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Running Hills Won’t Hurt Your Achilles: Study

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The mythological Achilles is far from alone in being struck down by his namesake heel. Just over half of runners are expected to experience an injury to their Achilles tendons at some point in their athletic lives, though the cause is much more likely to be a sudden uphill sprint than a fatal divine arrow. [...]

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5 Ways to Get Your Running Mojo Back

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It's happened to many of us this winter -- crazy, snowy, icy cold can get you out of your running routine faster than you realize and before you know it, it's hard to remember the last time you ran. Here's how to get your running mojo back: Unless your pockets are lined with gold, dropping [...]

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10 St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathons You Can Run in 2015

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The Shamrock Half Marathon in Virginia Beach draws a huge number of participants. Runners flock to this fast and flat loop course for PRs and a great post-race party. Participants don their best green tech gear as the St. Patrick’s holiday falls somewhere in the week of the race each year. Enjoy Yuengling beer and [...]

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Is Running ‘Too Much’ Worse For You Than Not Running at All?

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Runners run for all kinds of reasons: To be outdoors, to compete, to get that runner’s high, and just to have fun. But when it comes to running for health, is there such a thing as running too much? According to one study, published this month in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, [...]

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5 Reasons Runners Make the Best Friends

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Yeah, yeah, yeah, runners are notoriously slender. But that’s because they burn 34,976 calories a week. Kale smoothies and tofu salads are great for Instagram photos, but distance runners are notorious for finishing entire pizzas as a snack. These people consume and replace a lot of calories -- I guarantee you if they don’t make [...]

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10 Half Marathons That Run Across Borders

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The Flying Pig Half Marathon begins Cincinnati, Ohio and crosses the Ohio River into Kentucky around the first mile marker. Runners head west for a couple of miles and cross back over into Ohio after mile marker 3. The rest of the race loops through downtown Cincinnati on the Ohio side and finishes along the [...]

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15 New York City Half Marathons You Can Run in 2015

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Like San Francisco, New York City offers some of the nation's biggest and most popular races you can run. A few years ago, I had the chance to run the New York City Half Marathon put on by the New York Road Runners, and it's one of those races every runner should put on their [...]

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10 Half Marathons That Cost $35 Or Less

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The NewBo half marathon course is a mixture of out-and-back and a loop. Runners begin at the NewBo City Market in downtown Cedar Rapids. Though the majority of the course is run on pavement, there is a section from miles 6.5 to 10 that is along the Sac and Fox Trail featuring a crushed limestone [...]

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12 San Francisco Half Marathons You Can Run in 2015

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Running across the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most amazing experiences you can have as a runner, and I've been lucky enough to do it myself when I ran the San Francisco Half Marathon a few years back. But you don't have to wait just once a year for the chance -- the [...]

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10 Ideal Half Marathons When You’re Not a Morning Person

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Hate getting up just before the crack of dawn to go for a run, or even earlier to make it to the starting line of a race? Prefer something with a little more relaxed schedule? Here's 10 races that might be perfect for you: In conjunction with the Wine & Dine weekend at Walt Disney [...]

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