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The Best Track Workouts for Distance Runners to Get Faster

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Photo by Jakub Matyáš on Unsplash Are you tired of the same old running routine? Looking to take your training to the next level? Look no further than track workouts for distance runners! Many distance runners shy away from track workouts, thinking they are only meant for shorter distance or elite runners. However, the speed [...]

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Hoka Clifton 9: Light, Fast, and More Cushioned Than Ever Before

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Gabrielle Hondorp The Hoka Clifton has become a staple in many runner’s closets, as well as the general population. They’re light, comfortable, and support tired feet, whether you’re running long distances, a beginner runner, or standing at work all day. The last pair of Cliftons I owned were the 7s which I wore for a [...]

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Same Beloved Austin Race, Brand New Name

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High Five Events, the producer of the Austin Marathon, CapTex Triathlon, and the Kerrville Triathlon Festival announced on Friday that they’ll be rebranding the 3M Half Marathon to the Austin International Half. The 3M Half Marathon rebrands as the Austin International Half “After 30 years of a great partnership with 3M, we are excited to [...]

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The Best Fall Half Marathons of 2024

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You’re not like other half marathoners. You’re a cool half marathoner. It’s time to get out of the mainstream and into the world of indie racing. While the top-rated, most highly attended fall half marathons are popular for a reason, they’re well organized, exciting, and have great routes, there are literally thousands of half marathons held [...]

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The 13 Fastest Half Marathons in the United States

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“It’s all downhill from here” may not be the best mantra for your job or relationship, but it’s a great one for your half marathon goals. Tapping into a little boost from gravity can lead you into your best personal half marathon time. While we’ll leave it to someone else to articulate exactly how gravity works, [...]

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5 Takeaways from Peter Attia’s Conversation with Renowned Coach Olav Aleksander Bu

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Medical expert in longevity, Peter Attia, M.D., interviewed sport scientist and triathlon coach Olav Aleksander Bu in a nearly three-hour long episode of his podcast The Drive that aired March 18, 2024.  Bu is the head of performance for Norway Triathlon and famously coaches both Olympic Champion Kristian Blummenfelt and two-time Ironman World Champion Gustav [...]

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The 15 Best Summer Marathons You Should Run in 2024

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The cold rains of spring are gone and have been replaced by bright sunny days and warm breezy nights. And while summer means getting outside as much as possible, for the running community, it’s often the quiet season between big spring and fall marathons that suck up a lot of the race oxygen. But June, [...]

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Your Physical and Mental Training Plan to Lose Weight via Running

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People take up running for all sorts of reasons, and it delivers a whole host of benefits from better mental health to feeling more empowered to an exciting new way to vacation around the world. But if you’re looking for a running plan to lose weight, the sport can indeed help you reach that goal, [...]

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The Best Kept Running Travel Secrets from Coddiwomple Travel CEO

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For 23 years, Scott Guillemette was the man with the plan at Marathon Tours, a boutique travel company specifically catering to runners seeking to run some of the world’s most popular marathons including the New York City Marathon, London Marathon, Berlin Marathon, and even some further away like the Antarctica Marathon. Last year, Scott started [...]

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The 20 European Half Marathons Worth Traveling For

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Bonjour les coureurs! Or as we say in America, hello runners! While there are hundreds of incredible half marathons in the U.S. each year, the world is wide and races are run annually on all seven continents. (Yes, there are marathons and halves in Antarctica.) European half marathons, in particular, are some of the best [...]

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