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QT: How to Choose Which Races to Run?


If you’re like a lot of runners, you’d love to run all the races.

And if you’re like a lot of runners, that means that you have to pick and choose only a few races to run in each year.

With so many choices available, how do you decide which races to run each year?

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QT: Is There Such a Thing as Running Too Many Races?


Is it possible to run too many races?

For some runners, if there is a race they are running it.

I know, because I coach a few of them! (You know who you are. 😉)

Surely, running too many races isn’t really a thing, right? Read more

Traveling After a Race

Traveling After a Race? Three Tips to Make Your Trip More Comfortable

When I put together Friday’s quick tip about the issues a runner faces when making a long trip right before the race, I was planning on today’s post being the natural follow up–things to do when you’re traveling after a race, either by car or by plane.

Traveling After a Race

Traveling After a Race?

I’m still going to do that post today, but it’s not nearly as topical as I’d planned.

(If you’re not following me on Social Media, you may have missed the announcement that I wasn’t able to make it out to California to speak and run the Running with the Bears marathon. I’ll share the details of the disappointment later this week.)

So instead of dealing with the post-marathon aches and pains I was expecting to face today, I’m writing this post based on past experience.

Jumping in a plane less than 8 hours after running 26.2 is something I’ve done before (twice, actually), and I’ve also taken an 8+ hour car ride right after a race.

So if you’re facing a trip shortly after a half/full marathon finish, here are a few things you can do to make your trip home as comfortable as possible.  Read more

Are Drones at Races a Real Problem?

Are Drones at Races Really a Problem?

Maybe I’m just getting old, but I can’t wrap my head around the idea of bringing drones to races.

But apparently, that’s something the “kids are doing these days” since a number of pretty prominent races have actually banned drones from their events.

Are Drones at Races a Real Problem?

Are Drones at Races a Real Problem?

Don’t believe me? Here’s the article I came across while perusing Runner’s World this morning. Read more

My Marathon Triple Crown

My Marathon Triple Crown (And Why It Doesn’t Include Boston)

With yesterday’s 141st running of the Kentucky Derby, many Americans pretended to be “experts” and “fans” of horse racing, at least until American Pharaoh won coming down the stretch.

Photo from USA Today

Photo from USA Today

Remind anyone of the Boston Marathon?

So in honor of yesterday’s race, I thought I’d put together my “marathon triple crown” if you will, of races that I would really like to run someday.

My Marathon Triple Crown

(For the record, Boston isn’t on the list because I WILL run that race. These three would just be a little icing on the cake.)

My Marathon Triple Crown of Races, in No Particular Order

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