“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“
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.
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.
“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 what you can and cannot do, and can and cannot be.” — John Bingham
“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’
“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 event unfolds through a pair of city parks nestled along the Lake Houston shoreline, about 20 miles from the city’s downtown. $65 through this weekend.
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 • Race info & signup »
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.
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 and downtown skyscrapers.
Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 • Chicago, IL
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.
“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