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    Food For Thought: 13.1 Nutrition Tips For Your Next Half Marathon

    Food For Thought: 13.1 Nutrition Tips For Your Next Half Marathon

    So, you’ve set your sights on an upcoming half marathon? 13.1 miles is the perfect distance to test your physical and mental endurance. It’s also the perfect time to roll out a solid nutrition plan to help improve your performance on race day. Here are 13.1 Nutrition Tips For Your Next Half Marathon.

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    Boston Marathon Course Strategy

    Boston Marathon Course Strategy
    Congratulations—you’ve made it! Just qualifying for the Boston Marathon is worth celebrating. Oftentimes, as marathoners who enjoy type-A fun activities (like marathons), we lose sight of how epic it is to even be at the start line and have the privilege to compete amongst the world’s best. Throw in the most unpredictable weather each year, and you’ve got yourself one of the most celebrated days in the running universe. Be prepared for the course and know what to expect!

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    Déjà Vu All Over Again with the NEW 2019 NYC Half Marathon Course Strategy

    Déjà Vu All Over Again with the NEW 2019 NYC Half Marathon Course Strategy
    Bakline's Official 2019 NYC Half Marathon course strategy post. For newbies, the headline is: some early hills and sharp turns, a generally flat middle, and a steady uphill final 5K. For those who ran last year, the headline is: more Brooklyn at the start, less Central Park at the end, a hairpin turn, and a basically unchanged middle stretch. Read the full post for elevation analysis and advice on how to tackle the course.

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    Let's Talk About the 2018 NYC Half Marathon Course

    Let's Talk About the 2018 NYC Half Marathon Course

    By now, you probably know that New York Road Runners changed the course of its premiere United Airlines NYC Half. (If you didn't, surprise!) The old course was a favorite for many, and for a half marathon in NYC, it had an elevation profile that only the Brooklyn Half could beat. Now, just about the only thing in common between this year's course and last year's is the name of the race. You may be running on some of the same terrain, but you're in for an altogether different experience. Hang on to your energy gels, ladies and gents.

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    (You Can't) Stop Me

    (You Can't) Stop Me

    After my first day of medical school in the fall of 2015, I made my way to what would soon become my second home for the next couple of yearsa study space we called the Blue Room. It was ratty and rundown, with a row of desks and cubicles under dim lighting and in near-constant dead silence. At the end of my usual row of cubicles, the wall featured a poster of Steve Prefontaine racing at Hayward Field, emblazoned with one of his famous quotes: "I'm going to work so that it's a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it." 

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