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24 Gorgeous Oceanfront Half Marathons This Summer & Fall

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“If people were possessed by reason, running marathons would not work. But we are not creatures of reason. We are creatures of passion.” – Noel Carroll 1) Coney Island Half Marathon Starting from Steeplechase Pier on the world-famous Coney Island Boardwalk, you’ll run a triple-loop route up and down the boardwalk for this race, looking out [...]

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How to Recover After Running a Half Marathon

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Spring is in the air, which also means, many spring races are too! After you’ve trained hard, run the race of your dreams, it’s now time for the next step: Recovery. Many athletes believe recovery means do absolutely nothing, eat as much junk as possible, and sit and watch TV. Yes, you can get away [...]

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April 2018 Subscriber Survey Results

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Last Thursday, we sent out the first in what we’re planning as a monthly check-in with our newsletter subscribers, to finally begin taking the pulse of how we’re doing, and the kinds of content you’d like to see both in the newsletter and on the website. I was overwhelmed by the response — as of this [...]

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16 Small Town Half Marathons You’ll Love

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“As long as my heart’s still in it, I’ll keep going. If the passion’s there, why stop?… There’ll likely be a point of diminishing returns, a point where my strength will begin to wane. Until then, I’ll just keep plodding onward, putting one foot in front of the other to the best of my ability. [...]

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23 Half Marathons to Plan Your Vacation Around

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“Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don’t have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever giving up.” — Amby Burfoot, “The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life” 1) La Jolla Half Marathon Gorgeous, hilly and challenging, this race welcomes more than 5,000 runners each year for [...]

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7 Easy Ways to Meet & Make Running Friends

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One of the great things about running is that it can be a completely solo activity or it can be done with friends. Some people prefer the social and safety aspect of running with friends and a little extra accountability never hurt anyone. But where do runners find other runners besides just bumping into them [...]

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What Running Stores Want You to Know

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As many people know, I work in a locally owned running store. I enjoy my job because I’m around the sport. It’s fun to meet new people and talk about their running goals, dreams, and aspirations. I’ve met everyone from someone starting their first run ever, to elite and professional runners! Here are a few [...]

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