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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

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

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