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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

What's on: The weekend in track & field
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted November 12, 2010 at 1:00am

DomesticIt’s Regionals weekend for college cross country. USTFCCCA Regionals PageFlotrack Regionals pageNine regions, two automatic qualifiers each, plus thirteen at-large bids available. Weird stuff can and does happen at these. Flotrack will be tweeti...more

NPR and Marathoning
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted November 10, 2010 at 10:29am

Serious competitive marathoning was on NPR at length today. The second half of On Point with Tom Ashbrook was titled "US Runners and Marathon Challenges". The guests were Jennifer Kahn, who authored the recent New Yorker piece on Alberto Salazar's new f...more

40th NYC Marathon look back: Women are faster, but what next?
by Fair Game News
posted November 10, 2010 at 10:23am

By Laura Pappano Yes – the 40th running of the ING NYC Marathon on Sunday was a chance to salute the fastest marathoner alive — Haile Gebreselassie (no matter that he dropped out at Mile 16 – he still holds the record of 2:03:59 set  in 2008). Bu...more

Magdalena Lewy Boulet on giving back to the community and plans for a lifetime of competing [Podcast]
by anngaff
posted November 9, 2010 at 4:36pm

Magdalena Lewy-Boulet placed 2nd at the 2008 Olympic Trials Marathon and competed for the United States at the 2008 Beijing Games. The 37-year-old mother of one (son, Owen, age 5) helped found the Bay Area Track Club and now has gotten involved with the W...more

After the Win (and other post-party tips)
by Sarah Stanley Inspired
posted November 8, 2010 at 2:45pm

So what do you do after winning a marathon? Okay, okay, you probably didn’t WIN a marathon, but regardless if you ran a 2:09 or a 6:59, here are ways to celebrate your accomplishment. #1) Ice! Make ice your friend. And I’m not talking about ice cre...more

Sunday Evening Decathlete
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted November 7, 2010 at 10:47pm

What did we learn this week?Haile Gebrselassie is bigger than the entire New York City Marathon.Not physically bigger--in that respect most people are bigger than he--but more famous and more important. The above video was the shocking announcement that ...more

Women Talk Sports Weekly Radio Show #4 - New York Marathon and more, with special guest Anne Audain
by anngaff
posted November 7, 2010 at 5:24pm

Sunday afternoon, MarQ Piocos and l will host the weekly Women Talk Sports Radio Show at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific.  We will be discussing the ING New York Marathon with our special guest Anne Audain, long distance running pioneer for women, author, s...more

NYC Marathon live tweeting
by LHiggs
posted November 7, 2010 at 3:59am

  Today, I hope to be able to live-tweet from the ING NYC Marathon. Given the nature of the course, I will probably be at mile 8 and 24 and will probably only be able to cover the women, since they start 30 minutes before the men.So that you know wh...more

House of Run New York City Marathon preview
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted November 5, 2010 at 5:51pm

This week's House of Run podcast is now available.  Yours truly makes an appearance and makes his bold picks for the NYC Marathon: Abel Kirui and Mary Keitany will win, Jared will fail to break 5:00.Jason and Kevin do a great job with their podcast, in ...more

I Hate Cancer
by Sarah Stanley Inspired
posted November 5, 2010 at 2:31pm

I’m on the train to NYC. This post may not make sense. You may wonder why I’m writing. But in my times of grief I have always found paper & pen to be my comfort. You see, I just got an email that my former running coach, friend, mentor passed away...more

What's on: The weekend in track & field
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted November 5, 2010 at 10:19am

New York City MarathonThe (arguably) most famous race in the world will be run through the five boroughs on Sunday.  Women at 9:10 AM, men at 9:40. Race website TV Coverage: 2 PM Sunday on NBC (tape-delay)LIVE TV Coverage: 9 AM Sunday on Universal Sport...more

Run To Overcome
by Chic Runner
posted November 4, 2010 at 6:46pm

So I rarely read running books. I’m more of a chick lit type of girl, or even memoirs. A personal fave is David Sedaris. Anyways, when I do read running books I usually find them to b: a. boring b. way too wordy and over my head c. trying way too har...more

Celebrities lace up for NYC Marathon
by Pretty Tough
posted November 4, 2010 at 6:34pm

Next Sunday,  Nov. 7th, over 100,000 runners will race 26.2 miles across five towering bridges through New York’s five unique boroughs in the 40th ING New York City Marathon. The mega-marathon that began with 55 finishers in Central Park in 1970 ...more

On the run with Donna Karan
by A Glam Slam
posted November 4, 2010 at 5:09pm

In just a few days, the streets of New York City will be invaded by race runners and more than 2 million cheering spectators for the 2010 ING New York City Marathon. And thanks to fashion designer, Donna Karan, you can put your best foot forward this week...more

Chilean Miner Edison "The Runner" Pena on Letterman Tonight
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted November 4, 2010 at 3:50pm

From Deadspin: How would the average person spend 69 days trapped underground? Edison Peña ran three to six miles daily. Now he's running in the NYC Marathon this weekend. Great. I'll be on a couch, trapped under a pile of wings. Peña was invited to w...more

26.2 Ways to I Heart NYC
by Sarah Stanley Inspired
posted November 3, 2010 at 10:10pm

Are you running the 2010 New York City Marathon? Congratulations! Chances are that you are feeling excited, perhaps a tad nervous and relieved that the taper is almost over! Here are 26.2 ways to help you have the time of your life (and successful) Ne...more

Letting Go of Speed
by Run Girl Run
posted November 3, 2010 at 5:49pm

One of the most frustrating things about marathon training is feeling myself getting slower and slower. On my long runs, I know that's going to happen. There's no way I could run 20 miles at a 9 minute pace. But I can definitely manage a 10 minute per ...more

I’m in love with the Marines (and other lessons I learned while running Marine Corps Marathon) part 2
by Sarah Stanley Inspired
posted November 3, 2010 at 5:32pm

As the race gun sounded, all of us cheered & clapped our hands. Let’s run people! OORAH! Lesson #6, Always eat breakfast before you run! And so about 2 minutes later, I crossed the start line. I always find the start line fascinating. Everyone is cle...more

Spectating the Marine Corp Marathon
by Run Girl Run
posted November 2, 2010 at 6:44pm

Who knew spectating a race could be so exhausting? At the finish line Sunday night after cheering for five hours at the Marine Corp Marathon, I collapsed into bed more exhausted than I've been after running some of my races. As a runner, I know how much...more

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