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Marathon Training

The 5 Carbs You Should Be Eating Before The Big Race

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Attention, runners! Repeat after us: Carbs are good for me. In fact, carbohydrates aren't just nutritious in the days leading up to a big race like...

Marathon Training: Lessons in Pain and Empathy

Cliff Hsia | Posted 02.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Cliff Hsia

A marathon is 26.2 miles in distance and takes the average runner approximately four to five hours to complete. In that amount of time and distance, a runner will shed roughly two pounds of body weight. Running a marathon is hard. Training for a marathon is even harder.

10 Things To Look For In A Personal Trainer

Jamie Walker | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Above all else, trust your gut. Look for a knowledgeable and experienced personal trainer who feels like the most natural fit. That's the one to hire because she'll not only help you reach your goals, but will also keep you feeling comfortable, motivated and inspired throughout the process.

When Marathon Training Hurts Your Relationship

Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sarah Elizabeth Richards for Life by DailyBurn When Lisa's husband became interested in marathon running a couple decades ago, she wanted to sup...

Runners, Grow Your #MarathonBeard

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

So, I was thinking about this on the first of many long marathon training runs leading up to the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon later this fall. Ther...

Boston's New Start

David Willey | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
David Willey

The Boston Marathon, to me, has always represented renewal. That's an odd thing to say about the world's oldest continuously run marathon, but its pla...

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 learn...

The Daily Struggle

Nicole Ehrlich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Nicole Ehrlich

For reasons greater than myself, I decided to dedicate my time to train for the NYC marathon and drastically altered my lifestyle to accomplish this immense personal feat. With the support of my wife and my two beautiful sons, I thought to myself, "There is no better time then now to challenge myself and do this."

Running Boston: A Bittersweet Accomplishment

Heather Mayer Irvine | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Mayer Irvine

As I cross the most famous finish line in the world, they say my name. I make sure to look up at the cameras. I need to get my medal before I collapse. I am about to turn off Boylston Street, asking for directions to the Westin, where my team was meeting. Boom. I turn around and see a plume of smoke.

What Marathon Runners Can Teach Us About Coping With Suffering

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Having run two marathons in the past, I know firsthand the dedication and inner fortitude it requires to train for and complete a marathon. What marathon runners know about suffering can help us all learn how to cope with this tragedy and rise above it.

If I Managed Money the Same Way I Trained for LA Marathon, I'd be Broke and Living Out of a Box

Casey Bond | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business
Casey Bond

The similarities between distance running and money management are astounding when you think about it: The planning, the patience, the determination.

Custom Training Tips, From Jackie Warner (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | Home

When you're training for something like a marathon, it's best to engage in sport-specific training. Celebrity fitness trainer Jackie Warner spoke abou...

Lessons From Becoming A Marathoner

Dylan Armajani | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

How can words possibly describe how fantastic, how beautiful, and how majestic the marathon is? I don't think they can. However, I would like to share a few lessons that I learned while becoming a marathoner. They say that the marathon is a metaphor for life, and I couldn't agree more.

Lessons Learned Training for First Marathon

Dylan Armajani | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

The 26.2 miles I will run on November 4 may be for my father and other stroke survivors, but this race has become about so much more. Since deciding to run the marathon, I have traveled over 900 miles by foot, and spent nearly 140 hours training.

Retroactive Update: August 5-12

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

It has been such a great privilege these last two weeks to visit old friends and make new ones. One question that inevitably continues to come up as I visit more people is what I will do after the run.

Faster Athletes, Slower Spectators and the Olympic Marathon

American Anthropological Association | Posted 09.20.2012 | Sports
American Anthropological Association

The finishing time for the first Olympic marathon was 2 hours 58 minutes and 50 seconds. The medalists in the men's race next week will likely cross the line at close to two hours, and women will not be too far behind.

Running with the PETAPack

Renee Olstead | Posted 09.15.2012 | Teen
Renee Olstead

It's hard to believe that in a matter of a few months I'll be running over 13 miles. In fact, it's the first time in a long time that I've donned athletic apparel more than two days in a row.

'Marathon' Training For Real-World Tests Of Endurance

Posted 07.05.2012 | Healthy Living

By Linda Melone, C.S.C.S. for You may have no problem pounding pavement for 26.2 miles, but what happens when you're faced with real-life...

Running for the PR

Dylan Armajani | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

If you want to be a runner, or you want to be faster, the solution is simple. Just get out there and run. It's summer, the trails and pavement are waiting to meet your feet. I'll be out there chasing another PR in my quest for the marathon.

You! Don't Change!

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Why should we care if someone else changes? What's it got to do with us?

Marathon Women

Susan Orlins | Posted 06.27.2012 | Parents
Susan Orlins

Shouldn't the mother be the one to soak up her little girl's I-did-it grin as she crosses the finish line? Or was this one of those role reversals dealt to us by the passing years?

Boston is No Place for Novices

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.16.2012 | Sports
Sarah O'Leary

Boston is the holy grail of marathon running in the U.S. and the world over. Before a little over a decade ago, the only way to officially enter the Boston Marathon was through running a qualifying time in another marathon.

How To 'Endure' the Taper: Countdown to the New York City Marathon

Emily Faherty | Posted 12.26.2011 | New York
Emily Faherty

Before I decided to run the marathon earlier this year, I had no idea what tapering even meant in terms of running and how decreasing my training two weeks early was actually going to help me be as fit as possible for race day.

Healing My Achilles

Heidi Dietrich Mills | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Dietrich Mills

When I line up for the New York Marathon in a few weeks, I want to feel completely ready to race. For that to happen, I need to take care of that Achilles.

Marathon Training Tips From Jillian Michaels

Posted 12.08.2011 | Healthy Living

Fall is marathon season -- big time -- and if watching all the runners lace up around you has you inspired to try out your first 26.2-miler, you're pr...