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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

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

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