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Byline to Finish Line: Preparation for better things
by Byline to Finish Line
posted July 24, 2013 at 2:58pm

As the cold water filled my bathtub, I slunk down, trying to submerge my body. My running clothes were stuck to my body, sweat acting as an adhesive between my skin and the wicking fabric. That did not go well. My workout was a tempo run and while I did...more

USA Half Marathon Race Report: More on Pacing
by Fast at Forty
posted June 24, 2013 at 1:29pm

When people asked me which race I was doing yesterday in Duluth, the full or half marathon, competitors and non-competitor alike gave me a look when I told them I was running just the half. It can only be described as a look of reproach. A look that meant...more

New Website! The Story of ALF (via @laurenfleshman)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted May 30, 2013 at 9:06am

Ask Lauren Fleshman was started in January 2010 in a booth seat at the Flying Star Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jesse and I were sitting opposite one another playing “laptop battleship,” the made-up game where two or more people sit ...more

Ottawa Marathon: Change of Plans
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted May 16, 2013 at 2:52pm

After battling sacroiliac joint issues all spring, along with insomnia/sleeplessness for the past few weeks, I have decided (after many conversations with Houston) not to run the Ottawa marathon. This spring I have gotten really strong, but I have yet to...more

The Palestine Marathon: Promoting freedom of movement
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted April 29, 2013 at 8:58pm

The West Bank's first marathon took place in Bethlehem to promote human rights and tell an alternative story to one of conflict and war. On Sunday 21 April 2013, 650 runners from 28 countries gathered around the Church of the Nativity, which was tran...more

The reaction to the Boston Marathon bombings
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted April 17, 2013 at 7:50pm

It's been difficult reading and listening to the coverage of the Boston Marathon, not thankfully because any of my friends or family were injured, but because of the relentless 'you can't beat a marathoner' attitudes.  Actually you can. Three people...more

Boston Marathon Tragedy through the Eyes of a Hijabi Footballer and Wannabe Runner
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted April 17, 2013 at 7:39pm

Like the rest of the world, I was shocked and horrified when I heard (via Twitter) about the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.I was so stressed and immediately thought about my dear family and friends in the area. Despit...more

The Vulnerable Spectacle: Notes on the Bombing of a Marathon
by From A Left Wing
posted April 16, 2013 at 10:31pm

The bombing at the Boston Marathon - what is there to say about such a thing? Already, barely a day into the story the story is on repeat. Terror, heroism, terror, heroism. How many are dead? Wounds and more wounds. Women & children. Look out for a d...more

Boston Marathon: United in Running (via @jenny_scherer22)
by Jenny on the Run
posted April 16, 2013 at 9:47pm

Not sure I’ve ever had such a roller coaster of a day emotionally in my whole life. I eagerly got up yesterday morning, day off of work, to set up my computer to stream Marathon Monday live– to witness an epic battle between Americans and fore...more

Bombing in Boston (via @asklaurenfleshman)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted April 16, 2013 at 9:00am

I’m still processing everything that happened but this blog is an attempt to describe my personal experience at the Boston Marathon, and how I watched my environment unfolding. I have been reading the accounts of others and want to get my experience...more

The Boston Marathon: Senseless
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted April 16, 2013 at 8:58am

Carrie crossed the finish line at 4:08:48. The first explosion happened with 4:09:44 on the clock. By then, she was already through the finish area and had met with George, her high school coach from some 25 years ago. She was far enough away to be saf...more

Track & Field: The Weekend’s Best Matchups including Shalane Flanagan vs. History
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted April 12, 2013 at 9:37pm

Shalane Flanagan vs history Boston Marathon Monday, 9:32am ET No American, man or woman, has won the Boston Marathon since 1985. Much has changed since then, and at times the probability of ever having a US winner appeared to round to zero. But this yea...more

A YEAR-LONG EXPLORATION OF RUNNING CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD: Yo, Tokyo!
by Becky Runs Away
posted April 12, 2013 at 9:12pm

When I flew out of New Zealand one week ago, I left the last of my English-speaking destinations and took my first of a few flights in the direction of home. Now, a few countries, one major time zone change, and no major holidays stand between me and the ...more

Boston Marathon: Come Hang Out With Me! (via @asklaurenfleshman)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted April 12, 2013 at 8:56pm

Ahhhh, Boston. At long last, the big marathon weekend is here. The elite drama; the hum of nervous energy and enthusiasm of the masses; the squeakers; the history; the miles of KT Tape and gallons of Icy Hot. The race numbers; the shwag; the last minute...more

Currently but not always running pregnant: What? They don’t make contoured bib #s? ( via @le_diable)
by Lesley Higgins: Running Before, During and After Pregnancy
posted April 9, 2013 at 9:11pm

I know I said I wasn’t running anymore races, but I am notoriously fickle, and this race isn’t really a race-race, just a sort-a-race. I mentioned this little race-ish in my last blog post, but it was near the bottom so you might ha...more

Minion’s first uniform and other stuff via @Le_diable
by Lesley Higgins: Running Before, During and After Pregnancy
posted April 5, 2013 at 8:31pm

Back in January my amazingly paternal baby daddy came up with a great suggestion that we turn all of our old race shirts into onsies. This seemed brilliant, except that I didn’t have a sewing machine, nor have I sewn anything for the last ~20 years....more

Cyndi Elias, Kickin' Cancer's Butt
by TJ's Turf
posted April 2, 2013 at 12:42pm

I first read heard about Cyndi Elias last October when I read her story in this "Turning Point" column in the Saint Paul Pioneer Press. At that point, she was training for the 2012 NYC Marathon. She was one of the many registered runners who tra...more

Helping USA T&F Athletes
by amyYB
posted April 1, 2013 at 2:59pm

How can you help?...more

Distance Divas Elite
by amyYB
posted March 19, 2013 at 1:55pm

Dreaming Big...more

LA Marathon: Race Recap (via Fast at Forty)
by Fast at Forty
posted March 19, 2013 at 12:31pm

The streets of Los Angeles are infamous for the constant hustle and bustle.  LA traffic hardly knows a quiet time, with impatient drivers honking the moment a light turns green and others scurrying across an intersection making a left turn even thoug...more

Currently running while pregnant: Minion’s first Half Marathon (via @le_diable )
by Lesley Higgins: Running Before, During and After Pregnancy
posted March 18, 2013 at 9:03pm

When is a half-marathon like a marathon? When two people are running it, that’s when. Not that the actual race was any harder than a normal half-marathon, but the last 24 hours have been pretty similar to the 24-hours following my Philadelphia Marat...more

Gaza Marathon Cancelled After Women Banned From Participating
by Muslim Women in Sports
posted March 16, 2013 at 10:33pm

BY: SHIREEN AHMEDThe third annual Gaza Marathon, scheduled for April 10, 2013 has been cancelled according to an announcement by the Palestinian agency of UNRWA (United Nations Relief Works Agency) made March 5, 2013. It states that the authorities in Gaz...more

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