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Lauren Fleshman: Light Bulb #3: The Moment You Know...I can run a marathon
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted October 20, 2011 at 10:50am

When you’ve never done a marathon, it is scary as s%#! But there is a beautiful moment, after slogging away for weeks, when what once seemed impossible is suddenly within your reach. I’m sure this moment can happen anytime: after completing a grueli...more

Light bulb #2: Marathon is bad for your feet
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted October 19, 2011 at 8:41am

I’ve run for 16 years now and until three weeks ago, I had perfect feet. Okay, yeah I’ve had four stress fractures, so the internal mechanics leave something to be desired, but from just looking at ‘em, people have literally told me, “Damn! Thos...more

The IAAF has a Bunny Problem (not just in women’s marathoning)
by Fair Game News
posted October 18, 2011 at 5:48pm

By Laura Pappano The international track federation’s (IAAF) decision to nullify women’s marathon records from mixed-sex events reflects a crude double standard: Men can have rabbits; women can’t. The use of pacesetters is common in running, from ...more

Paula and the Marathon: History Stands
by Byline to Finish Line
posted October 18, 2011 at 5:10pm

A few weeks ago, the governing body for international track and field made an announcement regarding women’s marathon records. Turns out, the IAAF will only recognize world records run by women in races with a women-only field. The reason? Running with ...more

Recovery time: Finding stillness in the desert
by Byline to Finish Line
posted October 17, 2011 at 5:04pm

The plan to spend a few days hiking in the Eastern Sierra fell apart. My hiking traveling party was either physically busted from the first day on Mt. Whiteny or emotionally and mentally done with anything involving a mountain. And so we decided to drive ...more

Training for the week..7 days out from 26.2
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted October 17, 2011 at 11:46am

Monday: 9.7 milesTuesday: AM: 30 minutes PM: 2 miles with the nieghbourWednesday: 2 mile w/u, 4X 1 mile on the track, 5:29, 5:22, 5:16, 5:13 (rest of 3-3.5) 10 min c/dThursday: 9.16 milesFriday: 45 minutes easySaturday: 12.7 miles in 1:27 (relaxed and eas...more

Lauren Fleshman: The Final Countdown to ING NYC Marathon
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted October 17, 2011 at 8:59am

In 21 days, this 5k runner will be standing on the starting line of the NY Marathon, about to run 26.2 miles for the first time in my life (as hard as I can). Hot damn! For these final three weeks of marathon prep, my goal is to share at least one thing...more

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

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