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Take a cue from the pros and don't go into your race cold. "Do this warm-up before the gun goes off to help freshen your legs," says Andrew Kastor, founder and coach of High Sierra Striders running club in Mammoth Lakes, California. It's a smart start to any run; also try it once or twice a week as you train.

Stick to your training plans and take on more miles with these tips from readers who've successfully crossed the finish line.

Let's get one thing straight: "You don't need to complete a marathon to be a 'runner,'" says Jess Underhill, run coach and owner of Race Pace Wellness in New York City.

You signed up for that half-marathon, then winter happened. Which means your training didn't. Now you're toeing the start line unprepared.

Your knees have a thankless job. They bear the brunt of your body weight while helping you walk, run, and move seamlessly—all without much complaining.

There's a science to choosing the perfect energy supply to help you fly through your miles. We tapped some top pros to make it simple.

Kick butt on your next run with these eye-of-the-tiger mental tips from Traci Statler, Ph.D., a professor of sport psychology at California State University, Fullerton, who helps give the USA Track &a

This strength circuit hits the sweet spot where your body gets the extra juice it needs to run faster without postworkout soreness slowing you down.

Mix these simple running workouts with your regular loops to transform your fitness level "without the monotony and fatigue of longer, steady sessions," says Josh Maio, the head coach for Gotham City

Don't let chilly temps and inclement weather steal your running mojo. We found seven jackets you need when you run outside this winter.

Running longer and farther may not be as necessary as you think. Here's the ideal running distance, according to the latest research.

Running in cold weather boasts extra body benefits, according to new research. Here's how to take advantage of the chilly temps—without compromising your safety.

From smartphones to Snapchat, your life is wired for speed, so isn't it time your run got in on the action?

The IT band is a fibrous tissue that lies over the muscles from the hip to the outside of the knee, says Wendy Winn, PT, OCS, of New York Custom Physical Therapy in New York City.

When you're new to the running game, there are a lot of questions swirling around races, training, and what's the best food to eat.

Try this treadmill trick to rev your pace without mad-sprinting your butt off: "Varying the speed, time and incline of intervals can reduce stress on your body," says David Siik, creator of the Precis

Change terrain on your run to firm all over.

Pump up your running pace with hardcore plyometrics.