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13.1 Family-Friendly Half Marathon Race Weekends

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Running races isn’t always a kid-friendly activity, especially when the distances get really long. That’s why it’s great that there are plenty of races around the country that host a range of distances over the weekend, where both you and your kids can take part. This list is by no means, complete — what races have [...]

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8 Warning Signs It’s Time to Take a Break From Running

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We all have those days or maybe weeks that you feel less than motivated to get out for a run. That’s normal! However, if you don’t then, please share your secrets! If your demotivation lasts more than a week or so then it’s time to pay attention. Running through small aches, pains or exhaustion won’t [...]

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How to Follow #Running on Social Media Without Going Crazy

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Social media has rapidly evolved in the last few years. Now more than ever, it’s harder to “truly get away,” especially in the running world. You can log your run in dozens of ways. Instagram? Blogging? Twitter? Confession: I have all of those. The only thing I’m missing is probably the biggest one: Strava. My [...]

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Ways to Prevent Chafing When You Run This Summer

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It’s that time of the year when the humidity increases. It’s getting hotter, and it becomes much easier for the dreaded… Chafing Chances are you have come across this moment in your running story: Something rubbed the wrong way and suddenly you find your skin burning. So what is chafing? How is it even caused? [...]

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7 No-Cook Summer Breakfasts for Runners

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Getting out the door in the morning to run can be difficult enough, so it seems making breakfast is often impossible. Whether you are a morning runner who needs something in their stomach before a run or a sunrise sweater who enjoys a post-run breakfast, below are seven quick recipes when you are short on [...]

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5 Ways to Bounce Back After a Disappointing Race

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When a race doesn’t go as expected, it can be easy to jump to conclusions about what happened and what to do next. Some runners might feel as though they didn’t do enough in training and want to ramp up their next cycle to try to squeeze any extra seconds they can out of their [...]

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8 Reasons to Start Training for Fall Races Now

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Summer may just be getting started, but now is the best time to start thinking about a half marathon for fall. It seems like we are ages away from cooling temperatures, falling leaves, and everything pumpkin, but it will be here before we know it. Need a few reasons to start training now? Training time [...]

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A personal note to readers

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First of all, I want to thank to each and every one of you for being a subscriber to the Half Marathon Guide newsletter for the past week, month, year, two years, or even three years if you’ve been with us since we started back in early 2015. Publishing it has been an amazing journey [...]

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How to Use Races as Tune-Ups for Your Training

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Whether it is your first 13.1 or a big goal race, running shorter tune-up races before the big day is a smart strategy. You can use the race to practice all kinds of things from gear to nutrition to pacing. Coaches often prescribe tune-up races in their training schedules for runners in order to assess [...]

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The 7 Golden Rules of Running

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1) Keep easy days easy Runners who are chasing a goal time in a race are the biggest culprits of running easy days hard. The bulk of your miles should be run at a conversational pace. If you aren’t able to speak in full sentences while running your easy days, you are likely running too [...]

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