Second Place Finisher Removed from Fort Worth Marathon Results – Running Fitness Article

Second Place Finisher Removed from Fort Worth Marathon Results There were moments I was cursing and wanted to stop but I just kept telling myself “strong thoughts only” Ended up placing 2nd female overall and 1st in my age group and can’t even believe it but BOSTON QUALIFIED!!! Like what?!?!?! I don’t have much of a buffer for cut off times but have one more marathon to help with that. Man oh man what a way to spend the Sunday!!!…

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The Physical Performance Show: Tom Evans – Elite Ultra Trail Runner – Running Fitness Article

The Physical Performance Show: Tom Evans – Elite Ultra Trail Runner In episode 188 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Tom Evans, Elite Ultra Trail Runner in this featured performer episode. Tom Evans, a former British Army Captain, made an incredible debut on the Ultra Trail Running scene when he came 3rd in 2017 in the gruelling 251km Desert Ultra Marathon: des Sables. There’s a great story behind this elite performance and debut which includes…

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You Ran a Marathon, Now Chill The F*** Out » Believe in the Run – Running Fitness Article

You Ran a Marathon, Now Chill The F*** Out » Believe in the Run First off, I’d like to congratulate all of you who ran the TCS New York City Marathon, or any fall goal race. The path through the Five Boroughs presents a unique challenge in marathoning; there’s a reason it’s one of the most challenging races in the World Marathon Majors. Likewise, there are plenty of other courses that are just as challenging, and without the endless energy…

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» Marathoning | Not for Me FueledByLOLZ – Running Fitness Article

» Marathoning | Not for Me FueledByLOLZ I don’t love the marathon distance. I wrote this post almost a week before running the New York City Marathon. About 2 weeks beforehand, I realized I just didn’t “love” marathoning. Before New York in 2018, I thought maybe I didn’t like marathons because I hadn’t run enough. Maybe I just needed practice. So in 2018, I decided to run another. I did well and ran a PR of 3:07. The truth is,…

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What Running Taught Me About Graduate School – Running Fitness Article

What Running Taught Me About Graduate School Hi, friends.It’s been one hell of a semester.As you know, I changed jobs last March, we bought a house in June, and I started my doctorate in September.With the demands of a 40+ work week and taking two doctorate classes and training for the WDW Marathon, I have not had much time in my life for much else this semester, including updating this blog. In fact, this is the first non-academic thing I’ve…

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» TCS New York City Marathon (3:27.29) FueledByLOLZ – Running Fitness Article

» TCS New York City Marathon (3:27.29) FueledByLOLZ TCS New York City Marathon (3:27.19) The TCS New York City Marathon 2019 might be my longest race recap ever so hang on tight.  I’ve run the New York City Marathon two other times: 2013 and 2018.  In early September, I pulled my hamstring which caused me to miss my previous marathon (Big Cottonwood in Utah). Around that time,  New Balance asked if I wanted to run the TCS New York City…

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How Quickly Can I Increase Running Mileage? Methods and Tips! – Running Fitness Article

How Quickly Can I Increase Running Mileage? Methods and Tips! How can I run farther? I feel like I need to run more to hit my goals. I love running and I just want to run all the time!!! A few of the super common questions and statements I get around how to increase running mileage.Boy do I get it. If could do nothing but run, I likely would.But increasing your mileage and improving endurance aren’t always the same thing.…

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Sparkly Runner: Five Things Friday: WDW Marathon Edition – Running Fitness Article

Sparkly Runner: Five Things Friday: WDW Marathon Edition THE WALT DISNEY WORLD MARATHON WEEKEND IS NEXT WEEK! This marathon has really crept up on me- it feels like yesterday Matthew and I were debating about which races we wanted to do this year. Despite feeling a little unprepared, I am so excited for all the fun that comes along with the WDW Marathon Weekend. Without any other fanfare, here’s a quick Five Things Friday all about my favorite things at one…

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Serial Course Cutter Uncovered After Impossible Chicago Splits – Running Fitness Article

Serial Course Cutter Uncovered After Impossible Chicago Splits Last week I started my review of The Chicago Marathon. The obvious course cutters were already removed from the results. The runners that missed multiple mats have been removed. Emily Clark has been disqualified. However, I uncovered one runner with a finish time of 3:10:00. The splits show that the runner undoubtedly cut the course. Further analysis showed a history of suspicious results. 2019 Chicago Marathon Manuel did not miss any of…

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RunnerDude’s Blog: Hitting the Training Wall? – Running Fitness Article

RunnerDude’s Blog: Hitting the Training Wall? Many half or full marathoners can attest to hitting a wall of self-doubt that smacks them in the face about halfway through their training.For first-time half marathoners it’s often around mile nine. For first-time marathoners it’s often around mile 15, 16, or 17.Things are going just dandy in their training  and then all of the sudden, they have a tough run and reality smacks them in the face. “Oh my God! That was hard!”…

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World Marathon Majors: Are They Must Run Marathons? – Running Fitness Article

World Marathon Majors: Are They Must Run Marathons? Maybe you’ve heard of the Big Five? The elusive, exotic and awe inspiring to see in the wild animals of Africa. Well runners have a similar set of must see’s that are hard to get in to and see on foot, the Big Six, aka the World Marathon Majors.There are the marathon maniacs, the half marathon maniacs, the bling chasers, the 50 staters and my friend the all 50 states by 25…

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The Physical Performance Show: Jack Rayner, INEOS 159 Challenge pacemaker + Multi Half Marathon Champion – Running Fitness Article

The Physical Performance Show: Jack Rayner, INEOS 159 Challenge pacemaker + Multi Half Marathon Champion In episode 186 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Jack Rayner, INEOS 159 Challenge pacemaker + Multi Half Marathon Champion in this featured performer episode. 23 year old Jack Rayner was one of the 41 pace runners that played the important role in Eliud Kipchoge’s historic 1:59:40.2 marathon run in Vienna on the 12th October.  At the time of recording…

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Bib Mule Gains Boston Entry for Vienna City Marathon Runner – Running Fitness Article

Look at runners of the Vienna city marathon 2008 Suad Suljic has an official time of 2:44:40 at The 2019 Vienna City Marathon. His time in Vienna would be a Personal Record by over 1-1/2 hours. He used his time in Vienna City to enter The 2020 Boston Marathon. It seems that Suad may have a goal to run the World Marathon Majors. He has recently run The Chicago Marathon, The New York City Marathon, and The Berlin Marathon. If…

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NYC Marathon Round-Up: Race Recaps, Resources and Tips – Fitness Article

Happy marathon week, NYC!   It’s insane for me to think that 4 years ago right now I was gearing up to run the NYC marathon. To say it was one of the most magical days of my life would be an understatement. Words fail when trying to sum up just how special the NYC Marathon is. I have a few friends running the marathon this year and wanted to put together a big round-up of race recaps, tips, and resources…

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Chicago Marathon 2019 – Six Star Finisher – Running Fitness Article

I woke up the morning of the Chicago Marathon after a fantastic night’s sleep. No one was more surprised about this than me to be honest. I had fallen asleep and stayed asleep nicely, despite being so worried and stressed. I woke up about an hour before my alarm (5am) and did all that I needed to for a comfortable running experience, if you get my drift 😉 I made my porridge in our lovely Airbnb kitchen and drank my…

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Parvaneh Moayedi’s Guinness Records Officially Revoked – Running Fitness Article

I first wrote about Parvaneh Moayedi and Larry Macon in May of 2016. Parvaneh and Larry hold (or held) Guinness records relating to their multiple marathons. These records were in doubt for any reasons including impossible logistics, and eyewitness accounts from The I Ran Marathon series. Parvaneh is the owner and Race Director for these informal “races”. Both Larry and Parvaneh relied heavily on these races for their records. The evidence was clear to most that they did not legitimately…

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“Good Samaritan” Bandit Responds to Criticism – Running Fitness Article

“Good Samaritan” Bandit Responds to Criticism Last week, I wrote about the “Good Samaritan”. A runner on the way to The Chicago Marathon, took matters into his own hands when an individual was asking patrons for money while flashing a handgun. Jean-Paul Lapierre confronted the man, and managed to disarm the would be robber. Viewers of the news story were quick to notice that Lapierre was shown wearing a bib from The 2016 Chicago Marathon. The story on WGNTV was…

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Five spring marathons that aren’t in London – Running Fitness Article

If you didn’t get into the London Marathon then don’t be disappointed, there are plenty of 26.2 alternatives in the UK. Here are five of the best spring marathons. Edinburgh Marathon Sunday 24 May 2020If you’re looking for a fast and flat route with a great atmosphere in a beautiful city, then look no further than the Edinburgh Marathon. The race is part of a festival of running with events from 5k to the full marathon. And if you weren’t…

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My World Record(s) Run at the 2019 Berlin Marathon (It’s All About The Lederhosen) – Running Fitness Article

(Kenenisa Bekele goes 2:01:41 at the 2019 Berlin Marathon) The Berlin Marathon has long been famous as THE course where world records are broken. The last seven fastest marathon world records have all been set on this wicked fast course, including the incredible 2:01:39 by Eliud Kipchoge last year (and Bekele coming within 2 seconds of the WR this year!). This race consistently brings the greatest running talents from around the globe for fame and glory, and in 2019, I…

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5 reasons to volunteer at the NYC Marathon – Fitness Article

5 reasons to volunteer at the NYC Marathon Come late summer and early fall, marathon fever will hit New York City. But by then, it will be too late. If you’re not running this year, I have a marvelous suggestion on how you can be get in on the action: volunteer. There are still a handful of volunteer spots left at the 2019 NYC Marathon. Volunteer opportunities fill up very quickly so I am sure these spaces won’t be available…

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Because I’m Training for Something! FueledByLOLZ – Running Fitness Article

If you follow me on Instagram, then you might know I was selected to run the Big Cottonwood Marathon (Yes, MARATHON). A week ago, training for a marathon wasn’t my plan for the summer. I wanted to get speed and get back into shape, but I didn’t have any huge goals in mind. I applied for the Team Hylands Big Cottonwood Team because it sounded like an awesome experience. I never thought I would be selected. Big Cottonwood is the…

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5 things you didn’t know about organizing a world-class road race – Running Fitness Article

5 things you didn’t know about organizing a world-class road race Picture this: you’re lining up in your corral at the race you’ve put 16 grueling and amazing weeks of training into. You know you’ve done your preparation and put in your hard work to achieve greatness on race day, but have you ever wondered what race organizers put into ensuring a seamless event? We caught up with Virginia Brophy-Achman, the Executive Director of Twin Cities in Motion,…

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#1 Drill To Get Faster – Running Fitness Article

So many people want to know how to get faster. It is one of the most frequently asked questions that I get. And, I am going to share the #1 drill to get faster – my cadence drill. This should be done on a non-long run day. It is fine however, to do it as a part of your warm-up before a race or a speed workout. Many runners have also told me that this is a nice way to…

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Make Time to Revive | Jeff Galloway – Running Fitness Article

Make Time to Revive | Jeff Galloway Do you ever feel that you just have too many things to do? You make lists of all the things that have to get done and those lists just seem to be endless. It’s almost difficult to be able to find time just to take a break. Don’t you long for “recess” period, during elementary school? Actually, recess is a great concept for adults also. Even if it’s only a 5-10 minute walk…

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A Trail Runner’s Blog: Boston XV – Running Fitness Article

There are few races that fuel the soul of a runner as deeply and consistently as the Boston Marathon. The rich history, great performances, wild card weather, and unstoppable energy permeating from first time runners and ever-cheerful volunteers/spectators always draws out our best. This cauldron of inspiration cannot be explained, nor contained, only experienced and permanently absorbed. It has now pulled me back for fifteen consecutive editions, and the 2019 race (my “Boston XV”) once again exceeded all expectations. The…

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Ultimate Direction Halo Vest · Achilles Heel Running Blog – Running Fitness Article

Introducing the new Ultimate Direction Halo Vest, offering the best volume-to-weight ratio of any vest or pack, the Halo is stealthy, ultra-comfortable, functional, and fast. Ultimate Direction ambassador Jason Schlarb has raced in it all over the world, winning ultras in Oman, Mexico, and Colorado. Hook and loop sternum adjustability Lightweight and breathability coupled with durable stretch Comfort Cinch™ 2.0 – more minimal and adjustable Redesigned trekking pole holder minimizes bounce and snaps out of the way when not in use Volume…

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Sparkly Runner: 2019 WDW Marathon Weekend: Marathon Recap – Running Fitness Article

Going into this year’s marathon, I felt pretty good. I’d hit the majority of my training runs, had no major injuries, and didn’t get sick in the days before the race. Woohoo! I was ready. Matthew and I got up early on marathon morning and got our bags packed and ready; mine with snacks, body, glide and flip flops for after the race, Matthew’s with snacks, cow bells, and sunscreen. The weather forecast had changed dramatically from the few days…

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A Breaking BQ Project Update – Running Fitness Article

Editor’s Note: This post is written by Eddie Phillips, one of our 2017 Breaking B.Q. Project participants. In 2017, Minneapolis Running followed the journey of five runners striving for a 2018 or 2019 Boston Qualifying mark. We covered their training, tracked their progress, and cheered them into the finish line with the hopes of lining up in Hopkinton the following year. Below, Eddie shares his story of continuing to pursue the BQ dream and his results. Related: An Introduction to…

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6 of the Best FREE Marathon Training Plans – Fitness Article

After the popularity of my post on free CrossFit training programmes, and with Spring Marathon training season fast approaching, I thought I’d do some of the legwork of finding completely FREE marathon training plans for you! Some are plans I’ve tried before, the others are ones I’ve researched but not necessarily chosen to follow for one reason or another. When you’re choosing a marathon training plan you should be looking for one that challenges you, but is also realistic for…

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Joining Reebok for the London Marathon – RandRuns – Running Fitness Article

I’m delighted to announce that I will be joining Team Reebok as a Reebok Floatride Ambassador for this years London Marathon. I ran London last year, and it was one of my favorite marathons ever, so I was disappointed to miss out in the ballot this year. Reebok and The Running Bug saved the day however, and I look forward to working with my coach Shaun Dixon over the next few weeks to get in shape for London! I am…

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