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13.1 Gorgeous Trail Half Marathons For Fall

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“For all the good and bad reasons to start running, most runners find there is only one reason to keep running. To run for your life, running has got to be fun.” — John Bingham This is the time of the year when so many of us start thinking about fall races, and we've all [...]

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8 Ways to Entertain Yourself When You’re Running

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Let’s face it, sometimes running can get boring. Part of running is having the mental strength to make it through the run. Your legs might feel great, but what happens when you just get bored? Whether you are running outside, inside or on the trails, running can get boring. So how do you entertain yourself [...]

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10 Marathons You Can Run For $50 or Less

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With a starting entry fee of $35, this point-to-point course gives runners plenty of bang for their buck. The race is named for a renowned local trail and ultrarunner, Eugene Curnow who helped to grow and develop the Minnesota Voyageur 50 Mile race. Runners participating in the marathon will travel through 26.2 miles of the [...]

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9 Saturday Half Marathons We Love

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So many of the best and most popular half marathons are run on Sunday mornings, and we often get questions from readers on which are the best Saturday halfs to run. Here's some of the best across the country we've found – feel free to add more in the comments below: This late-summer race unfolds [...]

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How to Qualify for Boston: 10 Ideal Marathons to Run

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Sixty-one percent of runners in 2014 and 50% of the 2015 race qualified for Boston running the Last Chance BQ.2 Chicagoland Marathon, which follows an 8-loop course held on a paved, flat surface along the Fox Valley River. With a bunch of other like-minded runners looking to attain the same goal on the very last [...]

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How Social Media Can Positively Impact Your Running

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It’s hard to go anywhere today without seeing a status update, tweet or snapchat. Now there are even games that get people out running. The real question, however, is the rise of social media good for the sport of running? The days of pen and paper logs are almost over. Sure, there are a few [...]

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13.1 October Half Marathons You Can Train For Today

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“Rise to the challenge, to live your own life. Success is not something that can be measured or worn on a watch or hung on a wall... [It] is the certain knowledge that you have become yourself, the person you were meant to be from all time.” — George Sheehan The banks of the Ohio [...]

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6 Ways To Become a More Confident Runner

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Staying confident and believing in yourself is half of running. If you aren’t confident that you’ll do well, then chances are you probably won’t. We log hundreds of physically demanding miles and our bodies know we will achieve our goal. Sometimes, it can be our mind that holds us back. Just like in life, staying [...]

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13.1 Stunning September Half Marathons To Start Training For

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“I am not afraid of storms. I am learning how to sail my ship.” — Louisa May Alcott Here in the peak of the summer heat, it's easy to lose sight of how much fun it can be to run and train for a goal, especially when the mercury rises as high as it has [...]

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7 Ways to Get the Most From Training During the Summer

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The summer heat and weather can drastically change how runners train. Some of us choose to take an extended break and pick back up in the fall, while other runners choose to adjust their training and run straight through the summer. If you choose to run through the summer, there are many ways to make [...]

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7 Books on Running That’ll Inspire You to Dream Big

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At HalfMarathons.Net, we write posts about running gear and products we think you’ll like. We have an affiliate relationship with Amazon, so we may get a share of the revenue if you purchase any of the items below. This brand-new book by Jen A. Miller, a New Jersey-based freelance writer whose work you've seen in [...]

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