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9 Tips for Running on the Beach (and Enjoying It)

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As the weather warms up, many people find themselves traveling to the beach. After the long winter on the east coast, we all could use more beach time. Along with traveling to the beach, many people decide to work out on the beach too. Have you ever wanted to run down the beach but didn’t [...]

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10 Ways to Make Running in the Rain More Comfortable

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Dry conditions are usually favored in running, though it can be a welcome relief when it is warm outside. However, drenched clothes can be uncomfortable and when cold, wet moisture can cause body temperatures to drop quickly. Though forecasts are still not 100% accurate, we at least live in an era that it is possible [...]

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Yes, You Are a ‘Real’ Runner. Here’s Why.

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This past weekend, I received one of the most wonderful emails from a reader since I started writing this newsletter just over three years ago. I wanted to share part of it with you because it’s a story I hear over and over, and I’d bet is the case for many of us. Here’s how [...]

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23 Southeastern Beach Town Half Marathons in 2018

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“If you don’t think you were born to run, you’re not only denying history. You’re denying who you are.” — Christopher McDougall, author of “Born to Run” 1) Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon When you’re out on the course at this Labor Day race, you’ll find local bands playing on stages from the starting [...]

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16 New York City Half Marathons in 2018 & 2019

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Several years ago, I had the chance to run the New York Road Runners’ New York City Half Marathon, which was run for the first time in the spring after years of being scheduled in July. It was pretty cold that day, but the experience was unforgettable — I describe it here — for all the reasons [...]

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13.1 Africa Half Marathons That’ll Take You to Another World

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“When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.” — Karen Blixen 1) Two Oceans Half Marathon Run where the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans meet — you can actually see the place where [...]

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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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6 Gifts for Running Mothers

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A mom’s job is never done. And a running mom often feels like she never has enough hours to squeeze in a run. So when it comes to Mother’s Day, what kind of gifts do running moms want most? I don’t have any human children, so I polled my network to discover just what kind [...]

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The 27 Flattest, Fastest Half Marathons in America

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“Running gives freedom. When you run you can determine your own tempo. You can choose your own course and think whatever you want. Nobody tells you what to do.” — Nina Kuscick, the first official female winner (1972) of the Boston Marathon (Editor’s note: There are (of course) many other very flat and fast races across [...]

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8 Tried & True Exercises for Injured Runners

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Runners put a lot of stress and strain on their feet and legs so it’s no surprise that many find themselves injured. Depending on the severity of the injury, they may be forced to take some time off of running for a few days, a few weeks, or a few months. However, many runners are [...]

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