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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

Joanna Zeiger on the Colfax Half Marathon
by Fast at Forty
posted May 17, 2011 at 2:20am

I'm in the blue PowerBar top and white visor.Have I ever mentioned that I hate being cold? I am the type of person who shivers and turns purple when it is sunny and 60 degrees. My nemesis is cold and wet. I have no ability to stay warm in those conditions...more

Gaza Marathon
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted May 15, 2011 at 3:53pm

Marathon in Gaza pic Al-JazeeraThere's an unexpected headline. Over 1,000 runners took part in the first marathon held there a few days ago; a 10km, a half and a full marathon. Most did the shorter races, the marathon was run by Palestinian athletes train...more

Five weeks out from Winnipeg Marathon
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted May 15, 2011 at 2:26pm

Monday: 70minutesTuesday: 70 minutesWednesday: 5X1 mile on roads w/ 2:30-3min rest, 5:40, 5:30, 5:34, 5:29, 5:34 (80minutes)- In training shoes cause of achilles, ended up being a great idea.Thursday: 52 minutes with Maddy in the joggerFriday: 70 minutes...more

Frederick Half Marathon: 2011 vs 2010
by Run Girl Run
posted May 10, 2011 at 12:30pm

After Saturday's half marathon, it's safe to say the Frederick Running Festival is one of my favorite races. I mostly run big races, but I love the small, hometown feel of the Frederick half marathon. I ran it last year. I ran it this year. And I'm...more

Frederick Half Marathon Race Report
by Run Girl Run
posted May 9, 2011 at 12:10pm

The Frederick Half Marathon was a blast this weekend. This race is always a good reminder of just how awesome small races are. The event is super low-key, well-organized and a ton of fun. Tracy, me, Ashleigh and Zach I did not have the world's best rac...more

Frederick Half Marathon Goals
by Run Girl Run
posted May 6, 2011 at 1:24pm

Race day is tomorrow! I'm three parts super excited and one part kind of nervous, but this race is going to be fun. There's a new course that supposedly cuts out a few of the hills from last year, although I think it still ends with a nasty uphill. Not...more

Final race day preparations
by Run Girl Run
posted May 2, 2011 at 11:56pm

The Frederick Half Marathon is only five days away, which means I'm officially in taper mode and busy working out the last minute details in my race plans. With several half marathons under my belt, my plan for the most part doesn't change too much from ...more

Renaissance at Colony Park Half Marathon Recap. 1st female, 2nd finisher, 6 1/2 months postpartum
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted May 1, 2011 at 12:48pm

Renaissance Half Marathon Results: 1:23:121st Female, 2nd overall finisher, $500, personal record, course record, state record, #11 on the 2011 Canada Road Rankings, yet still disappointed...training this weekSunday: 60 minute jogMonday:70 minute runTuesd...more

C & R remember Grete Waitz
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted April 28, 2011 at 1:38pm

Earlier this month, C and R were very saddened to hear that the great marathoner Grete Waitz passed away from complications from cancer. She was only 57 years young. She was a personal hero of R’s, and admired by both of us.Super pen pal TH was also sad...more

First 20 miler since pregnancy. 8 weeks out from marathon debut
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted April 24, 2011 at 1:25am

This week:Sunday:60minutes at a snail paceMonday: 73 minutesTuesday: 2 mile w/u, 4X60/45/30/15 sec @5:10-5:15 pace, max of 60 sec recovery. + 20 minutes marathon tempo (6:20, 6:21, 6:20)Wednesday: 60 minutes on the trainer & abs (achilles)Thursday: AM...more

Hitting the wall: Why have women’s marathon times stalled?
by Fair Game News
posted April 23, 2011 at 1:25am

By Laura Pappano Whether or not the IAAF decides to recognize as a new world record Geoffrey Mutai’s win in the Boston Marathon, crossing in 2:03:02 – 57 seconds faster than Haile Gebreselassie’s 2008 record of 2:03:59 – is, in some ways, immater...more

Spectator Report: The Boston Marathon
by Byline to Finish Line
posted April 21, 2011 at 10:32am

We had just passed a sign which noted there were 103 miles left between our current location and the city of Boston. “See Mark. We are less than an Ironman bike away from Boston!” I said with a smile. “Too bad we didn’t bring your bike,” he rep...more

Competition with ghosts and fights with the future
by Byline to Finish Line
posted April 20, 2011 at 3:19pm

The breeze off the Charles River was cool but the sun was warm and inviting. And after 4.25 miles of running, the warm generated from movement was enough to keep the chill at bay. Runners of all kinds passed by, absorbed in their own worlds, ignoring my f...more

Ask Lauren Fleshman: Can Max Weights and Marathon Training Play Nice Together?
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted April 19, 2011 at 5:40pm

Q: Lauren, I will be training for the Chicago Marathon this October. I will be running five days and resting or cross-training the other two. I want to add barbell squats and seated calves to my training regimen. I will be doing both on the same day onc...more

Today we lost "Grete (Waitz) the Great" to cancer
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted April 19, 2011 at 5:37pm

"One of the brightest flames of the modern athletics era has been extinguished but the heroic deeds of Grete Waitz will live on eternally" -Lamine Diack, IAAF presidentLink to CBS News articleGrete Waitz has been an inspiration to me since the day I sta...more

Monday Morning Decathlete (Special Tuesday Edition)
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted April 19, 2011 at 12:15pm

The Boston Marathon's traditional Monday date pushed this week's column back a day.What did we learn this week?NBC/Universal has shown its true colors.I planned on starting off this column writing about what happened in the Boston Marathon—and A LOT hap...more

Watching the Boston Marathon
by Chic Runner
posted April 18, 2011 at 10:27pm

(Photo from Here) There’s just something about watching a marathon on TV. At least for me there is. Seeing the crowds get into it, seeing the high-fives, the hugs, the tears and the determination on every one’s face. It’s such a great feeling to ...more

Boston Marathon - elite women quick recap + USA Olympic Trials qualifiers
by LHiggs
posted April 18, 2011 at 3:10pm

What an exciting day! Kim Smith almost proved me right, as she was my pick for the win, but was sidelined before 20 miles with cramping in her right calf. Her move may have looked risky, but her halfway split was pretty close to the pace of the winning t...more

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