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Why You Should Run ‘Easy’ Miles

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Whatever stage of running you're in, easy runs and rest are the key part of running and training success. If we continue to build and build and build, we either get injured or burned out. Running easy allows both your body and mind to recover for the next hard effort.   It seems counter-intuitive: Run [...]

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Time to Try Trail Running: Why Summer Is the Perfect Season

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Ah, summer. Ice cream trucks, pool parties, and for many of us in warmer climates, a severely painful blow to the ego when spring paces are a struggle. This isn’t just perception -- studies on the subject vary widely in terms of effort percentage versus degrees, but it is universally agreed that warmer=harder. The hard [...]

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10 Race Day Tips & Tricks From a Veteran Runner

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1) The lines for the porta-potties will always be longer than you expect. If you think 10 minutes, give yourself at least 30. 2) Recycle and carry extra safety pins for bibs, wardrobe malfunctions, or blisters. I have a few on my car key ring. Trust me, you’ll be your own hero or someone else’s [...]

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8 Hot Weather Half Marathons You (Might!) Love

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"It's important to remember that each footstrike carries you forward, not backward. And every time you put on your running shoes, you are different in some way than you were the day before." — John Bingham Run in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas in the middle of August, this race features a pair of [...]

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15 Stunningly Scenic Trail Half Marathons This Summer & Fall

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Named one of America’s most scenic trail races by Trail Runner magazine, this race features a diverse natural landscape of ponds and marshes as well as wide-open prairies and forest lands, through which runners will make their way along a series of both single- and double-track trails. Sat, May 13 • View this race » One [...]

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How to Determine Your Best Training Plan

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In the running world, there are so many different and effective training plans out there. That’s because everyone starts at a different level and responds to training differently. Maybe you like to race every weekend, or maybe you don't like racing at all. Like anything in life, it’s important to figure out what works best [...]

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It’s Global Running Day! Here’s What It’s All About

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For those who don’t know, the first Wednesday in June is known as the greatest day ever. Why? That's because it's Global Running Day, now officially recognized around the world as a day to celebrate running, your running achievements, your friend’s achievements and the attitude and friendliness of runners. It’s a day dedicated to anything [...]

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14 Things Only Runners Understand

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Runners are a special breed complete with our own lingo and phrases. We also have many weird and distinct thoughts that many non-runners do not understand. It's always fun to discuss these topics with other runners who "get it". So what are some unique things runners do? Face it, running burns a lot of calories, [...]

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How To Get Back Into Running

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Whether we are mentally fatigued, life gets busy, or we just don't want to run, sometimes we take a step back from running. That is actually where I find myself right now. You start missing a few workouts, then a few more and finally you look back and realize you've taken a month (or more!) [...]

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10 Unwritten Rules Every Runner Should Follow

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Whether you are running alone or at a race, it’s important that every runner stays safe and follows the unwritten rules of running. It doesn't take much to be considered a "real" runner. You just have to enjoy running and follow these simple rules! Some of these, I definitely wish someone had told me when [...]

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13 Half Marathons By Rivers That’ll Inspire You

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Run on paved and natural surface trails, this race is actually two races, with different courses for runners and walkers. Both share the same starting area, but proceed in opposite directions along the American River Parkway, a 30-mile-long park along the river. Sat, Apr 29 • View this race » The serene, peaceful beauty of North [...]

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