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Frederick Half Marathon Race Report
by Run Girl Run
posted May 3, 2010 at 3:56pm

It was 73 degrees and raining when I woke up at 3:45 a.m. yesterday to get ready for the Frederick Half Marathon. Luckily the rain stopped before the race started. The temps stayed about the same and the humidity dropped a little bit.I did my usual pre-r...more

Post-London Interview with KIM SMITH
by EliteRunning.com
posted May 3, 2010 at 12:06pm

Kim Smith, 28, has been a top runner since she won four NCAA titles in only two seasons at Providence College.  Since her college success, the New Zealand native has continued to collect National Records and Olympic and World Championship performances...more

Favorites falter at London Marathon, Kebede & Shobukhova shine
by EliteRunning.com
posted April 25, 2010 at 1:39pm

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. LONDON (25-Apr) — While defending champions Samuel Wanjiru and Irina Mikitenko weren’t able to make it to the majestic finish line on The Mall, Tsegaye Keb...more

Odds maker like Mikitenko, Wanjiru for London wins
by EliteRunning.com
posted April 24, 2010 at 6:09pm

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. International sports odds maker Bodog.com favors Irina Mikitenko and Samuel Wanjiru to win Sunday’s Virgin London Marathon. Mikitenko, the defending champion...more

Tales of travel dominate discussion at London Marathon
by EliteRunning.com
posted April 23, 2010 at 5:50pm

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. LONDON (22-Apr) — Organizers of Sunday’s Virgin London Marathon faced one of the biggest challenges in the 30-year history of their race this week as the a...more

Salt Lake or Bust: Race Day Extras
by Endurance Meg
posted April 23, 2010 at 9:55am

Race day went just as planned. I had a great night’s sleep, a good breakfast, no stomach issues at all. It was moderately stressful having to drive Nancy (Marc’s truck) to the race start, but I managed. I felt great during the whole race. Weaving in a...more

Salt Lake or Bust: Day 2
by Endurance Meg
posted April 22, 2010 at 9:33pm

Marc was nice enough to let us stay at his place while we were in town, and B and I got to sleep in a nice, clean, comfy bed. I had stayed at Marc’s place before, but he lived in the smaller off-the-back one-room shack before (on our Napa trip). The fir...more

Salt Lake or Bust: Day 1
by Endurance Meg
posted April 22, 2010 at 6:52pm

As many of you know (as was emphasized in my last post), Baberaham and I ventured to Salt Lake City, Utah, to knock Utah off my list and his first open marathon off his. Since it’s always better to kill two birds with one stone, I picked SLC because my ...more

Why Title IX matters
by Byline to Finish Line
posted April 21, 2010 at 9:53am

Monday was Patriots Day in New England, or more specifically for those in the running world Boston Marathon Day. And here’s a stat you probably didn’t think about — 42 percent of the more than 26,000 runners who registered for the Boston Marathon w...more

Boston Marathon in Review: News From Around the Web
by EliteRunning.com
posted April 20, 2010 at 6:41pm

Exciting Women’s Finish, Men’s Course Record in Boston In case you missed the excitement of the 114th Boston Marathon, we are adding a special links section in this post with all of the post-race reviews and news.  In the women’s race, Ethiopia’s...more

Boston Marathon Women’s Race – Erkesso wins in yet another close finish
by EliteRunning.com
posted April 19, 2010 at 9:02pm

The 114th Boston Marathon produced a thrilling women’s race with several “dark horses” edging their way into the top 10.  From our view at mile 21 – right after the runners crested the infamous Heartbreak Hill – it looked like Ethiopia’s newe...more

Salt Lake City Marathon Race Review
by Endurance Meg
posted April 19, 2010 at 3:17pm

Temperature: 49F at the start, 63F at the finish Weather: Sunny, 0-6mph winds (calm) Participants: 5733 half marathoners and marathoners (71 of which were early starters, taking off at 6:15am) Saturday – Expo: The expo was big and easy to find, althoug...more

Why at 57 I decided to run the Boston Marathon — nine times (plus NYC once, too)
by Fair Game News
posted April 19, 2010 at 12:32pm

That's me in the blue, heading up Heartbreak Hill < p> By Davi-Ellen Chabner On this morning of the 2010 Boston Marathon, I‘m thinking about where I have been for the past nine years:  At the starting line in Hopkinton, wondering if I have it ...more

Eliterunning’s 2010 Boston Marathon Women’s Race Preview
by EliteRunning.com
posted April 15, 2010 at 7:32pm

Setting the Stage With defending champion Salina Kosgei and runner-up Dire Tune returning to Hopkinton to chase the laurel wreath, this year’s women’s race promises to be an exciting fight to the finish. In an all-out sprint down Boylston Street last...more

My MCM decision
by Run Girl Run
posted April 7, 2010 at 6:55pm

I did not register for MCM today.After stressing out about the decision all last night and this morning, I decided enough was enough. I just needed to choose.And I chose not to run MCM.There were a lot of factors that went into this decision, but the bigg...more

iFitness Belt Giveaway!
by Chic Runner
posted April 1, 2010 at 9:08pm

I am not an April Fools Person. So hopefully no one plays a joke on me today. Anyways, my favorite company, who does not pay me but I love their product so much, allowed me to take some belts at the expo I recently saw them at for my readers! So I now hav...more

Reality Check
by Running in the Bike Lane
posted April 1, 2010 at 12:02am

It wasn't but 5 years ago that I ran my very first 1/2 marathon. It was the Nike Women's Half Marathon, here in lovely San Francisco on a beautiful fall day. I had never run that far in my life. It was thrilling to cross the line and even more surprising ...more

Frederick Half Marathon Registration
by Run Girl Run
posted March 31, 2010 at 6:56pm

Happy hump day lovelies!We're half way through the week and that's always good news!Thank you so much to everyone who shared their opinion on whether I should register for the Baltimore Marathon or the Marine Corp Marathon. I haven't made a definite decis...more

LA Marathon Race Recap
by Chic Runner
posted March 24, 2010 at 1:20pm

Alright, give your computer about 20 minutes to load this super picture heavy/video heavy post. Pour yourself a glass of rum or hot chocolate, and sit back and enjoy my pain. There were a lot of emotions that went through my mind during this race and mo...more

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

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