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To Rest or to Run?
by Run Girl Run
posted September 29, 2010 at 12:36pm

Every since I came down with my nasty sickness Sunday morning, I've been really unsure about how much time I need to recover. I still don't feel 100 percent. I have moments during the day when I feel great, but then other times when I feel crappy. I'm pr...more

Celebration Ride Half Marathon Edition
by Sarah Stanley Inspired
posted September 24, 2010 at 3:54pm

Day THREE of riding. Day five of being on the road. Day of  SWEATING. And oh yeah, let’s run a half marathon. Because its the perfect thing to do BEFORE jumping on a bike and riding 100 miles. BRILLIANT. First, let me backtrack. Saturday evening af...more

Allowing Time for Recovery
by Run Girl Run
posted September 22, 2010 at 1:24pm

How long I need to recover after races depends on a variety of factors. How prepared I was going in to the race. How well I fueled during the race. How well I fueled after the race. The length of the race. Conditions on race day. After the Annapolis ...more

Mellow Marathon Training
by Run Girl Run
posted September 21, 2010 at 2:48pm

I've got a thing for Philly. It's the biggest city near where I grew up and it's home to all my favorite sports teams. But I've also got a thing for the Philly running scene. I've run the Philly Distance Run twice and over the weekend, I signed up to r...more

Philly Rock N Roll Half Marathon: Mixed Feelings
by Run Girl Run
posted September 20, 2010 at 3:20pm

It's taken me a little while to process this race. I had such mixed feelings about the results. I was happy that I managed to PR, but disappointed that I fell short on my goal of breaking two hours. I was frustrated that my Garmin and several other pe...more

1:59:59 or Bust
by Run Girl Run
posted September 16, 2010 at 3:21pm

We're officially three days away from the Philly Rock N Roll Half Marathon and the nerves are already setting in. This training cycle has hands down been my best: I didn't have a single injury (knock on wood); I didn't miss a single run; I actually stu...more

How I decided to run a marathon
by Byline to Finish Line
posted September 16, 2010 at 12:30pm

One woman described her foray into running, originally to help her lose weight. Over 100 pounds lighter, she’s now hooked, preparing for a half marathon, then a marathon with a goal of running an ultra event. Another woman had loved running but was for...more

Stay sane during taper
by Run Girl Run
posted September 13, 2010 at 9:41pm

With only a few days left until the Philly Rock N Roll Half Marathon, I'm officially in taper mode. It's time to slash mileage, top off my glycogen stores and get my legs in prime shape for race day. The reason for tapering after months of training is t...more

Damn Rules!
by Sarah Stanley Inspired
posted September 8, 2010 at 1:44pm

Recently someone told me they were running Chicago Marathon. I wondered why since registration closed months ago. Upon inquiring I learned they had bought the race bib/number from a friend (who is injured). USAT (and the Chicago Marathon website) clear...more

Evaulation of goals and upcoming races
by Chic Runner
posted August 16, 2010 at 4:34pm

So this weekend I was on the go-go-go the whole weekend. I started it off with a great Thursday evening run which got me out of my running rut. Friday morning I overslept :( and couldn’t do my long run that morning before leaving for San Diego for work ...more

Dream Interrupted
by Run Girl Run
posted July 30, 2010 at 2:18am

I was in the middle of the strangest, yet most interesting dream ever when my alarm went off this morning. I dreamed I was back at my old job at the newspaper, but I wasn't friends with any of the same people, and I worked for a different editor and was g...more

San Francisco 2nd Half Race Report
by Chic Runner
posted July 28, 2010 at 5:05pm

Last year I ran the first half of the San Francisco Marathon. It was tough but the views and running across the golden gate bridge were thrilling. It also was at the somewhat beginning of my ‘racing’ career, if you want to call it that. So this year, ...more

Goals for San Francisco Half Marathon
by Chic Runner
posted July 23, 2010 at 3:35pm

This weekend I’ll be up in San Francisco for the Marathon Events up there. Since they are a part of the CA Dreamin’ series that Long Beach is a part of as well, we are going to the expo and involved in a lot of parts of the race. Perhaps you remember ...more

Seven training observations
by Run Girl Run
posted July 20, 2010 at 12:38pm

I'm just about a quarter of the through my training plan for the Rock N Roll Philly Half Marathon and I wanted to share my observations so far.1. Getting up at 5 a.m. gets easier and easier. It's definitely darker at 5 a.m. now than it was earlier this su...more

Round dos of training!
by Chic Runner
posted July 12, 2010 at 5:10pm

So we are starting off round 2. Well it started last week. The first part of the training round was all about getting back into a routine, which it seems that I can finally beat the battle of the sheets in the morning and have been able to get up to do ...more

Finding new routes
by Chic Runner
posted July 9, 2010 at 12:05am

Drumroll Pleeeeeease! The lucky winners of the bottles of TriSlide are comments 46 and 60! Funny because 6 is my lucky number. Sidenote: Camarillo Marathon will be my 6th Marathon. EEEE excited. Anyways, Nobel for Lit and someone I’ve met in real life,...more

Detroit FreePress marathon, and something a lil’ special! #fb
by Endurance Meg
posted July 9, 2010 at 12:05am

I’ve been honing in my fall marathon schedule (that’s right, already looking ahead, past the Cedar Point FullRev), mostly because I absolutely loved doing a post-Ironman marathon last year. Not only was it awesome to visit Columbus, Ohio, where I got ...more

Olympian Carrie Tollefson reports from Duluth – Great Video!
by EliteRunning.com
posted July 1, 2010 at 5:36pm

Olympian Carrie Tollefson, who recently gave birth to her first child, travels up to Duluth for the 34th annual Grandma’s Marathon. She interviews Jenelle Deatherage, an elite middle distance runner, as she attempts her first marathon. Special appeara...more

Creating a half marathon training plan
by Run Girl Run
posted June 24, 2010 at 2:17pm

Training for the the Philly Half Marathon starts next week.I'm setting a pretty huge goal for myself, so I needed a training plan that would kick things up a notch if I wanted to achieve it.After doing some research, tinkering with my schedule, accounting...more

Shalane Flanagan to make marathon debut this fall in NYC
by EliteRunning.com
posted June 17, 2010 at 4:25pm

In an article posted in the Boston Globe, top American distance runner, Shalane Flanagan, announced that she will make her marathon debut this fall in the New York Marathon on November 7.  Flanagan will face off against American Record Holder Deena Kasto...more

Marathon news: Twin Cities sells out; Houston adopts lottery system
by EliteRunning.com
posted June 9, 2010 at 5:17pm

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. There was more evidence today that the strong growth in running event participation in the United States has not abated. Twin Cities in Motion, the organizers ...more

Not every race should be a Rock N Roll event
by Run Girl Run
posted June 3, 2010 at 12:35pm

I've got beef with Competitor, the group that puts on the Rock N Roll races.They bought the Philadelphia Distance Run a few years ago, and this fall that half marathon will be converted to an official Rock N Roll event, complete with bands and cheer squad...more

The most wonderful time
by Byline to Finish Line
posted May 28, 2010 at 10:16am

Ah, welcome Memorial Day weekend, the best holiday weekend of them all. Why you ask? Because Memorial Day weekend coincides (almost always) with my birthday weekend. Granted, this means little to anyone other than myself and perhaps my parents. In element...more

Summer/Fall 2010 Race Calendar
by Run Girl Run
posted May 27, 2010 at 12:23pm

After much research, thinking and consideration of logistics, I present my summer/fall 2010 racing calendar!6/12: Crofton 10K8/28: Patrick Henry Half Marathon8/29: Annapolis 10 Mile9/19: Philly Rock n Roll Half Marathon 9/26: Dogfish Dash (most likely the...more

That automatically makes you cultured
by Chic Runner
posted May 26, 2010 at 2:13pm

So this past weekend I got the chance to go to a Restitution Press Art show. Now, I’m NOT artistic at all, but I LOVE his stuff. It’s so different and unique and he did a lot of stuff with the LA Marathon. He used a lot of different techniques that ma...more

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