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What Every Beginner Needs to Know About Training For a Half

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So you’ve been bitten by the running bug, have you? As we ring in the New Year, many runners create different goals and resolutions. Maybe you started a fitness journey, or maybe you're a seasoned 5k veteran but whatever your thought process is, you have decided to run your very first half marathon. Personally, I’ve [...]

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9 True Things No One Tells You About Running

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So maybe you’ve decided to make your New Years Resolution to start running. That is great and welcome to the community! Like everything, we all started as beginners somewhere. It doesn’t matter if you recently walked your first 5K, or whether you’ve completed 100 marathons. We all started as beginners as we entered this crazy [...]

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13.1 Bucket List Half Marathons for 2017

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Run mostly along the beaches of Southern California's Pacific Coast Highway at this late winter race, considered one of the country's best thanks to its gorgeous oceanfront views and a beautiful stretch through an ecological reserve in its middle miles. Feb 5, 2017 • Race info & signup » Run through the heart of central Arizona's [...]

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8 Things That’ll Make 2017 Your Best Running Year Ever

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Now that the new year is here, it’s time to get busy. What runner doesn’t want to become faster, train harder or improve? Our sport is so great because there are so many different options, methods and areas to focus on. Make 2017 your best year of running yet by considering one of these new year's resolutions: [...]

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4 Awesome Reasons You Should Run During the Holidays

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From Thanksgiving until New Years, fitting in a run can often be difficult. Often times, the last thing we want to do after working and holiday shopping is to run. A little known fact is running during the holidays is actually one of the best times to stay active. It’s a change to the usual [...]

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30 Christmas Songs For Your Running Playlist (Seriously)

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'Tis the season for anything and everything holiday related. Your running playlist is no exclusion. If you've been looking for upbeat and motivating songs to listen to while running, look no further. Some are new and top 40 while others are classic. Let’s be honest: many holiday songs are slower or don’t get us excited [...]

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Questions Non-Runners Might Ask You, And How to Answer Them

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It's the season for holiday gatherings and get-togethers. While you are probably going to at least one party with your running friends, chances are you'll be stuck at the dinner table making small talk with non-runners. They will prod you with questions and by the end of the night you may even wonder why you [...]

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15 Winter Half Marathons That Won’t Break the Bank

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"Even when you have gone as far as you can, and everything hurts, and you are staring at the specter of self-doubt, you can find a bit more strength inside you if you look closely enough." — Hal Higdon Houston's only women-only half marathon race, this event unfolds through a pair of city parks nestled [...]

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Should You Trade the Roads For the Track?

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Now that many fall half marathons are over, many runners question what they should do with themselves. Since the winter can be unpredictable and roads might be icy or unplowed; the winter is a perfect time to hit the track. Between you and me, I find the track can be both scary and intimidating. I [...]

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8 Essential Tips for Winter Running

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It’s hard to believe we are already thinking about running through the winter and colder months. Just a few months ago, we were thinking about running through the heat. Now we are worried about running through the winter, staying warm and staying on track through the Holidays. As someone who went to college in upstate [...]

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How to Stay Safe When You Run

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You can never be too safe while running. While having a good run might feel like the most important goal, staying safe is even more important. It's getting darker earlier which means there is less time to run in daylight. Here are a few tips to keep you running safely during the winter months: It's [...]

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