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How To Get Back Into Running

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Whether we are mentally fatigued, life gets busy, or we just don't want to run, sometimes we take a step back from running. That is actually where I find myself right now. You start missing a few workouts, then a few more and finally you look back and realize you've taken a month (or more!) [...]

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10 Unwritten Rules Every Runner Should Follow

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Whether you are running alone or at a race, it’s important that every runner stays safe and follows the unwritten rules of running. It doesn't take much to be considered a "real" runner. You just have to enjoy running and follow these simple rules! Some of these, I definitely wish someone had told me when [...]

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13 Half Marathons By Rivers That’ll Inspire You

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Run on paved and natural surface trails, this race is actually two races, with different courses for runners and walkers. Both share the same starting area, but proceed in opposite directions along the American River Parkway, a 30-mile-long park along the river. Sat, Apr 29 • View this race » The serene, peaceful beauty of North [...]

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13.1 Unforgettable Summer Half Marathons

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"This is what you have been waiting for. No doubt you are nervous, but you know that you are ready. You earned this opportunity. And you were born to fly... you are ready, you are powerful, and you belong. Now go get it." — Kara Goucher The scenic, pastoral beauty of rural Vermont is on [...]

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The ABC’s of Training For a Half Marathon

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As a runner, there are certain terms that we all know or use.  People who don’t run might look at us funny when we use some of them, but it’s these words that unite us! Most runners have heard of many, if not all, of these terms. Do you have another to add? Comment below! [...]

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13.1 Half Marathons Just For Women

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"If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon." — Kathrine Switzer More than 2,000 women cross the finish line each year at this springtime race, which in past years has been timed to coincide with the anniversary of Title IX, the landmark 1970s law that mandated equal treatment for [...]

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13.1 Destination Half Marathons You’ll Love

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Run where the pioneers traversed the Oregon Trail some two centuries ago at this race, which unfolds through the stunning 3,000 acres of Scotts Bluff National Monument in western Nebraska. Sat, Sep 30 • View this race » Rolling green hills, quaint New England streets and a college town atmosphere are just a few of the [...]

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8 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Running

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At some point, we all began as new runners. Whether you started running at age 10 or 100, we were all new. The beauty of the sport is there are no limits to when you can start and how old you can be to compete. How many other sports are we lucky enough to see [...]

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13.1 Spring Half Marathons You’ll Remember Forever

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You'll get to check out stunning views of the Grand Mesa (the world's largest) at this small-town race known for its wineries, ski resorts, and for being Colorado's "peach capital." Sat, May 6 • View this race » Imagine a run through rolling green fields filled with thousands upon thousands of yellow dandelions in full bloom, [...]

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How To Get Through the Middle Miles of a Half Marathon

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The middle miles in a half marathon can be the hardest miles of the race. The beginning of the race excitement has worn off, and you aren't close enough to the finish line for the “almost done” excitement. For me, miles 7 through 10 of a half marathon typically make or break the race. Normally [...]

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10 Caribbean Half Marathons To Dream About

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This fast and flat half runs almost entirely within the Punta Cana Resort along Tortuga Bay on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, and features a stretch along the beach around the midpoint of the race. Its 26.2-miler is also a Boston Marathon qualifier. Sun, Apr 2 • Race info & signup » If you’re [...]

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