A blog by runners. For runners.

Welcome to Boston. This is your moment.

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“The thirst you feel in your throat and lungs will be gone minutes after the race is over. The pain in your legs within days, but the glory of your finish will last forever.” — Unkown Good luck to everyone running today!

Snapping hip syndrome: what it is and how to treat it

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You are out for a run when all of a sudden, you hear a snap. You might have stepped on a stick — or maybe that sound came from your hip. Snapping hip syndrome is a common runner’s injury. It occurs when one of your tendons moves over a bony protuberance in your hip, causing […]

Week in Review: Boston Marathon expo snapshots and inspirational runners galore

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The energy in Boston is palpable. Copley Square is closed off to traffic, allowing marathoners and their families to pose for pictures at the freshly painted 2013 Boston Marathon finish line. Runners in the official blue and yellow jackets scurry around the city with their bright yellow Adidas bags — badges of honor that let everyone […]

Yoga for runners: yoga studios in Boston

Looking to do some stretching pre-or-post Boston marathon? Here is a quick guide of some of the great places to practice yoga in the city. Of course I haven’t been to every studio in Boston and I’m sure there are some fantastic places that I’m missing. Feel free to share any suggestions you may have […]

Returning to the Boston Marathon after injury

Every year when I was younger, my mother and I would go to Heartbreak Hill and watch the Boston Marathon runners. I remember looking her in the eye and saying, “I want to run the marathon some day”. She nodded as we continued to watch the race. That's a big statement for a young child […]

Fuel your race: what to eat before running

Finding the right pre-race fuel is trial and error for many runners. While some can indulge in whatever they want — Bill Rodgers famously had a stomach of steel — others need to keep it simple and relatively boring. Not sure which category you fall? Err on the side of caution. Here are some rules […]

Prevent – and stop – common GI problems on the run

Are you one of those runners who carefully plans out their routes based on where the bathrooms are located? If so, you’re not alone. About 65 percent of runners suffer from mid-run stomach problems at some point during their running careers. Not only are runner’s trots and other gastrointestinal (GI) issues embarrassing and bothersome, but […]

Marathon courses on WalkJogRun: April 13, 14, and 15

We’re on a mission to map all the marathons in the world. (You read that right — ALL of the marathons in the world.) Here are this weekend’s upcoming marathons, mapped on WalkJogRun. Note that we’re just getting started so if we’re missing a few, let us know. Saturday, May 13, 2013 Endurancelife Coastal Trail […]

Healthy Boston cream pie pudding

This week, I wanted to come up with a recipe that served as an ode to Boston and the marathon on Monday and was vegan, quick, and simple. But this turned out to be way more difficult than I anticipated. Bostonians are known for some complicated, un-vegan dishes: lobster rolls, baked beans, Boston cream pies, […]

Boston Marathon basics: what you need to know

If you are a running fan, Boston Marathon time is one of the most exciting times of the year. This classic race — the world’s oldest annual marathon — boosts a speedier than average field, a challenging course, elite marathon masters, thousands of dollars raised for charity, and 26.2 (42 km) miles of screaming fans. […]