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Poll: How Early Do You Sign Up for Races?

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There's probably as many different answers to this question as there are people reading this post, but I've always wondered -- how far in advance of a race do you register? I've signed up months before some marathons and halfs, weeks before others, and then even the day of for other races. And in some [...]

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Are ‘Smart’ Shoes the Future of Running?

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Anyone who’s started a new running regimen has likely found themselves in a store trying on pair after pair of running shoes, searching for that just-right fit to maximize comfort and minimize your risk of injury. But what if your shoe could do some of the work for you? That’s the idea behind RUNSAFER, a [...]

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10 Winter Half Marathons That Ain’t For Sissies

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With an average January temperature of 30°F, the Run For Regis Half Marathon is ripe for the potential of snow if precipitation is a factor. The half marathon distance is run in conjunction with a full marathon and 50K, so the generous course limit of 8 hours, 45 minutes will be more than enough even [...]

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5 Weird Things I Do On Training Runs (And Maybe You Do Too)

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I don’t pay much attention to bikers (too fast) or walkers (too slow). However, passing another runner out training is always a dance. If I am creeping up on someone, I tend to slow down and keep their pace for at least a few strides. The faster they are, the longer I wait to actually [...]

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To Run Your Best Race, Find Your Own Ideal Pace: Study

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If you’ve ever tried to keep up with a pace banner or balloon during a race, you may have found yourself at times wanting to overtake the pacer carrying it, and at others wanting to lag behind. That’s because pacers tend to move at a constant rate, while the body naturally wants to vary its [...]

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Like Running Here? Then You Might Be a Runner…

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We've begun a series of the ways you know you're a runner -- see the first 10 ways here, and 10 more ways here. Winter presents its own particular set of obstacles, however, but real runners know they're just hurdles to jump over. Right? ;) Here's 10 more winter-influenced ways you know you might be [...]

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4 Things Not to Do When You’re Training For a Race

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Whether you are training for your first race or chasing down a PR, choose a training plan that is realistic to get through. Don’t increase your mileage or pace drastically. Give yourself the ability to tweak the plan as you go to make each week possible. Illness and injury are one thing, but life often [...]

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4 Ways Your Old Running Gear Can Change the World

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When you get to a certain mileage with your running shoes, you know it's time for a fresh pair. But they've still got plenty of life left in them -- here's four nonprofit groups that will give them to those in need: Started by a group of runners in Boulder, Colorado back in 1986, the [...]

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5 Virtual Running Challenges You Can Do in 2015

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This challenge, hosted by Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano, is a great way to stay motivated all year. You can enter solo or split the mileage between 1-2 running/walking friends. Each entrant (regardless of sharing the mileage on a team) will be motivated through a like-minded private Facebook community and encouraged to continue the journey [...]

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Why Have Marathon & Half Marathon Races Become So Expensive?

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For runners, planning a season of races means budgeting.  For those hunting for a races every open weekend, entry fees add up. Everything from a $5 community 5K to the $255 New York City Marathon takes a toll on the bank account. So, where is all of your money going? HalfMarathons.Net interviewed race directors from [...]

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