There is no shame in making your first 26.2 a little bit easier.

The Definitive Running Resource

Your ultimate guide to achieving running bliss—mind, body, and soles

Eat Smart



Stay fueled without feeling stuffed with one of these quick-and-easy options


A runner cannot exist on sports drinks alone. Here's how to refuel on your toughest runs.


There's more to life than drinking smoothies after every run. Here are 10 great options to help you rebuild after tough workouts.

Win Any Race



Runners are stubborn. It’s what gets them out the door every day, logging miles, and chasing goals. It's also why they make the same mistakes over and over again. Don’t be that guy.

U.S. champ miler Will Leer leads the way to your next PR


Only 2 percent of people who toe a marathon starting line will break 3 hours. As Matt Skenazy found out, joining that club isn't easy.

We put five common maxims to the test

Why We Run



Even the staunchest anti-runner can't say no to a puppy with energy to burn


It may be the best natural medicine there is

From eternal youth (kind of) to GPS genitalia, a whole world of perks awaits

Joint pain, heart problems, boredom, dubious fashion. It's easy to come up with reasons not to run. So why do it at all?

Tame Your Mind

Mental Strength


You’ve heard that Kobe Bryant meditates, and that most pro athletes perform their best while in a flow state. But what does that mean, and how do you get there? Three new books attempt to demystify the cloudy world of mindfulness training.


Secrets to lasting focus and motivation


Who says smartphones take you out of the moment? Used smartly, they can open your mind and make you more present than ever.




A quick way to faster recovery and fewer injuries


You don't need a gym membership to be ready for race season


As the trends have swung from minimalist slippers to fat shoes and back again, one thing has remained the same: to avoid injury, you need burly feet

Will Cockrell

A workout regimen designed for an insane TV obstacle course gives you exactly what you need: variety