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Man Close To Finishing 7 Marathons In 7 Days To Prove 'Average' People Can Do The 'Impossible'

The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2015 | Good News

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A San Francisco man is one race away from completing seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. Tim Durbin is the onl...

How Love Lifts Us Over the Hurdles of Life

Alexia Parks | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexia Parks

These "teachable" moments that some might view as setbacks are also one way that life reminds us to slow down and take a deeper breath, to pace ourselves. Renewed, we stand up once again. Once again, we speak up about things that matter most in life to us.

You Can No Longer Run

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

Since I picked up long distance running in 2006 I declared that I was going to live healthy and run until I reached 100. Nothing was going to stop me -- or so I thought. Instead my heart was quietly betraying me.

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.

Runners Should Never Have to Pay for Their Race Photos

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

You know what I don't like about the "big race" experience? The never-ending chain of emails from photo vendors teasing you with expensive photos of y...

21 Eureka Moments That Only Runners Have

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Eureka moments of genius are common to runners. They happen mid-run as a result of fatigue, high endorphins, low cortisol, self-righteousness, and a groovy "one-with-naturedness" that would make Ralph Waldo Emerson envious.

Marathon Man: Will Boston Billy Rodgers Ever Stop Running?

Michael Levin | Posted 02.11.2015 | Sports
Michael Levin

Just 40 years ago, when Bill Rodgers won his first Boston Marathon, running was considered a bizarre thing to do. Truckers threw beer cans at runners' heads.

Never Limit Where Running Can Take You

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

To be able to not only walk, but to run is a beautiful thing.

Stop Running and Race Faster -- Wait, What?

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

She told me that triathlon training is tough and the racing season is grueling. No surprises there. But, what did surprise me is her emphasis on rest. Complete and total rest for a period of one month. No scheduled workouts, no expectations, and no pressure.

7 Tips For Surviving The Post-Marathon Blues

Jennifer Hellickson | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hellickson

Without a doubt, the easiest way to avoid a crash after the post-race high is to pick a new goal. Decide what you want to tackle next -- whether it's getting faster, going further, being more consistent with your training, trying complimentary workouts, or maybe even setting your sights on a different sport altogether -- and put a plan together for how you'll go about achieving it.

What Those Obnoxious Running Stickers Say About You

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

I don't have a running sticker on my vehicle. For me, it minimizes my accomplishments. My races were rich, vibrant, life-changing experiences that cannot be reflected in a cold, numeric, one-size-fits-all decal. Or maybe it's just my reticent personality.

Reflecting On The Life Of Guru Nanak While Running The NYC Marathon

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 01.06.2015 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

I view marathon running as an incredible opportunity to counter negative stereotypes, raise money for charities, and build stronger communities.

Taylor Swift and 2 Million Fans Helped Me Crush the NYC Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

As the father of a teenage girl, I'm familiar with the music of Taylor Swift. I never thought her music would help me qualify for Boston, but it did.

How to Run the NYC Marathon Like a Pro

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Every runner who navigates the cold and windy marathon course through the five boroughs of New York City this Sunday has a chance to do something inspirational. With the right training, the right attitude, and a dose of inspiration, you too can run the race of a lifetime.

The Moxie of Rosie Ruiz, New York Marathon Runner

Sam Roberts | Posted 12.31.2014 | New York
Sam Roberts

Nearly a million runners have competed in the Marathon since 1970 when only 127 looped around Central Park (55 of them finished) in the first of the 43 races, so I was momentarily stumped while searching for a single object that epitomized this egalitarian spectacle that galvanizes New York.

My Running Medals

Sarah Warman | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Sarah Warman

When I look at my medals I don't just see some award I picked up at the end of race. I see the story of my life. Although the medals represent the "highs" I'll always remember the "lows" in between.

Marine Corps Marathon 2014: The People's Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

There was a woman standing next to me telling every runner that they were doing so well, looking so good, and were amazing. What a kind and generous spirit. Some runners responded with smiles and head shakes, but it helped all of them power through the next arduous mile.

Have a Running Club? 9 Ways to Keep Everyone Engaged

Jamie Walker | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

​It's no mystery that running with a group can be one of the most fun ways to help you get fitter faster. Having a network to lean on that can support you while also challenge you and hold you accountable for workouts can be the best and easiest way to stay motivated. Plus, let's face it, it's so much easier to tackle those miles when you've got some great company.

5 Reasons Runners Are Like Toddlers

Jamie Walker | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Runners, like toddlers can be both peculiar and charming. We often lack table manners, can cry at any given moment and need help with the most basic tasks. You know what else is funny? The fact that we will also drop everything to smile and run for something shiny.

Why Runners Can't Stop Talking About Themselves

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

We love to share our running goals and achievements in hopes of finding encouragement along the way, or possibly inspiring others to chase their own dreams. Nothing shines brighter on the mantel of running rewards than the marathon finisher's medal.

How To Train Your Brain For Your Next Marathon

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Set realistic goals for finishing. Make sure they are doable and within reach. If you're a 10-minute miler, then don't set and run at an eight-minute pace starting out. Remember, it truly isn't a sprint -- it's literally a marathon.

My First Chicago Marathon at 3:45:40

Medill News Service | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Medill News Service

As race winner Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya crossed the finish line in an amazing 2:04:11, I was at roughly mile 11. I didn't know that participants had already wrapped up their 26.2 miles, but I knew I'd make it.

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...

5 Stretches Every Runner Should Be Doing

Jamie Walker | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Since running does put a lot of stress on the body, its good to have a few stretches in your arsenal that target the muscles you use most. Whether your new to stretching (or new to running), these stretches will help you increase mobility, flexibility and recover faster run after run.

50 Essential Last-Minute Marathon Tips

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Congratulations on making it to the starting line after months of marathon training. Here are some practical tips to help you stay safe and run your very best race. Good luck and godspeed!