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I Wanna Be Faster!

I Wanna Be Faster! I have many speedy friends in the running community. On my best day, I am a middle-of-the-pack runner.  What does that mean? Well, if coyotes attack my running group on the trails ...
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50/50: On the Doorstep to Completing a Marathon in all 50 States by the age of 50

Never did I imagine getting a simple postcard in the mail and a chance encounter in the dairy section would lead me on a journey to run a marathon in all 50 states by the age of 50.  Well, that is wha...
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Conquer The Cold So You Can Conquer The Land

You did it. You spent time researching the perfect spring race. You looked for a great course, fantastic crowd support, and “must have” swag. You found it, you put your name in some boxes online, and ...
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Proper Planning Prevents Problems – Getting Ready for Race Day

I always say that proper planning prevents problems. So what can you do now to plan for Marathon weekend? If you are running during the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon weekend as your home course or y...
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5 Tips for Training for Your First Full or Half Marathon

Now that the New Year is here, maybe you decided to set some big goals and register for your first marathon or half. Or, did you just watch Brittany Runs a Marathon and get inspired? Or perhaps you’ve...
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Nutrition Bites - ONE WEEK UNTIL YOUR RACE!

One week to race day! you've put in the miles, well done!  Here's the highlights of what to do and what not to do this week to let food help your performance, not get in the way. Stick to What you...
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Nutrition Bites - Eat Pasta, run fasta?

Eat pasta, run fasta? Actually, yes! You know the feeling of cruising along, mile after mile...until your just can't anymore. You've hit the wall. One reason for this is that your energy stores are ...
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Nutrition Bites - Tapering

Nutrition in tapering Tapering is in the near future, depending on your training plan...does anyone else feel like the taper is the hardest part of training? For the times I wonder "is this worth it?...
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Nutrition Bites - Training your gut

Training your gut: why and how to practice for race day With 4 weeks until race day, let the long runs commence!  We all know that training is essential to help prepare the body for race day, but di...
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Nutrition Bites - Vegetarian Recipes

Vegetarian Recipes It's both Meatless Monday (the global movement) and Tax Day...so here's a week of plant protein-packed meals that won't break the bank! Shakshuka A North African dish of eggs, t...
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