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In 2010, Harold Bradner completed a behemoth goal – completing his first ever marathon in under 4 hours. He ran the Space Coast Marathon at the Kennedy Space Complex in Florida and describes his experience at Aimless Runner, the blog he authors. From running to surfing to photography, Harold has a lot of talents he shares in...
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Caitlin Grams is a 24-year old who lives in New York with her husband Nate and their one year old puppy, Buddy the Elf. She recently completed the New York City Marathon, thanks to a lot of self-discipline and careful planning. Not only did she get her belongings ready the night before a run, but...
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Rebecca Walker recently completed her first marathon in Athens, Greece. The event, held on October 31st, was the 2500th anniversary of the battle of Marathon in 490 BC and the legendary run by Pheidippides from the Marathon Battlefield to the city of Athens. Rebecca captured the sites along this legendary course, enjoying the ride along...
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Teri Masters is a 37-year old mom of 3 living in Truro NS Canada. Her marathon experience taught her that she could push herself further than she ever thought, making “friends” with those aches and pains that accompany 26 miles. She fought torrential rains and winds to finish the Prince Edward Island Marathon in October....
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Elise Nelson blogs about her journey towards earning her PhD, and the challenges and successes she experiences while balancing a healthy lifestyle with the rigorous schedule of a graduate student. She recently achieved one huge success, the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Fransisco, despite the odds given by her physical therapist . Read about how...
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Erika Gerding is a 29-year old single mom of 3. Recently completing the Long Beach Marathon in California, I’m still amazed she found time to train at all! She went from being a non-runner to a marathoner in a single year, and her story is one I know you’ll find inspriring! To read her entire...
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Carla Reinisch is a 31 year old Washington D.C. resident with a self-proclaimed “chubby” yet athletic build. She may have a couch potato body, but she’s far from being one! Though she hopes to be a faster runner one day, she keeps signing up for long races, where the priority is distance, not speed. She is...
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Today I am continuing my discussion with Lindsay Heuser, a 22-year-old AmeriCorps volunteer living in Colorado, a lady I view as wise beyond her years. Currently applying to medical schools, she will be featured at length in my book,  The Complete Guide for First-Time Marathoners. Lindsay has recently changed her relationship with running as a means of...
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Today I’m excited to interview my first official, book-featured, first-time marathon finisher. That’s right. Molly successfully finished her first marathon last weekend in New York. Molly Baker is a wife and stay-at-home mother of two, who left the wilds of NYC for the wilds of Central NY. She appreciates good food, loves to cook healthy meals,...
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Today’s interview is with Mike Shuman, owner of Shu’s Idaho Running Company. Mike has completed over 70 marathons through the course of his running career and has designed hundreds of running schedules for individuals around the world. One of his proudest achievements, however, has been his victory in the battle over cancer, one he has now...
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