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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

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

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