But if you can get over it, there’s a silver lining. Read the full article for VICE.
It seems counterintuitive, but incorporating them into your strategy can give you a faster finish. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
I’ve already benefited from the extra five minutes added to my Boston-qualifying marathon time next year. I’ll soon be considered a masters runner – another reason to love distance running, its way of making aging sound like a secret pass to a prestigious club. Sometimes, I might have to check a different box on survey forms. Other than that, I don’t think much will change when I turn 40 later this month. And there’s one thing I know will stay the same: I’ll continue avoiding the temptation to apologize for or crack (even self-deprecating) jokes about my age. Read the full article on aSweatLife.com.
Over 35 years of running and 40-plus marathons, Matt Fitzgerald never felt he’d truly achieved his potential over 26.2 miles. This year, he decided to train for the Chicago Marathon using an entirely different approach—as an elite. He moved to Flagstaff, Arizona—at 7,000 feet of altitude—and trained with the Northern Arizona Elite team under coach Ben Rosario. “It’s really been an amazing experience in that now, at 46, I am as fit as I’ve ever been. I am capable of running as well as I ever have, but in a different way.” Hear more on this week’s #WeGotGoals.
Even the experts have their weaknesses. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
From an 81-year-old debut to a speedy teacher, these marathoners triumphed in the Windy City. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Kelly Herron says running provided power to fight off her attacker. Finishing 26.2 will offer closure. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Safety and security concerns shift his target to a November race. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
If you plan ahead, you can probably spot your runner in several places. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Forty years after the Windy City’s first 26.2-miler, these are the people who keep the party going. Read the full article for Runner’s World.