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LA Marathon Expo aka the first Expo I worked with my new job
by Chic Runner
posted March 23, 2010 at 8:11pm

So on Friday I had to work the Expo for the LA Marathon with my new job, Run Racing (formerly ICR). We had a booth for the LA County Half Marathon, the Long Beach ICB Marathon and then the OC Marathon. Since I started in the middle of February it’s been...more

Kenyan Edna Kiplagat wins LA Marathon
by Pretty Tough
posted March 21, 2010 at 7:49pm

This year’s Los Angeles  Marathon featured a new course and near perfect weather. Running from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier,  a record field of 26,054 took part in the 25th LA Marathon, according to race organizers. That eclipses the previo...more

Remember the Malibu Marathon? What made it work…
by Chic Runner
posted March 17, 2010 at 10:13am

So back in November I ran the inaugural Malibu Marathon. It took me a while, but I really wanted to give a recap of the race from a ‘race’ perspective, instead of from a participants perspective. I think being an inaugural race is tough, you don’t k...more

20 turned into 16.5
by Chic Runner
posted March 8, 2010 at 8:14pm

This weekend I really wanted to get in a 20 miler in preparation for the LA marathon which is two weeks away. I had been pumping myself up all week because I hadn’t had a great long run in a long time. I always started feeling really tired and sluggish ...more

Running by Feel
by Chic Runner
posted March 3, 2010 at 6:30pm

A while back I posted a picture I took at the Surf City Half Marathon of a Blind Runner and their ‘guide dog’. I got a lot of comments about how inspiring it was and I have to say it was truly inspiring to me too. I think that seeing people overcome s...more

LA Marathon miles 1-6.2
by Chic Runner
posted February 23, 2010 at 4:38pm

I met up with my good friend Billy yesterday to finish the course preview that we’ve been working on for a while. If you missed the other parts of the course preview you can find them here. Miles 6.2 to Mile 14, Mile 14 to Mile 20, Mile 20 to Mile 26.2....more

Sport the Planet: This Month’s Charity Spotlight
by Cool Adventure Girls!
posted February 23, 2010 at 2:51pm

Have you heard about Hope Runs? It’s a youth program in Kenya for orphans that uses the power of running to teach children how to succeed and have healthy, productive and happy lives despite their environment and circumstances. Started by two young Am...more

Playing the mental game
by Byline to Finish Line
posted February 11, 2010 at 12:27pm

There were more than 18,000 people who ran the streets of Miami with me on Jan. 31. About 65 percent were running the half marathon while the rest were tackling the entire 26.2-mile course. Few of us were there to win — overall, age group or otherwise...more

Long Beach Marathon is taking over my life
by Chic Runner
posted February 11, 2010 at 12:09pm

Remember the race where I had my ‘redemption’ in the marathon? The race that I love so much and hope that everyone runs once in their life because it’s a fast, flat, fun course and it’s where I may have falling back in love with racing and running...more

What got me through the treadmill marathon
by Endurance Meg
posted February 10, 2010 at 11:33am

Question of the week: You ran a treadmill marathon?! [trust me, it's always been a question, never a statement] Why yes, I did! Ok, now the next question: Why? There are lots of reasons. One reason: running the ‘mill offered me a race-simulation. I ...more

Surf City Half Marathon Race Report
by Chic Runner
posted February 9, 2010 at 12:55pm

This past weekend was Surf City Half Marathon and also my friend Kristin’s Birthday! Friday night after I went to the Expo and it poured rain and they were sucking water up with vacuums, I met up with Kristin and my running twin, Aron for dinner in Hunt...more

Half vs Full Marathon
by Run Girl Run
posted February 9, 2010 at 12:35pm

Today's itinerary has us docking in Labadee, Haiti, on Royal Caribbean's private island. While we're there, the ship will be delivering relief supplies for the earthquake rebuilding efforts. I'll discuss in more detail my feelings on docking in Haiti when...more

The Hamsterwheel Marathon: Race Report
by Endurance Meg
posted February 7, 2010 at 6:04pm

Note: My photos from today are currently opposed to being uploaded. Once my internet connection gets back in business, I’ll add ‘em. Stay tuned. One of the beneficial things about running a treadmill marathon is: the starting line is waiting for y...more

A different kind of Sunday run
by Endurance Meg
posted February 7, 2010 at 12:44pm

Bald eagle soaring, something I probably won't see tomorrow unless I'm watching the Discovery Channel Every Sunday, I try to get out for a long run with my training partner, Marg. We always have something to chat about, and see some amazing things. Tom...more

Goals for Surf City
by Chic Runner
posted February 6, 2010 at 12:12pm

So last year we all may or may not remember my wonderful race I had at Surf City, or what I lovingly refer to as Surf Shitty. I had a horrible race and was really upset with myself for a long time after that. I was on a PR mad streak before that race and ...more

Miami Marathon: Reaching goals, not results
by Byline to Finish Line
posted February 2, 2010 at 10:41pm

There is an important difference between Goals are things you can control. Outcomes are results-based measures and very often not in your control. If you work toward your goals, often you will achieve the outcomes, the results you desire. But sometimes,...more

Changing training plans for the LA marathon
by Chic Runner
posted February 1, 2010 at 5:05pm

So since I decided to run the LA marathon instead of focusing solely on the Surf City half marathon as I had originally thought of, that means training has to be mixed up big time. No more short runs for me, especially with all the non-running I’ve been...more

ING Miami Marathon Race Day
by Byline to Finish Line
posted January 31, 2010 at 8:29pm

Good morning! It’s humid in Miami, but we knew that would be the case. Time to do my happy dance, relax and enjoy the race! ...more

In the Miami heat and humidity
by Byline to Finish Line
posted January 29, 2010 at 9:21pm

After a long day of work and a bit too little sleep, travel day to Miami for the ING Half Marathon went pretty smoothly. Sue, Herm and I all took turns being slightly cranky (which is one of the joys of traveling with two other runners), making unfortun...more

Recovering from big training blocks
by Endurance Meg
posted January 28, 2010 at 4:26pm

When I was training for my first marathon, I ran practically all my runs on the treadmill. I’d get to my local Gold’s Gym in Bozeman first thing in the morning, right around 630am, and hit it hard for an hour or so. I’d bring along my hand towel (...more

Save Johanna's Brain
by LHiggs
posted January 28, 2010 at 1:22pm

This morning @BrooksElite drew my attention to a new blog that, well, made me tear up a little. Save Johanna's Brain is a website set up to raise money for Brooks athlete Johanna Olson, who is battling her second brain tumor. Johanna is just 30. She is a ...more

Miami Marathon: Getting mentally tough
by Byline to Finish Line
posted January 25, 2010 at 3:34pm

The jargon is the same whether it’s March in college basketball or an Olympic year for a figure skater. It’s the same whether you are a professional athlete or someone just trying to run their best 5K time in a local road race. No matter the stage,...more

The last long run
by Byline to Finish Line
posted January 24, 2010 at 2:25pm

One week from today is the ING Miami Half Marathon and thus came my last long run. It was short by long run standards — an hour and 15 minutes — without a lot of high tempo intervals. Of course, I was feeling really good and probably went a few cli...more

In the zone for Miami
by Byline to Finish Line
posted January 22, 2010 at 1:41pm

Part of me wished my camera had been tucked away in my pocket. The other part of me knew that even if I had it, there really was no stopping the morning run. The pre-dawn sky was starting to lighten and the houses along the waterfront glowed as the str...more

Miles 14 through 20 of the LA Marathon!
by Chic Runner
posted January 19, 2010 at 11:46am

So this tour through the streets of LA for the LA Marathon course preview might as well be called the Billy and Danica show it seems. If you missed last weekend’s tour of miles 20-26.2, check it out! Billy’s report is also a little bit more technical,...more

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