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5 Running Safety Tools You Need To Be Using

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There is no way to be 100% safe while running, but there are plenty of tools to help in all kinds of situations. A few extra precautions can prevent injury or worse. This is the most popular brand of bracelet that identifies you in the event of a disastrous injury. These bracelets contain your information [...]

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The World’s 13 Toughest Half Marathons

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Looking for a new challenge and love the half-marathon distance? These races have all types of barriers that will likely keep you from a PR. From huge elevation changes to extreme temperatures, we’ve found 13 courses that aren’t for the weekend warrior: 3600’ in elevation change will have your quads burning by the time you [...]

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16 Photos That Show What ‘America’s Toughest’ Road Marathon & Half Is Really Like

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Held every April in Roanoke, Va., the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon & Half Marathon bills itself as "America's Toughest Road Marathon."

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How to Prepare For Your First Race Day

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Your first half marathon will be unlike anyone else's. The culmination of your struggles and your triumphs will be uniquely yours on race day. Some runners have an excellent first race and feel emotionally exuberant throughout each mile. (MORE: 13 Essential Tips for Your First Half Marathon) Others experience disappointment and are anguished by physical [...]

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Ways to Train When It’s Really Hot (or Cold) Outside

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Weather is of course, unpredictable. Battling the weather during half marathon training can be an exercise in itself. Being prepared for the cold, the rain, or the heat can really impact a training run or a race for that matter. (MORE: 13 Essential Tips for Your First Half Marathon) Your body is pretty incredible and [...]

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How to Handle (and Prevent) Running Injuries

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Injury is the one word that beginning runners and seasoned veterans can commiserate over with the same intensity. Injuries can turn happy runners into miserable people when they are forced to take days, weeks, or even months away from running. When training for a half marathon, an injury could potentially prevent you from racing. It [...]

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