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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

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

Boston Marathon: What’s the Big Deal?
by Endurance Meg
posted February 18, 2011 at 9:45am

There’s definitely an allure to running the Boston Marathon if you are a runner. Personally, I don’t find it my supreme goal to race there, but I would by lying if I said it isn’t on my radar. I’ve passed up registering for four years now, and I...more

Joanna Zieger: More Triglets
by Fast at Forty
posted February 16, 2011 at 3:05pm

Last year I posted a list of Triglets, triathlon words that don’t exist but should. Here is part two.Aeropeel – The moon shaped area on your back that burns and peels from being in the aerobars and your shirt does not provide proper back coverage.Chlo...more

New Orleans Half Marathon Course Review
by Run Girl Run
posted February 15, 2011 at 1:16pm

Matt and I safely made it home late last night after an interesting travel day. TSA searched my luggage because they thought the Stick was some sort of weapon. Matt got body scanned, and our pilot got a round of applause after landing the plane safely in ...more

New Orleans Half Marathon Race Recap
by Run Girl Run
posted February 14, 2011 at 2:02pm

As I sit here writing this race recap, I am feeling fat and happy. Good New Orleans food will do that to you. So will a kick ass half marathon. I was nervous going in to this race. I kept freaking out that I would experience stabbing pain in my knee an...more

365 Marathons, Let’s Move! and Bona Pride
by Byline to Finish Line
posted February 11, 2011 at 11:38pm

Listening to NPR makes me feel smart, educated and well-informed. Often, I am none of those three things. But what matters is that I feel that way. At least enough to get by at a dinner party. Then again, I don’t go to dinner parties. But if I did, I co...more

New Orleans Half Marathon Race Goals
by Run Girl Run
posted February 10, 2011 at 1:12pm

I hinted at my race goals a little bit on Monday when I talked about my more relaxed approach to my training for this race. The New Orleans half marathon is built around a mini-vacation to the city, where I plan to have lots of fun, eat lots of good food...more

How to fly to a race stress free
by Run Girl Run
posted February 8, 2011 at 2:40pm

I've traveled to several races over the course of my running career, but none that have required air travel. When I drive to a race, I can just throw stuff in a duffel bag in the trunk of my car and hit the road. Flying to New Orleans this week is going ...more

Training cycle in review
by Run Girl Run
posted February 7, 2011 at 7:22pm

With only a few days to go until my race, it's time to take a look back at my current training cycle. Going in, I had planned to run this race just for fun, but I still set an ambitious training plan for myself. After about two weeks of running on that...more

Marathon Training Week 2: 13 mile progressive treadmill run.
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted February 7, 2011 at 9:52am

Thursday: AM: 4miles easy, abs /PM: 10min w/u, circuit for 25minFriday: AM: 8.2 miles with Micah (7:20-30 pace)Saturday: 13 miles in 90 min30 min at 7:30-7:00 pace5min at 6:58 pace25min at 6:53 pace5 min at 6:49 pace25min at 6:44 paceSunday:48 minutes wit...more

Training for a marathon (15 weeks postpartum)
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted January 30, 2011 at 10:44am

Sunday: 20 minutes on the trainer Monday: 70 minutes on the trainer with 45minutes of 90 hard, 60 easyTuesday: 40 minute run (left hamstring on FIRE)Wednesday: 8 miles with Micah and DavidThursday: 1.5 mile warm up, 3 miles at half marathon pace (6:35-6:2...more

When you wish upon a star
by Byline to Finish Line
posted January 13, 2011 at 3:16pm

While most of my focus had been on the Marathon Weekend there was another important aspect to last week’s trip — it was my first venture into Disney World. In all honesty, I had no idea what to expect. As I wrote before the trip, never did the idea o...more

Spectator report: Disney Marathon and Goofy Challenge
by Byline to Finish Line
posted January 12, 2011 at 12:05pm

“You don’t have to get up,” Mark said as we relaxed, trying to fall asleep to a particularly sad and disturbing double episode of House. “You can sleep in.” I appreciated the offer, but there was no way I would miss the start of the race. Mark ...more

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