A blog by runners. For runners.

Training for an obstacle or mud run through the winter

Training for an obstacle run through the winter

Obstacle runs – like Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash – are tempting for many runners because they offer us a chance to pursue a drastically different kind of training, one that runners are normally not used to. It’s great to have a reason for doing strength training beyond just cross-training, and it’s a wonderful way to get […]

9 really challenging running goals that go beyond a single race

9 really challenging running goals beyond a single a race

Maybe you finally broke the 30-minute mark in the 5K. Or crossed the marathon off of your bucket list. Perhaps you even ran a race you had your sights set on for years. Now what? Some runners are thinking long-term and beyond one race when it comes to running goals. If you have the desire, […]

Lessons learned from running four races in four consecutive days

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This January, I had the privilege to take on a new-to-me type of race: a multiple race weekend. I ran the runDisney Dopey Challenge  in Walt Disney World. “Dopey” consists of a 5K on Thursday, a 10K on Friday, a half marathon on Saturday, and a full marathon on Sunday. I wanted to share some thoughts […]

The most fun races for non-runners

The most fun races for non-runners

Maybe you want to get your BFF hooked on running. Perhaps you’re planning a bachelor or bachelorette party weekend and you feel like kicking it off in a healthy way. Or maybe you yearn to start a new family tradition this holiday season. People who are self-proclaimed “non-runners” are toeing the start lines of races fairly […]

Must-do races for the night owls

Night time races

Can’t stand to get up before the sun to make it to the start line of a race? If so, you’re in luck. Evening and nighttime races are popping up all over the U.S. Moonlight half marathon, Mapleton, Utah, August 8, 2014. This half is unlike any other race. Runners get to choose when they […]

Race recap: Bridge Run Half Marathon (front-of-the-pack)

The few from the front. A race recap from a super speedy front-of-the-pack runner.

A few weeks ago, I ran in the fourth annual Binghamton Bridge Run Half Marathon, the capstone race of my spring season. The course gets its name from the six bridge crossings along its scenic miles that snake through the downtown, historic district, and beautiful west side of Binghamton, N.Y. It starts and ends at […]

Cool races in cool places: Wings for Life Run, 35 countries

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WINGS FOR LIFE RUN When: May 4, 2014 Where: 35 countries worldwide, view all locations here. Distance: Part of what makes this race unique is you don’t know the distance you’ll run – the finish line will chase you instead of you running for it. In a nutshell, you know where you start, but you don’t […]

Cool races in cool places: Run for the Wild, Bronx Zoo, New York City

Bronx Zoo elephants / Creative Commons license

RUN FOR THE WILD When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 (8 a.m. start for runners, 8:45 a.m. start for walkers and families) Distance: 5K (3.1 miles) Course map What makes it a cool race: Lions, tigers, bears, oh my! The 6th annual Run for the Wild takes place in the Bronx Zoo – before the zoo […]