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6 Half Marathons Stephen King Would Love

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"We felt like putting something out there that was right at the limit of what people could do. One of the big motivators in running ... is that people want to challenge their limitations. They want to see how much they can do. And you can't really tell how much you can do until you've [...]

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How to Train for Your Best Half When You Work Full-Time

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Running, for most of us, is not a full-time job. As someone who works full time as well, I've been able to train and run my personal bests for several half marathons. Although it has taken a few training cycles to learn what works the best, it is possible to enjoy running outside of a [...]

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The 14 Toughest Half Marathons in America

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"The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself — the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us — that's where it's at." — Jesse Owens You'll run literally up the side of a mountain at this race, which starts at 6,300 feet above sea level and climbs all the [...]

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4 Ways to Make Running More Fun

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Contrary to popular non-runner belief, most runners have not always loved running. Most runners started from scratch, and believe it or not didn’t wake up one day and love running. The love for the sport has been created over days, months and even years. It takes many runs to build that love, but once the [...]

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8 Stunning ‘Sunrise Run’ Half Marathons

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This stunning race through the Wasatch Mountains above Salt Lake City starts at 6:00AM, at about 7,700 feet above sea level at Utah’s Solitude Mountain Resort. From there, it drops nearly 2,700 feet through the canyon to the finish at Old Mill Park. May • Race info & signup » Towering mountains, green hillsides and [...]

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29 Things I’ve Learned From Running 29 Half Marathons

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I've run 29 half-marathons. While I’m not sure which one will be the lucky 30, I’ve learned something from every half marathon. Not every race was a personal best, and some races are best not revisited. Like any runner, I've had the good, bad and many races that fall in the middle. The more I [...]

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11 Half Marathons That Won’t Bust Your Budget

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With race fees that start at $60 and top out at $85, this point-to-point run through Ohio's 33,000-acre Cuyahoga Valley National Park is beautiful and affordable, and features a race special room rate of $85 at selected hotels. October • Race info & signup » Part of an annual arts and music festival, this race [...]

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How to Train With Your Spouse — And Strengthen Your Marriage

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A few years ago, my husband and I met through collegiate running. Throughout the years we've been together, we've always trained for something. We both ran before we knew each other and after college, we both continued to run. Whether we train for the same race or different one, we’ve been able to support each [...]

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12 San Francisco Half Marathons You’ll Love

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"No city invites the heart to come to life as San Francisco does. Arrival in San Francisco is an experience in living" – William Saroyan "San Francisco has only one drawback. 'Tis hard to leave." – Rudyard Kipling Truer words were never spoken about this city, which has race after race scheduled throughout the year. [...]

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10 Great Nighttime Half Marathons You Can Run

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"No athlete ever lived, or saint or poet for that matter, who was content with what he did yesterday, or would even bother thinking about it. Their pure concern is the present. Why should we common folk be any different?" — George Sheehan Those words come from an amazing book that I discovered only recently, [...]

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