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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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13.1 Unforgettable Summer Half Marathons

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"This is what you have been waiting for. No doubt you are nervous, but you know that you are ready. You earned this opportunity. And you were born to fly... you are ready, you are powerful, and you belong. Now go get it." — Kara Goucher The scenic, pastoral beauty of rural Vermont is on [...]

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The ABC’s of Training For a Half Marathon

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As a runner, there are certain terms that we all know or use.  People who don’t run might look at us funny when we use some of them, but it’s these words that unite us! Most runners have heard of many, if not all, of these terms. Do you have another to add? Comment below! [...]

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13.1 Half Marathons Just For Women

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"If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon." — Kathrine Switzer More than 2,000 women cross the finish line each year at this springtime race, which in past years has been timed to coincide with the anniversary of Title IX, the landmark 1970s law that mandated equal treatment for [...]

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