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11 Gorgeous (And Challenging) Forest Half Marathons

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"Among the scenes which are deeply impressed on my mind, none exceed in sublimity the primeval forests ... No one can stand in these solitudes unmoved, and not feel that there is more in man than the mere breath of his body. " — Charles Darwin Running through the woods is the kind of experience [...]

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5 Popular Running Apps: How They Stack Up

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Picking the right iPhone or Android app to run with can be a little daunting these days – a search in the iPhone's App Store for something as simple as "running apps" produces dozens upon dozens of results, way more than anyone can evaluate on their own. So, I didn't exactly try them all out [...]

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12 Great Races for the First-Time Half Marathoner

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The start of the year brings thousands of runners to one of the South's (and the nation's) most gorgeous coastal cities for this race, which shows off Charleston's southern charm by starting off in the famous district called "South of Broad." Thanks to its location, the race is very flat. January • Race info & [...]

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Bloodhound Wanders Into Alabama Half Marathon, Finishes 7th

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Most dogs love to run, but few probably love it as much as a two-year-old bloodhound named Ludvine, who "entered" a half marathon in Alabama. And finished seventh. Though it certainly sounds fishy, the story is completely true. The adorable dog owned by April Hamlin of Elkmont, Ala., which lies just northwest of Huntsville, apparently [...]

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16 Stunning Half Marathons in the Desert

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Every hue of red, orange and earth color surrounds you along Scenic Canyon Road at the Red Rock Canyon Half Marathon, which runs through this nearly 200,000-acre park filled with with majestic red sandstone, sheer 1,800-ft. cliffs and mountains like Rainbow Mountain and Indecision Peak. February • Race info & signup » Combine a run [...]

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50 Great Running Songs for 2016

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We put together our first list of great running songs a little over a year ago, but of course there's been tons of great music that's come out since then. (Plus loads of great songs we never got to add to our list before.) So without any more delay, here's our favorites and what we're [...]

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20 Things Worse Than a Bad Run

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Everybody knows a bad run is no picnic, especially when you're training for a half or a full marathon and have high expectations for how you're going to feel. Hey, just ask Ryan Hall what it feels like. The legendary Olympic runner just announced his retirement this week at age 33 after years of battling [...]

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5 Tips for Training Between Half Marathon Races

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Plenty of training plans exist for a single race, but how exactly does one train for back-to-back races? It is possible to run races on consecutive days, weekends, or within a month happily and without injury. With a little advanced planning and preparation, it can an enjoyable way to take advantage of fitness gains in [...]

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13.1 More Bucket List Half Marathons for 2016

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Gorgeous, hilly and challenging, this race welcomes more than 5,000 runners each year along one of Southern California’s most scenic stretches of coastline, where you'll pass by steep rocky bluffs that peer over into the waves of the Pacific crashing below. April • Race info & signup » Designed to give runners amazingly gorgeous views [...]

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8 Free Half Marathon Training Plans That’ll Get You Ready for Race Day

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Because the New Year is here and so many of you are likely beginning your race training this week — probably many for the first time — you're probably also trying to figure out the best training plan that fits into your life. It's no easy task. Some plans are ideal for people without children [...]

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