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Rita Jeptoo, World's Best Female Marathoner, Tests Positive
by RunBlogRun
posted October 31, 2014 at 6:00pm

  In an exclusive to RunBlogRun, trusted sources have confirmed that, at the end of September 2014, Rita Jeptoo tested positive in her A sample test for a banned substance in an out of competition testing. The out of competition testing procedure wa...more

10 Cool Things About the New York City Marathon
by kalliegregg
posted October 19, 2014 at 10:01am

1. It's the largest marathon in the world, with over 50,000 finishers in 2013. (flipkey.com) 2. There's a financial incentive for qualifying for the Olympic Trials at the NYC Marathon (So run fast!) (nyrr.org) 3. The NYC Marathon w...more

Welcome back third trimester! via @MegganFranks
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted May 26, 2014 at 8:00pm

I've been so tired in the evening and early mornings that I thought it might be a good idea to split my workout in half (half in the am and half in the pm) to see if it helped my energy levels throughout the day. For about two days I think I felt pretty g...more

Pregnancy Training Log Week 26-27 via @MegganFranks
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted May 19, 2014 at 9:48pm

Monday: 51 min run (mostly waddling here, I suffered, getting ligament pain like last time, had to take a lot of walking breaks, this loop normally only takes 45 minutes)Tuesday: 55 min total, ran with Kelly for the first 32 minutes of her warmup. Her war...more

Being "Thankful" via @MegganFranks #runchat
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted April 29, 2014 at 9:40pm

I was in the middle of a week of chaos, extreme fatigue, and a lot of work. To top it off, my husband left for Penn Relays early, meaning I was once again in single parent mode. I was tired....no, I was exhausted. I kept praying for Friday night, knowing ...more

Back on Boylston via @laurenfleshman
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted April 20, 2014 at 1:04pm

I’m back. Like a zillion other people who were here when the shit hit the fan last year, I’m here, in Boston. We all make conversation. We try to decipher how our experience lines up with the person whom we just asked, “how does it fee...more

Pilgrimage half-marathon race recap (5 months pregnant)
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted April 14, 2014 at 10:28pm

Columbus Pilgrimage Half: 1:36:57, 4th female overall (1st AG)(Officially 1:37 something, had to stop to pee) 7:24 paceRunning a race while pregnant was a bucket list item I never had the chance to cross off with Maddy. I was sick, lightheaded and short o...more

No Time Like the Present via @jenny_scherer22
by Jenny on the Run
posted February 21, 2014 at 9:10am

I haven’t written in a while, and I blame that mainly on this ridiculous winter we’re in the midst of. I’d like to say nearing the end of, but when I said that last year, winter went till May. I have never experienced anything quite like...more

In Reply to, “Ok, You’re a Runner. Get Over It” via @laurenfleshman
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted November 16, 2013 at 8:15am

Something tells me Stafko would not approve that I wore this outfit in public. So this guy Chad Stafko at the Wall Street Journal wrote an article a few days ago about runner’s putting 26.2 stickers on their cars and preening around shoving ...more

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Recap
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted November 14, 2013 at 9:17am

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon: 2:49:28 for 26.27 miles (6:27 avg) 9th female(just 22 seconds off my PR!)Though I didn't run a personal best, I have nothing but positive thoughts after this race. Sure I have had some major success this year off the road...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

New York City Marathon: One Year After Hurricane Sandy
by Pretty Tough
posted November 2, 2013 at 11:13am

Photo via Flickr by Martineric The  ING New York City Marathon is set to return on Sunday, Nov. 3, after being sidelined last year by Superstorm Sandy. Nearly 50,000 runners plan to race 26.2 miles across five towering bridges throu...more

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