I am planning on running a marathon sometime between spring 2015 and August 2016 with lots of flexibility in time frame. I need to choose a marathon and it must be ithin driving distance of Seattle. This will be my first marathon so I do want some support - I want a timing chip - and I want a photographer. I'm not sure what else I want in terms of crowds, etc. If you have experience with marathons in this area that you can share, please do.
I’ve lost my damn mind and want to run a half marathon. Can you help me find a race? [more inside]
"You got this!" "Looking good! Looking strong!" "Keep it going, almost there!" I have a few solid cheers up my sleeve, but looking for that quick one-liner that would help YOU feel supported while you make it to the finish line. [more inside]
I am signed up to run the Manchester 10 k on 26 May. I have never run any kind of race in my life before, and am REALLY „not sporty“ though I am used to hiking/cycling.
I have not, to put it mildly, trained as much as I should. By now I can jog for 2.5 – 3 km in half an hour, and have mostly „trained“ on the treadmill rather than outdoors (I strained a muscle running outdoors and feel like it’s my muscles and joints that are most struggling with the running rather than anything „cardio“ related as such. So my actual question: is it still possible to get myself into a condition where I can get round the route without walking it and without injuring myself (too badly) in the remaining time? [more inside]
Our friend is running in her first Boston Marathon this year, and we want to support her from home. If we are able to get a few helpful Boston friends to do our bidding, what can we do to give her an unexpected boost? [more inside]
What are some activities (athletic or otherwise) that resemble the satisfying experience of training for a race? [more inside]
I manage a small non-profit in New Jersey, and are looking for someone to manage a 5K race for us next year. I am looking for: 1) about how much this would cost us; and 2) for any suggestions of businesses that do this kind of work in the area. Thanks!
What should I write on a giant sign to cheer on my friends during a 10 mile race this weekend? [more inside]
I am helping to organize a charity walk/run in Quebec and we are looking for a solution to print a large quality version of the route to have around at the race site.
Do you know of any way to do this? Screenshots of a googlemap printed on legal paper are still less readable than I would like.
Thanks for your help! [more inside]
My friend and I are in the middle of C25K and want to go all the way to a half-marathon. She would like to get to a full marathon. We are getting conflicting advice on how to do this. Do you have any ideas? [more inside]
Is it possible or pure lunacy to try to view the Boston Marathon at two or more points by using public transportation? If possible, what viewing areas would you recommend? [more inside]
I have one month to train for a relay race. This is my first race ever, and I'm completely new to the idea of training for an event. I run regularly, but never fast or far. Help me get ready. [more inside]
What tips do you have for a new winter runner? [more inside]
[exhausted-athlete-music-filter] What songs will carry you up any hill? [more inside]
I'm running a 10k race on Sunday. How should I prepare my body diet and supplement wise? [more inside]
I can run 6:30 miles for an hour, a little uncomfortably, or 7:00 miles pretty easily over the same interval. What would it take, training-wise, for me to run a sub-3-hour marathon? [more inside]
I just signed up for a 10k on October 12th and I'm trying to figure out whether or not I'm going to be ready to do it. [more inside]
I will be jogging in my first 5K race in a week and a half. What can I do in the upcoming days to ensure I don't crash and burn? [more inside]
I feel like a moron for asking this: Where can I take a shower in Memphis on Saturday? No, I'm not asking to use yours. [more inside]
What is the best training plan to improve my performance in a 300 meter and 1.5 mile run in 6 weeks? [more inside]
How much should I tip (if at all) for a 10-minute massage after running in a race? [more inside]
I'm running the Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco next weekend. What to expect? [more inside]