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Your Guide to Training and Running a Race with Your BFF
Accomplish your goal and strengthen your friendship
Why Half Marathons Are the Best Distance Ever
They're doable, you'll feel accomplished, and you don't have to give up your entire social life to train.
I'll Never Run a Marathon—And That Doesn't Make Me Less of a Runner
Why is it all about the 26.2?
What Training for a Long Race Really Does to Your Legs
From hips all the way down to your ankles, training for a long race can cause serious wear and tear on your legs
What I Learned from Running 20 Disney Races
The experience really is magical.
I Made a Huge Mistake Before My Half-Marathon (Don't Worry, I Survived)
Drink your water, people.
Should You Ever Give Up On a Fitness Goal?
After countless failures at a long-term goal, one Star Wars Half Marathon runner learns the power of positive thinking, Jedi-style.
15 Half Marathons You Should Sign Up for ASAP
Take your race game to the next level with these must-try half marathons.
The Hands-Down *Best* Signs from the 2016 MORE/SHAPE Half Marathon
You'll laugh and smile your way through the finish line
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.
13 Amazing Moments from the Brooklyn Half Marathon
From sneaking in a kiss to successfully achieving her goal time, our nutrition editor shares her favorite race day milestones.
3 Running Lessons I'll Take to My Next Race
@AliOnTheRun1’s journey to the Brooklyn Half is over and while her finish wasn’t as strong as she hoped, she was able to take away a few valuable lessons.
13.1 Reasons I’m Excited to Run the Brooklyn Half Marathon
From pre-race shopping to a post-race meal, @AliOnTheRun1 shares the reasons she's most excited to run the Brooklyn Half Marathon.
5 Things I Learned While Half-Marathon Training
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.
What's Running Through My Head Before Race Day
@AliOnTheRun1 shares what's running through her head two weeks before the Brooklyn Half Marathon.
4 Nutrition Rules to Combat Running-Induced Hunger
To find the best way to stay energized before, during, and after a run, Shape's nutrition editor sought out some expert advice.
Why Running Goals Shouldn't Just Be About Being Fast
With the Brooklyn Half-Marathon weeks away, AliOnTheRun1 is determined to finish strong—whether or not she beats her personal running record.
Why You Should Run a Pre-Race Before Your Big Race
Run a 10K before the upcoming Brooklyn Half Marathon? Shape's nutrition editor did it—and highly recommends it.
Would You Run Twice in One Day?
Shape's nutrition editor doubled up on her half marathon training runs and experienced a surprising epiphany.
The Amazing Benefit of Running with a Friend
@AliOnTheRun1 describes the love/hate relationship she has with her faster, fitter running buddy.
"The Phrase That Powers Me Through Tough Runs"
Our nutrition editor shares the personal mantra that powers her through her toughest runs.
Why Race Spectating Can Benefit Your Training Plan
According to @AliOnTheRun1, standing on the marathon sidelines is incredibly motivating when it comes to your race training.
What to Do When Your Training Plan Needs to Change
@AliOnTheRun1 shares what to do when your training plan suddenly doesn't suit your lifestyle.
How to Survive Long Runs While Marathon Training
Shape's nutrition editor pushed past her comfort zone and lived to tell the tale.
10-Week Half-Marathon Training Schedule
Get race-ready in just 10 weeks with this official training schedule from the esteemed running organization.
The Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before Signing Up for a Race
After one too many races, @AliOnTheRun1 had to ask herself these important questions before committing to her next half-marathon.