adding cross-training to your routine can get the benefits of running without the harmful impact.
Sometimes you can work through the pain. But you need to know when you can't.
Fuel up to get over the finish line
It’s hard to get a good night’s rest. But if you want peak performance, you’ve got to make shut-eye a priority.
Exercise isn’t always sexy. Surviving a workout can involve fighting off urges to poop, taming running noses and…
Don’t let your run be ruined by a rumbling tummy
How to make peace with the most dreaded piece of workout equipment.
Athletes always want to push themselves—don’t take it past the limit.

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