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13.1 Scenic Half Marathons Across the Southwest

13.1 Scenic Half Marathons Across the Southwest U.S.

“For every runner who tours the world running marathons, there are thousands who run to hear the leaves and listen to the rain, and look to the day when it is suddenly as easy as a bird in flight.” — George Sheehan 1) Hoover Dam Half Marathon • Boulder City, NV The desert landscape of [...]

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8 Scenic Texas Half Marathons You’ll Love Running

A runner makes her way along the trail route at Texas’s Headwaters of the Frio Half Marathon

“My positive self-talk is usually me flashing back to the training I’ve done — the workouts that went well and showed me that I’m ready to accomplish whatever the day’s task is. If I’ve got a tough 2-mile stretch in a race, I’ll think back to a great 2-mile repeat at Buffalo Park in Flagstaff [...]

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21 California Half Marathons You’ll Love Running

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“Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.” — John Steinbeck, “Travels With Charley” 1) Big Sur Trail Half Marathon At this race you’ll follow the Old Coast Road, the first of its kind that connected the towns of Monterey and Big Sur before the road now known as Highway [...]

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7 Scotland Half Marathons You’ll Love Running

7 Scotland Half Marathons You’ll Love Running

Glencoe Marathon Gathering Glencoe, Scotland • Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 You might feel like you’re William Wallace of Braveheart fame tromping through the meadows and mountains of Glencoe Valley in the Scottish Highlands, which the race organizers say is a true endurance test. “Make no mistake this is a serious challenge in a remote but [...]

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21 All-Downhill Half Marathons Across the USA

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“Crossing the starting line may be an act of courage, but crossing the finish line is an act of faith. Faith is what keeps us going when nothing else will. Faith is the emotion that will give you victory over your past, the demons in your soul, and all of those voices that tell you [...]

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10 Colorado Half Marathons You’ll Love Running

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“If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.” — John Bingham 1) Run [...]

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7 Races You’ll Love Running in the Florida Keys

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Duval Street Mile Key West, Fla. • April Timed to coincide with the “World’s Longest Parade” — which rolls down Key West’s famed Duval Street, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico right after the last runners cross the finish line — this race also is part of the “Conch Republic Independence Celebration,” [...]

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Should We Add Training Plans in Kilometers?

Should we convert our half marathon training plans from miles to kilometers?

For years now, we’ve offered half marathon training plans with several different time frames — 10 weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks, etc. But our plans are available only in miles, the distances familiar mostly to runners based in the U.S., which uses the English measurement system. One of the questions I get often from readers [...]

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4 Races You’ll Love Running in Bermuda

5 half marathon races you’ll love running in Bermuda

“Bermuda is the right country for a jaded man to loaf in. There are no harassment; the deep peace and quiet of the country sink into ones body and bones and give his consciences a rest.” — Mark Twain 1) Zoom Around the Sound 7.5K Flatts Village, Bermuda | Saturday, September 18, 2021 From the [...]

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9 Races You’ll Love Running in South Carolina

Runners on the course at the Daufuskie Island Marathon in Daufuskie Island, South Carolina.

“Why do they not teach you that time is a finger snap and an eye blink, and that you should not allow a moment to pass you by without taking joyous, ecstatic note of it, not wasting a single moment of its swift, breakneck circuit?” — Pat Conroy 1) The Dirt Dash Half Marathon Johns [...]

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