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40 Half Marathons in the Mountains in 2018

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"Running hills breaks up your rhythm and forces your muscles to adapt to different stresses. The result? You become a stronger runner." — Eamonn Coughlin Runners should expect what organizers say will be a “mud bath” at this race, a 13.1-mile trek through the woods of Washington’s 91,600-acre Capitol State Forest, which lies just five miles [...]

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7 Lessons I’ve Learned From 7 Years of Running

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Many people believe I’m a lifelong runner, but actually, I am not! Before running, I swam competitively for over 15 years, but there is only so much excitement you can get from staring at the bottom of a pool. What is the short story of how I began running, more scenery? I’ve been running off [...]

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23 Snowy Half Marathons to Warm Up Your Winter

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"Running in the snow has its own special qualities — softness, quiet, the white landscape — and it can make you feel like a kid again." — Claire Kowalchik Run on a day when the temperature is likely to start in the single digits here in St. Paul, where you'll get to take in gorgeous views of the [...]

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22 Countryside Half Marathons Across the U.S.

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"Running is a thing worth doing not because of the future rewards it bestows, but because of how it feeds our bodies and minds and souls in the present." — Kevin Nelson Run along the rolling country roads just outside this one-square-mile borough in southeastern Pennsylvania that’s become world-famous as the “Mushroom Capital of the World,” [...]

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12-Week Marathon Training Plan for Experienced Runners

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Are you an experienced runner who needs a tune-up before your next marathon? Here's a plan to get you ready for 26.2 miles in 3 months. How long is it? 12 weeks minimum How many days per week will I run? 5-6 How many miles each week? Peak week is 55 What's my longest long [...]

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