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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

Marathon Monday
by Byline to Finish Line
posted April 18, 2011 at 1:17pm

Today is a day to be inspired, to breathe deep and experience the energy of the day. The Boston Marathon is simultaneously about tradition and breaking barriers. It is about both personal journey and a communal celebration. Today I am a spectator. It i...more

Checking in on the 2011 Boston Marathon
by Pretty Tough
posted April 18, 2011 at 11:54am

If you’ve ever trained for, or considered running a marathon, then you know that Monday marks the 115th annual Boston Marathon, one of the world’s oldest and venerated racing events. The Boston Marathon has been hosted annually on Patriots’ Day, the...more

Mary Keitany of Kenya wins London Marathon in 2:19:19
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted April 18, 2011 at 10:35am

The London marathon took place over the weekend. The women's winner was Mary Keitany from Kenya. Her time of 2:19:19 is one of the fastest female marathon times on this course. ...more

Boston Marathon - Women's preview
by LHiggs
posted April 17, 2011 at 4:10pm

Let’s open this up by addressing the pink elephant in the room: There has been an obscene amount of media surrounding Kara Goucher coming back from having a baby. However, she ran all the way up until the day she had the baby and then resumed the da...more

Marathons, chemistry, Bolivia and a touch of possibility
by Byline to Finish Line
posted April 12, 2011 at 5:38pm

She talked a good game. As she entered her final year of college, not a day went by Jessica Suvak didn’t spout off about a different idea for a unique, kitschy, grand adventure she longed to try after graduation. “I wanted to do something off the wal...more

My first marathon was five years ago
by Run Girl Run
posted April 11, 2011 at 6:40pm

Happy Blogiversary to me! It's crazy to think that five years ago yesterday, I was sitting in my sophomore year dorm room debating whether or not I should sign up for my first marathon. Me, sophomore year I can so clearly picture sitting at my standard ...more

Meggan's back y'all! (19 mile run & marathon training week in review.)
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted April 10, 2011 at 10:49am

Wednesday: 70 minutes recovery (7:20-30 pace)Thursday: 20 minute w/u, 4X (60/45/30/15) w/ same rest, jog 3 min then run 10 minutes at tempo (the intervals were about 5:10-5:15 pace, the tempo was @ 5:50 pace) 10 min cool downFriday:8.5 miles w/ Micah, 6:4...more

Joanna Zieger on choosing races
by Fast at Forty
posted April 7, 2011 at 3:32pm

Normally, at the beginning of each year I map out a race plan for the season. This year, I put the ritual on hold. My uncertainty about racing triathlon, or even racing at all, led me to procrastinate until I could no longer ignore the truth. I will not b...more

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