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17 ‘Off-Road’ Half Marathons in 2018-19

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“All I do is keep on running in my own cozy, homemade void, my own nostalgic silence. And this is a pretty wonderful thing. No matter what anybody else says.” — Haruki Murakami, author of “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running“ 1) Trail Loppet Half Marathon • Minneapolis, MN Most of this race, [...]

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How to Fuel For Running a Half Marathon

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When preparing for a distance running event, one of the most important and critical things you can do for your training is getting the proper nutrition. Proper nutrition includes both hydration and fuel. Getting the right fuel in your body is like getting the right fuel in your car. If you don’t take good care [...]

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10 Essential Running Safety Tips

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Running is a great sport. Many of us like to run alone and get out there for “me time.” However, even when taking precautions, it can be dangerous. It’s always important to take steps to keep yourself as safe as possible. You don’t have to stay inside or run with groups all of the time, [...]

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16 Scenic Fall Half Marathons You Can Run for $60 or Less

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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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15 Spooky As He** Halloween Half Marathons

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“We are, deep down, still runners, whether or not we declare it by our actions. And our minds, as much as our lungs and muscles, are a vital force that empowers our running.” — Bernd Heinrich, ‘Why We Run’ 1) Shades of Death Half Marathon • Allamuchy, NJ Run along New Jersey’s infamous Shades of [...]

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15 Winter Half Marathons That Won’t Break the Bank

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“Even when you have gone as far as you can, and everything hurts, and you are staring at the specter of self-doubt, you can find a bit more strength inside you if you look closely enough.” — Hal Higdon 1) RunGirl 13.1 Women’s Half Marathon • Houston, TX Houston’s only women-only half marathon race, this [...]

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12 Essential Items for Your Half Marathon Race Day

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Do you forget things like I do? I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve forgotten an essential piece of gear such as a GPS watch, gel, or snack. Runners are typically friendly people that they’ll share if they have extra but it’s so important to be prepared for your own race. Here are [...]

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21 Bucket List Half Marathons for Fall 2018

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1) Chicago Half Marathon Named by Runner’s World as one of the top 10 half marathons in the United States a few years back, the race takes you along Chicago’s famed Lake Shore Drive for more than half of the 13.1 miles of the course, offering up breathtaking, scenic views of the city’s lakefront parks [...]

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What’s Good (and Not) About Different Running Surfaces

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Most us tend to run on the same surfaces day in and day out. As we’ve talked about before, switching routes and surfaces can be great to cure a running burnout or plateau. Personally, I like to switch up the surface a couple of times a week just to work different muscles and to be [...]

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13 Ireland Half Marathons for the Traveling Runner

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“Let us go forth, the tellers of tales, and seize whatever prey the heart long for, and have no fear. Everything exists, everything is true, and the earth is only a little dust under our feet.” — William Butler Yeats If you’ve ever had a chance to visit Ireland like I have, you know what [...]

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