Top 10 Must Dos on Race Day

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You know where the best running advice comes from? Those who have done it. People like your friends and the pros who have done the races, racked up the miles, hit the wall, gotten injured, bounced back and done everything in between. And the new book Hal Koerner's Field Guide to …
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Ready for Your Big Race? Tips to FBG-ify Your Experience

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There are races, and then there are races. You know what I mean. Some of them, you show up that morning to register, pin on your bib as you sidle over to the starting line and do your thing. No sweat, no big deal. It's not stressful, but it's also not necessarily all that memorable. Others, you …
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10 Things to Know About the Phoenix Summit Challenge — Are You Ready?

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First, she spilled all the details of hiking Havasu Falls, and now Kate from our Take a Hike With Kate series shares the awesome details of her next epic hiking adventure — the Phoenix Summit Challenge! Kate is a writer and PR and marketing consultant from Phoenix. She’s a runner, swimmer and …
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Strength Training for Runners: We’ve Got the Book for You

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So back in January, I was running regularly and planning to hit up a half-marathon in April. I'd downloaded training plans and was comfortably running 3 to 4 miles. I was sure that within a few months I could build up to 13-plus, no problem. I'd been injury-free and was feeling great about running. …
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Ironman Augusta 70.3 Update: Two More Months!

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You want numbers? Oh, I've got numbers. Swim: 1.2 miles Bike: 56 miles Run 13.1 miles Weeks until race day: 8 Butterflies in my stomach: 900 million and climbing I've been training for the intermedix Ironman Augusta 70.3 more or less since early spring, but due to a bunch of …
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Meg on the Run: Sticking With It

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Meg ran her half marathon but has she met her ultimate goal of sticking with it? Find out in this latest installment from our Meg on the Run series!  The first time I ran a half marathon, I trained hard, ran hard, and didn't run again for months after I crossed that finish line. This time, my …
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The 7 Training Mistakes You’re Making (and How to Fix ‘Em)

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Mistakes happen. God knows I’ve made my share of blunders, blubbers and gaffes as a runner. Most of them have led to temporary embarrassment, but some of them have led to injuries that halted my training for months. When I took to the weight room during my hiatus from running, I made a lot of …
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Training for Havasupai: Hikes in the Sedona Area

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Remember our Take a Hike With Kate series? She’s back today with fun hikes in the Sedona area that are perfect to do as training for Havasupai! Training to hike to Havasupai Falls in Southern and Central Arizona can prove to be tricky. I live in Phoenix, where there are lots of straight-up hikes …
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