Women Talk Sports | Marathon

RITA JEPTOO, WORLD'S BEST FEMALE MARATHONER, TESTS POSITIVE

andnbsp; In an exclusive to RunBlogRun, trusted sources have confirmed that, at the end of September 2014, Rita Jeptoo tested positive in her A sample test for a banned substance in an out of competition testing. The out of competition testing procedure was done in Kenya. The testing was done by a urine sample.andnbsp; The complete story is published below.andnbsp; Jeptoo_Rita-SanDiego14.JPG Rita Jeptoo, photo by PhotoRun.net New York, New York . Friday, October 31, 2014 In an exclusive to RunBlogRun, trusted sources have confirmed that, at the end of September 2014, Rita Jeptoo tested positive in her A sample test for a banned substance in an out of competition testing. The out of competition testing procedure was done in Kenya. The testing was done by a urine sample.andnbsp; Following this test, Rita Jeptoo won the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, defending her title.andnbsp; In such situations, and per WADA rules, a B sample of the athlete must be tested, and the representative [Read More]

published October 31, 2014 at 6:00pm EDT


OLYMPIAN, MOTHER BLAKE RUSSELL RETURNS TO THE MARATHON

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published October 30, 2014 at 12:50pm EDT


AMERICA'S FASTEST NORWEGIAN-SPEAKING INTERNATIONAL LAWYER TAKES ON THE NYC MARATHON

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published October 28, 2014 at 2:42pm EDT


LAUREN KLEPPIN'S UNCONVENTIONAL PATH TO ELITE MARATHONING

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published October 28, 2014 at 1:43pm EDT


10 COOL THINGS ABOUT THE NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

1. It's the largest marathon in the world, with over 50,000 finishers in 2013. and#40;flipkey.comand#41; 2. There's a financial incentive for qualifying for the Olympic Trials at the NYC Marathon and#40;So run fast!and#41; and#40;nyrr.organd#41; 3. The NYC Marathon was established and has been run every year since 1970, the only exception being 2012, when the race was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. and#40;newyorknatives.comand#41; 4.andnbsp;Bill Murray is training in a tuxedo. and#40;sneakerreport.comand#41; 5. If you run for charity, you are guaranteed entry. and#40;tsnycmarathon.organd#41; 6. From 1978-1988, Grete Waitz and#40;Norwayand#41; won the women's race 9 times. and#40;runnersfeed.comand#41; 7. The course covers all five of Manhattan's boroughs. and#40;wikimedia.organd#41; 8. In 1979, a woman pretended to run the NYC Marathon to get an entry time for the Boston Marathon, then went on to run the last half-mile of Boston's course and [Read More]

published October 18, 2014 at 5:26pm EDT


'QUEEN OF CHICAGO' RITA JEPTOO MAKES IT 2 IN A ROW #CHIMARATHON

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published October 15, 2014 at 9:55am EDT


DRIVEN: KARA GOUCHER - MOTHERHOOD AND THE MARATHON (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED)

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published October 15, 2014 at 9:53am EDT


THE LEGACY OF JOAN BENOIT SAMUELSON'S OLYMPIC MARATHON WIN

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published August 6, 2014 at 10:12am EDT


WELCOME BACK THIRD TRIMESTER! VIA @MEGGANFRANKS

I've been so tired in the evening and early mornings that I thought it might be a good idea to split my workout in half and#40;half in the am and half in the pmand#41; to see if it helped my energy levels throughout the day. For about two days I think I felt pretty good...then my body realized what I was doing.M- 20 min progression run/ 38 min runT- 35 min run/ 30 min bike w/ pick upsW-35 min run/ 25 min runTH- 30min run am/30 min run pmFriday- Off. The double running was a failed experiment and I woke up so tired Friday morning that I promised myself no physical activity all day.andnbsp;Saturday - 10 miles @ 8:30 pace. No walk breaks. Pelvis muscles are going to ache tomorrow. Took a two hour nap to recover.Sunday - 5 miles recovery, did power walk a good portion of the first two to warm up my lower half. I can actually walk pretty fast, 13:30 per mile! Soon I will be walking faster than I can run...I still ended up with nearly 40 miles this week! I didn't realize I was still running that m [Read More]

published May 26, 2014 at 8:23am EDT


PREGNANCY TRAINING LOG WEEK 26-27 VIA @MEGGANFRANKS

Monday: 51 min run and#40;mostly waddling here, I suffered, getting ligament pain like last time, had to take a lot of walking breaks, this loop normally only takes 45 minutesand#41;Tuesday: 55 min total, ran with Kelly for the first 32 minutes of her warmup. Her warmup was almost too fast for me, I was pretty much done by the time we parted ways. Had to take a break before continuing on. Started to feel very pregnant.Wednesday: 58 min waddle/jog. Worse ligament pain than Monday! Same loop + 7 minutes on Monday's time...and Monday was 6 minutes slower than usual! Think I'm going to need to break down and buy a support belt!Thursday: 50 min w/ 3x3min pickups. Less discomfort and much better weather. Did this mini session after traveling to Kentucky with family to watch the SEC Outdoor Meet. My pickups may not be faster than my easy run pace when not pregnant but at least I'm out there and attempting to move forward.Friday: 10 min run and 50 min elliptical. Watched Suits while working out in [Read More]

published May 18, 2014 at 10:08pm EDT