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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On January 30, 2016, Becca Pizzi’s name broke across the news as the first American woman to complete the World Marathon Challenge: 7 marathons on 7 continents in only 7 days. In only its second year running, the World Marathon Challenge spans the globe with marathons in Union Glacier, Antarctica; Punta Arenas, Chile; Miami, USA; Madrid, Spain; Marrakech, …

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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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Aside from being footloose and fancy free in my home on wheels, I am also a fitness fanatic. (Say that five times fast.) I earned my personal trainer’s license through the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2012, but even before that, exercise was a staple for me. Before taking to the open road I …

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A fortnight of consecutive half marathons was only half the “madness” Deborah Beaton cooked up. The 32-year-old Kenyan with startling blue eyes and a Zen demeanor ran the 250 miles through East Africa’s wild, home to rhinos, elephants, zebras, wildebeest, lions, leopards, and cheetahs, to name a few. [divider]The Interview[/divider] Natasha Awasthi: How did this …

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We’re on the precipice of autumn, and outdoor jogs are becoming more bearable as cooler weather settles in for the season. Here’s a playlist that will help you pick up your pace while you run. Water Fountain – tUnE-yArDs This will definitely put a spring in your step. Somebody Loves You – Betty Who Optimistic …

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