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How Sick Is Too Sick to Run or Work Out?

How sick is too sick to run or work out?

Picture this: you’re having one of the best training cycles of your life. Workouts are going well, races, are going well, and even your easy runs feel effortless. Your race is coming up in just a few short weeks, and you can’t feel more prepared. Then it happens. It’s not even an injury, but you [...]

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Why Runners Should Walk More Often

Why Runners Should Walk More Often

Walking is one of the most undervalued workouts out there. Many runners don’t realize how much walking can help build their endurance and cardio. Walking 3 miles is the same distance as running 3 miles! Not only is walking an excellent bridge for someone just beginning to get started in running, but it also has [...]

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10 Japan Half Marathons for the Traveling Runner

10 Japan Half Marathons for the Traveling Runner

From the streets of cities like Osaka and Tokyo to the awe-inspiring slopes of Mount Fuji, half marathons you can run when you travel to Japan in 2019. 1) Kagawa Marugame International Half Marathon • Kagawa, Japan Held in early February, this race takes place in the northeast of Shikoku Island, between the Sanuki Mountains [...]

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10 Chile Half Marathons for the Traveling Runner

10 Chile Half Marathons for the Traveling Runner

From the urban jungle of the Chilean capital of Santiago to the wilds of Patagonia and Easter Island, stunning half marathons you can run in Chile in 2019. 1) Patagonia International Half Marathon • Patagonia, Chile Beginning at Botadero Rocas, runners at this race will follow a point-to-point course finishing at the Hotel Rio Serrano. [...]

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10 Argentina Half Marathons for the Traveling Runner

10 Argentina Half Marathons for the Traveling Runner

1) Maratón de Mendoza • Mendoza, Argentina In Mendoza, the city known as the International Capital of Wine, runners have the opportunity to race a half-marathon in late April. The point-to-point, downhill course is set amongst beautiful scenery including the towering Andes Mountains in the the backdrop. Runners will travel along the Mendoza River, near [...]

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10 Popular Places to Go Running in Atlanta

10 Popular Places to Go Running in Atlanta

From Piedmont Park to the Eastside Beltline Trail, and the Silver Comet Trail to Chastain Park, some of the best places to run in Georgia’s capital city. 1) Piedmont Park In the heart of downtown is Atlanta’s own mini version of Central Park, Piedmont Park. Full of trees, fields, and greenspace, this park is the [...]

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10 Norway Half Marathons for the Traveling Runner

10 Norway Half Marathons for the Traveling Runner

1) PolarNight Half Marathon • Tromsø, Norway This stunning race takes place in the middle of the day in early January, during the polar night. Located above the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is known as a city to view the Northern Lights. Runners will follow an out-and-back course that travels along the southern portion of the [...]

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Want to Run the New York City Marathon? Here’s 9 Things to Know

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This was my second New York City Marathon and my third overall marathon. I like half marathons better, but it was the first marathon that “clicked.” It could have been my step back from training and just not worrying as much, or it could have been that I took the race out much slower. The [...]

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31 Gorgeous Parks You Can Run in New Jersey

31 Gorgeous Running Routes in New Jersey Parks

As many readers know, I’m a resident of New Jersey. I didn’t grow up in the Garden State but have spent the last five years living here. Before you cringe thinking about the Jersey Shore, miles of traffic, and NJ being “back up New York,” you should know that New Jersey is a beautiful state. [...]

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10 Half Marathons on Islands Around the World

10 Half Marathons on Islands Around the World

1) Reykjavik Half Marathon • Reykjavik, Iceland The course of the mid-August Reykjavik Half Marathon is one loop that starts and finishes near city hall in downtown Reykjavik. A large number of hotels are within a 10 minute walk to the starting line, making race logistics easy for visitors. Runners will follow a course through [...]

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