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Rodan + Fields Essentials: Body Sunscreen (SPF 30)

This went on clear and left no thick residue and barely gave off a scent at all (perfect for those averse to smelly sunscreens), according to our tester. The only downside is that it's only water/sweat resistant for 40 minutes, so you'd have to remember to reapply—fine for beach activities, but a little more difficult for distance runners or cyclists who would have to stop or carry it with them. ($24;

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Acure SPF 30 Continuous Spray Sunscreen

Our tester wore this sunscreen during a half marathon, and loved that she wasn't constantly reminded of its presence throughout the race. It didn't feel sticky at all and was completely undetectable in both scent (totally odorless!) and sight (no white residue). ($13;

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Kiehl's Super Fluid UV Mineral Defense SPF 50+

While our tester was nervous to try out most face products due to her sensitive, acne-prone skin, she loved this lightweight mineral sunscreen with a sheer universal tint for a bit of coverage. While not water-resistant, it did hold up for a hot bootcamp-style workout in the park and a few hours of lounging in the sun afterwards. Best of all, she experienced no irritation at all! ($38; (Be sure to check out these SPF and Sun Protection Myths to Stop Believing.) 

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The 20 Intense Stages of Running a Ragnar Relay

From the outside, Reebok Ragnar Relay races might seem like they're for the insane. Named after the ninth century Scandanavian king and hero, these races are meant to test you physically and mentally; you stay up all night driving and running a combined 200-ish miles with 11 other sweaty, tired human beings. There are no showers. There are alot of Port-A-Pottys. There are a lot of aches and pains and not enough hours of sleep. But if you give a Ragnar a chance, it could turn out to be your best (and craziest) fit-venture yet.

How Long Should You Take Off From Running After a Race?

Confession: After running the More/Shape Women's Half-Marathon in April, I took a solid week-plus off running. I wasn't totally inactive—I took a trip to Jacksonville, FL at the end of the week, and snuck in some kayaking, surfing, and yoga there. But I didn't even think about running. Even once I hit the trails again, I stuck to short distances and ran slow. It wasn't even that my legs were so tired; mentally, I was ready for a break.