How to PR Your Next Race


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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Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Run: My Post-Stomach-Flu 5K Recap


You know how I set that goal about a month ago to run the Jingle Bell 5K in 28 minutes or less? Well, that didn't happen yesterday. But I'm going to go ahead and blame that on a little something called the Stomach Flu. Gross little bugger. For the past month, I'd been running regularly, pushing …
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Top 5 Nutrition Tips for Races (Including That Turkey Trot!)


Anyone celebrating Thanksgiving with a good ol' turkey trot today? (Believe us; it makes the turkey and mashed potatoes taste that much better!) In case you are—or have another run coming up—today we're sharing five nutrition tips for runners. These were specifically designed by CLIF Bar for the …
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My Holiday Stay-Fit Plan: Signing Up for the Jingle Bell 5K

Why not train for a and complete a holiday 5K? Credit: planmyplay

"Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg." Yeah, so I really have no idea what that song means or where that adaptation of "Jingle Bells" came from, but lately it's been my running theme song. Or at least the one that runs (pun intended) through my head every time I think about my latest …
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My Best Friend May Kill Me For Writing This (And Sharing This Photo)


I first met Meghan 11 years ago, on her first day of her freshman year of college. As an older, wiser, and way cooler sophomore, I took the kid under my wing and did what any role model would do: I showed her where she could buy cheap cigarettes and beer without getting her ID checked. We …
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What’s Your Favorite Race Distance?


We've been chatting a lot about running races lately. First, we've recently had pieces on how to run a 5K and how to run a 10K, and here in just a little more than a month, we FBGs will be running a 10K in Brooklyn! Not to mention that in the coming weeks, we'll be sharing how you can train to run a …
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How to Run a 5K


For those just starting out, a 5K is the perfect distance for first-time racers. At 3.1 miles long, a 5K race is usually an amateur runner's first attempt at getting into the racing game. You can easily train for 5K, even if you've never run around the block, and be ready for race day in just a …
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