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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

Prepping For My First LA Marathon
by Pretty Tough
posted March 5, 2013 at 9:00am

Author Wendy Gwo  - Image credit:  Edward Arenberg What would happen if I just sat down and cried for a few minutes? I wondered to myself at mile 16 of my 21 mile training run last Saturday. My IT band in my left leg was killing me and the en...more

The voices in my head whispered “Go!” So I went. (via Byline to Finish Line)
by Byline to Finish Line
posted March 1, 2013 at 7:52pm

Scrolling through my Twitter feed, I saw a post from cyclist and writer Kathryn Bertine who is racing in Central America right now. She decided to go off on a breakaway before the pelton caught her, but she didn’t regret the bold move. Her Tweet beg...more

Three Running notes of interest
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted February 28, 2013 at 8:33am

Three notes to throw at you this afternoon… First, a retraction of sorts. Late last week I posted a list of Ohio’s indoor all-comers records, the best marks ever made within the state. I’m fairly certain that I’m the only perso...more

Joan Benoit Samuelson & Kathrine Switzer
by TJ's Turf
posted February 25, 2013 at 8:16am

There's an exciting week ahead for women runners as well as running fans in general.From a personal standpoint, these celebrations of leaders in women's running couldn't have come at a better time. I'm working on a number of projects relate...more

Super Woman is Real! Meet the Women Redefining What Little Girls Want to Be When They Grow Up (plus a give-away!)
by Morgan Sjogren
posted February 14, 2013 at 9:00am

Note: Read to bottom of this post to learn how to enter for the give-away. Believe I Am is giving a Training Journal and Betty Designs is giving a wrist band, beenie and water bottle kit! As an NCAA All-American coxswain for the Princeton Women’s R...more

Injuries and the Lessons Learned
by amyYB
posted February 1, 2013 at 3:10pm

Injuries and the lessons learned February 1, 2013 During a run this week, it occurred to me that my Achilles was not tight, sore, or achy.  Wow!  It has been 15 months since surgery and I can say it has finally healed.  What a great feeli...more

Ladia Albertson-Junkans is Balancing It All; Elite Running and a Full Time Job
by carabyrd
posted February 1, 2013 at 8:57am

          Ladia Albertson-Junkans is back to elite running after getting her graduate degree. She had a great prep career in Minnesota. She was the Minnesota State High School Cross Country champion as a sophomore and compete...more

Kertesz to Hansons ODP
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted January 31, 2013 at 7:50am

About two hours ago, Emma Kertesz announced that she will be foregoing her senior year of eligibility at the University of Toledo and will be joining the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project in Rochester, Michigan, as a professional runner. She asked me to re...more

When consistency gets in the way
by Byline to Finish Line
posted January 25, 2013 at 8:07am

I spent much of December cleaning up my email. My inbox wasn’t necessarily crowded with tons and tons of emails, but much like my actual U.S. Postal Service deliverings, my electronic mailbox was getting cluttered with junk. So I started to unsubscr...more

Trusting myself (byline to finish line blog)
by Byline to Finish Line
posted January 2, 2013 at 1:07pm

Confession time: It was a difficult holiday season. A family health emergency meant Christmas was spent in the emergency room with the following week in a high alert status, though most of it was spent in hurry-up-and-wait mode. The health emergency is no...more

We Met on the Internet, and Now We’re Hitched!!! (@laurenfleshman blog)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted January 2, 2013 at 7:57am

It all started with Twitter in 2010. Everyone was talking about it. Ashton Kutcher was doing it. I finally signed up. I didn’t get it. So when someone followed me, I’d scan through their tweets to get a feel for how other people were using i...more

Track and Field News year-end awards
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted December 31, 2012 at 3:41pm

Last week Track and Field News announced its year-end awards: Athletes of the Year for men and women and World Rankings in each of the standard (Olympic) events. As always, there is argument about these various awards–as there should be. The men&r...more

A New Year (@knightrunner22 blog)
by Jenny on the Run
posted December 30, 2012 at 10:01am

I’m not usually one for great big resolutions, as I think the more grandiose the idea, the more likely you are to fall through on completing it. I am always one for setting both short and long-term goals, however– doing whatever you can to bet...more

Wearing What Fits (featuring @URSportswear)
by Byline to Finish Line
posted December 19, 2012 at 8:50pm

A few weeks ago, I was chatting with Jacalyn, the CEO and overall amazing woman who runs UR Sportswear, about a bunch of different topic including (no surprise) women’s sportswear. There were discussions about if a medium looks too small and why som...more

Rocket City Marathon Race Recap
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted December 11, 2012 at 8:37am

Before I write about Huntsville... I apologize that I still haven't blogged about Vancouver yet. For those of you that don't know, I was 21st there (Vancouver) in 25:02 (7K through the mud). I was happy with the race, so happy, that I got up the next morn...more

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