Not many runners know the secret to calming pre-race jitters: a quiet walk on the beach. Participants in the Mont Saint-Michel Marathon, then, are lucky. Before settling into bed, they step foot on the cool sand of the Saint-Malo shore. The silence on the coast, broken only by the sea breeze, ensures the night before …

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“The mountains are calling and I must go.”  ~John Muir Summer is here—the days of longing for trail time and adventure have finally arrived. I’ve had my summer planned for months. As a trail runner, I sign up for races months in advance and then wait (and train) in anticipation. This year, my itinerary includes …

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This past Monday was the pinnacle of marathon running — the 120th Boston Marathon. Over 26,000 runners from all around the world converged on the great city of Boston to run this historic race, and I was lucky enough to be one of them. Qualifying for the Boston Marathon was my dream since 8th grade when …

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Melissa Wawrzkiewicz is one of those rare runners who is incredibly impressive and incredibly unintimidating at the same time. She hasn’t been running her whole life, but since she started, it seems like she hasn’t stopped. She recently won the Oleta Down 2 Earth Half Marathon (won overall, for men and women), and I imagine there …

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