Love and Hate of Hill Running

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We all know hill workout builds stronger leg muscles and better running economy, but we all hate hills. Legs burn and lungs hurt. We breathe so heavily that our mouth gets dry. People, especially those drivers coming down the hill, look at us funny. Whether we are just running hills or doing hill repeats, it's ...

Marathon training tips

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It's been almost five years since I started to run road races - 10K, Half Marathon and Full Marathon. I've run eight races and thousands of miles in the training. While I am not certified or trained to offer any advises or coaching to anyone, I've surely learned what works for me and have developed ...

Jubilee Marathon Stockholm 1912 – 2012

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This morning, I got up at 4am to be awake and ready for Jubilee Marathon Stockholm registration. It had been announced that there were only 8,000 runners allowed in the race and over 13,000 people had shown interests in registering for the event. I did not think all 8,000 slots would be filled on the ...

What is my Mile race pace?

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This should not be a hard question, since I've run 5,000m on track. In the most recent 5,000m, I ran the first mile in 5:50 or so. But the question is how much faster can I get? 5:50 is 87.5 sec/lap. Can I do 85 sec/lap? Probably. How about 80 sec/lap? Hmmm, not sure. I am ...