How to Do Everything: Running a Race

What you eat before a race can make or break you. Follow these six steps so you don't find yourself running out of juice before the finish line. (Dylan Coulter)
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Fuel for a Race

What you eat before a race can make or break you. Follow these six steps so you don't find yourself running out of juice before the finish line.

Fuel for a Race: Eat Before Training

Keep track of what you eat while training to learn what works best for your body.

» Learn How to Make Training Meals

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Fuel for a Race: Recover Faster

Teaching your body to recover more quickly can shave minutes off your time. Try a few of these simple methods.

» Learn How to Recover During a Marathon

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Fuel for a Race: Eat Before Your Race

Ramp up your calorie intake as the race approaches but choose your meals wisely. It will make a difference down the road.

» Learn How to Eat Before Your Race

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Fuel for a Race: Fuel the Night Before

The night before a race is your last chance to really load up. Use the opportunity wisely.

» Learn How to Fuel the Night Before a Race

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Fuel for a Race: Fuel the Morning of Your Race

The morning before your race is a precious window of time. Learn how to make the most of it.

» Learn How to Prepare the Morning of Your Race

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Fuel for a Race: During the Race

Once you’re in the thick of your marathon, fuel will be precious. Make the most of your limited opportunities to recharge.

» Learn How to Fuel During Your Race

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Run Across America

Running across the country? It sounds impossible but more people have done it than you think. We break down the best way to try with this guide.

» Learn How to Run Across America

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Choose Your First Triathlon

Choosing your first triathlon can be intimidating. So we've selected a few criteria to help you narrow it down.

» Learn How to Choose Your First Triathlon

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Run Your First Ultra

Ellie Greenwood, winner of the 2012 ­Western States 100-mile Endurance Run, on how you can balance big miles with a day job.

» Learn How to Prepare for Your First Ultra

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Train for Your First Ultra

If you can run a marathon, you can finish a 50-miler. Follow this plan to toe the starting line in peak physical and mental shape.

» Learn How to Train for Your First Ultra

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Conquer the Spartan Race

Welcome to the log-hauling, wall-scaling, mind-twisting test of endurance, where you never know what happens next.

» Learn How to Conquer the Spartan Race

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Run Your First Ultramarathon

An ultramarathon isn't just a race: It's a windy, rocky, leg-trashing trail to self-enlightenment. Get ready to run your first 50-miler with tips from our ultra experts.

» Learn How to Run Your First Ultramarathon


Eat for an Ultramarathon

If you're running an ultra, you can pretty much expect to face some gastric distress along the way.

» Learn How to Eat for an Ultramarathon

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Find a Training Partner

The number of exercise-partner websites seems to rival that of dating sites, and visiting one can be just as frustrating.

» Learn How to Find a Training Partner

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Run Your Best Half-Marathon

The marathon’s little brother has been bumper-sticker branded 13.1. The distance is half that of a marathon, but that doesn’t mean running one is half the achievement.

» Learn How to Run Your Best Half-Marathon

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Run a 10K

Want to make this year memorable? Start training now and destroy your office mates in a 10K.

» Learn How to Run a 10K

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