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10 of the Flattest, Fastest Half Marathons on the East Coast

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Last week, we showed you some of the flattest and fastest half marathons on and near the West Coast, in places like California, Arizona and Utah. This week, we turn our attention to the East Coast: You can’t get much flatter than running along Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach. The race does have a slight [...]

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5 Holiday Halfs You Can Run a Month From Today

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You've been running all year, training for races in every season, and you're still in shape. If this equals you at the end of the year, then you're probably still have another half in you. Right? We've noticed that people often sign up for races as little as a month ahead of time, so we [...]

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5 Things Runners Worry About During the Taper

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As runners near the end of their training schedules for a marathon or half marathon, they enter what's known as the taper, dialing back their running mileage and intensity to allow for rest before the big race. Here's a few things we all think about when we're tapering: You’ve been wearing the same ones during [...]

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13.1 Things We’re All Thinking When We Run a Race

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You do it. I do it. We all do it -- this is pretty close to the conversation we have with ourselves during a race, isn't it? Mile 1) I feel so fast. I know I’m going to PR today. The taper must’ve really worked because I am flying. I am passing so many people [...]

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10 Fast and Flat Half Marathons: Western U.S.

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This women’s half marathon touted as being flat, flat, flat! The start/finish line is at the Gold Bar campground and racers will run alongside the Colorado river for the majority of the course. Runners will beat the heat with a 6:30 AM start and are encouraged to bring their swimsuits for a post-race dip in [...]

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5 Things About Winter Running We Can’t Stand

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Whether it is a handheld, fuel belt, or hydration pack, all fluid systems are susceptible to freezing when the mercury drops. And unfortunately, it’s a catch-22. The longer you run, the more likely you are going to need hydration. But the longer your run, the more likely your hydration will freeze. The constant moisture brewing [...]

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6 Running Camps For Adults

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Ever wanted to dig deeper with your fitness and learn how to become a better runner? Here's six of the best running camps/weekends/retreats you can find around the country. If you know of ones we haven't heard of, post a comment below and we'll add it to our list. Located just outside of Blowing Rock, [...]

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This One’s for You, Grammie

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I was looking forward to the trip down Pikes Peak being easy peasy compared to the climb, challenging yet enjoyable just like last year. Like a few things from that past week, the next two miles were not exactly what I had in mind. With every step, the bottoms of both feet hurt. No, they ACHED. I [...]

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Race Review: Annapolis Running Classic Half Marathon

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"Beautiful, but challenging." That's how I describe the TCS Annapolis Classic in Annapolis, Maryland, for any runner in the mid-Atlantic region who's hunting for a fall half marathon just before Thanksgiving. This year, the race falls on Saturday, November 22. For those running -- or considering running -- here is what you can expect (and [...]

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Why You Need to Be Careful Running Outside in the Cold

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Temperatures may be dropping across the U.S., but marathons and half marathons never quit. Runners in last year’s Watchung Winter Marathon in Summit, New Jersey, had to power through their miles at temperatures hovering just below freezing. But it’s not just the cold temperature that can be off-putting -- it’s the dry air that comes [...]

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