Ready, Set, Race

Follow along on SHAPE’s official race training blog as SHAPE editors and contributors conquer new fitness milestones such as a triathlon, half-marathon, obstacle race, and a 545-mile bike ride!

Since signing up for Ironman Florida this past spring, I've asked pretty much everyone and their dog for advice, and...

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I don't remember when I first became aware of the Ironman Triathlon, but for years I've thought of it as the freaking awesomest accomplishment ever. I mean, a 2.4-mile swim followed by...

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Welp, I did it! The NYC Marathon was Sunday, and I am officially a finisher. My marathon hangover is slowly but surely wearing off thanks to lots of rest, compression, ice baths, and...

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The New York Marathon is upon us! I have trained, slept, eaten, and mentally prepped myself for that long jog I have ahead of me, and I am beyond excited to be running Sunday with...

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You've probably wondered many times yourself: When is the best time of day to work out? When it comes to marathon training and trying to fit in three-hour runs, this simple question...

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No longer are the days when I head out on a run with just my phone, headphones, and a set of keys. Now I have to make sure I'm totally prepped for 26.2 miles, and over the course of my...

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It's easy to get bored, distracted, achy, hungry, thirsty, and tired during the last stretch of a long run, and I'll be honest: It's been a big challenge for me through this training...

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You would think that training for the NYC Marathon in New York City would make things easier. After all, there's electrifying energy on every corner, endless ways to train and stay fit,...

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For a lot of race runners, fundraising is a reality. Many people have charities they believe in, and some join a cause to get a spot in a race.

However another reality is that...

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I traveled to Costa Rica for a week in August, my birthday immediately followed, and then just a couple weeks ago, I sprained my foot walking across a New York City street.

Life is...

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