Outdoors

Outdoors

How to stay as safe as possible when running

As safe as we like to think we are when we take to the streets or trails to run, there's no guarantee harm isn't lurking around the corner. The most recent case in point: murders of women runners in New York, Massachusetts and Michigan.

Outdoors

A trail shoe that can meet any terrain you tackle

Trail running shoes offer a lot of variety - largely because we all have a different idea of what it means to run on a trail. For some, a trail is the crushed-limestone or woodchip trail in a park or forest preserve. Others get their trail-running fix by climbing mountains via single-track trails that are covered in rocks, roots and downed trees. Of course you'd like to find a shoe that works for any trail condition, and the Saucony Peregrine 6 comes pretty darn close. Winner of Runner's World Editor's Choice Award for 2016, the Peregrine 6 is a rugged looking shoe, with a tough outsole to handle any terrain you try to tackle. The sole is made of a sticky rubber with many multidirectional, angled lugs that should help you keep your balance over the toughest obstacles.

Health & Fitness

How to get fit without spending a dime

The prospect of getting your body into gear can be intimidating enough without also considering the impact it might have on your bank account. The rapidly rising cost of trendy boutique workouts and flashy gym memberships doesn't make it any easier.

Health & Fitness

Wina Sturgeon: Get truly athletically fit

Anyone interested in athletic conditioning knows that fitness trends are always changing. From non-stationary resistance to zumba classes, there's always something new. This time, it's tactical training. Instead of dancing around a gym floor or ho-hum weight lifting, tactical training borrows from navy seals, law enforcement, the military and other groups who excel in strength and fitness.

Videos

Happy 100th birthday, National Parks Service

National Park Week is April 16 to 24, 2016. It's about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks!
Courtesy of The National Parks Service
Happy 100th birthday, National Parks Service 1:02

Happy 100th birthday, National Parks Service

Alcohol-free 'Raftopia' event on American River is under way 0:42

Alcohol-free 'Raftopia' event on American River is under way

Dad describes otter attack at Shasta Lake 2:10

Dad describes otter attack at Shasta Lake

Ditch the itch: Tips for avoiding and dealing with poison oak, ivy and sumac 2:35

Ditch the itch: Tips for avoiding and dealing with poison oak, ivy and sumac