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21 Half Marathons With (Lots of) Beer at the Finish

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“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” – John Bingham 1) The Great North American Naughtical Beer Mile • Washington, DC Though this one technically isn’t a half marathon, know that there will be beer drinking and running involved in this Washington, D.C race. Runners who participate [...]

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What Are Tempo Runs and Why Should I Run Them?

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One of the most common speed workouts is called a “tempo run.” Many elite and professional athletes swear by it. Many athletes seeking to PR in distances from a 5k to full marathon use to better themselves. So what is it? Why do many professional athletes and coaches call it the “bread and butter” of [...]

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When & How to Hydrate While You Run

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If you have been running the last few weeks, you’ll realize how hot it’s become! As we head into the summer months, it’s essential to adjust training, and that includes hydration. Many of us don’t drink enough water, and we quickly find out later during a run or race. Heck, most training plans don’t even [...]

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Carissa’s Journey to Run the Everest Marathon, Part 1

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Approximately 2 years ago, someone put into my head the Everest Marathon as a bona fide possibility. I had written about it for years as a bucket list kind of adventure, never thinking it would be something possible for me to do. At this juncture in life, I know plenty of fellow runners who have [...]

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21 Gorgeous Half Marathons Over Bridges

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“In the rainy season, sometimes to get to the first lesson we had to run really quick, because we had to cross the river to school and we’d have to go up and down the bank to find a place to cross because there is no bridge.” — Haile Gebrselassie, Olympic gold medalist and world champion runner [...]

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19 Affordable Fall Half Marathons in 2018

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1) Newport Liberty Half Marathon Known by locals as a great prep for November’s New York City Marathon, this race offers a mostly flat and fast route with plentiful views of the Statue of Liberty, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, lower Manhattan and Ellis Island. ($46 – $65) Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 • Jersey City, NJ 2) [...]

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5 Ways to Feel Better When You Doubt Yourself As a Runner

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Have you ever had a race or run that went so badly you wanted to quit the sport altogether? Not every run will be perfect, and we can’t continue to improve each time. It would be nice though! Any runner can tell you a time or two they’ve felt like giving up the sport and [...]

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How to Know If You’re Really a Runner

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Runners are a unique and particular type of human. Let’s face it, we all have quirky habits that have to do with the sport. Have you ever found yourself doing something and thinking, “only another runner would understand?” It’s just the nature of any sport. Here are a few habits we all do: You end [...]

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7 Tips to Be a Good Relay Marathon (or Half Marathon) Teammate

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1) Plan to be flexible Even seasoned runners can have a bad day (or a really good day!) and predicted times will start to unravel the further into the event. Within reason, prepare for the absolute best time your runner will make it to the exchange and the worst time. No one wants to wait [...]

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13.1 Family-Friendly Half Marathon Race Weekends

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Running races isn’t always a kid-friendly activity, especially when the distances get really long. That’s why it’s great that there are plenty of races around the country that host a range of distances over the weekend, where both you and your kids can take part. This list is by no means, complete — what races have [...]

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