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Chicago Marathon: Steve Jobs changed how we race (and cheer)
by Fair Game News
posted October 15, 2011 at 11:44am

By Laura Pappano Yes, we’ve heard the exciting Chicago Marathon results. Despite the heat (78 degrees according to my iPhone) Moses Mosop set a course record (2:05:37) and Liliya Shobukhova finished in 2:18:20, making it her third straight Chicago win,...more

Long Beach Marathon: A View from Behind the Scenes
by Chic Runner
posted October 13, 2011 at 6:26pm

Nothing compares to race day when it comes to my job. It seriously is one of the most emotional, stressful, amazing, crazy, busy, exhausting days ever. There is so much adrenaline, work and crazy things to do and finish and then it all comes together and ...more

Woman delivers baby after completing Chicago Marathon
by Pretty Tough
posted October 11, 2011 at 9:34am

Some people are just show-offs. Amber Miller accomplished two monumental feats this weekend. First, the 27-year-old Illinois woman joined 45,000 other runners to participate in Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Then, hours after crossing the f...more

Marathon Season Thus Far
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted October 10, 2011 at 1:15am

I’ve been a bit lax on my usual rate of posting. This is because I actually have a real job, and September and October are the busiest times of the year for a teacher who also coaches cross country. So here’s a rundown of the top action of the fall ...more

Joan Benoit and the Chicago Marathon
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted October 7, 2011 at 10:48am

American marathoner Joan Benoit won the first Olympic Marathon for women at the Los Angeles games in 1984. Twenty-six years later, she's not just still running, she's trying to make an Olympic time once again at 53 years of age. Now married to Scott Samue...more

Joanna Zeiger: Twin Cities Marathon
by Fast at Forty
posted October 5, 2011 at 12:49am

Here is my 10 second race recap: On Sunday I “ran” the Twin Cities marathon. The gun went off at 8. I dropped out at 9:23, just beyond halfway. The pace felt easy. My ribs felt terrible. I cut my losses early to prevent further damage. +++++++++++++++...more

Wineglass Part II: Why not try?
by Byline to Finish Line
posted October 4, 2011 at 12:25pm

The Wineglass Marathon was my last big race of the season. For three months I worked to build up speed and mileage. I had a goal — to PR and run in less than five hours. I had another goal, to be proud of my time goal. I know people who routinely run ma...more

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon Race Recap
by Run Girl Run
posted October 4, 2011 at 12:53am

Bear with me everyone, this race recap is just a bit lengthy! The race this weekend was a huge success! I went in planning to treat it like a long run taking it nice and easy and I finished with a 6 minute PR! Let's start at the beginning: When my a...more

Race Report: Wineglass Marathon
by Byline to Finish Line
posted October 3, 2011 at 7:31pm

The weather forecast kept changing and each time I checked it got a little worse. But when my Android app for The Weather Channel said that the rain on Sunday morning would total 1/4 of an inch, I started freaking out. For a good half hour I let myself th...more

Good day for a PR.
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted October 3, 2011 at 12:19am

Atlanta 13.1 half marathon results: 1:20:37 for 3rd femalePR, hilly as heck, perfect weather!Recap coming soon!-ResultsMaddy- cheering me on, even though I am HER biggest fan :)Mom took this just after 11 miles where I split a 5:55!I wanted Maddy to get ...more

IAAF Thinks Women Need Boys to Succeed. Classy.
by Draft Day Suit
posted October 1, 2011 at 1:50am

I don’t usually follow competitive running that carefully (although I did once run a 5K in a blazing 25 minutes once- be jealous, folks) but even I know when to call bullshit. The International Association of Athletics Foundation (IAAF), the world go...more

Dressing For A Cold Race
by Run Girl Run
posted September 30, 2011 at 3:52pm

When I checked the hourly forecast for Sunday's half marathon, my jaw almost hit the ground when I saw the temperature at the start line would be 37 degrees. Wow! What happened to fall? Don't get me wrong, running in cooler weather is obviously ideal...more

IAAF Idiocy!
by After Atalanta
posted September 30, 2011 at 1:31am

That was in the subject line of the email I received from JB (minus the exclamation point--I added that myself). There was a link to an article about how the IAAF is changing the rules on what races women can earn world records in.This is the article I sa...more

Nike Tells the IAAF You Cannot Change History
by Women in Sport International
posted September 30, 2011 at 1:15am

Tweet @NikeRunning Nike Running In 2003, Paula Radcliffe ran 26.2 miles in 2:15:25. End of discussion. #HISTORYSTANDS on.fb.me/WRisWR pic.twitter.com/vtQRwmwJ This tweet officially awoke me from my blogging slumber. Paula Radcliffe is the current wor...more

Not a Boston Qualifier and proud of it
by Byline to Finish Line
posted September 29, 2011 at 4:49pm

At this time last year, I was preparing to attend the Wineglass Marathon as support crew and spectator, getting the opportunity to watch Mark run a qualifying time for the Boston Marathon. Plenty of people at the Wineglass Marathon, which runs 26.2 miles ...more

Philadelphia Half Marathon Training: Week 3
by Run Girl Run
posted September 29, 2011 at 1:53pm

This week of training started out great, but unfortunately ended on a crappy note with a really bad long run last Friday. I know not every run is going to be perfect, but Friday's run was definitely one of the worst I've had in a while. More on that later...more

The San Francisco Marathon (Part 4)
by Sarah Stanley Inspired
posted September 24, 2011 at 4:10pm

Part 4 of The San Francisco Marathon! Today is race day! Note: this post is mostly photos. 63 of them to be exact . The main race recap is at the end. Don’t worry, you can zoom right to the bottom for it . For some strange reason, my body...more

The San Francisco Marathon (Part 1)
by Sarah Stanley Inspired
posted September 21, 2011 at 7:48pm

The 2011 San Francisco Marathon was amazing. From the pre-parties to the race expo to the race itself to the finish line post party. I was one of the “chosen few” aka, a The San Francisco Marathon Ambassador. And I was delighted to help wi...more

Philadelphia Half Marathon Training: Week Two
by Run Girl Run
posted September 21, 2011 at 1:19pm

Before I dive into last week's training recap, I just wanted to thank you all for your awesome comments on yesterday's blog post. They were hands down some of the most interesting and insightful comments I've ever received. I loved the thought you put int...more

Jenny Scherer on Prepping for San Jose
by Jenny on the Run
posted September 20, 2011 at 10:38pm

I’m about 12 days out from the Rock n’ Roll San Jose half marathon. Training has gone pretty well, gotten some consistent mileage and workouts in, and in that span of time have been very inspired by performances on the track and roads by my fellow Han...more

Marathon prep: The last long run
by Byline to Finish Line
posted September 19, 2011 at 1:33pm

Ok, I admit it. I was nervous. One of the benchmarks of marathon training is the 20-mile run and Sunday was the last long run on my training schedule. When did that happen? When did the Wineglass Marathon become just two weeks away? A chorus of, “but I...more

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