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13.1 Scenic Fall Half Marathons You Can Run For $50 or Less

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“Crossing the starting line may be an act of courage, but crossing the finish line is an act of faith. Faith is what keeps us going when nothing else will. Faith is the emotion that will give you victory over your past, the demons in your soul, and all of those voices that tell you [...]

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The 5 Stages of (Injury) Grief Runners Go Through

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It can happen unexpectedly to any runner. You’ve been training for a race, and running has gone well. You’ve been improving, and you see success. Then a dreaded ache or pain happens. You think “I can just run through this.” Maybe you back off mileage, or perhaps you continue to run through that minor ache. [...]

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13.1 End of Summer Half Marathons It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up For

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Set for its inaugural running along the south fork of the Crow River, just outside Minneapolis, this race follows the tree-lined Luce Line Trail, a converted railroad whose history dates back more than a century. September • Race info & signup >> A long, very gradual ascent of less than 250 feet in elevation from [...]

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Taking an August Break From Running Can Be a Great Idea

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Sometimes you don’t need a serious running injury to take time off from running. Several symptoms or factors indicate you need a break from running: You have just finished a serious training cycle and ran your goal race. You are physically fatigued, and every run is unenjoyable. You are mentally tired, and it’s a constant [...]

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15 Stunning November Half Marathons You Must Run

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“Every mile I run is my first. Every hour on the roads a new beginning. Every day I put on my running clothes, I am born again. Seeing things as if for the first time... There is no other way to run, no other way to live.” — George Sheehan Named for the tour on [...]

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10 ‘Bucket List’ Marathons You Need to Run Once In Your Life

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It needs no introduction in the running community. Heralded as the longest continuously held marathon, this iconic race is the crème de la crème. Entrants must qualify with a fast enough time to race and many runners seek to add a BQ (Boston qualifier) to their resume. With over 50,000 runners and a million spectators [...]

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13.1 Gorgeous Trail Half Marathons For Fall

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“For all the good and bad reasons to start running, most runners find there is only one reason to keep running. To run for your life, running has got to be fun.” — John Bingham This is the time of the year when so many of us start thinking about fall races, and we've all [...]

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8 Ways to Entertain Yourself When You’re Running

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Let’s face it, sometimes running can get boring. Part of running is having the mental strength to make it through the run. Your legs might feel great, but what happens when you just get bored? Whether you are running outside, inside or on the trails, running can get boring. So how do you entertain yourself [...]

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10 Marathons You Can Run For $50 or Less

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With a starting entry fee of $35, this point-to-point course gives runners plenty of bang for their buck. The race is named for a renowned local trail and ultrarunner, Eugene Curnow who helped to grow and develop the Minnesota Voyageur 50 Mile race. Runners participating in the marathon will travel through 26.2 miles of the [...]

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9 Saturday Half Marathons We Love

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So many of the best and most popular half marathons are run on Sunday mornings, and we often get questions from readers on which are the best Saturday halfs to run. Here's some of the best across the country we've found – feel free to add more in the comments below: This late-summer race unfolds [...]

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How to Qualify for Boston: 10 Ideal Marathons to Run

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Sixty-one percent of runners in 2014 and 50% of the 2015 race qualified for Boston running the Last Chance BQ.2 Chicagoland Marathon, which follows an 8-loop course held on a paved, flat surface along the Fox Valley River. With a bunch of other like-minded runners looking to attain the same goal on the very last [...]

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