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Feature on Marathon Olympic Trials Qualifier: Ariana Hilborn
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted January 11, 2012 at 7:38pm

In June 2008, Ariana Hilborn completed her very first marathon (Grandma's) in a respectable time of 4:36. This Saturday she hopes to complete her eleventh (11th) 26.2 mile race as one of the best female marathoners in American.A member of the Brooks ...more

Joanna Zeiger: Tapering Sucks
by Fast at Forty
posted January 11, 2012 at 7:19pm

 Tapering is a necessary evil. In order to race fast, one must shed the heavy training load and freshen up. I realize this conceptually. In actuality, I detest tapering. Taper. The very word is fraught with so much emotion. It means that a key race i...more

Catching Up on a Busy Weekend of Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Road Racing News
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted January 9, 2012 at 2:19am

Good evening, and what can I tell you? Cross Country The Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country, an IAAF Cross Country Permit meet, was held in Edinburgh on Saturday. The combined score of the four-race challenge (junior and senior for men and women) saw t...more

Feature on Marathon Olympic Trials Qualifier: Rachel Jaten
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted January 7, 2012 at 2:10pm

Entering my third year with the Inspire Daily program, I am trying to reach out to other athletes in the program and read/hear their stories.One thing I have recently realized, there will be a large number of IDs toeing the line for the Olympic Trial...more

Field Filler: 2012 Olympic Trials Marathon
by Fast at Forty
posted January 4, 2012 at 3:19pm

The 2012 marathon Olympic trials in Houston are a mere 10 days away. I thought this would be a good time to address a question my good friend Lara raised to me over the summer, “What do the Olympic trials mean to you?” Each Olympic trials eve...more

Four thing we learned in 2011 (that are worth remembering in 2012)
by Fair Game News
posted January 2, 2012 at 1:41am

By Laura Pappano Image: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images Image: Odd Anderse/AFP/Getty Images SOMETIMES YOU LOSE – AND IT’S OK. The Women’s World Cup championship game between the U.S. and Japan honored the rise and intensity of wo...more

Desi Davila: where she came from to her preparations for the Olympic Trials
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted January 1, 2012 at 5:07pm

Growing up just an hour south of The D, I’m a Detroit sports fan all the way. That makes me a Hansons-Brooks fan and a Desi Davila fan. Runner’s World has a long story on Davila, where she came from, how she became a top runner, and her prep...more

Christmas in Canada and a marathon training update (in the snow)
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted December 23, 2011 at 1:53am

Just in case you don't know, my family is from the north...way north. Right now we are in Athabasca, Alberta Canada, visiting my family. The roads are like running on a hockey rink and the temps are pretty chilly. Being that I grew up here, I'm used to it...more

Running to fight mesothelioma
by Run Girl Run
posted December 20, 2011 at 1:32pm

Hey guys! Today I have an awesome guest post from Jackie about running a race with a charity organization. I've never actually run a race for charity, but I have tons of friends who have and I thought Jackie's story was touching and wanted to share! Ja...more

Blind 11-Year-Old Finishes First Marathon After More Than 14 Hours
by Pretty Tough
posted December 15, 2011 at 6:21pm

  On Sunday, over 20,000 runners entered the 39th edition of the Honolulu Marathon, America’s fifth-largest 26.2 mile race. The top female runner, 25-year-old Woynishet Girma of Ethiopia, won the marathon in 2:31:41. Nearly 12 hours later &...more

Superfan Daily: Weekend Update
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted December 12, 2011 at 10:13pm

Good morning, and what can I tell ya? Cross Country The European Cross Country Championships were run on Sunday in the Slovenian city of Velenje. The big winners were the Brits, who won all three women’s team titles (U20, U23 and senior) plus thre...more

Video: Olympic medalist Shalane Flanagan helped Ryan Sutter prepare for ING NYC Marathon
by anngaff
posted December 8, 2011 at 4:43pm

Olympic bronze medalist (10,000m) Shalane Flanagan gave firefighter Ryan Sutter (of Bachelorette fame) insights into how small tweaks to his preparation could impact his performance on race day, leading up to the 2011 ING NYC Marathon. Shalane revealed ho...more

Joanna Zeiger on the California International Marathon - Olympic Trials Qualifying
by Fast at Forty
posted December 6, 2011 at 1:57am

The day before the California International Marathon I was confronted with two very tough decisions, both involved water bottles. Many marathons offer the elite runners tables at the aid stations to place special fluids. This is an incredible perk, one I ...more

USATF and road racing update
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted December 5, 2011 at 1:35pm

This past weekend’s USATF Convention was far more interesting than you’d figure a bunch of meetings would be. More about that later today. Road Racing The Fukuoka International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, was held on Sunday in t...more

Lauren Fleshman's Blog: I Don't Get to be a “Normal Person,” Apparently.
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted November 29, 2011 at 11:28am

I’ve been walking around foot loose and fancy free since three days after the marathon. No pain. No exercise. Just doing my thing, catching up on Picky Bars and Believe I Am stuff, and living my life. I had every expectation I’d just start rig...more

Running Recap: Busy Weekend of Road Racing and Cross Country
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted November 28, 2011 at 10:06pm

Photo: LetsRun.com   Lots of competition over the weekend… Road Racing The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, was held on Sunday in the Indian city. The results were close, competitive and fast; eleven men broke 1...more

Running with a Purpose: Establishing New Goals for The New Year
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted November 28, 2011 at 1:21am

I have been running....obviously! I took 3 weeks after the marathon to get my legs under me before I resumed any sort of real training. The last two weeks I have started to feel like my old self again.I'm still feeling tired. Like I squeezed 18 weeks of m...more

Reflecting on a Fun and Exciting Weekend at the Philadelphia Half Marathon
by Run Girl Run
posted November 21, 2011 at 3:39pm

I put off writing this blog post all day yesterday, thinking by this morning I would have a better idea of what to say about yesterday's race. Some friends and family who ran the race But I've still got nothing. I didn't have a ton of fun (mainly bec...more

Why Runners Should Take An "Off Season"
by smartrunner
posted November 20, 2011 at 9:02pm

Do You Give Yourself an Off Season?? Here in the Midwest, race season is typically from April or May through October.  That is the time of year when most runners are in their peak training, running a higher volume of miles and intervals.   If you trai...more

Running marathons is bad for your health.
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted November 20, 2011 at 10:30am

Didn't you hear??? I sure did. Last week someone let me know.Gees.I should have taken up smoking. Or competitive eating. What am I doing running? I could be indulging in cheese burgers and fried chicken every night.I was talking to someone the other day a...more

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