Running (Freakishly) Long Distances

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Finishing Antelope Island 50K by Bryan (2)

Hi, my name is Emily, and I like to run long distances. Not super long distances. I’m not one of the hardy individuals who straps on their sneakers to run fifty, sixty, even one hundred or more miles at a time. Not yet, anyway. But I do run a good number of marathons and 50K (31 mile) races, which are … Read More

The Path to Boston

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“I really didn’t train well enough for this…I’m already tired!” I thought at mile 11. I glanced up at my surroundings and noticed a double amputee pulling off to the side of the road to adjust his prosthetics, and I felt like I had been punched in the stomach. It turns out that the Boston Marathon has a lot to … Read More

The Sprinter vs. the Marathoner

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While perusing the internet over the weekend, I stumbled upon a YouTube video explaining the differences between the sprinter and the marathoner.  The video shared the differences between fast and slow twitch muscles while also explaining the way these differences affect your physical appearance and performance. As soon as the video came to an end, my head went straight to … Read More

The Day After the Marathon

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Day After The Marathon

We did it!  Meagan and I both completed our first marathons this past Sunday, and since then, we’ve been trying to heal up by staying off our feet, rolling out the sore spots with a foam roller and The Stick, and wearing our recovery socks as much as possible.  For anyone who has completed a marathon (or other particularly difficult … Read More

Marathon Thoughts: Thank You Rob Thomas!

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As most long distance runners will tell you, running is just as much about mental toughness as it is about physical toughness. We’re now four days out from running our first marathon and, at this point, it feels like it’s all about the mental game. I’m confident in all of the training I’ve done, and my longest run of 21 … Read More

Featured Runner: Kim Virden

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My name is Kim Virden and “I’m a Runner.” I think I was born a natural athlete. I’ve been in sports since I was in kindergarten, and competed on my first swim team at age 5.  I was always doing some type of sport… if I wasn’t swimming, playing tennis, or downhill skiing, I was out fishing. I’ve always been … Read More

Zero to Hero: Week 1 – Staying Motivated

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Hello! In case you missed it, my name is Jason. This series is covering my transformation from a no one, to a no one who runs marathons. Here are the results from my first week of training. Week 1 Stats: Total Miles: 4 Sessions: 2 Total time: 41:35 Avg. Pace:  10:24 Changes in gear: Added smartphone + arm band for … Read More