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Marathon Running

5 Lessons Marathon Running Has Taught Me

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 07.09.2014 | 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 StrengthRunning.com 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
Guideposts

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.

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.

Heartbreak in Boston

Emily Faherty | Posted 06.19.2013 | Sports
Emily Faherty

The guy who was borrowing my cellphone to call those who were waiting for him leaned into the fence. On his hands, he had written mantras -- "Finish Strong" and "All You Got." I also noticed his watch -- it was still running. He noticed too and stopped it. It read 25.69 miles.

We Are All Runners

Anna Maslakovic | Posted 06.18.2013 | Crime
Anna Maslakovic

One foot after another, for miles on end. Not many of us run in this age of technology and global urbanization, but running is written into our DNA, and what happened in Boston will not destroy the marathon spirit.

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.

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.

10 Amazing Marathon Moments That Made Us Laugh, Cry, And Cheer

Posted 11.04.2012 | OWN

By Amy Shearn Why was canceling the NYC Marathon in the wake of Hurricane Sandy such a contentious decision? Well for one thing, we love our marath...

Marathons Safe For Aging Boomers, Study Finds

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 09.04.2012 | Fifty

It's safe for older adults to run marathons, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Manitoba in Canada tested marathon participants ov...

Why This Kickstarter for A High-Performance GPS Sports Watch Could Save Your Life

Rachel Sklar | Posted 09.10.2012 | Women
Rachel Sklar

If you've ever been out for a run and suddenly realized that you're alone and no one's around... well, you know that feeling. And it is not "peace of mind."

How Fast Can A Human Run A Marathon?

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 04.16.2012 | Sports

BOSTON -- Geoffrey Mutai had barely crossed the Boston Marathon finish line in an unprecedented 2 hours, 3 minutes, 2 seconds when the murmurs began. ...

Heat Forces Boston Marathon, Runners To Adjust

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 06.15.2012 | Sports

BOSTON — The Run for the Hoses. The Duel in the Sun. The Inferno. As the prospect of 80-degree temperatures looms over Monday's Boston Marathon...

A Runner's World: Taking on the Full Marathon

Gretchen Braun | Posted 04.16.2012 | Sports
Gretchen Braun

I began to loath speed workouts, long runs on weekends, and even recovery runs. Instead of being an outlet, it became a punishment I had to endure a few times a week. Once I began college, I promptly stopped running.

Why You Should Run A Marathon

Posted 11.26.2011 | Healthy Living

By Deborah Dunham for Blisstree.com Running 26.2 miles will make your feet scream in pain; it will give you blisters the size of Texas; it will cau...

Marathon Training Versus The Hurricane

Posted 11.03.2011 | Healthy Living

By Hailey Eber for Blisstree.com It’s always something. The cliché rings true with marathon training. If there’s not a twisted ankle or a shin...