2014 Race Report

Everything you need to know about slapping down an entry fee, pinning on a race bib, and heading to the start line.

Incorporate Strength Exercises

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Big Picture

Competition

Don't Treat Training Like Work
Feb 6, 2014

Don't Treat Training Like Work

Raising money once a year is great. So is pushing yourself to the limit. But today's racing culture is all about the fun.
Have More Fun: Ride a Gran Fondo
Feb 6, 2014

Have More Fun: Ride a Gran Fondo

Plenty of races forgo the clock, but few are more fun than the European cycling tradition that’s blowing up ­stateside
Cold-Weather Races

Winter Epics

Beat the Cold on Course
Feb 6, 2014

Beat the Cold on Course

From fat biking and snowshoe racing to winter trail running, there has never been more opportunity—or more variety—for competing on snow. Here's how to thrive when the mercury drops.
How Should I Warm-Up for a Cold Race?
Dec 6, 2013

How Should I Warm-Up for a Cold Race?

I’m racing the California International Marathon this weekend. The temperature will be in the 30s to start. How should I warm up?
What Does It Take to Be a Great Shovel Racer?
Feb 5, 2013

What Does It Take to Be a Great Shovel Racer?

I noticed that the World Championship Shovel Races are coming up this weekend and thought, "Hey, now there's a sport I might be able to compete in." What steps should I take to prepare for next year?
Beat the Cold on Course
Feb 6, 2014

Beat the Cold on Course

From fat biking and snowshoe racing to winter trail running, there has never been more opportunity—or more variety—for competing on snow. Here's how to thrive when the mercury drops.
Essentials

Before the Start Line

Lose Yourself by Racing in Costume
Feb 6, 2014

Lose Yourself by Racing in Costume

It's impossible to not have fun racing in a fat Elvis suit, no matter how painful the last mile is.
Gear

Be Comfortable, Be Fast

The Future of Fitness Is Social
Feb 6, 2014

The Future of Fitness Is Social

A growing list of apps and tracking units allows you to challenge riding buddies and strangers alike.
Yaktrax vs. MICROspikes
Nov 20, 2012

Yaktrax vs. MICROspikes

Both Yaktrax and MICROspikes tout themselves as superior traction devices that keep you upright on snow and ice. Which product should I buy for winter running?
Fuel

Eating Right for Peak Performance

Foods for a Fitter, Faster You
Aug 20, 2013

Foods for a Fitter, Faster You

These healthy eats can help you build strength, sustain energy, and recover faster
Recharge Your Body with Fruit
Jun 20, 2013

Recharge Your Body with Fruit

The trendy fruitarian diet is gaining a reputation for possible health risks. But the right fruits, assuming they’re not your only energy source, pack a performance punch.
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