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Coach Bette: Mastering the Long Run

It’s early Saturday morning, and you’re staring down at your shoes. The house is quiet and you’ve had coffee, some bread and peanut butter, maybe half a banana. There is a fuel belt or vest sitting by the door with some “food” that sometimes tastes just like the scent of fuel you put in your […]

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Tag(lines), you’re it: Test your race IQ

“Just do it.” “Think different.” “The quicker picker-upper.” Like Nike, Apple and Bounty, many of the world’s most popular brands boast catchy taglines. The same is true for races, some of which adopt taglines of their own to evoke qualities such as speed, scenery or even difficulty. But how well do you know your races, […]

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Best Bets for Boston Marathon Qualifying Races

Originally inspired by the first Olympic marathon in Athens in 1896, the Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon. Held each year on Patriots’ Day (the third Monday in April), the race features top-notch production, raucous crowd support and its iconic blue-and-yellow unicorn medal waiting to celebrate your achievement at the […]

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America’s Rave Race 2019: Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon

RaceRaves crowns Flying Pig Marathon America’s Rave Race 2019 in March Lunacy tournament All hail the Queen (City), as Cincinnati’s hometown favorite hogs the spotlight to capture its second tournament title Squeal loud and squeal proud Cincinnati, because your Flying Pig Marathon has reclaimed its coveted title as America’s Rave Race. Tens of thousands of […]

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Coach Bette: What’s a “real” runner, anyway?

“First, we try to run faster. Then we try to run harder. Then we learn to accept ourselves and our limitations, and at last, we can appreciate the true joy and meaning of running.” – Amby Burfoot, The Runners’ Guide to the Meaning of Life Why do you race? There are as many reasons to […]

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March Lunacy 2019: Tournament Results

Our third annual March Lunacy tournament was an instant classic! The Final Four was an epic showdown of familiar heavyweights on one side and spirited Cinderellas on the other, with both matchups decided in a one-day overtime thriller (a tournament first). In the end, the ever-popular Flying Pig outlasted patriotic powerhouse Marine Corps to set […]

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Coach Bette: Race Etiquette

Whether you’ve run 20 races or are preparing for your first, there are always tips and tricks to tuck into your mental gear bag that can make it more enjoyable, safer and even faster.  Practicing good race etiquette is not just a suggestion; it’s vital to a positive experience. Consider these tips from a few […]

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10 Presidential Races of the U.S. (PROTUS)

(Photo: Let Teddy Win) For most Americans, the “Presidential race” isn’t measured in miles and a “running mate” isn’t someone who shares your fitness goals. Nonetheless, a number of running events from 5K to 50 miles embrace our nation’s history by featuring and celebrating its past leaders. As the country commemorates Presidents’ Day, we spotlight […]

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Coach Bette: A Recipe for Speed

Running is a funny thing (trust me on this). We humans learn to run early in life and as kids we love to run around, feeling fast and free. Moving fast on our feet is a universal childhood joy after 18 months of rolling over, crawling and toddling. Those of us who have taken regular […]

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Running Rules of the Road

Sponsored post from guest contributor ROAD iD Running may be a simple sport, but life is unpredictable — so it’s important to be safe. Nine safety tips for runners Here are nine smart tips from ROAD iD ambassador Harvey Lewis to ensure that you have fun, stay safe, and remain healthy on every run. 1. […]

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