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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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How Running a Race is Like Running for Office… and How it’s Not

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Sooo, those presidential debates are fun, huh? I sit there and try not to laugh at the antics, but really, it’s entertaining. And maybe a little scary. I mean, one of these candidates will be running the country for four years. But I’m not here to give you my opinion on this year’s race for [...]

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13 Chicago Half Marathons You Can Run

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“I’ve learned that finishing a marathon isn’t just an athletic achievement. It’s a state of mind; a state of mind that says anything is possible.” – John Hanc Get ready for a fun – and likely frosty – run at this annual rite of winter, which also features what organizers call the Super Yeti Challenge, [...]

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Gear Review: Orange Mud HydraQuiver Vest Pack 2

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Product: Orange Mud HydraQuiver VP2 Vest Pack Cost: $149.95 Pros: Two separate 25-ounce bottles for hydration, 4 separate gear/water/nutrition storage pockets, lightweight and breathable fabric, pack weight is distributed across the upper back. Cons: Cost, no zippered pockets, flimsy side strap locks. Overview: Most hydration packs that hold over 40 ounces of liquid are backpack [...]

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11 Half Marathons With Awesome Finish Lines

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Part of a series of races that run every year in the California wine country, this race unfolds past rolling farmlands and vineyards and finishes at a wine and music festival that’s just starting up in Solvang Park as runners are crossing the finish line. May • Race info & signup >> There will be [...]

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13 Ways a Runner Keeps Her Mind Occupied

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Well, this past week I finally banked a double-digit run (just barely—it was ten miles). Unfortunately, I completed it in gale force winds (I swear, it was like a mini-tornado out there!) that gave me the sensation of running backwards. I almost talked myself out of running the full distance several times during the ten [...]

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15 Half Marathons Worth Traveling For Across the U.S.

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"It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit." — George Sheehan Organized by the New York Road Runners, this race takes runners past Brooklyn’s most famous [...]

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