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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!

Knee Pain and Running

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

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!

The Best Diet for Runners

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

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.

26.2 Things You Never Knew About the NYC Marathon

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

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.

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.

How to Train for a Half Marathon in the Middle of a Horrible Winter

Our nutrition editor shares how she's maintaing her half marathon training plan--despite the arctic weather.

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 Moves You Can Do While Traveling

Stave off joint pain, muscle stiffness, and poor circulation with these easy moves you can do on the plane.

How Much Water Do Runners Really Need?

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

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.

My Favorite Running Moment Has Nothing to Do With Personal Victories

Yes, beating your PR is great, but @AliOnTheRun1 says the best victories during a run have nothing to do with your goals.

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.

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Bike

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

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.

Can Meditation Boost Your Workouts?

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

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.

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.

In The Swim of Things

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

Why You Should Run with Someone Faster Than You

@AliOnTheRun1 describes the love/hate relationship she has with her faster, fitter running buddy.

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.