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“The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for.” — Louis L’Amour

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“Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you’re young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don’t let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.” — John Bingham

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5 Reasons to Hire a Running Coach

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The last time I had a running coach was also the last time I had a locker. Being a part of my high school’s track team allowed me a free education in drills, strength training, and various types of runs.

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Runners make their way along the course at California’s Squaw Valley Half Marathon. (Courtesy Harry Lefrak/Lefrak Photography)

“Something magical happens when you take control of your thoughts. You realize you are your own creation. Moment to moment, who do you want to be?” — Deena Kastor

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“That’s the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.” — Kara Goucher

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Carissa Liebowitz running the Boston Marathon earlier this year. (Courtesy Carissa Liebowitz)

Carissa Liebowitz running the Boston Marathon earlier this year. (Courtesy Carissa Liebowitz)

As we say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019, many of us are busily plotting and planning the months to come. Instead of resolutions each year, I like to set yearly goals.

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15 Scenic Florida Half Marathons

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10 Mexico Half Marathons for the Traveling Runner

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From a pair of races in the port city of Cancun on the Gulf of Mexico, to runs that look onto the Pacific Ocean from the beaches of Mazatlán, races that’ll make you want to run south of the border.

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10 Portgual Half Marathons for the Traveling Runner

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From the city streets of Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon to the wilds of Serra do Açor, a remote protected landscape in Piódão, some truly unforgettable half marathon races for your running wish list.

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