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2 seconds, no finish clock picture, but satisfaction: Molly Huddle breaks her own AR
by RunBlogRun
posted July 21, 2014 at 1:06pm

All that she did in 2014, was leading up to this race. The twelve and one half laps that Molly Huddle ran in Monaco Friday night, the two seconds off the AR, and, right after, Molly knew she could run faster...  Molly started the 2014 season with he...more

Pregnancy running log week 31, 32, 33 via @MegganFranks
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted July 9, 2014 at 9:42pm

One unfortunate event occurred during week 32...I am now unable to handle running on the road. The ligament pain when logging miles outside is just too much for me, plus the humidity is so high right now I struggle to breath throughout most of the run. Th...more

Lauren Fleshman: A Kick in the Pants, Peachtree Style
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted July 7, 2014 at 2:03pm

Before this weekend, (having never been there), when I thought of Atlanta I thought of this: Nightclubs…   Freeways packed with cars, blanketed in humid steam… and Martin Luther King Jr. But after my three-day visit for the&n...more

Sports History Files: Remembering Louis Zamperini
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 3, 2014 at 5:54pm

  Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner, World War II prisoner of war and the subject of an acclaimed biography by Laura Hillenbrand, has died at the age of 97. Zamperini’s life was recounted in “Unbroken: A World War II Story of ...more

Lauren Fleshman: Give it up for the AJC Peachtree 10K
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted July 3, 2014 at 5:51pm

I’m about to hop on the plane to Atlanta with my Oiselle Little Wing Teammate, Mel Lawrence for what promises to be a grueling and fantastic couple days. Before the festivities get started, I wanted to share my schedule in case you want to follow al...more

Pregnancy running log 7 months via @MegganFranks
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted June 18, 2014 at 8:04pm

This week was a challenge. My husband was gone from Sunday-Saturday to Eugene for NCAA Track and Field Championships so running was (sort of) the last thing on my mind. I was more concerned with how I would manage single-parent mode all week at just a few...more

Molly Huddle wins Oakley Mini 10k in American Record Time
by anngaff
posted June 16, 2014 at 1:24pm

photo by Tabitha/PhotoRun Molly Huddle wins Oakley Mini 10k! by Larry Eder June 14, 2014 (Central Park, NYC, NY) 7400 women signed up for the Oakley Mini-10k, the godmother of women's road races in North America, and perhaps, the world. A beaming Mar...more

Saucony Launches the 500 Mile Challenge High School Cross Country Training Program
by anngaff
posted June 13, 2014 at 10:33am

XC Champions Are Made In the Off-Season−Now With Extra Help From An Innovative Digital Training Initiative That Encourages High School Runners To “Find Their Strong” Through Summer Training via release  LEXINGTON, MA (...more

Pregnancy running log week 29 (whew!) via @MegganFranks
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted June 9, 2014 at 1:11pm

Monday: 5 miles (did my new morning loop. A bit of ligament pain! Argh so frustrating. I am so slow I feel like a turtle!) Tuesday: 5 miles (basically a repeat of Monday. Yay me.) Wednesday: 40 min on the treadmill. No ligament pain, slept a little late...more

The lessons of Mount Marcy @amymoritz
by Byline to Finish Line
posted June 2, 2014 at 9:01pm

My steps had been measured. The trail had turned to bare rocks, mostly smooth and steep, while the wind seemed determined to blow me back. I was careful to plant my boot firmly and completely on the rock, to walk any cracks I could find and traverse ...more

Pregnancy training log week 28 via @MegganFranks
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted June 1, 2014 at 9:41am

Monday:50 min run. Hot, many walk breaks. Felt horrible. Maybe went 5 miles if lucky.Tuesday: 65 min total (35min run, 25 min elliptical with intervals of 3,2,1 x2) I tried running pick ups on the treadmill yesterday and it was just too much for my pelvic...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

Why A Convicted Doper as the USA Team Coach is a Bad Idea via @laurenfleshman
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted May 24, 2014 at 10:08am

Note: I don’t know all the facts, but from what I’ve read, this is my opinion. I’d love to hear yours, differing or otherwise. As far as I’m concerned, this topic is outrageous enough to be worth discussing and debating. In the end...more

Sometimes the results don’t make sense via @amymoritz
by Byline to Finish Line
posted May 22, 2014 at 9:26pm

It was a mild spring morning which meant one thing — fog. Lots and lots of fog. So as I sipped my coffee I mulled over my running route. People would be rushing to work and school. The wind wasn’t really a factor. So I decided on an out-and-ba...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

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

What I think about when I run #bringbackourgirls
by Byline to Finish Line
posted May 8, 2014 at 8:51pm

Hopefully by now, you’ve heard the news, that around 300 girls in Nigeria were abducted from their boarding school. The group responsible is opposed to all forms of Western education, and finds a particular distaste for educating girls. The Nigerian...more

The qualities cultivated in granny gear
by Byline to Finish Line
posted May 7, 2014 at 10:55pm

The forecast called for wind. Lots of wind. The kind which the Weather Channel describes as “gusty.” It was going to be coming out of the West South West so there was really very little chance of avoiding the wind. Still, I was ridiculously e...more

Lauren Fleshman: A Weekend of Epic Proportions Part 1
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted May 7, 2014 at 11:06am

He did it. After winning Wildflower Triathlon three times, breaking his foot, getting a screw put in his foot, beating his head against the wall trying unsuccessfully to rehab it with tons of pain, having the screw removed, and doing more physio than mos...more

Why Carolyn’s House matters via @amymoritz
by Byline to Finish Line
posted April 29, 2014 at 9:42pm

Every woman should have the opportunity to determine her own path in life. Self-sufficiency is the goal — to be able to provide for yourself, stand in your confidence and author your own life story. But none of us becomes self-sufficient in a v...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

Racing for Carolyn’s House via @amymoritz
by Byline to Finish Line
posted April 23, 2014 at 10:03pm

When I started my journey in endurance sports, tackling triathlon and distance running was a way to be physically fit and, as a byproduct, help my emotional well-being. But as I progressed through the months of training, I went a journey which f...more

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