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.

The historic fall running of the Boston Marathon will place it alongside the 100th in 1996 and Boston Strong in 2014 as most memorable.

Peter Bromka, 2:19 marathoner, reflects on the art, science, and sweet chaos of racing the historic Boston Marathon course.

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.

Loading up on carbs and fat is proven to work, but only for certain races and with its own side effects. Here's the science on what actually works.

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.

Tightened qualifying standards and an unprecedented cut-off time have brought qualifying marks close to the speeds required to toe the line during the height of the first running boom.

How some race organizers are making changes to become more sustainable, and 3 ways you can make a difference.

Just in time for summer, a new paper outlines everything an endurance athlete should know to stay safe and race strong in sweltering heat.

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

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

How creating adaptable goals can keep us in the focus of Flow during the heat of hard running.

It's been a while since you pinned on a number. Three elite runners share strategies for a smooth return to competition.

One personal view of 50 years of the race that did so much to create modern running — as a runner, broadcaster, fan, writer, and human.

If you want to net a goal performance in your next race, follow these racing guidelines from Pete Magill's book, "Fast 5K."

What we learned about racing, racers, and the indomitable spirit of running from the London Marathon in the time of Covid-19.

Why we know so little (scientifically speaking) about how to eat for ultramarathons.

Anything can happen during a race. Having a strategy in place will make sure you're ready for it all.

A practical guide to organizing your own DIY race without the bells or whistles — and a memorable example of one.

6 Strategies to help you stay focused, dig deep and taste success when racing alone.

Loads of factors within and outside the body contribute to nausea during ultramarathons, but there are some ways to mitigate it.

Time trials and virtual races present unique challenges and require new psychological tactics. Here's how to mentally master them.

Techniques for training your mind to get the most out of your body on virtual race day.

How to overcome the unique logistical and mental challenges of racing alone.

Your speed will determine if and how you need to consume carbs to fuel your half marathon.

Since 1989, Students Run LA has quietly coached 70,000 high-risk young runners to a finish the LA Marathon and reach academic success.

Six elite American runners share their training and strategy around a tune-up half marathon six weeks out from the marathon.

The half marathon provides the most enjoyable miles of any race, even when pushing for a PR.

13.1 Miles is often the perfect race distance, no matter what your level of experience or ability.

How to calculate the right half-marathon pace for your level of race fitness, plus workouts and strategies to ensure that you’re ready to run it.

Running the second half of a race faster than you run the first half is a proven formula for success.

Racing with a pre-determined goal pace fails to take into account race-day variables and will lead to sub-optimal results.

Why should Fido stay home while you have all the fun on race day? With Canicross, both dog and human share in the thrill of chasing a PR (and maybe a few squirrels).

We camped out just past the 2019 New York City Marathon finish line to capture the emotions of running 26.2 and ask runners how it went. Their answers were—mostly—enthusiastic on this PR day, and totally candid.

Sara Hall and Jared Ward both focus on: "Run the mile you're in."

As the visual archetype of the first mile of the New York City Marathon, the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge has created one of the iconic images of our age—and is one tough hill. 

The Pulaski Bridge, at halfway in the New York City Marathon, is the signal to do a systems check and to start paying attention as you face the challenges of the second half.

The dark and quiet of the Queensboro Bridge challenges you to stay focused just as you're starting to feel the distance, then drops you into the bright, loud chaos of 1st Avenue.

The Willis Avenue Bridge is the gateway to the final miles of the New York City Marathon, where every runner has to dig deep.

Pushing the pace downhill is tempting, but carries a cost that negates any time gains. Here's why.

Five elite marathoners from around the world detail their pre-race meals and in-race fuel—and their diets are surprisingly similar.

You want to deplete your carb supply to get many of the long run's training benefits. Here's why—and the exception.

Coach Ben Rosario and elite runner Scott Fauble of the HOKA Northern Arizona Elite take us inside the decision to withdraw from an important race, with lessons for us all.

Scott Fauble and coach Ben Rosario give us an insightful look at the training leading to the Beach to Beacon 10K and the exciting race-day experience.

This Swiss mountain “race for nobody” should be on every runner’s bucket list for its beauty, challenge and community spirit.

Research reveals ideal race temperatures and how to adjust your pace when it heats up.

You can adapt your body to tap your vast energy reserves of fat through diet and training. Here’s how.

Experts explain why it is worthwhile for runners to focus on fat-burning metabolism and blood sugar management.

How the Peachtree Road Race, a local 10K in the mid-summer heat of Atlanta, came to be one of the world's largest and most competitive.

3 tactical lessons from the distance races at the Brooks PR Invitational

Use these eight tips to perform optimally in hot conditions.

Combining traveling and racing can be tricky, but strategic planning and toggling between runner and tourist can allow you to enjoy the best of both.

Have You Ever Considered Running In 13 Countries In One Day? Probably not. But Josh Sanders did. And then he tried it. With 15 friends.

An elite runner comes to grips with training amid other life priorities and still racing hard even when the goal is to have fun.

The engineer from Colorado Springs ran a big PR, qualified for the Olympic Trials—and beat half the elite field.

The Boston Marathon's course writes the script. Runners simply enact its strenuous narrative year after year. A brief history of tragedy and triumph.

The science behind those screaming quads and pain brain. Becuase once you're in, the Boston Marathon doesn't make it easy to get that finisher's medal.

You’ve heard of the Newton Hills— Moguls. Heartbreak? A molehill. The big hills of the Boston Marathon go down, and until now, they didn't have names.

The pros who ran Boston's downhills best take us through the course. Expert advice from Des Linden, Ryan Hall and Bill Rodgers.

Top American marathoners share how they deal with race-week concerns of excess energy, changing schedules and travel worries.

Timing carbs and workouts can help build fat-burning ability while still maintaining high-quality training.

Scheduling two races close together can create rewarding new challenges but requires strategic training and a flexible, positive attitude.

Lessons from Millrose: Grant Fisher and Kate Grace Share Their Strategies for Toeing the Line with Confidence

What do top milers and top marathoners have in common? They both train consistently, year-round, and their fitness lets them race well at any time at almost any distance.

Evening races present unique fueling challenges. Use these three tips to step up to the starting line ready to run fast.

Different pacing strategies suit different personalities and racing situations—discover which works best for you