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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

Boston Marathon: One week and counting....
by Win Catherine: The Story of Catherine Nyambura Ndereba
posted April 6, 2011 at 10:32am

It is only one week until Catherine heads to Boston for the 115th Boston Marathon and we will be right with her filming! We need to film Catherine in Boston. That race is such a part of her resume that it would be a sin not to film with her there. The c...more

LA Marathon. (After the Flood)
by Sarah Stanley Inspired
posted March 31, 2011 at 12:12am

Its been a little over a week since me and 19,887 runners conquered (swam?) the LA Marathon. (Note: 23542 runners started the epic adventure.) Because I was running I wasn’t able to take photos OR video. Remind someone to sponsor a waterproof camer...more

Pictures from Germantown Half Marathon
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted March 27, 2011 at 10:15pm

As promised....and no spit. ...more

Marathon Training update: Learning to change gears & take gels during a long run
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted March 27, 2011 at 3:38pm

I have not logged my training in a week and a half...so here it goes:Thursday: AM: 45 minutes easy PM: 20minutes easyFriday: 60 minutes with Micah & DavidSaturday: 5 miles with the baby joggerSunday: Half marathon in 1:23 (16miles)Monday: 35 minutes o...more

Pre LA Marathon School Visit
by Sarah Stanley Inspired
posted March 26, 2011 at 12:35pm

As with most cities I visit, I always try to speak to at least one school. Los Angeles was no exception! I’ve been working with Playworks in various cities that my FIT Project takes me. L.A. would be extra special, as I would also get to be a part of ...more

Goals, Goals, Goals
by Chic Runner
posted March 26, 2011 at 12:14pm

I feel like I was just writing up a goal post…oh wait I was last weekend. I definitely didn’t hit many goals last weekend, besides getting to the finish, which I was still very happy with. This weekend, without rain in the forecast, and my body feelin...more

Sarah Stanley's LA Marathon Race Recap
by Sarah Stanley Inspired
posted March 24, 2011 at 2:53pm

Wow. Where do I even begin to start. The amazing sunshine? Not even a figure of my imagination. The cool, gentle breeze replaced by GUSTY 25MPH+ winds? Yeah, that took me and 20,000 other runners breath away. The 26.2 miles of fun we had? Absolutely! Sho...more

LA Marathon 2011 Race Report
by Chic Runner
posted March 22, 2011 at 4:16pm

The weekend started off with working the LA Marathon expo for about 9 hours on Friday, where I also got my bib and t-shirt. The back of the LA Marathon t-shirt. I also was able to find my name on the car that was the pace car! Though it was a lovely da...more

Joanna Zeiger's LA Marathon blog: A wet day in LA
by Fast at Forty
posted March 21, 2011 at 3:39pm

I knew as soon as the 10 day forecast for Los Angeles was posted that rain was imminent on marathon Sunday. I stalked weather.com all week desperately hoping to see a smiling sun in place of the cloud with raindrops. It never happened. It was no surprise,...more

Germantown Half Marathon Race Recap: 1st Female, 5 Months Postpartum
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted March 21, 2011 at 1:17pm

Sunday: 1.5ish mile w/uHalf Marathon in 1:23:40 for 1st ($500)18 min waddle c/d (err...2 miles maybe)Ummmmm........WHAT? Did I seriously just run that 5 months, 5 days after giving birth to my adorable baby girl??? I guess it just goes to show that I hav...more

Chicrunner's Goals for LA
by Chic Runner
posted March 20, 2011 at 10:05am

So it’s awesome that tomorrow should be pouring rain all day tomorrow with wind gusts of up to 30 miles per hour. At least the hotel we are staying in has an awesome Zenith TV to watch tonight before the race. I always get so antsy before the race. I wa...more

Week in review: 18 miles with the guys at marathon pace
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted March 12, 2011 at 5:12pm

Week in Review:Monday: 10 miles in 72minutes, + 8X20 seconds hard strides at 1600m pace (11 miles total)Tuesday: 70 minutes relaxedWednesday: w/u, 40 minutes at relaxed tempo @ goal half-marathon race pace (avg of 6:18 pace), c/d (8-9 miles)Thursday: 64 m...more

Women have easier road to Boston (Marathon)?
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted March 10, 2011 at 12:39pm

So the 2013 Boston Marathon standards have recently been announced and have caused quite a stir in the running community. I have never run a marathon, but if you have been reading my post-pregnancy training blog, I am well into my preparations for the Win...more

Frederick Half Marathon Training Plan
by Run Girl Run
posted February 28, 2011 at 3:10pm

Day one of my new training cycle got off to a rough start this morning. I went to bed last night at 10 p.m. anticipating my 4:30 a.m. wake-up call, but instead of easily falling to sleep, I tossed and turned and didn't sleep a wink until 1:30 a.m. At th...more

Renovating/revamping for the long run
by Jenny on the Run
posted February 26, 2011 at 1:16pm

As I was down in Florida a couple weeks ago preparing for what was then the upcoming New Orleans Half Marathon, I spent a lot of time with my new teammates. I believe we learned a lot about one another, and I know they helped me learn a lot about myself. ...more

Registered for the Frederick Half Marathon
by Run Girl Run
posted February 25, 2011 at 5:45pm

The other day I registered for the Frederick half marathon after hearing that lots of you were running it and after deciding it was pretty much the perfect spring race. Plus, a few of my in-real-life friends are running it too, so it's guaranteed to be a...more

2:46.00
by Fast at Forty
posted February 24, 2011 at 9:52am

The last open marathon I ran was in LA ten years ago. In total, between 1993 and 2001, I ran 12 open marathons. My biggest achievement as a marathoner was 30th place at the 2000 Olympic Trials in a personal best of 2:47.03. Triathlon eclipsed my marathon ...more

Long Runs and Training for LA and Oakland
by Chic Runner
posted February 19, 2011 at 11:07am

So with the whole work Texas Trip, I didn’t get any long run last weekend. FAIL. This weekend I have a 14-16 miler scheduled, which I shall tackle on Sunday. I’m going to run with my new iFitness belt, which I am SO excited to try. It looks like su...more

Superfan Daily: What Are Rankings For? ..and other Track & Field news
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted February 18, 2011 at 9:52am

Yesterday I was informed that the USTFCCCA is working on both dual-meet rankings and relay rankings for college teams.  I like the ideas, but I have some reservations.First of all, I have to applaud the coaches involved in this effort for coming up with ...more

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