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Tired via @MegganFranks #runchat
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted April 18, 2014 at 8:27pm

Ok, I have a confession. Running 50 mpw midway through your second trimester while putting in 45-50 hr work weeks will really knock you on your butt....epecially if you have to be in single parent mode most of the week (my husband has a ridiculous travel ...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

Springing Forward via @RunningRebecca & @oiselle
by Running Rebecca
posted April 12, 2014 at 8:38pm

Rebecca Donaghue copyright 1997 There’s a lot here to catch up on. Unfortunately, in the last few months there hasn’t been too much positive going on in the way of my training and health. But, the small glimmers of positive are being held o...more

The Boulder Budged via @laurenfleshman & @Oiselle
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted April 12, 2014 at 8:26pm

Ever since Jude was born in June, I’ve been working toward becoming an elite athlete again, but it has been very difficult to find momentum. Little things keep getting in the way of progress. Breastfeeding zapped my energy. The sleep deprivation slo...more

Halfway there (pregnancy)
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted April 4, 2014 at 2:30pm

This week I reached the halfway point in my pregnancy. It was a bit overwhelming, with two children my family will officially be complete (we think) and the next chapter of our life will officially start. I will get to hold a new baby in my arms and go th...more

Sydney Report (part 1) via @laurenfleshman
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted March 16, 2014 at 10:57am

My iPhone was dead. No moments were captured in my first 5k back on the track, except in my mind. My computer is also dead. Only the iPad remains (see I did need all three on this trip, Jesse). No writing of significant length will be done on this.&n...more

Running for two
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted March 2, 2014 at 10:07am

Most know now that Houston and I are expecting our second child in August this year. I am started to look and feel very pregnant, my belly is about twice as big as it was with my first child and I am running short on wearable clothing. I have continued to...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

Finding the beauty in a sub-freezing run
by Byline to Finish Line
posted February 6, 2014 at 8:59pm

I ran down the street and passed two men bundled up at the edge of their driveway, preparing to go to work. “Are you crazy?” the one asked with a broad smile on his face. “Maybe a little,” I replied. The road turned and I ran pa...more

Hall of Fame Weekend
by Running Rebecca
posted February 4, 2014 at 8:47am

Small section of a painting I did for friend and UMass teammate in ’02 Last weekend proved that 2014 is indeed off to a great start. Artie and I spent all day Saturday coaching our athletes at the Kevin Dare Invitational at PSU. Four of my girls ...more

World's latest/worst race recap
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted January 27, 2014 at 9:04pm

(I started writing this in November, added a little in December, and finally finished it in January. It's really not very good, so for anyone that wants to give up 5 minutes of their life reading it, here you go.)Results: 3rd female (see previous post)I w...more

Four miles in four degrees
by Byline to Finish Line
posted January 24, 2014 at 5:51pm

The conversation in my head went something like this: It’s really cold outside. What are you going to gain? Just hop on the bike for 90 minutes instead. It’s set up right in your living room. But there’s no real wind this morning. And ...more

Conflicted New Years Eve via @Laurenfleshman
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted January 1, 2014 at 7:59pm

Normally on New Years Eve I am itching to change the calendar over. It’s not a fresh start thing, or a resolutions thing. It’s not so much the addition of new things at all. It’s more like the freshening up of old things. Every New Ye...more

Runner’s Guide to Bend, OR for Club XC Nats via @laurenfleshman
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted December 12, 2013 at 9:27pm

For all you out of towners coming to visit Bend this coming weekend for Club XC Champs… That’s the cheesiest one I could find. Because Oregonians are so nice, it’s fitting. Really though. Welcome to Bend! I hope you have an amazing ...more

Top 3 Tips for Off-Season Run Training via Fast at Forty
by Fast at Forty
posted December 12, 2013 at 9:15pm

With all of the major triathlons finished for the year, now is the perfect time to put in a run focused block. The shorter, colder days are less amenable to biking making for a natural transition into running. Too many triathletes place the bulk of their ...more

Is It Worth It: Her Choice
by SportyEsquire
posted December 12, 2013 at 9:02pm

Last week, I published the first of part of this two-part series on the utility of women’s sports programs in college.  In part I, I reached the conclusion that, for the institutions, the value in women’s sports, in the form of institut...more

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