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How to Balance Running and Life

For most of us, it is almost too easy to justify missing that run due to work, family, or unexpected obligations. It always feels like the easy way out, but often leaves us feeling guilty, lethargic, and maybe even antsy from the excess energy...
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How to Balance Running and Life

Let’s Get Training!

Happy Almost-Spring, running peeps! For me, the start of March is always so hopeful! Even if we are buried in snow here in Boulder, Colorado, I know that Spring is on its way, eventually! I’ve noticed that we don’t need our headlamps for the...
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Let’s Get Training!

Meet our Team!

Race Director: Richard Maher Q: Tell me some of the history of the race and where you see the race going forward. RM: Our first year, in 2007, we put on a great event and were named to the top 10 new races to start up...
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Meet our Team!

Living and Running on the Outskirts of Tracktown, USA

One area of town the Eugene Marathon Route won’t take you through is Santa Clara. If you are running the full 26.2 you will get pretty close once you cross the Owosso Bike Bridge on the northernmost section of the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Trail...
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Living and Running on the Outskirts of Tracktown, USA

Volunteering In Your Racing Community

This past fall I had the opportunity to be a part of a few local organizations, Active4Youth & Skyhawks, who offers no cost cross country programs at elementary schools throughout our school districts. My team consisted of 20-30 kids participating in one hour practices...
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Volunteering In Your Racing Community

Visualizing Your Way to Success

“Running is 80 percent mental.” ~ Joan Benoit Samuelson, American marathon runner, gold medal at 1984 Summer Olympics If you have ever watched a sporting event, live or on television, you have probably seen visualization techniques at work. Gymnasts, figure skaters, and downhill skiers...
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Visualizing Your Way to Success

Running in New Places

One of the great things about running is the simplicity of it. It requires only two things: an able body and a good pair of running shoes. Running is also the best way to explore a new city and connect with the community. No...
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Running in New Places

Reflecting on 2016

January, it’s the month when we look forward to new goals and think ahead. Instead of looking forward, this time I’m looking back. The timing is right, not just because 2016 has ended, but because I am sidelined again due to my heel injury....
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Reflecting on 2016

Proper Recovery for Distance Running

Are you experiencing tight muscles, a sore back, or heavy feet? You’re running all your training miles, but you just never feel 100%. You’re not alone. One of the culprits of this is the lack of a recovery routine. Distance running can take a...
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Proper Recovery for Distance Running

Yoga for Runners

Adding additional training methods to your marathon training schedule is important in maintaining balance and preventing burnout. I added yoga into my training regimen about 5 years ago, it has added flexibility, strength & kept me injury free. I enjoy yoga because it provides...
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Yoga for Runners