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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

I’m in love with the Marines (and other lessons I learned while running Marine Corps Marathon)
by Sarah Stanley Inspired
posted November 2, 2010 at 6:10pm

I’m in love. With the men (and women) that serve our country. Who will protect me and you from harm, danger and are willing to risk their own life for us. I don’t know about you, but just writing those words brings chills to me. I am grateful for ea...more

Spaghetti Squash and Marathon Signs
by Run Girl Run
posted October 29, 2010 at 7:17pm

Before we dive into this week's recipe, here's a look at my art project from last night. By the time I was finished with these signs, my hands were covered in blue paint. For my bloggers running MCM For all the runners. Thanks to everyone who gave me aw...more

Party like a rock star (plus 10 things to do before a Marathon)
by Sarah Stanley Inspired
posted October 29, 2010 at 6:41pm

The excitement is in the air. The balloons are going up. The frosting is on the cake. Adrenaline is pumping. The party is about to start! 26.2 miles of party fun to be precise! What should you do to be a marathon running rock star? Here are 10 things t...more

MCM (More Cupcakes for Me, aka, Marine Corps Marathon
by Sarah Stanley Inspired
posted October 27, 2010 at 5:16pm

Once upon a time there was a little race with a hill to kick off the party, screaming HOYA students, pricey shops (that beg you to shop but aren’t open), a lonely island called Hains Point, some more hills to keep the party going, the “Gauntlet” a...more

Spectating my first race
by Run Girl Run
posted October 26, 2010 at 8:00pm

This Sunday is the 35th running of the Marine Corp Marathon in D.C., and I think the only way I could be more excited is if I were actually running the race myself. Instead, I will be out on the course cheering on a good real-life friend and tons of bl...more

Sunday: Race Day!
by Chic Runner
posted October 26, 2010 at 12:51am

All week in the office we joked about not getting sleep, the disasters that could happen race morning and crying. I knew there would be some things that would be pretty unavoidable. We had this running joke that it was like planning your wedding, making...more

Algerian Azzedine Chibani, Houda Laaroum win Tunis semi-marathon
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted October 25, 2010 at 8:09pm

TUNIS- Algerian runner Azzedine Chibani won the semi-marathon which was held on Monday in Tunis, finishing the 21km in 1h 6m 41s, while in the women's race, victory went to the Algerian runner Houda Laaroum (1h 27m 43s). Abla Ben Debbah has in turn been r...more

20 Miles in the Books
by Run Girl Run
posted October 25, 2010 at 3:40pm

This past weekend was my 20 miler -- my longest run of marathon training. I treated it like it was a race. I ate a delicious pasta dinner the night before, laid out everything I would need, crawled into bed at a normal time and was ready to go when my al...more

Detroit Free Press Marathon Race Report
by Endurance Meg
posted October 25, 2010 at 2:01pm

Thank you everyone for the kind words about my grandpa. Getting back into the groove of training is going to be a little daunting, with this imposing 300pg document screaming in my face. After Detroit, I decided to take an entire week off, mainly because...more

The art and science of the run
by Byline to Finish Line
posted October 23, 2010 at 1:33pm

It was a beautiful, crisp, windy autumn morning. Again. And my 5-mile easy run felt glorious, in part, because I ignored the science of the day and ran how I felt, in gratitude and joy. But that doesn’t mean the science of the run doesn’t have it’s...more

What's On: The Weekend for Cross-Country, Track & Field and Road Racing
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted October 21, 2010 at 10:42pm

InternationalThe BUPA Great South Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, will be run on Sunday through the streets of the English city of Portsmouth.  Race websiteThere will be live TV coverage on BBC Channel 5 beginning at 10:30 AM local time.The men's fi...more

Long Beach Marathon - Saturday
by Chic Runner
posted October 21, 2010 at 10:38pm

When Saturday morning  hit I knew I wouldn’t be snuggling back into my bed until late Sunday night. It was really hard to get out of bed and get going but I was still very nervous about the weekend. First up was the kids run at the Aquarium of the Paci...more

Need Advice: Marathon training and hunger
by Run Girl Run
posted October 21, 2010 at 2:33pm

Training makes me hungry...like all the time. I eat breakfast and then two hours later my stomach is growling so I have a small snack and then thank goodness it's lunch time because my stomach is growling again. Then, surprise, surprise, two hours later ...more

Boston Marathon sells out!
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted October 20, 2010 at 4:47pm

Entry to the 2011 Boston Marathon opened at 9:00 AM Monday. At 5:03 PM no more spots were available.This is nothing short of astounding. In 2008 the race didn’t fill until February. In 2009 it was full in January. Last year it took a month to fill up. T...more

Race Report: Baltimore Half-Marathon
by Pretty Tough
posted October 18, 2010 at 8:49pm

The male runner who won the 2010 Baltimore Running Festival Marathon on October 16, 2010 completed the course in 2:13:11.  The female winner finished in 2:32:17.  The Half Marathon results were as follows: Male 1:14:51; Female 1:27:03. I was not one of...more

Baltimore Half Marathon Race Recap
by Run Girl Run
posted October 18, 2010 at 5:41pm

Remember how I said I wanted to just take it easy during the Baltimore half? Go slow and enjoy the race? Apparently when I try to go slow and enjoy the race I finish an extremely hilly course just 10 seconds slower than the PR I practically killed myself...more

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