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The Best Diet for Runners

Stay fueled for all those miles when training for a marathon without going overboard on the calories and carbs.

Bike Faster and Stronger in 6 Weeks

Even if you don't have a bike event coming up, follow this 6-week training plan to get fitter and faster than ever!

Why You Should Sign Up for an Obstacle Course Race

Whether it's a 5K or a mud run, tackling an obstacle course for the first time can feel so rewarding.

Knee Pain and Running

Find out why it's so common and what you can do to heal current and prevent future knee injuries!

In The Swim of Things

As a runner, the swim portion of triathlon training makes me feel like a fish out of water.

Essential Gear for Marathon Runners

Marathon training is not just a jog through the park. See what you'll need to keep you going all the way to 26.2!

When Is the Best Time to Run?

Ask yourself these 5 questions to figure out your ideal time to fit in miles so you get the best workout.

What to Do the Week Before Your Marathon

The "taper" can be torture, but those 7 days before your race are crucial.

Best Beauty Products for Swimmers

The search for products that will keep my hair and skin as healthy as my bod after a swim in the pool.

26.2 Things You Never Knew About the NYC Marathon

One finisher reveals what it's really like to run this iconic race.

How to Combat "Runger" During Long Runs

To find the best way to stay energized before, during, and after a run, Shape's nutrition editor sought out some expert advice.

Make a Long Run Fly By

Rack up double-digit miles without any pain or boredom with these expert tips.

When Exercise Plans Go Wrong

If life gets in the way of your training, use these pointers to stay realistic and on-track to meet your goals.

How Much Water Do Runners Really Need?

The right amount of H2O (and other beverages) can make all those miles easier.

What I Wish I'd Known As a Newbie Runner

@AliOnTheRun1 gets candid about her favorite lessons she's learned throughout her years of running.

Top Tips for Marathon Rookies

Seasoned pros share how to properly train so you're fully prepared come race day.

Become a Stronger Cyclist in 8 Weeks

Perfect for everyone from newbies to veterans, this plan will help you become more comfortable and faster on two wheels.

Can Meditation Boost Your Workouts?

Learn if putting a little "zen" into your training sessions will improve performance and make your session more effective.

We Tried a Group Treadmill Class (and It Was Hard!)

Our nutrition editor tests out her first-ever treadmill class at Barry's Bootcamp.

The Training Plan for a Successful Marathon

Put in the time and miles recommened on this schedule, and your 26.2 is sure to go smoothly.

5 Ways to Swim Better Stat

These 5 swimming drill videos will help you improve your technique and economy.

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Bike

How to be sure you're getting the right ride for you!

Don't Let Travel or an Illness Derail Your Fitness

Don't let traveling or an illness derail your training for a bike race! Follow these tips to stay on track and reach your goal.

5 Things I Learned Training for a Half-Marathon

From discovering that freezing cold runs aren't so bad to the motivational power of a deadline, Shape's nutrition editor shares what she learned on her road to the Brooklyn Half.

6 Tips for Successful Fundraising

Make raising money while training for a race easier with these tips to reach people and help them believe in your cause.