Changing Face of the 10K Race: More Women Running

Ten-kilometer races have become increasingly popular in the United States over the past decade and today’s runners don’t fit the old stereotypes, a new analysis finds. Researchers who studied data from 10 of the nation’s largest 10-km races between 2002 and 2011 found that women today make up the majority of runners in these races, although men run faster.

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Can Marathons Temporarily Hurt the Heart?

The thousands of runners who will take part in the New York City Marathon on Sunday most likely believe they are strengthening their cardiovascular system by participating. But new research suggests the strain of a 26.2 mile-run can temporarily damage heart muscle.

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What I Learned About Races (and Life) From the Boston Marathon Director

Recently, I attended the Runner’s World Festival & Half Marathon where I had the opportunity to hear keynote speaker, Dave McGillivray, director of the Boston Marathon and running philanthropist, talk about some of his accomplishments.

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5 Mental Tricks for Tackling Your Long Run

Right now, I’m in the middle of training for a half marathon. My race is just a few weeks away, and while I feel like I am mostly ready for race day, I have to admit, my training hasn’t been all rainbows and sunshine.

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8 Great Fall Races From Top Running Bloggers

Are you still thinking about registering for a fall road race and looking for a little motivation to finally seal the deal? Well, look no further!

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4 Things to Consider When Picking a Half (or Full) Marathon

Thinking about running a half marathon or even a full marathon this fall? Here are some things to consider before you register for one of these races!

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6 Tips for Your First Obstacle Course

Obstacle course races, like Tough Mudder, Rugged Maniac, and Warrior Dash, are super popular right now. They’re a ton of fun and challenge participants in a different way than traditional road races.

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Motivational Mantras To Get You Through Your Toughest Workouts

Last weekend, I struggled though a 10K race. I have to admit, I wasn’t properly trained for it, but the hot, humid weather didn’t help either. I managed to make it through the first few miles without much trouble, but the final couple of miles really tested me. I knew if I wanted to finish the race, I needed to get my head in the game and mentally toughen up, so I used some motivational mantras to help pump me up. Here are a few that helped get me to the finish line!

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6 Tips for Training for Your First Half-Marathon

So you’ve tackled a bunch of 5Ks and conquered a couple of 10Ks. What’s next on your list of fitness goals? A half marathon perhaps? A half marathon is a great distance because it’s long enough so you need to work for it, but not so long that training completely consumes your life. The half marathon is […]

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