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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

Race report: Disney Half Marathon
by Byline to Finish Line
posted January 11, 2011 at 12:25pm

This was not the race I had planned. It was not the race I had trained for or prepared for. It was not the race I wanted. But sometimes we get stubborn in what we want. We get focused on getting things in only one way, one form. And the universe,well, i...more

Training for LA 2011!
by Chic Runner
posted January 5, 2011 at 9:29pm

I finally completed my training plan. I had to figure a few things out with work before committing to any races, and as luck would have it, the first race I planned to do this year I’ll be in Arizona for :( So that has to be skipped. I’m also bummed b...more

2010 Goals in Review
by Run Girl Run
posted December 28, 2010 at 1:56pm

With 2010 about ready to end, I thought it would be a good time to take a look back at my goals for the year and see how I did. Goal #1: Get better at tracking my mileage. End result: So-so. I did OK with this goal for the first bit of the year and then ...more

Operation Jack Half Marathon Race Report
by Chic Runner
posted December 27, 2010 at 1:55pm

Yesterday was my last race of the year, and the first race I ran in quite a while. It was the Operation Jack Half Marathon. It was pouring Christmas night and I was rather nervous that I would be running in rain the next morning. I am like a cat when it c...more

Five events, five athletes moving the chains 2000-2010
by Fair Game News
posted December 27, 2010 at 12:15pm

By Rachael Goldenberg OK, 2000-2010 is 11 years but rather than quibble with the definition of a decade, let’s consider the strides female athletes have made.  The first years of this new century have pushed at barriers. Female athletes have challeng...more

Operation Jack Half Marathon
by Chic Runner
posted December 21, 2010 at 4:20pm

You may remember when I posted about Sam and his quest to run 60 marathons in 2010 to raise awareness for Train for Autism and his son, Jack, who has Autism. He formed Operation Jack and has traveled all over the country completing this goal this year. ...more

New Orleans Half Marathon Training Plan
by Run Girl Run
posted December 21, 2010 at 2:09pm

My goal for the New Orleans half marathon in February is to have fun and cross the finish line. I'm not looking for a PR. I'm looking for a good race to cap off a fun vacation in the Big Easy. After some tinkering, I think I've put together a training pl...more

Over One Year of Maniacness
by Chic Runner
posted December 17, 2010 at 11:21am

On December 10th, I posted this post about becoming Number 2034! It has been a crazy year and I haven’t raced as much as I have wanted too, only doing two full marathons this year, but next year I have plans to come back with vengeance and run at least ...more

Why a TV Marathon Is Not a Real Marathon (part two)
by Sarah Stanley Inspired
posted December 10, 2010 at 10:40am

Whoa. I must have hit a nerve. I have received a lot of “amens!”, “right on” and “but they trained 12 weeks before running” and that’s why I am writing part two. Here are some more reasons (facts) to ponder. #1) “Training” the previous...more

Why a TV marathon is not a real marathon
by Sarah Stanley Inspired
posted December 8, 2010 at 8:39pm

I don’t own a TV and if I am around one, I don’t watch much. I’m either running or sleeping. I get my entertainment from social media. And laughing at myself. I have watched a few episodes of a certain show called The Biggest Loser. In fact I wro...more

Motivation, where are you?
by Run Girl Run
posted December 7, 2010 at 7:08pm

Remember how I wanted to take a week off after my marathon to let me legs rest and to give myself a mental break from constant training? Somehow that week went from one, to two and now I'm in to the third week post-marathon and just have no motivation to...more

What's on: The weekend in track & field (12/03/10)
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted December 3, 2010 at 1:58pm

Road RacingThe 64th Fukuoka International Open Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, will be run in the Japanese city on Sunday. Once the unofficial World Championships, this men-only race is still one of the best in the tier just below the World Mara...more

Recovery time comes to an end
by Run Girl Run
posted November 30, 2010 at 8:39pm

Its been a little more than a week since my marathon and I've been thoroughly enjoying my week of recovery. I slept in on the weekends and the week days. Waking up at 6 for work instead of 4:30 to fit in my run has been awesome. And for the first time in...more

Thanks To My Race Support Crew
by Run Girl Run
posted November 26, 2010 at 2:44pm

I'm thankful for a lot of things this year. Good health, wonderful friends and family, a job I enjoy with coworkers who are fun to be around. But what I'm most thankful for this year is my one-man race support crew: Matt (aka the BF). You see, Matt's...more

What's Next?
by Run Girl Run
posted November 23, 2010 at 7:59pm

The Philadelphia Marathon was the last race on my calendar for the year. So with no race in my immediate future, I'm trying to figure out what's next. (Source) Since my legs are still pretty sore, this week I'm focusing on walking and lots of yoga to lo...more

Philadelphia Marathon Race Recap
by Run Girl Run
posted November 22, 2010 at 10:23pm

I did it and I didn't die in the process! Pre-race: Normal routine for Philly races. Wake up ridiculously early, get dressed, make a PBJ for in the car and then hit the road so we can find parking. On my way to find the porta-potties, I bumped into a fr...more

Marathon too short? How to run 50 around Nantucket (part barefoot)
by Fair Game News
posted November 19, 2010 at 12:37pm

By Elizabeth Chabner Thompson Each August a group of running/eco-challenge lovers, trudge through surf and sand of Nantucket to make the 50-mile Rock Run around the island (the course changes yearly with beach erosion and tidal variances). As race dire...more

The Big Marathon Goals Post
by Run Girl Run
posted November 18, 2010 at 10:58pm

I've written and re-written this post in my head at least once a week since I started training for the Philadelphia Marathon. 26.2 miles is a long way to run and I've been trying to figure out what goals are realistic for me. The course has a few big h...more

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