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The Best Running Safety Gear

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Plan for the best, prepare for the worst. When people talk about “running safety,” they’re often talking about a better stretch before a track workout or making sure you have properly fitting shoes. However, we want to talk about “runner safety” and the best products to keep you on your feet. Running is a unique [...]

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How to Run a Half Marathon

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Completing a half marathon is an ambitious goal — 13.1 miles of run, sweat and tears. If you’re new to running, you’ll need to start with the basics of training for and running long distances. By gathering basic gear and investing in a training plan that works with your experience level and schedule, you’ll be [...]

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The 12 Most Scenic Half Marathons in the United States

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Every year, over 1.9 million runners lace up for over 2,800 half marathons held in the United States.. Training for a half marathon is arduous. On average, an individual will spend between 50 and 80 hours running in preparation for a half marathon. And that doesn’t include the time warming up, cooling down, fueling, or [...]

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Everything You Need To Know About the Bank of America Chicago 13.1

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The Bank of America Chicago 13.1 is Chicago’s newest half marathon with its inaugural event in 2022 after being postponed due to the pandemic. The vision of the half marathon was to reimagine running events in Chicago, extending beyond the lakefront and creating a festival-like race experience for runners and community members alike. The race [...]

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Run an Olympic Marathon Qualifying Time in a Half Marathon

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In a little over a year – February 3, 2024 – hundreds of the fastest marathoners in the United States will gather in Orlando, Florida to compete for one of six spots heading to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.Three men and three women will earn the chance to represent the U.S. in the 26.2 [...]

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The Best Los Angeles Half Marathons

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LA, baby. When the sun shines nearly every day of the year, there’s zero need for a gym membership, and Mother Nature is the ultimate trainer. We rounded up over ten half marathons Los Angeles, from beaches to mountains, parks, and more below. Get ready. Get set. Become one with the City of Angels.  OC [...]

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How to Create a Running Plan to Lose Weight

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Running is a great component to a weight loss program. But, there are two parts to losing weight – calories consumed and calories burned. Running, obviously, is particularly relevant to the burning of calories. In order to effectively lose weight, you need to watch out for challenges that can hold you back from shedding those [...]

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The Most Adventurous Half Marathons in the World

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Thrill-seeking comes in many flavors. For some people, trying an exciting new restaurant pushes the limit of your adventurous spirit. For others, you need to jump out of an airplane with nothing but a parachute (and, hopefully, also an instructor!) strapped to your back in order to feel a rush. Whichever group you’re in, adventurous half [...]

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Best Half Marathon Shoes 

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While you may be able to get away with walking a few miles in uncomfortable sneakers without injury, you shouldn’t expect the same after a run. Millions of dollars are poured into running shoe design every year attempting to perfect everything from the spring and stability of the sole to the breathability of the outsole. [...]

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Running Goals: How to Set, Approach, and Achieve Your Dreams

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I’ve never been one to set goals with any sort of specificity. Sure, I have ideas of things I’d like to achieve in my mind, but I’m not the type to write them down for my own reference. And I definitely would never share my running goals with strangers on the internet.  But let me [...]

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