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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

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

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