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Run, Reflect, Repeat: Country road

With an appreciative nod to my old favorite James Taylor, running down a country road is a favorite way to escape the mental overload and visual onslaught of city life. Living in Southern California, it can be difficult to find a refreshing place of solitude. With houses set back off the road and few, if […]

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The three Rs of post-workout recovery

Sponsored post from guest contributor Tailwind Nutrition We all know the feeling after a long workout. You are exhausted, to the point that even the thought of taking off your shoes sounds exhausting. Shower?! Yeah, right. But before you sit down for that hard-earned relaxation, you cannot forget the one thing your body needs after […]

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Lunatic Spotlight: Racking up the (s)miles

Abraham Lincoln once noted, “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” Lorelei Suehrstedt is clearly among the latter. The proud Trail Ambassador for the Cleveland (Ohio) MetroParks and happily married mother of two young adults (ages 14 and 21) exudes positive energy, so it’s no surprise she […]

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Run, Reflect, Repeat: Anything is Probable

A few days ago, my daughter had an interview for her dream job. Afterward she was relieved, excited and nervous. When I asked her how she felt about her chances of success, she said, “In my heart, I think it is probable that I’ll get the job. But my head keeps reminding me it is […]

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Run, Reflect, Repeat: Best Friends Forever

One of our favorite things about RaceRaves is the breadth of thoughtful voices on the site from runners across the U.S. and around the world. This month, we’re thrilled to introduce you to one of those voices. Bette Hagerty is a fellow Southern Californian and running renaissance woman. Boasting a career that spans three decades, […]

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Wanted: The best marathon in every U.S. state!

Welcome to our inaugural RaceRaves “Best of the U.S.” Marathons poll! As the premier resource to help runners find the best races, we’re building the authoritative list of the top marathons in each of the 50 states, as voted on by those who know best — you! Our voting ended Sunday, Oct 7 and we […]

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Top picks for runners: Best of Outdoor Retailer Summer 2018

For runners, hikers, climbers and adventure enthusiasts of all stripes, last month’s Outdoor Retailer (OR) Summer Market in Denver was a celebration of the outdoor sports industry. Buyers, sellers and industry leaders came together to showcase the newest apparel, gear, footwear, nutrition and technology designed for the active lifestyle. Attendees strolled the bustling aisles rubbing […]

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Tri, tri again: Lessons learned from my first triathlon

Chicago resident Dan Solera is a long-time runner and finisher of nearly 120 races, including 45 half marathons, 37 marathons and four ultramarathons in 47 states and three countries. Dan recently decided to switch gears and take the plunge (literally), completing his first triathlon at last month’s IRONMAN 70.3 in Muncie, Indiana. So we asked […]

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Best Half Marathon Series in the U.S.

Widely considered the “sweet spot” of distance running, it’s clear why the half marathon is one of the most popular race distances in the United States. Whereas 13.1 miles (21.1 km) is long enough to require a focused effort, it’s also short enough to run hard without limping for three days after. Given the enduring […]

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Running events on race tracks

Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Indy Mini

To most Americans, the word “racing” conjures up images of sleek roadsters and sleeker thoroughbreds. In fact, two of the nation’s most popular and prestigious races take place this month in the equine-powered Kentucky Derby and the turbine-powered Indianapolis 500. With that in mind and the latter coming up this weekend, here we feature nine […]

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