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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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8 December Half Marathons You’ll Love

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"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." — William Faulkner Filled with scenic farmland, vineyards and rural roads, the course for this race offers some challenging hills as well as beautifully pastoral views of the Texas Hill Country, which lies just a short drive from Austin. [...]

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Why You Should Try Running With a GPS Watch

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The amount of technology that has grown in the last few years is amazing. Even just five years ago many runners did not use a GPS watch. GPS watches were just entering the running scene and a watch that said your pace, distance and speed were big and bulky. Some runners even felt as if [...]

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13 Half Marathons With (Loads Of) Beer at the Finish Line

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Take a hilly run through the "cleanest little city in Texas" at this race, which finishes at the historic Spoetzl Brewery. The course unfolds through Shiner's Green Dickson Park and features a mile-long stretch along a loose gravel road, followed by the Shiner Beer Garden when you're done. Sat, Nov 19 • Race info & [...]

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The Habits That Keep You From Running, and How to Change Them

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We get it! We are all busy and sometimes fitting in a run or workout is the last thing we want to do. When you have twenty things pulling at you from every direction, it’s important to take a step back and look at your daily routine. It's hard to make time for every single [...]

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9 Gorgeous, Scenic Island Half Marathons

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“To discuss running, out loud or on paper, without delving into the subject of friendship would be like talking about the beach without the ocean, the night sky without the stars, or a mom's car without the crumbs and reeking, balled-up socks on the floor. You just can't.” — Kristin Armstrong An out-and-back trail run [...]

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