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17 ‘Off-Road’ Half Marathons That Get You Off the Pavement

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You'll follow a winding route among the wooded trails of Ohio's 33,000-acre Cuyahoga Valley National Park, along a crushed limestone trail that runs along the Ohio Canal Corridor, a 110-mile stretch of recreational paths for bikers, hikers and walkers. October • Sagamore Hills, OH Run through the "friendliest town in the South" here in the [...]

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7 Scenic Photos of New Jersey’s Newport Liberty Half Marathon

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Known among running enthusiasts as a great preparation & training run for the New York City Marathon held each November, the Newport-Liberty Waterfront Run offers a mostly flat and fast race through the streets of Jersey City with plentiful views of the Statue of Liberty, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, lower Manhattan and Ellis Island. From the [...]

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Had a Bad Race? Here’s How to Bounce Back

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So you had a bad race? Now what? First, remember running is a lifelong process. You must take the good with the ugly. As much as we wish every single race would be perfect and ideal, that doesn’t always happen. So what happens when you pour your heart and soul into a training cycle, and [...]

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Ready to Run 26.2? Here’s What Training For a Marathon Is Really Like

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Training to finish a marathon can be done in a (relatively) short amount of time. But if you respect the distance and take the appropriate training time to prepare, the finish line will feel more victorious and less torturous. The length of time it will take to train will vary widely between runners. Some runners [...]

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7 Amazing Photos of Oregon’s Eugene Half Marathon

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Runners get a chance to trek through Oregon’s “Emerald City” at the annual Eugene Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, which takes participants through, around and past several of the city’s urban parks, the campus of the University of Oregon and across the Willamette River. From the starting line on Agate Street next to historic Hayward [...]

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Lost Your Motivation to Run? Here’s How To Get It Back

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If you follow my blog, fueledbylolz, you’ll know over the past few months I haven’t been motivated to run. I trained hard for the April Fools Half Marathon in Atlantic City, but I missed my goal time by about seven minutes. After that, my motivation diminished. Since April, I went from running 60- to 70-mile weeks [...]

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How Long Does It Take to Train For a Half Marathon?

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The length of time it will take to train for a half marathon varies widely between runners. Some runners may take just a couple of months to fine tune their runs for the distance. Others may take up to a year to build up enough experience to complete 13.1 miles. Runners should consider how long [...]

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5 Gorgeous Photos of California’s Mammoth Half Marathon

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Run through the stunningly beautiful peaks of Northern California's Sierra Mountains, the Mammoth Half Marathon offers up one of the highest race routes in the country, starting at over 9,000 feet above sea level and taking runners along a combination of trails and mountain roads, including stretches around lakes and across a bridge. You're likely [...]

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10 Scenic Photos of Virginia’s Prince William Half Marathon

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Set for its second annual running this fall along the gently rolling paved roads of Virginia’s Manassas National Battlefield Park, the Prince William Half Marathon unfolds where the Union and rebel armies clashed twice in historic battles during the Civil War. Officially titled the Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Half Marathon, the race [...]

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8 Scenic Photos of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Half Marathon

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Set for its second annual running this year along the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico between Pass Christian and Biloxi, this fast and flat race features plentiful views of the ocean throughout, as well as gorgeous historic homes. In between the starting line and the finish, the half marathon traverses the same route as [...]

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19 Stunning September Half Marathons You’ll Love

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"A starting line is the best, most exciting place I can imagine. When I stand on one, I feel fully alive—scared, yes, but also energized, focused and prepared for the big challenge ahead. My head buzzes, my stomach grumbles, my feet twitch. My entire self—mind and body—is fully engaged. I can't wait to get going." [...]

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