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10 Half Marathon Challenges You Need to Be Crazy to Run

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In conjunction with the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, the King Neptune Challenge is not for the weak. Runners will complete an 8K race on Saturday morning and then rest up for the big day. The half marathon begins at 7:00 a.m. and runners have an hour and 45 minutes to complete the course before crossing the [...]

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10 Perfect Places to Add a Half Marathon to Your Vacation

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Cruises are a fantastic way to see many different places, but only needing to unpack your bag once. This Alaskan cruise aboard the Radiance of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean ship, features 4 stops in the southeast portion of the state. Each runner registered for the trip will have an opportunity to finish either a [...]

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10 Amazing Wine Country Half Marathons in 2015

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Featuring a fast and scenic course, this summer half sells out quickly every year. This point-to-point race begins adjacent to the Cuvaison Carneros tasting room and wanders through some of the most picturesque places in Napa Valley. The finish line at the Sonoma plaza is the perfect spot to celebrate after running 13.1 miles with [...]

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Fartleks: What They Are, and Why You Should Do Them

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Fartlek, or “speed play” in Swedish, is a form of interval training for runners. It is an extremely versatile way to add speed into any kind of run and is a great workout for both beginners and experienced runners. The idea of a fartlek is to incorporate a variable amount of speed into a run. [...]

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Poll: How Early Do You Sign Up for Races?

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There's probably as many different answers to this question as there are people reading this post, but I've always wondered -- how far in advance of a race do you register? I've signed up months before some marathons and halfs, weeks before others, and then even the day of for other races. And in some [...]

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Are ‘Smart’ Shoes the Future of Running?

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Anyone who’s started a new running regimen has likely found themselves in a store trying on pair after pair of running shoes, searching for that just-right fit to maximize comfort and minimize your risk of injury. But what if your shoe could do some of the work for you? That’s the idea behind RUNSAFER, a [...]

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10 Winter Half Marathons That Ain’t For Sissies

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With an average January temperature of 30°F, the Run For Regis Half Marathon is ripe for the potential of snow if precipitation is a factor. The half marathon distance is run in conjunction with a full marathon and 50K, so the generous course limit of 8 hours, 45 minutes will be more than enough even [...]

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5 Weird Things I Do On Training Runs (And Maybe You Do Too)

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I don’t pay much attention to bikers (too fast) or walkers (too slow). However, passing another runner out training is always a dance. If I am creeping up on someone, I tend to slow down and keep their pace for at least a few strides. The faster they are, the longer I wait to actually [...]

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To Run Your Best Race, Find Your Own Ideal Pace: Study

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If you’ve ever tried to keep up with a pace banner or balloon during a race, you may have found yourself at times wanting to overtake the pacer carrying it, and at others wanting to lag behind. That’s because pacers tend to move at a constant rate, while the body naturally wants to vary its [...]

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Like Running Here? Then You Might Be a Runner…

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We've begun a series of the ways you know you're a runner -- see the first 10 ways here, and 10 more ways here. Winter presents its own particular set of obstacles, however, but real runners know they're just hurdles to jump over. Right? ;) Here's 10 more winter-influenced ways you know you might be [...]

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