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New big-data study digs into hitting the wall in the marathon, revealing who is most likely to crash, when, and how much it will cost you.

Why marathon pacing is so hard, and how can you improve your ability to pace optimally and not to hit the wall hard during the 26.2-mile challenge.

5 facts about reducing training load and maintaining fitness as your marathon approaches. Plus, a proven 4-week marathon taper plan.

Word cues: a simple strategy to beat back negative thoughts and keep yourself focused on executing your race plan.

Don't just dominate the hills, conquer the whole course by running more strategically and finishing faster.

Debunking the myth that you are broken if you don't maintain contact with your competitors in a race.

The power of shifting from “I have to do this” to “Let’s see what I can do” in a race.

Here’s how to approach your first time toeing a race starting line since pre-pandemic times.

Almost 20 years later, a former collegiate miler revisits that old feeling once again — and walks away with an appreciation for the most honest event.

Rules, rules and more rules. In the Olympics, you have to do more than just run fast to reach the finish line.

How the 800m final at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials played out reveals tactical lessons for every runner

Research shows how you address yourself on challenging runs affects your performance.

Many races are coming back in 2021, but don’t expect to pick up right where you left off.

A test to predict what you could run in a mile race today, that doubles as a unique workout.

How six elite runners use their minds to optimize what their bodies can do in training and racing.

The psychology behind why we get so nervous before a race and strategies for coping with the impending pain.

How much should you taper before a race? We detail the key elements that make for an ideal taper, and how not to botch it.

How to predict your race pace — and training priorities — at every distance from the mile to the marathon.

Runners who stopped their strength training retained the benefits for four weeks, and got faster.

Jenny Simpson's final race as a college runner was a fascinating example of how the mind can limit the body.

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