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5 Things That Can Ruin Your Race Day

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Sometimes you train for a race and everything in training goes perfectly. Your running feels great; your training feels great, and your taper goes well too. As you toe the line of your goal race, you feel confident in your abilities. At the starting line, you’re ready and feel like you're going to crush a [...]

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13.1 Spooky As He** Halloween Half Marathons

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"We are, deep down, still runners, whether or not we declare it by our actions. And our minds, as much as our lungs and muscles, are a vital force that empowers our running." — Bernd Heinrich, 'Why We Run' Run along New Jersey's infamous Shades of Death Road, this race is associated with all manner [...]

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What We’re All Really Thinking at the Running Store

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It happens to the best of us. Our running is going well, we are staying active and avoiding spending *too much* on the sport we love. Then it happens. Slowly but sure, I’ll running shoes don’t feel as great. We know we need to go into the running store and get new shoes. After kicking [...]

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13.1 Oceanfront Half Marathons for Fall

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"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." — William James There really aren’t any mountains here along Florida’s Gulf coast, but legend has it that the sailors who once made their way past this area gave it the name thanks to the high sand dunes here, often covered in wild blue [...]

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How To Get the Most From Your Garmin Smartwatch

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Garmin is easily one of the leading brands in GPS watches for runners. There are plenty of alternatives through Nike, Suunto, Timex, etc. and plenty of phone apps that can track runs, but Garmin continues to be a favorite. They are easy to use, relatively affordable, and range from very basic to very advanced to [...]

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All You Need to Know About Running, From A to Z

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Without a doubt, there are several running terms and lingo you might have heard. Runners have a unique and interesting dialect with many words and acronyms that baffle the “non-runner." So let’s take a look and see what some of the those running related words are! A: Achilles (Tendinitis): Achilles Tendonitis is one of the [...]

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16 Gorgeous Fall Foliage Half Marathons

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Timed to coincide with the turning leaves along the Hudson River — and serve as a tune-up for November's New York City Marathon — this race features an out-and-back loop run among the rolling country roads outside this small town a couple hours north of NYC. October • Race info & signup >> Scenic rolling [...]

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Here’s How Running With a Fitbit Could Change Your Life

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A few months ago, I purchased a Fitbit Charge. A lot of my friends used various FitBit models and loved them. I didn't need to lose weight, but I was genuinely curious on my personal information. I wanted to see what all of the hype was about! To be honest, I thought I would purchase [...]

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21 Stunning National Park Half Marathons Across the U.S.

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"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." — Edmund Hillary “Prepare to leave dirty.” That’s the advice organizers have for the runners at this race among the winding single-track trails of northeastern Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which draws a few hundred runners each year. September • Race info & signup >> A [...]

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10 Things You Should Never Say To a Runner

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Our running friends get it. We can chat about all of the nitty gritty details with our friends. Without a doubt, any runner has gotten some, if not all, of these questions. So this one goes out to our “non-running friends” – trust me, we’ve heard all of these plenty of times: So what exactly does [...]

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25 Half Marathons You Can Be Ready For By the End of the Year

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"We've got a motto here — you're tougher than you think you are, and you can do more than you think you can." — Christopher McDougall The desert landscape of Southern Nevada — combined with majestic views of one of the most awe-inspiring man-made structures anywhere in the world — are both on display at [...]

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