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15 Stunning Half Marathons Over Bridges Across the USA

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You'll run high above the river that gives this race its name here in the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, which lies a short drive from North Carolina's Outer Banks, for an event that draws more than 1,000 runners every year. Sat, Mar 11 • Race info & signup » Two bridges and four total crossings await runners at [...]

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16 Amazing All-Downhill Half Marathons

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Recognized as “the world’s fastest half marathon course” by USA Track & Field back in 1985, the Fontana Days Run takes about 2,000 runners on a fast downhill course that starts in Lytle Creek and finishes at Fontana’s City Hall. Sat, Jun 3 • Race info & signup » Paved mountain roads and wide gravel trails [...]

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13 Coastal Half Marathons Perfect For a ‘Run-cation’

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"That, perhaps, is the essence of the running experience for me... The lack of anxiety, the complete acceptance, the letting go and the faith that all will be well. In running, I feel free. I have no other goal, no other reward. The running is its own reason for being." — George Sheehan One of [...]

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Why You Didn’t PR, And How to Get It At Your Next Race

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You’ve found a goal race and trained for it.  You put it in the effort, but for some reason, you didn’t PR. You don’t know why.  After resting and recovering, you’ve picked out a new race and are ready to train smarter for your next race.  After running over 30 half marathons, I’ve found a [...]

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13.1 Stunning April Half Marathons

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"Through running we learn about succeeding and failing, about reaching past the probable and accomplishing the impossible. The struggle to find one's potential as a runner is the most frustratingly satisfying pursuit that many of us ever undertake." — John Bingham & Jenny Hadfield This race is actually two half marathons -- one a mostly [...]

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9 Surefire Ways to Become a Morning Runner

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It’s a very rare day you’ll see me running after about 8 am. In fact, most of my runs are start around 5:30 and frankly, I like it. It’s the time I set myself up for the day. Whether I’m working or spending the following 8 hours on the couch, I am up early running. [...]

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How to Recover From Running Injuries, Come Back and PR

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Any runner can tell you that an injury can be devastating. I’ve had my fair share of injuries from a stress fracture, to plantar fasciitis to lingering hip issues. It’s never fun to be sidelined from anything you love, but you can come back stronger than ever. Case and point: During my senior year of [...]

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What Every Beginner Needs to Know About Training For a Half

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So you’ve been bitten by the running bug, have you? As we ring in the New Year, many runners create different goals and resolutions. Maybe you started a fitness journey, or maybe you're a seasoned 5k veteran but whatever your thought process is, you have decided to run your very first half marathon. Personally, I’ve [...]

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9 True Things No One Tells You About Running

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So maybe you’ve decided to make your New Years Resolution to start running. That is great and welcome to the community! Like everything, we all started as beginners somewhere. It doesn’t matter if you recently walked your first 5K, or whether you’ve completed 100 marathons. We all started as beginners as we entered this crazy [...]

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13.1 Bucket List Half Marathons for 2017

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Run mostly along the beaches of Southern California's Pacific Coast Highway at this late winter race, considered one of the country's best thanks to its gorgeous oceanfront views and a beautiful stretch through an ecological reserve in its middle miles. Feb 5, 2017 • Race info & signup » Run through the heart of central Arizona's [...]

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8 Things That’ll Make 2017 Your Best Running Year Ever

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Now that the new year is here, it’s time to get busy. What runner doesn’t want to become faster, train harder or improve? Our sport is so great because there are so many different options, methods and areas to focus on. Make 2017 your best year of running yet by considering one of these new year's resolutions: [...]

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