How a Weekend With Runner’s World Changed Me … for the Better

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When Runner's World invited me out to their Runner's World Half & Festival (and yes, they paid for my entry and accommodations and everything, but I was not required to write about it unless I wanted to!), I was pumped. In addition to the special events planned for my fellow bloggers and me, the …
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A Few Bumps in My Phoenix Summit Challenge Training …

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Kate from our Take a Hike With Kate series is back today with a training update on the Phoenix Summit Challenge! Kate is a writer and PR and marketing consultant from Phoenix. She’s a runner, swimmer and tri-athlete in training. So, you might remember that I’ve been training for the Phoenix …
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Weight-Loss Wisdom From The Biggest Loser’s Mike Murburg

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From the moment The Biggest Loser viewers met former Ivy League wrestler Mike Murburg, we were inspired by his work ethic and touched by the promise he made to his late son to turn his health around. And when we talked with him last week after his elimination on the show, we were even more …
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7 Gems of Running Wisdom From Elite Runners

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Marathon season is in full effect with the Chicago Marathon happening this weekend! (Any readers doing it or going out to cheer?!) Chicago is one of those iconic --- and flat and fast --- courses that so many runners love. Per our ambassadorship with Brooks Running, we recently got to sit in on a …
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She Trains Religiously: Meet Sister Madonna, the ‘Iron Nun’

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If you're looking at your 20s or 30s in the rear view mirror and thinking you're getting a little too old to try something new and athletically challenging, there's someone you need to meet: Sister Madonna Buder, also known as the Iron Nun. She was recently inducted into the Ironman Hall of Fame …
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