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7 Simple Tips to Stay Warm When Racing in the Freezing Cold – Running Fitness Article

7 Simple Tips to Stay Warm When Racing in the Freezing Cold Winter is already upon us, and many runners are looking ahead to their final races of the year before some down time. There are still a number of Turkey Trots for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day runs, and New Year’s Day races with good competition and maybe even some holiday-themed prizes. When racing and working out at this time of year, the temperature is a concern for runners all over the country.…

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Race review: Loch Ness Marathon & 10K – Running Fitness Article

Race review: Loch Ness Marathon & 10K The bucket list must-do marathon, Loch Ness, promises spectacular views of the Highlands, while its little sister, the 10K offers a super-flat course. Did they deliver? Tina Chantrey and Esther Newman found out With an exposed, rainy and chilly and what felt like bleak start in the Scottish mountains, runners were reluctant to discard their bin-bag rain coats to get the 2019 Loch Ness Marathon underway. As soon as you start running, though, the…

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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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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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Race Recap: Bridgehampton 5K – Cuckoolemon – Fitness Article

I woke up on race morning cool as a cucumber.  No race-day jitters for me.  I am not a detective, but I can easily attribute this to one clear fact: I wasn’t signed up to run a race. At 33 weeks pregnant, my already mediocre running talents were in near total hibernation. Registering for races was totally off my radar. But Matthew (my husband, remember him?) was signed up for the Bridgehampton Half and my pals Katy and Sarah were…

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Sharpen the Saw – Poppy Cross – Fitness Article

In Stephen R Covey’s self-improvement book titled The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People he lists “Sharpen the Saw” as one of the key habits. This means that to be effective, we must devote the time to renewing ourselves physically, spiritually, mentally, and socially. I know – it’s a challenge to find adequate time to ensure all spheres are moving along swimmingly  – yet Stephen stresses continuous renewal allows us to synergistically increase our ability to practice each effective habit. The…

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Shamrock 8k + Half Marathon Recap 2019 – Running Fitness Article

April 1, 2019 By: Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC1 Comment As you know, I switched from the marathon to the half marathon in late January. I then decided that since I was fairly undertrained, I might as well go all in and add the 8k race on Saturday because, what can I say, I’m a sucker for extra medals. This was meant to be a fun weekend and fun was had. I had a car full of Volee teammates…

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Find Your Next Race with our 2018 December Race Calendar! – Running Fitness Article

Find Your Next Race with our 2018 December Race Calendar! If you’ve been thinking about jingle jogging, reindeer running, or freezing your gizzard off, it’s time to register for your December race now!December can often be a quiet time for road racing, especially in Minnesota, but that doesn’t mean you should hang up your running shoes! While there are fewer races this time of the year, the holiday season still brings us plenty of excuses to dress up, join family and…

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