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17 Half Marathons to Run With Your Valentine

13.1 Half Marathons to Run With Your Valentine

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller 1) Portsmouth Half Marathon • Portsmouth, NH Take a run through one of New England’s most picturesque small cities, with plentiful shopping and restaurants and places to enjoy the outdoors, from the waterfront [...]

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17 of America’s Flattest, Fastest Half Marathons

15 of the Flattest, Fastest Half Marathons Across America in 2019

“The big truth we have seen with all different types of athletes is that running is a sport that happens between the ears.” — David & Megan Roche 1) Hilton Head Island Half Marathon • Hilton Head, SC With only a few feet of elevation change over its 13.1 miles, this scenic half marathon offers one of [...]

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How to Become a Runner in 40 Days

How to Become a Runner in 40 Days

Let’s face it, beginning a run program is not easy. Many people try to do too much, too soon and either are discouraged because it is too hard or get injured before they really get going. Even some couch-to-5K programs can be too tough for many people who need more time to build up aerobic [...]

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16 Gorgeous Trail Half Marathons in Forests

13 Gorgeous Trail Half Marathons in Forests

“Among the scenes which are deeply impressed on my mind, none exceed in sublimity the primeval forests … No one can stand in these solitudes unmoved, and not feel that there is more in man than the mere breath of his body.” — Charles Darwin 1) Golden Gate Trail Half Marathon • Sausalito, CA Mountains, beaches [...]

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10 Things I Wish I’d Known As a Beginning Runner

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Even after over 20 years of running, I still find new and interesting tidbits of advice. When I was first getting started, and again when I jump-started my run regimen in my 20s, I wished I had some of the wisdom I do now. Maybe it was out there and I just wasn’t listening, but [...]

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13 Wine Country Half Marathons You’ll Love

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“It’s very hard at the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually, you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.” — George Sheehan 1) Wine Country Runs Half Marathon Known for its rolling farmlands, hot springs and wineries, Paso Robles [...]

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How to Stay Motivated During the Shortest Month of the Year

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By the time February rolls around, those resolutions set at the beginning of the year often seem to have lost their luster. The gym starts to empty out as people go back to their old habits and those Super Bowl snacks don’t feel like such a guilty pleasure. Even for lifelong runners, February can be [...]

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8 Single-Leg Exercises for Strength & Balance

8 Single-Leg Exercises for Strength & Balance

  After experiencing both a (left) foot and (right) leg injury last year, I struggled a lot with one side of my body being much stronger than the other. The overcompensation of the strong side not only kept the weaker side weak, but put me at risk for injury to the “good” side. As I [...]

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13 Bucket List Half Marathons in Extraordinary Places

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1) Bhutan International Half Marathon Ready for a real-life adventure? That’s what you’ll get at this race, which takes place in one of the world’s most mysterious places in this landlocked nation in the Himalaya Mountains between India and China, at an elevation of 6,700 feet above sea level. Saturday, March 2, 2019 • Punakha, Bhutan 2) International [...]

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25 Winter Destination Half Marathons in Warm Climates

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“The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for.” — Louis L’Amour 1) Walt Disney World Half Marathon There are few race weekends as magical as this one, whose half marathon runs on Saturday (followed by the full marathon on Sunday) and [...]

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