Endurance Events & Training

Oh, Hi There, Half-Marathon “Training”

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So, it's been quite awhile since I trained for a long distance. Like, besides a 4-miler and a 10K about a year ago, it's been four years (yes, the marathon was that long ago!). And, for me, running 13.1 miles is no easy feat. I'm a slow runner. I've been injured. I have workout A.D.D. But, despite …
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How to PR Your Next Race

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Today, many are thinking about running. The Boston Marathon is today, and, gosh, this feeling is still so strong, even a year later. We runners are a strong, dedicated, inspiring and united bunch. And on today our hearts remember a tragedy, while our legs run in honor of those lost and everyone who …
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An Ironman Wedding and Fashion-Forward Tri Gear: Melissa Moo Harkins of MooMotion

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Yesterday, I shared my thoughts on a cool new line of triathlon apparel for women: MooMotion. Now, as neat as the line is (and it's definitely worth checking out), I have to say I was just as taken with its creator, Melissa Moo Harkins. Heck, just a few lines into her bio, you learn that she …
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MooMotion: Functional Fitness Fashion for Ladies Who Tri

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Triathlon gear can be tricky. I mean, whatever you wear has to work for swimming, cycling and running, plus, you know, it should fit well and, ideally, look good. And if you're like me, you have another component to add --- you want a bright color that stands out so anyone who came to the race to …
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Meg on the Run: My Secret to Half-Marathon Training Success So Far

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Our girl Meg from the new Meg on the Run series is back! Today she shares an update on how her half-marathon training is going, along with how she's fitting in that cross-training that so many experts (like us!) recommend.  My half marathon is about two months away, I’ve got a month of the …
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Desert Runners Takes Ultramarathons to the Next Crazy Level

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You know how we say that a lot of fitness is about perspective and what your "normal" is? Well, here's even more proof. Because after watching Desert Runners, a documentary that chronicles runners looking to complete four ultramarathons (or, ultra-, ultramarathons because this is endurance running …
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Fit Bloggers We Love: Two Triathletes Talk Hair Excuses

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Oh, how my butt twitches when I hear excuses why someone can't work out. I was once the queen of excuses and it left me unhealthy and weak for many years. I think it's that frustration that led me to fall in love with Whitney and Alex, the two gals behind Sporty Afros, a website dedicated to fitness …
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Meg on the Run: Making It Better the Second Time Around

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Meg from the new Meg on the Run series is back today! Read on as Meg shares more about her her new half-marathon training schedule and the running tweaks she's making that are making all the difference in the world. Time to check in and talk progress! I wish I could say that since my last …
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13 Things to Expect at Your First Triathlon

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To keep your motivational mojo going, we here at FBG thought it would be fun to share the inside scoop on a few of our favorite things --- from workouts to races to healthy eats. So if you've been wanting to try out a new healthy thing but are a bit intimidated or afraid to try it, have no fear, the …
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An Open Letter to All Racers

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I've competed in a lot of races, and part of what keeps me coming back, even after a really heinous one, is the community. Whether it's a 5k or a half marathon, I always --- always --- run into a someone going above and beyond to make the experience the best it can be for those around them. They …
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