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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

Sacroiliac Joint (S.I. Joint) dysfunction and running. How to deal, what works for me.
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted July 5, 2011 at 2:39pm

I've been getting this question a lot so I thought I would blog about it.People have been asking me about my "hip" and what it feels like/ what I do about it. In college I was misdiagnosed with piriformis syndrome and ran hurt 75% of the time. It was not ...more

Meggan Frank's first marathon= SUCCESS!
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted June 21, 2011 at 1:01pm

Manitoba Marathon Results:2:58:09 2nd female, $5001.) I finished.2.) I broke 3 hours.3.) I didn't break anything else :)4.) I FREAKIN DID IT!Race recap coming soon! Just busy! ...more

WARNING! Marathon Inspiration Ahead. Read/watch at your own risk
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted June 12, 2011 at 4:39pm

I was very successful with my taper for the Manitoba Marathon this week. Houston was gone for the NCAA Div. 1 Track and Field championships (MSU finished 20th on the men) so I ran with Maddy in the jogger except for Wednesday night and Saturday (I had a...more

The Blue Line Index: Rock n' Roll San Diego
by Fast at Forty
posted June 7, 2011 at 2:41am

Now that is a sea of people! I circled myself. Ok, so I wore my Garmin during the Rock n Roll San Diego half marathon yesterday. Guess what? The course is long! My watch clocked me at 21.4 kilometers, a whopping 300 meters extra. I am going to take 65 sec...more

Tapering for my first Marathon...really?
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted June 6, 2011 at 12:21am

Training results this week Monday: 2:00 hr long run (17.1 miles) w/ 13 miles @ 6:33-6:48Tuesday: 45 minutes recoveryWednesday: 60 minutes w/ MicahThursday: 10 miles w/ 3X2mile @ 5:58 average, 2-2:30 rest (on hilly loop w/ garmin) + 1.5 miles & 40 min...more

Laguna Hills Half Marathon Race Report
by Chic Runner
posted June 1, 2011 at 7:28pm

This past weekend I took part in the Laguna Hills Half Marathon on Memorial Day with my friend Kristy. We tried to get her a PR but alas it was not in the cards. With a hot and mostly boring course, we didn’t cross the mat with her new PR but we did hav...more

Race report: Buffalo Half Marathon
by Byline to Finish Line
posted May 31, 2011 at 1:55pm

It wasn’t until early in the week when the idea really started to take hold. The training plan called for a 15-mile long run on Sunday. The Buffalo Marathon and Half Marathon was being held that day. Hmm. What if I combined the two? And so I checked in ...more

Marathon Simulator FAIL! Valuable hydration lesson learned.
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted May 22, 2011 at 12:48pm

Weekends = Fun day with Maddy! Look at her waving! Another milestone. There truly is NOTHING better than being a Mom.Training Week in Review:Sunday: 60 min super easyMonday:70 min run Tuesday:72 min run Wednesday: 2 mile w/u, 3mile/2mile/1mile at tempo, 3...more

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