Desert Runners Takes Ultramarathons to the Next Crazy Level


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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VegRUN: Online Running Resource for Vegetarians


When you run in certain crowds, it seems like everyone does half marathons and full marathons and Ironman triathlons and ultramarathons all the time, everywhere. And that can make it seem like those things are no big deal. I mean, everybody does it, so how hard can it be, right? Not exactly. …
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My Best Race — It’s Not What You Think (Plus Bonus Haikus!)


It's You Can Do It Week here on FBG, so we thought it would be fun for each FBG to share a little something we overcame, conquered or faced --- plus a haiku (or two). Hopefully our stories inspire you to try something new, face fears and, generally, just GO FOR IT! Months ago, my virtual bud …
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How to Recover From a Marathon in Record Time


This post by Laura Skladzinski about how to recover from a marathon quickly is a part of our fourth-annual Guest Bloggers' Week. (Check out all of the inspiring, informative, entertaining and life-changing posts here!) In 2006, Laura Skladzinski made it her goal to run one mile without stopping --- …
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Marathon Nutrition Tips: What to Eat Before, During and After Your Race

Bananas (the edible kind) make for excellent marathon nutrition! Credit: Kazz.0

Training for a marathon, half marathon or other endurance race and not sure exactly what to eat when training and on race day? Well, this post is for you! We recently got some marathon nutrition tips from the nice peeps at KIND Bars (we love their Nuts and Spices bars so much that they just won a …
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Third Time’s a Charm, Isn’t It?

It's no secret that the half marathon and I have had a rocky relationship. My first one, back in 2005, was really not enjoyable. But then again, I had no idea what I was doing. I loosely followed a training plan but didn't get any runs longer than 9 miles in. I didn't do any cross-training. I didn't …
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My Fitness Inspiration: Don’t Make Me Choose

We're talking fitness inspiration for this week's Question of the Week! Check back each Friday as each FBG shares which celeb or everyday person inspires her to be fitter! I was really excited when this question was added to the FBG editorial calendar. How great is it to show some love to the …
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Kansas City Marathon Relay—Taken to My Limits

Kelsey and her Kansas City Marathon relay team!

So earlier this year, I heard my husband muttering about wanting to run another half at the Kansas City Waddell and Reed Marathon. My first thought was “What, I can’t do that with you!” Small back-story: I screwed my hip up last time I trained for one and told myself I wouldn't try another half …
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How to Run a Marathon. Yes, You!

Keep your momentum going by signing up for another marathon!

This is it! You've conquered the smaller races (5K, 10K, half marathon), crushed them into dust, and now you are ready for The Race. The Big One. 26.2 miles. The Marathon. The marathon is the true test of a runner's endurance. Pushing yourself as hard as you can for 26.2 miles, even after your …
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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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