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Kenyan Distance Domination
by TJ's Turf
posted November 8, 2013 at 9:41pm

Leading up to last weekend's New York City Marathon there was great coverage of the elite athletes, as always. But this year's attention focused heavily on Kenyans, with good reason, as you will read.This NPR piece – "How One Kenyan Tribe ...more

New Website! The Story of ALF (via @laurenfleshman)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted May 30, 2013 at 9:06am

Ask Lauren Fleshman was started in January 2010 in a booth seat at the Flying Star Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jesse and I were sitting opposite one another playing “laptop battleship,” the made-up game where two or more people sit ...more

A YEAR-LONG EXPLORATION OF RUNNING CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD: Yo, Tokyo!
by Becky Runs Away
posted April 12, 2013 at 9:12pm

When I flew out of New Zealand one week ago, I left the last of my English-speaking destinations and took my first of a few flights in the direction of home. Now, a few countries, one major time zone change, and no major holidays stand between me and the ...more

Injuries and the Lessons Learned
by amyYB
posted February 1, 2013 at 3:10pm

Injuries and the lessons learned February 1, 2013 During a run this week, it occurred to me that my Achilles was not tight, sore, or achy.  Wow!  It has been 15 months since surgery and I can say it has finally healed.  What a great feeli...more

Ultrarunner Nikki Kimball is looking for traction on documentary project
by Pretty Tough
posted December 8, 2012 at 8:06am

I recently received the following email from extraordinary ultrarunner Nikki Kimball. Read on – and if you can help support the film in any way, please do so. It’s a worthwhile project with a great message!   I am writing to ask for you...more

Marathons: Tips from a Pro ... maybe
by Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley
posted November 6, 2012 at 8:18pm

I've always been one for experiments. Us sisters, when we were little, ate some dry dog food, just to see what it tasted like (salty). Then there was the time that, aged about 9, I convinced my little sister to let me lick her eyeball, just to see wha...more

Distance Running: The Importance of Early Adjustment
by alangelier
posted February 24, 2012 at 6:12pm

Tips on how to become a more resilient and flexible runner....more

Why Runners Should Take An "Off Season"
by smartrunner
posted November 20, 2011 at 9:02pm

Do You Give Yourself an Off Season?? Here in the Midwest, race season is typically from April or May through October.  That is the time of year when most runners are in their peak training, running a higher volume of miles and intervals.   If you trai...more

Race Report: Niagara Ultra and ideal conditions
by Byline to Finish Line
posted June 20, 2011 at 10:47pm

Laying on the grass in the cool shade, I could feel the clippings start to cling to my sweat-soaked body. The wave of disappointment engulfed me. I worked so hard in training. So hard during the race. I had great preparation and a solid attitude. So why d...more

Mountain runner Moire O Sullivan Part Deux
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted March 31, 2011 at 10:38am

Moire O’Sullivan runs all over the world… quite literally. Her job with international aid agencies brings her to some of the globe’s poorest countries. And when she’s not working, she dons her shorts and shoes and runs around these places, whereve...more

Irish mountain runner Moire O Sullivan
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted March 28, 2011 at 11:15am

Gosinakund Pass NepalMoire O’Sullivan runs all over the world… quite literally. Her job with international aid agencies brings her to some of the globe’s poorest countries. And when she’s not working, she dons her shorts and shoes and runs around ...more

iFitness Belt Giveaway!
by Chic Runner
posted April 1, 2010 at 9:08pm

I am not an April Fools Person. So hopefully no one plays a joke on me today. Anyways, my favorite company, who does not pay me but I love their product so much, allowed me to take some belts at the expo I recently saw them at for my readers! So I now hav...more

Recovery, awe and gratitude
by Byline to Finish Line
posted March 1, 2010 at 10:13am

A confluence of events knocked me out on Sunday. Holed up in a dark bedroom, my body and mind needed a rest day. No workout. No work. Nothing except rest and time to reflect on a busy week and a weekend filled with tracking and volunteering at the Beast o...more

2010, here I come!
by Endurance Meg
posted January 5, 2010 at 2:48pm

I am super excited to race this year. Last year’s triathlon season, my first attempt at tri, was a blast, and even though I only did three races, it was like a party every time. Who’da thought exercising for 11 1/2 hours would be fun? Uhh… this gi...more

2009 CIM Marathon Race Report
by Chic Runner
posted December 9, 2009 at 1:06pm

Wow. This is the last race report I’ll have all year for the year of 2009. I really wish I had a great report to end the year off right, but alas, it wasn’t in my cards, but it seems that people like to read about me exploding so that shall entertain ...more

How to survive an Ultra Marathon
by Balanced Health and Nutrition
posted November 10, 2009 at 1:42am

This September I competed in my first ultra marathon – a 50K (31 mile) trail race in The North Face Endurance Challenge series! If you’re surprised, trust me, I was too! I actually thought I was competing in a 20-miler! But, you know what, when it c...more

Do you want some OJ? Learn more about Operation Jack
by Chic Runner
posted August 6, 2009 at 4:17pm

So I have to tell you all about something. It’s rather exciting and this isn’t even my big news which will probably be revealed on Monday, but this could rival that. Anyways, a good friend of mine, Sam, started up Operation Jack. Sam decided to run 60...more

Movie Review: Running the Sahara
by Running in the Bike Lane
posted February 9, 2009 at 4:56pm

I watched a fascinating documentary this weekend on Showtime, Running the Sahara. The documentary follows 3 men who ran from St. Louis, Senegal across the Sahara dessert to the Red Sea in Egypt....more

Power of Persuasion
by Running in the Bike Lane
posted January 14, 2009 at 6:29pm

I read about the Trans Rockies run sometime in late '07. Now that Preston is on his uber-trek to become an ultra runner over the next year, he's latched onto the idea of strolling through the rockies for 113 miles over 6 days...more

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