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Byline to Finish Line: Willow Creek Triathlon Race Report
by Byline to Finish Line
posted August 4, 2014 at 4:46pm

Somewhere in the lake was an orange buoy. I noticed it when I first arrived at Quaker Lake, but now it was gone, vanished behind a thick fog which had settled into the valley of the Allegheny Mountains. The lake, which was calm and peaceful in the ea...more

Gum Tree 10K recap at 6 months pregnant via @MegganFranks
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted May 13, 2014 at 8:00pm

15 min w/uGum Tree 10k in: 44:40 (7:12 pace) *6 months pregnant*, 1st in Age Group(1 short walk break)no cool downIt would break my heart if I didn't run the Gum Tree 10K in 2014. I have ran this race nearly every year since 2007, finishing anywhere from ...more

Kenyan Distance Domination
by TJ's Turf
posted November 8, 2013 at 9:41pm

Leading up to last weekend's New York City Marathon there was great coverage of the elite athletes, as always. But this year's attention focused heavily on Kenyans, with good reason, as you will read.This NPR piece – "How One Kenyan Tribe ...more

6-Year-Old Girl Sets Half-Marathon World Record
by Pretty Tough
posted October 23, 2013 at 8:58am

How does a six-year-old girl go about running a marathon? One mile at a time. Six-year-old Keelan Glass ran the Showdown Half Marathon last week in 2:47:30. Not only did she become the youngest to ever run a half marathon  she now holds a ...more

Race Report: Detroit International Half Marathon
by Byline to Finish Line
posted October 22, 2013 at 7:53pm

I don’t remember how the topic of distance running came up, but suddenly I was sitting in Alaska with a bunch of women I had just met talking about half marathons. And before I knew it, I was on my smart phone, checking the registration situation fo...more

Race Report: Lucy Town Half Marathon
by Byline to Finish Line
posted October 14, 2013 at 3:07pm

Right around Mile 7 I wanted to cry. In the general scheme of things, this is not unusual for me in a half marathon. At some point in a 13.1-mile race, I am going to want to cry. Occasionally I actually do cry. On Sunday, I was at the brink. I wasn&rsquo...more

World Mountain Running Championships update
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted September 16, 2013 at 8:53am

WMRC Results: 44th overall in 48:57 (1st Canadian) 12th as a teamGoing into this race I had no idea what to expect. I guess I expected to finish top 50, but I never expected to have so much fun doing it. It is going to take me sometime to recap this trip....more

My NACAC Mountain Running Champs/USA Champs Survival Story
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted July 24, 2013 at 3:27pm

NACAC Mountain Running Championships Results: 49:56 for 13th overall (1st Canadian!) USA 1st, Team Canada 2nd, Mexico 3rdResults I take back everything I knew...ok thought I knew...about running up mountains, and tell you- I know next to NOTHING abo...more

Joanna Zeiger - Denver Double Road Race: Race Report
by Fast at Forty
posted July 23, 2013 at 4:56pm

I never thought that running a 10k and 5k on the same day at altitude separated by an hour was a good idea. But, in the spirit of team cohesion and never one to shy away from an interesting challenge, I signed up for the Denver Double Road Race with trepi...more

Tiny Baby Completes First Race (via @laurenfleshman)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted June 12, 2013 at 9:00am

For Immediate Release (via Fleshmom and the Aviator) TINY BABY COMPLETES FIRST RACE Bend, OR, USA – Jude Eiger Thomas (JET) completed his first triathlon when he successfully exited mother Lauren Fleshman’s womb at 10:03pm on June 10, 2013. ...more

New Website! The Story of ALF (via @laurenfleshman)
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted May 30, 2013 at 9:06am

Ask Lauren Fleshman was started in January 2010 in a booth seat at the Flying Star Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jesse and I were sitting opposite one another playing “laptop battleship,” the made-up game where two or more people sit ...more

A YEAR-LONG EXPLORATION OF RUNNING CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD: Yo, Tokyo!
by Becky Runs Away
posted April 12, 2013 at 9:12pm

When I flew out of New Zealand one week ago, I left the last of my English-speaking destinations and took my first of a few flights in the direction of home. Now, a few countries, one major time zone change, and no major holidays stand between me and the ...more

Race Preview: Historic Starkvegas 5k/10k
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted March 21, 2013 at 9:33am

Last year I ran the Historic Starkvegas 10k as a tempo run to prepare for the Montreal Half-Marathon. This year I plan to do the same, and for anyone in Mississippi that reads this blog, I want to encourage you to come to this race.The route takes you thr...more

LA Marathon: Race Recap (via Fast at Forty)
by Fast at Forty
posted March 19, 2013 at 12:31pm

The streets of Los Angeles are infamous for the constant hustle and bustle.  LA traffic hardly knows a quiet time, with impatient drivers honking the moment a light turns green and others scurrying across an intersection making a left turn even thoug...more

Currently running while pregnant: Minion’s first Half Marathon (via @le_diable )
by Lesley Higgins: Running Before, During and After Pregnancy
posted March 18, 2013 at 9:03pm

When is a half-marathon like a marathon? When two people are running it, that’s when. Not that the actual race was any harder than a normal half-marathon, but the last 24 hours have been pretty similar to the 24-hours following my Philadelphia Marat...more

Minion’s first race ( via @le_diable)
by Lesley Higgins: Running Before, During and After Pregnancy
posted March 11, 2013 at 7:32pm

In my first race as a pregnant chick, I wore racing flats. I also over-dressed because NYRR put the porta-potties way too far from the starting line and the Parks Department locked the previously reliable bathrooms that are just off the starting line. Tha...more

Race Report: Shamrock Run 2013
by Byline to Finish Line
posted March 5, 2013 at 10:30pm

Truth be told, I was having a difficult morning. I needed something to do so I tuned my Netflix to Law & Order and added another coat of spring green nail polish to my fingers and toes. On most long-run days, I would already have completed my workout,...more

Bump in the road.
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted February 24, 2013 at 9:43am

I would love to blog about my awesome race last weekend in B'ham and how I finally got down under 1:19 in the half, but unfortunately then I would be lying.With the exception of 13.1 miles I ran on Sunday morning, the weekend was a nice get away. I got a ...more

Race Report: Lockport Y-10
by Byline to Finish Line
posted February 11, 2013 at 7:38pm

After the pancakes, the chocolate milk and the nap, I was talking with my mother about the race, noting how happy and impressed I was that my body felt pretty good. “Well that’s good to hear,” my mom said. “Because you didn’...more

How to pace a race: Surf City race report (via Fast at Forty)
by Fast at Forty
posted February 4, 2013 at 1:52pm

In December I wrote a blog about number anxiety and pacing. The post focused on managing the numbers and not letting them mentally rule you during training or racing. There are often situations where you come up with a perfectly reasonable plan where the ...more

Rocket City Marathon Race Recap
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted December 11, 2012 at 8:37am

Before I write about Huntsville... I apologize that I still haven't blogged about Vancouver yet. For those of you that don't know, I was 21st there (Vancouver) in 25:02 (7K through the mud). I was happy with the race, so happy, that I got up the next morn...more

Creating Stability in T & F Contracts
by amyYB
posted November 6, 2012 at 5:08pm

CREATING STABILITY IN TRACK & FIELD CONTRACTS   My last journal detailed the various track & field contracts from gear to lucrative base salaries offered by shoe companies.  I want to explain the funding of track and field and give my ...more

XC Workout Success
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted November 5, 2012 at 7:28am

Morning Workout on the Cross-Country Course20 min w/u, 2x2K @ fast on the flat, 10 min jog rest, 1x3K on upper loop @ whatever I could do.2K: 6:56 (mile @ 5:34)1000m jog, stretch,2K: 6:37 (mile @ 5:22)1000m+ jog, stretch,3K~ on the upper loop in 10:5435 m...more

Trackcenter Top Ten
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted November 4, 2012 at 12:46pm

With the New York City Marathon no longer on the schedule, it frees up space for a lot of other news. Geoffrey Mutai and Mary Keitany are World Marathon Majors champions. Mutai had it clinched regardless of New York’s results, and Keitany had a bi...more

Rock 'n' Roll LA race report (Fast at 40 blog)
by Fast at Forty
posted October 30, 2012 at 6:27pm

My sister Laurie, me, Sari, ShanaThe most popular costume at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Halloween LA half marathon, hands down, was a tutu. They came in all colors and sizes and I saw them on fast runners, slower runners, men, women, heavy set individu...more

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