Running

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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Want to Go Running in the Snow? These Two Products Make It Possible (Without You Biting It)

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A week or so ago, one of my good friends sent me this funny clip via Twitter. And it cracked me up. Yes, running in the snow and ice does kind of make you a bad ass. I mean, talk about nothing stopping you from getting your workout on! But. Well, dude, that's not very safe! Bad-ass or not, you're …
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Brooks’ New Transcend Is Like Running on Clouds

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Back when I was in New York for the Brooks Running blog ambassador trip, I got the chance to get my hands on a pair of the new Transcend shoes. Said to be pretty much running heaven --- with a luxurious ride and plushness that many runners have forgone in favor of more minimalist shoes lately --- …
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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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Tips for Choosing the Right Training Program and Race for You

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Remember Meg from the new Meg on the Run series we're doing? She's back today! And she's sharing her latest running adventures and best advice for choosing the right race and training program! When I decided to run my first half marathon, I had two criteria: something around my birthday so I …
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10 Things to Pack for a Relay Race

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Planning on doing a relay race? Relay races are SUPER fun, but they do take some proper packing. Luckily, Kate Crowley, one of our awesome readers who loves to do everything from yoga to hiking to skateboarding to growing veggies, recently completed Ragnar and has tips on the 10 essential items to …
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FitStars: Dean Karnazes Talks Pizzarritos and Staying Motivated Run After Run

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Dean Karnazes is kind of super-human. We've discussed this before. And if you've followed his running career and been reading his books, you'll know it's true. But just in the off chance that you don't know Mr. Karnazes, here's a little visual proof. (And if you do know, hey, just sit back and …
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Meg on the Run: Committing to Running for Reals

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FBGs, please give a warm welcome to our new contributor Meg Massie! Meg is joining us for a special series, Meg on the Run! For the next few months join Meg as she sets her mind to really, truly becoming a runner and shares her lessons learned while finding her workout mojo.  Hello. My …
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Take Your Workout Tunes With You Everywhere

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It's funny. Two years ago, I was ALL about the iPod when running. One year ago, the iShuffle and I were besties. But today, my go-to choice for tunes is my phone. As they say, times they are a-changing, and technology comes and goes faster than you can say: Drop and give me 10 burpees! (No, you …
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Exercise for Extroverts: Tips and Tricks

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As I mentioned in yesterday's post about exercising as an introvert, the introvert/extrovert discussion is getting a lot of play, and I feel like it's all for the better. Things can only improve when we have a better understanding of ourselves and each other, right? (And if you're interested in …
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