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Olympic 100 meters & Marathon previews
by carabyrd
posted August 4, 2012 at 11:33am

The 100 meters and the marathon are as different as night and day. But what they do have in common are that they both will have very strong fields at this Olympic games. The 100 meter finals will be this afternoon at 3:55 (CST) and should be shown on NBC ...more

Kara Goucher: Small steps to greatness
by therunningeconomist
posted July 14, 2012 at 10:34pm

While living in a hotel with my husband and dogs after a derecho hit western VA, I had the opportunity of interviewing Kara Goucher by telephone. Kara took time out of her 4th of July to speak with me and offered kind words of support for our situation. P...more

MCM Base Building
by Run Girl Run
posted July 11, 2012 at 9:15pm

For a lot of people, training for the Marine Corps Marathon starts this week. And in some ways, MCM training starts for me this week too. We're 16 weeks out from the race, which is the number of weeks most marathon training plans prescribe. But since...more

What is America's favorite distance to race?
by therunningeconomist
posted June 18, 2012 at 2:57pm

Towns and cities across the nation boast running events on a weekly basis. These road running events range from a mile to a marathon and longer. What is America’s favorite distance to race? The half marathon! The half marathon is 13.1 miles and typ...more

Fast Girls
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted June 2, 2012 at 9:11pm

If you are one of the women taking part in the Flora Mini-marathon or the Tri-burgh in Mayo, maybe you can get some extra inspiration from these women.'Fast Girls' is the fictional tale of a group of British sprinters looking to qualify for a World Champi...more

How Triathletes Can Avoid a Fast Start
by Loren Fogelman
posted May 13, 2012 at 8:12pm

Too frequently triathletes are told by their coaches to ignore what is going on around them. The coaches who tell you to just not do it are unaware of the power of habit. Following the crowd, going out too fast because of the other athletes around you, ...more

Canadian Half-Marathon Championships Race Recap
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted April 30, 2012 at 12:10am

Results: 1:19:01 (PR PB) 6th female.What a ride.Oh wow, where do I start! This is quite possibly the most amazing running experience I have had post-college. The entire weekend, from walking into my hotel room at 11:59pm on Friday to meet my sleepy-eyed r...more

Coaching: My perspective with a little research thrown in
by alangelier
posted April 29, 2012 at 9:47am

What makes a good coach? Well-lots of things....more

The Heteronormativity of the Nike's Women's Marathon
by The Rabbit Hole
posted April 27, 2012 at 7:10pm

I was driving to work one morning when I heard on the radio an ad for the Nike Women's Marathon.  Not unusual since Nike and running go hand-in-hand.  What caught my attention about this particular ad was when the female voiceover said something...more

Track & Field/Road Racing Roundup: Mt. SAC, Kansas Relays and more
by carabyrd
posted April 23, 2012 at 11:53pm

First, a bit of breaking news before moving onto this past weekend’s results, USATF has named a new CEO in Max Siegel. Siegel was previously president of global operations at Dale Earnhardt Inc. and a senior vice president at Sony/BMG, and has serv...more

Track & Field/Road Racing Roundup: Boston Marathon, Texas Invite and more
by carabyrd
posted April 16, 2012 at 10:13pm

It is a long road to the 2012 London Olympics.  In the sport of running, only the marathoners have been picked with Shalane Flanagan, Desiree Davilia and Kara Goucher representing the United States. We're only 67 days from the start of USA Track and ...more

Lucky #13: Dorchester Crab Run Race Report
by Run Girl Run
posted April 16, 2012 at 6:44pm

I ran half marathon #13 on Saturday. I set a new PR. I finished 4th in my age group. And finally, after years of trying, I broke two hours in a half. So lucky #13 was pretty good to me. The day started early in the morning with a two-hour drive to ...more

13-year-old Winter Vinecki: Competing for a Cause
by Laura Landgreen
posted April 16, 2012 at 10:48am

Her name is Winter Vinecki, and on April 29th, 2012, she will embark upon her quest to be the youngest person to ever complete a full marathon on every continent. But Winter isn’t doing this just to hold a world record, which she will upon successful com...more

Women's Boston Marathon Preview
by carabyrd
posted April 11, 2012 at 10:02am

It has been 40 years since the first official field of women ran the Boston Marathon.  Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966 (banditing). Kathrine Switzer was the first women to offically enter and complete ...more

Meggan Franks on the 8 Mile Tempo Grind - never lose sight of the big picture
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted April 7, 2012 at 11:04am

On Tuesday I had planned on running an 8 mile tempo at goal half-marathon pace (5:55-6:00) with one of the MSU distance girls. To not embarrass this young lady, I am going to call her Rachel. Rachel is a red-shirt sophomore.  Her freshman year ...more

Pittsburgh Marathon Director is Pretty Tough
by Pretty Tough
posted April 1, 2012 at 8:58am

Banana counting, conference calls with Homeland Security, working with local Churches that are on the Marathon route about transporting parishioners for their services on race day…. All in a day’s work for Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsbur...more

5 weeks from Montreal (Half-Marathon)
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted March 26, 2012 at 8:36am

This was my last week of “recovery” after NOLA Marathon, I did my best to run less than I wanted to. My legs feel good, and I’m itching to crank up my miles. I ran 65 miles this week and it feels like I barely ran at all.Wednesday was my...more

2012 Arkansas Marathon Race Report
by Chic Runner
posted March 8, 2012 at 3:41pm

I truly thought this race was one of my favorites that I’ve run thus far.  It was hands down my slowest race by far. I really enjoyed the course, fellow runners, course support and overall race. What an experience. I am very glad I’m endi...more

Meggan Franks reflects on her win and PR at Rock n Roll New Orleans Marathon
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted March 7, 2012 at 11:29pm

Results: Marathon in 2:49:06* for 1st! + bathroom break after the half-way point (36 seconds from door to road) So 2:48:30 without it?? I’ve heard there are no potty break conversions in the marathon. :( Splits: Houston, Maddy and I h...more

WTS Member Meggan Franks wins Rock n Roll New Orleans Marathon in 2:49:06!
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted March 5, 2012 at 12:54pm

Rock N Roll New Orleans Marathon: 2:49:06 for 1st female.Bathroom break, stomach issues. But a PR is a PR!Recap coming soon...for now, video below! Thanks for all the love and support!Run Happy :) ...more

Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon 7 Day Countdown
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted February 26, 2012 at 2:13pm

I over did it on the taper this week but I would not have been able to do much more running if I had wanted to. Houston has been out of town since 5:00am Thursday morning, so I have been in one-parent mode during a busy week/weekend.Monday: 9 miles very e...more

Distance Running: The Importance of Early Adjustment
by alangelier
posted February 24, 2012 at 6:12pm

Tips on how to become a more resilient and flexible runner....more

Mercedes Half-Marathon Race Recap: PR, 2nd Female.
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted February 17, 2012 at 1:23am

As I have already posted: Mercedes Half-Marathon: 1:19:38 for 2nd female$500 (spent most of this on registration/travel/bad hotel)Running this race was a logistical nightmare. We (Husband, Maddy, myself) did not have anything planned out and were scrambli...more

Cross Country Nationals 2012: Race Recap
by Fast at Forty
posted February 14, 2012 at 1:17am

Dear USA Track and Field:Let me start off by saying how much I appreciate your continued support of Masters running (although something has to be done about the age-grading crap). Staging championship events at multiple disciplines allows for competitive ...more

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