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Marathon Running

20 Tips For Your First Marathon

Avelist | Posted 11.14.2015 | Healthy Living

I couldn't run a mile in high school gym, but a decade later, I completed the NYC Marathon! It was one of the best, most triumphant days of my life. I'm proof that anyone can do it! It all comes down to training. Here are my tips for crushing your first marathon.

5 Reasons Why Running Is a Metaphor for Life

Diane Lee | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Diane Lee

The best--and worst--thing about running is that you will never master it. You will never be perfect at it. You challenge yourself every time you lace on your shoes. Hell, it took me two years to even like running!

Running a Marathon Was One of the Best Decisions of My Life

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Meyer Taylor

After feeling inadequate for so long, I suddenly remembered what it felt like to be good at something. I had run a marathon! I had a new friend. I was reacquainted with the idea that I was athletic, talented, and hard-working. I had given myself a gift.

Fall Foliage Races and Runs That'll Leave You Breathless | Posted 09.02.2015 | Travel

Autumn brings changing leaves and crisp air that's perfect for a comfortable outdoor workout. To check out the East Coast's fall foliage on the run, consider registering for one of these fall foliage races and runs--colorful autumn vistas are guaranteed.

To Exceed Your Expectations, Increase Them

Melissa Marsted | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women
Melissa Marsted

In 1995, six months after the birth of my first son and less than three weeks after I had turned 30, I found myself at the starting line of the St. George (Utah) Marathon, a downhill 26.2 mile route passing the Veyo Volcano, into Snow Canyon and the city of St. George.


Jennifer Langione | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

"I didn't know you were into running," my grandpa said over the phone as I recovered on the couch a few hours after the race. "I didn't either," I replied, laughing. Others expressed similar surprise that the "gym girl" had now turned into a runner.

Why I Have to Keep Running

Meg Stone | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Meg Stone

The only way I could soothe myself was to run. The distance I ran that day would not have gotten me to the finish line of a 5k. Two sluggish, 12.5-minute miles were the best I could do. But I was outside. In my city.

This Woman Finished First In A Marathon She Didn't Run

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.18.2015 | Sports

Kendall Schler crossed the finish line first in the women's division of the Go! St. Louis Marathon on Sunday, posing afterward with Olympic gold medal...

Why Distance Runners Are Super-Sexy, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.13.2015 | Science

Guys who go the distance may be better at getting the girls. After all, a new study of marathoners suggests that endurance running ability signals ...

Couch to 5K to Disney Marathon. You. Can. Do. This.

Melissa Fenton | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Fenton

Running It is a wicked, fulfilling, rebellious, formidable, wondrous, love/hate relationship we have. It is a privilege to know you. But it is more of a privilege to share you.

For A First-Time Marathoner, There's Strength In Numbers

Nadine Cheung | Posted 12.22.2014 | Sports
Nadine Cheung

Running used to appear on my to-do list somewhere after "read the dictionary" and before "get a lobotomy." Now I'm training for my first marathon -- the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon. Previously, my longest run of all time was somewhere around 3 miles.

Emily Thomas

64-Year-Old Will Run 6 Marathons In 6 Days | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.25.2014 | Fifty

Tom McGrath grew up with 10 siblings on a poor farm in Northern Ireland. Food and clothing were often scarce. McGrath played outside and went to schoo...

Christie Lost 83 Pounds: 'I Was The Only Thing Standing In My Way'

Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Name: Christie Dougherty Age: 21 Height: 5'2" Before Weight: 230 pounds How I Gained It: I grew up in a very healthy household. My parents have ...

5 Lessons Marathon Running Has Taught Me

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

You get out of things what you put into them. When you get to the starting line of a race, you either trained, or you didn't. You can't lie your way through it. If you haven't logged the miles, it's going to show. Such is the way it is in life.

How I Got Through Divorce In 26.2 Miles

Heather Sweeney | Posted 07.20.2014 | Divorce
Heather Sweeney

I had been clicking the refresh button for an hour and six minutes on two different computers when, finally, my registration form was accepted. In a record two hours and 27 minutes, the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon reached its 30,000 registrant limit, and I was one of them.

Celebrate the Survivors

Chris Waddell | Posted 06.22.2014 | Good News
Chris Waddell

Just when you start to feel comfortable in the race, there always seems to be a hill at around somewhere between mile 18 and 22, that forces you to question why you ever thought running a marathon was a good idea.

5 Tips For A Stress-Free Marathon

Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living

This piece was written by guest contributor Jason Fitzgerald, a USA Track & Field certified coach at and 2:39 marathoner. To l...

5 Rules to Run Better for Life

Vijay Vad, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Vijay Vad, M.D.

Overtraining is the number one cause of injuries in runners. If you overdo it and put your body under too much stress too often, running can cause you more harm than good.

Exploring the Peloponnese

Marisa Churchill | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel
Marisa Churchill

The unique natural environment allows visitors to hike among the pine and cypress trees, or swim in the turquoise waters.

Woman's Description Of What She Gained After Short-Term Memory Loss Is Utterly Inspiring

Posted 11.04.2013 | Good News

In 2008, Gweneviere Mann suffered short-term memory loss due to a stroke that took place while doctors performed brain surgery to remove a tumor. T...

In the Footsteps of Pheidippides

Dean Karnazes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Dean Karnazes

Nature? Nurture? Who's to say? Perhaps, we really were born to run and some people feel this intrinsic primordial instinct stronger than others?

How To Become A Runner In 5 Easy Steps

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

My running actually looked a lot like walking to those who saw me struggle down the road during the first few months. However, the thing that helped me get on track was having a plan and sticking to it.

Woman Who Swore She'd Never Run Tackles the Ultimate Obstacle

Posted 07.17.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Letting God Set The Pace

Guideposts | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion

Olympic Stadium, London, August 4, 2012. Minutes before the race of my life, the finals of the men's 10,000 meters. I wasn't running. I was a spectator. Below, taking their places, were two runners I'd spent years coaching. I couldn't help but marvel at the peace I felt inside.

Running Boston Strong

Ryan Cunningham | Posted 06.24.2013 | Sports
Ryan Cunningham

I stood at mile 23 and watched runner after runner force themselves through the hardest part of a grueling race. And when I saw that every one of them was wearing a black ribbon in honor of the city of Boston, I found the release I had been longing for in a run.