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Kara Goucher Takes the Gamble #NYCMarathon
by RunBlogRun
posted November 4, 2014 at 10:41am

Goucher_KaraBlanket-NYCM14.JPG Kara Goucher, staying warm, 2 November 2014, photo by PhotoRun.net Even with her special blanket from her son, Colt, Kara Goucher was not really warm. The winds at the start of the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon were stro...more

An Inspired Long Run after Watching NY Marathon via @laurenfleshman
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted November 3, 2014 at 10:34pm

Today was one of those days that makes me love being a runner. I woke up to crazy bright skies with all the trees outside my windows ablaze with oranges, yellows, and reds. My teammates came over to the house and we piled on the sofa to watch the NY Ma...more

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

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