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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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6 Tips For Surviving (And Enjoying) Running in Summer

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If you live on the East Coast, then you know it’s been hot and humid. The summer months can be difficult to train through but well worth the fall race PR's. Sometimes, the toughest aspect is the physical training through the heat. Other times, the toughest issue is getting out there mentally. If you’re like [...]

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6 Books For Every Runner’s Summer Reading List

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Eloquent writing and the competitive spirit of distance runners makes this a classic for any runner who has sacrificed parts of their life for running. Set in the 1970’s, the story follows Quenton Cassidy as he gives up almost everything comfortable in his life to train for a 4 minute mile. It encompasses everything from [...]

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Why I Still (Sometimes) Run On a Treadmill—And You Should Too

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Purists might balk at the idea of using a treadmill, especially once they discover that I have been running for 20 years. However, I turn to the treadmill for a number of reasons and I happen to be pretty used to the mind-numbing torture. I have a great setup with a smart television that gives [...]

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3 Tips & Tricks For a Dream ‘Run-cation’

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Traveling for a race is exciting. You can explore a new city, run new routes, and feel as though you’ve earned a few local treats once the race is over. However, it can be expensive and stressful especially if the race has a large number of participants. I’ve traveled to races in big cities and [...]

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