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The First Mile vs Last Mile Of The Race: What To Expect During First Half Marathon

Running a half marathon is a huge victory that is on many runner’s bucket lists. And while half marathon training, many start to wonder what to expect during their first half marathon. There are countless articles giving tips and providing personal accounts of what it’s like to run that half marathon distance for the first

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Running When You Don’t Want To Is Still Rewarding

Running is so rewarding, even when we aren’t running. It gives you a boost of confidence, increasing your self-esteem, improves your health and revs up your metabolism—rungry anyone? One of the things I have learned from running is accountability. When I have a scheduled run, I make sure that I get out there and get

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When To Take A Break From Half Marathon Training

Wanted to take a minute to bring you all up to speed on my half marathon training. After finishing my  5k in 30-minutes, 30-seconds, I had never felt so strong! However, I was super sore the next day and moved by long-distance run from Sunday to Monday. I also had to make some other adjustments,

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Elite Runner Crawls Across Austin Marathon Finish Line Determined To Finish Race

If you a runner, than you know there often comes a time during long distance runs where you stop running with your body when it starts to give up and instead you run with your heart. The mind is a powerful thing. Your legs may begin to feel like lead, as with each stride you

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The joy of Robin Williams will continue to run in our hearts

Beloved Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin William died Aug. 11 in his California home from a tragic suicide. Williams was known for his roles in “Good Will Hunting,” “Dead Pets Society,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and as the genie in Disney’s “Aladdin.” But as the world mourns an icon that was able to make us laugh to

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Half Marathon Training Week 6

This week’s training was all about the miles. Reflecting on the week, I was highly motivated without feeling like I was forcing myself to train. Sometimes when training for longer races, we start to loose that love for the art of running because we feel like we need to get every workout it no matter

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Half Marathon Training Week 5

Part of me can’t believe I am five weeks into training already, mainly because my training this time around includes more and longer runs than my first half training. This means the sore body half of me feels like I am way past five weeks, while the other ambitious runner half can’t believe five weeks

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Best Running Gear This Summer

You set out for your daily run, securing your laces and getting that final stretch in. Your feet begin rise and fall, your chest mirroring this movement with each breath. Sometimes all you need to run is the desire to run. Some runners don’t even get to sprinting in shoes. Others lace up their old

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Week 4 Half Marathon Training

July 21- 27 If you read my last post, you know that a week away vacationing in Florida made it a little difficult to stick to my running plans. That meant this week I decided to kick up my training a notch. Monday was supposed to be an off day, but I chose to go

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