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Race Tips

  • The Polite Way To Say No At Expos

    By Lizzie Post

    Our etiquette expert shares how to navigate a race expo and politely say 'no' if you don't plan on leaving with extra gear.

  • Why You Should Set One Goal

    By Allie Burdick

    Don't give yourself an easy 'out' for reaching your goals—instead, see why many coaches recommend working toward one thing.

  • A Reminder That Anything Can Happen On Race Day

    By Allie Burdick

    A trip to Cuba for a triathlon and to see her father's birthplace turned into a reminder that you can't plan for everything.

  • 5 Things To Expect During Your First Obstacle Race

    By Laura Scaduto

    So you signed up and have started training for your first obstacle race? Here is everything you need to know as race day approaches.

  • Is A Big Or Small Race The Right Choice For You?

    By Allie Burdick

    Here's everything you need to consider when deciding on a big or small race—including registration, day-of logistics and even bling.

  • 4 Ways To Keep Pre-Race Anxiety Under Control

    By Jason Smith

    Successful running coach Pat Henner shares the performance/arousal curve and some essential tips to control your mental game.

  • 5 Steps To Planning Your 2017 Race Calendar

    By Allie Burdick

    As you start looking toward 2017, here are a few things to keep in mind as you build your race calendar (including some key races to try).

  • No Surprise—Heavier Running Shoes Can Slow You Down

    By Team WR

    A new study shows that the weight of your shoes can make a difference on race day. Here's what the University of Colorado found.

  • Mile-By-Mile Breakdown Of NYC Marathon

    By Jessica Sebor

    Take a few thousand steps through the five boroughs with our insider’s course tour of New York City's marquee running event.

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