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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

Philadelphia Half Marathon Training: Week One
by Run Girl Run
posted September 14, 2011 at 2:28pm

Despite the nasty, rainy weather D.C. had all last week, I tried not to let my training plan be a complete wash (har har, bad pun intended). In the end I only missed one run, although unfortunately it was a tempo run. Kind of a bummer, but not the end of ...more

Week training recap: 6 weeks out from Niagara Falls Marathon
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted September 12, 2011 at 12:58am

Monday: 15.3 miles on treadmill w/30 min @ 7:0310 min @ 6:5330 min @ 6:4435 min @ 6:40Tuesday: 60 minutesWednesday: 10 min w/u, 20+ min c/d, 4X2mile on road course w/Garmin, 2-2:30 recovery5:56, 5:48 = 11:445:48, 5:58 = 11:465:56, 5:43 = 11:395:52, 5:55 =...more

Marathon Training is For Real Runners
by Sarah Stanley Inspired
posted September 7, 2011 at 4:30pm

Time and time again I hear (and see) people who don’t take training for a marathon seriously. **Note: for the sake of this article, we will focus on marathon training, but the basic principle of training applies to all race distances. And ye...more

Food as Fuel: Food Beliefs of Triathletes & Marathoners
by Musings from a Multisport Mama
posted September 5, 2011 at 1:51pm

The post-race party has started With the current foodie trend extolling the health benefits of whole foods, organic foods, home cooked or slow foods, gluten/fat/sugar/salt-free and 100% natural foods, I thought it was curious that many endurance athlet...more

"I'm probably the only one who has run Copenhagen Marathon with a veil"
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted September 3, 2011 at 11:41pm

Direct copy of google translation from DanishShe's spent. Well used. When she crossed the line at Islands Brygge after 5 hours and 50 minutes. But she is also proud because she was the only woman with an immigrant background and the veil did must. Wit...more

Building a Philadelphia Half Marathon Training Plan
by Run Girl Run
posted August 31, 2011 at 1:21pm

I can't believe it's been almost four months since I've been on some sort of training plan. I'm used to spending the summer in hardcore training mode for an early fall race, but it's been really nice this year to kick back, relax and not stress about trai...more

Mama's got wheels.
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted August 29, 2011 at 10:44pm

A good week of training. Still had a few days were I was pretty drained, but all in all I can't complain.Monday: 80 minutes Maddy during her only calm moment at Ruby Tuesday's on Sunday!! Tuesday: 60minutes w/ stridesWednesday: 3.5 mile w/u, 2 mile c/d, ...more

Thought for the day: If I knew I could not fail ….
by Byline to Finish Line
posted August 23, 2011 at 10:54pm

Last night, I went looking through some of my favorite books for an inspirational quote. It’s not something I do often, but I was in the mood for a bit of motivation from outside myself. But I failed to find anything that spoke to me. So I turned on an ...more

Lize Brittin: It's All About the Hill
by Lize Brittin: Training on Empty
posted August 20, 2011 at 3:55pm

Today is the Pikes Peak Ascent. There are debates all over the place about who is likely to win and what times will be run. There are lesser debates about what kinds of runners are typically good mountain runners. There's even one discussion about whether...more

Hiking boots, shirts, videos and marathons
by Byline to Finish Line
posted August 18, 2011 at 1:26pm

It’s one of those days filled with a bunch of notes which don’t readily appear to create a coherent story line. But this is much more than a link dump. Because if there’s one thing I’ve learned in my journey, it’s that everything is connected. S...more

Balancing Marathon Training and Tailgate Season
by Run Girl Run
posted August 17, 2011 at 2:07pm

As you all know, I love me a good tailgate and with football season only a few weeks away, it's time to start figuring out how I'm going to balance half marathon training and tailgating. Spending six hours every Saturday at a tailgate and following tha...more

World Championships Preview: Marathon
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted August 14, 2011 at 9:39am

Between now and the beginning of the Worlds, I’ll be previewing a different group of events. Yesterday I did the multis, today I’m doing the marathons. Men Competition schedule: Saturday, September 3, 5:00 PM ET — will be covered LIVE on Universa...more

New plan: Getting ready for the Niagara Falls International Marathon
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted August 8, 2011 at 12:49am

Monday: 81 minutes w/ M.&;D.Tuesday: 73 minutesWednesday: 2 mile w/u, 2 mil c/d, 8X800m on Mugshots, 2:41 averageThursday: 70 minutes recovery runFriday: AM:20minute shake out PM: 20 min w/u, 20 min c/d, 3.3 mile race in Oxford, 1st: 18:44 (17:40 thro...more

26.2 Ways to Rock The San Francisco Marathon
by Sarah Stanley Inspired
posted July 29, 2011 at 1:53am

Running The San Francisco Marathon? Or the first or second half? Congratulations! Here are 26.2 ways to rock each step of the way! 1) You can’t cram hydration! Start hydrating today! Make sure to include electrolytes (NUUN or EmgernC are great option...more

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