Category Archives: race weekend

Ready? Set. Boston!

Are you a hardcore Boston Marathon junkie, or a newbie like me? In terms of media coverage, the Boston Marathon is the most popular single-day sporting event in the U.S. behind the Super Bowl. But, as a casual runner who only started racing two years ago, this American institution was somewhat of an enigma to me. I haven’t Bucket Listed Boston (or any other marathon, for that matter) yet, or plotted it on my race calendar. I have yet to run even a first small local … Continue reading

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When to and How to Warm Up for Better Race Performances

What is a really simple thing that a significant proportion of runners skip?  Also, what concept has a pretty long history of being misunderstood and poorly approached?  The pre-race warm-up.  If you’ve put in the training, you have just 2 things between yourself and that PR that you really want: a good warm-up and a smart race.  Let’s focus on one of those things in this post.  First, we’ll dispel some common misconceptions about warming up, then we’ll talk about … Continue reading

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dailymile races this weekend

Racing this weekend? So is the dailymile team! The team races pretty much every weekend, and members are always throwing meetups all over the states. Track them down and race with them! Here’s where to find your dailymile team members this weekend (* denotes corresponding meetups): Thomas N. is racing the Maryland 1/2 Marathon Barbara H. will be cheering at the Sydney Morning Herald Marathon Karlee M. is racing the OMF Run to Remember * Adina G. is racing the … Continue reading

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