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The 5 Fastest (and Slowest) Half Marathons in the U.S.

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Quite often, readers here want to know what the fastest half marathons and the slowest half marathons are, usually to figure out the best course if they're looking to set a new PR or to find out if a race is walker-friendly. There's tons of ways to slice and dice the data -- how flat [...]

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Running Just 5 to 10 Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life

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Research confirms it: Even running a little each week can have a big -- and beneficial -- impact on your health. A new study released this week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology concluded that running as little as 5 minutes a day, or about an hour a week, at slow speeds [...]

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How to Have a Great Race: 5 Things Savvy Runners Know

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Test out your race-day running gear on your training runs. Wear your entire outfit for at least one run. Develop good nutrition and hydration habits the days leading up to each long run as it gets closer to the race. You’ll feel more confident knowing spaghetti with marinara sauce was a better choice than fettucini [...]

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Why I Run: Tom Osterbuhr, 57

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Runner: Tom Osterbuhr, 57 Years Running: 45 From: Grand Island, Nebraska 1) What's your favorite distance? My favorite distance changes throughout the year. I love a good 5K in the summer, and I also love the marathon in the fall and spring. They are at the opposite end of the extremes of running, but they [...]

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*Sigh*

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*Sigh.* So remember those sharp pains that shot through my knee at the end of the Barr Trail Mountain Race? Yyeeaahhhh. . . Turns out those stuck around a little longer than those few steps just before the finish line. At run club on Monday night - the day after the race - I had delusions of grandeur that [...]

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You Can Make a Firefighter’s Family’s Year by Running This Half Marathon

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If you've ever wanted to find a way to give back to the police officers and firefighters who keep our communities safe every day, consider the all-new Blue Red Run Half Marathon, which makes its debut this November in Irving, Texas, just a short drive from nearby Dallas. This race, which starts at Williams Square [...]

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