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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

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

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