Tagged: Road Races

Marathon Scorcher — What to Do?

April 14th, 2012 in NO RUNNING by 30 Comments

The 2012 Boston Marathon is shaping up to be a scorcher.  According to the latest forecasts, Wellesley is slated to hit 85 degrees as most runners roll through.  If you’re among the competitors, the average temperature might be 80 for your entire race. But don’t fret.  It may not be an ideal day for running […]

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The iRun / New Balance Mile – Race Recap

February 7th, 2012 in NO RUNNING by 0 Comments

It was an unseasonably warm and humid night in Miami. But that didn’t stop over 100 competitors and spectators from coming out for the iRun / New Balance Mile. If you live in Miami and love road racing, be sure to put this on your calendar (the next one will be coming in the spring). […]

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The iRun / New Balance Mile — NO RUNNING Strikes Again

February 7th, 2012 in NO RUNNING by 0 Comments

  The iRun / New Balance Mile proved to be another successful test for the NO RUNNING movement. In what seemed like self-sabotage, we intentionally fielded a team with greatly-diminished distance training under our collective belts. Everyone on the team had recently traded in mileage for sprints, strength training, form work, injury-prevention, a race-specific diet, […]

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Your Silly Road Race: Fresh Pond

January 18th, 2012 in Articles by 5 Comments

“There is a Boston College fable that if you play Sympathy For The Devil backwards you hear “666 – 11:06 at the Pond- Jose Rocha, Joe Rocha… 666 seconds.” but that was just a drunken rumor that Dermot Fitzpatrick told me as a frosh at BC. I saw Rocha at the New Bedford Half Marathon […]

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Your Silly Road Race 10:23.11

October 23rd, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

When the residents of tiny Norwalk, WI (pop. 650) saw the success of Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN, they caught the distance running fever and decided to jump on the ‘marathon train.’ Literally. Famous for its three-quarter-mile railroad tunnel incorporated into the course, the Rails to Trails Marathon was recently named one of the Midwest’s […]

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Silly Race Recap – Pumpkins in the Park

October 17th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Fleet Feet Sports hosted the 12th annual Pumpkins in the Park 5K in Lincoln Park (Chicago) on Saturday. Although the race times were not particularly fast, the silliness was top-notch as many runners took to the park in costume in anticipation of Halloween. Eric Hoffman won the men’s open race in 16:25. Pamela Staton led […]

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Your Silly Road Race 10:10.11

October 10th, 2011 in Headlines by 3 Comments

The zombie apocalypse is upon us! Starting in less than two weeks, runners will be dodging obstacles, avoiding zombies, and racing other runners in the Run For Your Lives 5K series. Clearly, the self-described “Zombie Infested 5k Obstacle Course” is far from your ordinary 5K race. The race has a dozen obstacles, plus “live” zombies […]

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News of Note 8:16.11

August 16th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

News of Note presents a regular roundup of track & field, x-c, and road race news. Co-founder Rick Miller presents this installment… Florida State can thumb their noses at University of Florida in at least one academic aspect: The men’s track & field teams at Brigham Young University and Florida State University were named Scholar Teams of […]

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Silly Race Recap: Elvis is Alive 5K

August 15th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

The 2011 version of the Fleet Feet-sponsored Elvis is Alive 5K took place in Chicago on Thursday, August 11th, and the concept – as will become quite evident in the accompanying photos – is to celebrate “The King” in all his glory. But the Elvis 5K is an exceptional event not just for its kitsch; […]

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Coach @ Runs London – Maida Vale

August 10th, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

Mike Atwood, Faster Than Forty’s Editor at Large, spent time in London this summer — running races and tracking down bits and pieces of running-geek lore. Here is his second dispatch… Maida Vale I knew I had found my favorite part of London, the second I found Castellain Road. I was worn out from my […]

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