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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

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

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