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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

Philadelphia Half Marathon Goals
by Run Girl Run
posted November 18, 2011 at 1:11am

The race is officially three days away and I really can't wait for it to get here. For the most part, my training has gone really well and I feel prepared for this race. I'm antsy to get out there and see what I can do. Philly last year But as far as...more

Lauren Fleshman on the NYC Marathon (Part 3 of 3): The Race
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted November 17, 2011 at 2:17pm

In case you want the background story to this three part series, you can read part one or part two as you please. Control The pack spreads out almost instantly as we climb the first mile up the Verezzano-Narrows Bridge and I settle back into a controll...more

Track & Field/Marathon Headlines: Oly Trials Marathon to be televised, IAAF Congress news and more
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted November 11, 2011 at 12:40am

Lots of interesting news this morning… The rumor is that Oregon freshman Lukas Verzbicas, who set the national high school 2-mile record and broke the 4:00 mile, is leaving the team to in favor of a return to triathlons. Flotrack broke the story yeste...more

Lauren Fleshman on the New York Marathon (part 2 of 3)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted November 10, 2011 at 9:43am

This is part 2/3. If you missed part 1, you can read it here! In the warmup tent, after the women pin the numbers on each other and get our shoe chips clipped on, I find my way over to the chiropractor table to have Dr. Duke loosen me up before my warmup...more

Lauren Fleshman on the New York Marathon (Part 1)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted November 8, 2011 at 5:16pm

After a typical restless night of pre-race sleep, I finally get up 3 minutes before my 5:00 am alarm and my first thought is crystal clear: “this is the morning of the New York Marathon.” No foggy mind; no stumbling to the bathroom. Instead I pop out...more

Five Things We Learned from the New York Marathon
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted November 7, 2011 at 12:51am

Lessons learned from the New York City Marathon and the media surrounding it… Geoffrey Mutai is the best distance racer on the planet. If I had told you in January that a runner would sweep the Boston and New York marathons and average 2:04:04 while d...more

Men are breaking marathon records; women are building contenders
by Fair Game News
posted November 7, 2011 at 12:49am

By Laura Pappano Lately, major marathons have become a showcase for record-breaking male performances and today’s New York City Marathon was no exception: Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai finished in 2:05:05, setting a new course record (all three top male fini...more

Dramatic finish to 2011 NYC Marathon Women’s Race
by Pretty Tough
posted November 6, 2011 at 2:43pm

Ethiopian Firehiwot Dado won the 42nd ING New York Marathon women’s title in two hours, 23 minutes and 15 seconds to edge compatriot Buzunesh Deba by four seconds. Dado, a 27-year-old making her New York Marathon debut, wasn’t a favorite coming into...more

Kara Lawson raises $17,000 for Alzheimer's research and to honor Pat Summitt
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 6, 2011 at 1:54am

Three miles and some yards, $17,000:"She's doing great," Lawson told The Associated Press. "She's excited about the season and this team. Getting back into the routine of the season is really good for her. She's an inspiration. She continues to do her job...more

12 hours until race time. Here we go NYC Marathon!
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted November 6, 2011 at 1:52am

I’m so pumped. Like WAY pumped. In fact, I need to get less pumped because its 9pm and the race is in 12 hours. After all the training and the knee-freak-out and the desperate medical treatment; after the packing and traveling and time zone differences...more

Preview of the ING NYC Marathon
by CaitlinLane
posted November 5, 2011 at 3:28pm

             November is a special time for running fans as at 9:10 a.m. on Sunday, November 6th, professional runners from all over the world converge to run the streets of New York at the New York City Marathon. The competition this year loo...more

Special Edition NYC Marathon footwear from Asics, Nike, Adidas & Sketchers
by A Glam Slam
posted November 5, 2011 at 3:17pm

From entertainment to business to fashion, the ING New York City Marathon is about much more than a 26.2 mile run. More than 2 million spectators will watch as 42,000+ runners hit the pavement in the latest running fashions. Thousands of sneakers will be ...more

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