long distance running

If Kenya were to be banned from Rio 2016, the overall inclusiveness of the Olympics and the global equality of sporting opportunities would be seriously questioned.
That's the essence of flow: taking on something a little intimidating, conquering it, and relishing in the unbeatable reward of being able to do what was just a short while ago seemingly impossible. And if someone wants to chase that feeling for 50-plus miles, well, who can blame them?
"Relating to Project America Run I think I have shown people the power of persistence and that if you believe in it you will do it."
I realize that my boys taught me the very lesson I worked so hard to instill in them. It's time to stop intentionally looking for pennies. No more looking down; always upwards and forward.
Ben Payne says he thought he was a few good steps in front of U.K. Olympian Scott Overall during Saturday’s Peachtree Road 10K Race in Atlanta.
Diagram outlining a potential mechanism by which hunting success and running performance act as a signal of reproductive
On May 11, 2014, in Oceanside, CA, I embarked on my running journey across America with the goal of finishing on Aug. 15 in New York City.
Most runners are familiar with the feeling of catching your second wind. It usually happens 10 to 15 minutes into a run. For runners that stick it out a bit longer, a third wind awaits. For me, this usually happens around mile 5 or 6.
Nature? Nurture? Who's to say? Perhaps, we really were born to run and some people feel this intrinsic primordial instinct stronger than others?
Where I had run the days before the earthquake, there were now dead people in the street. Houses were crushed. The air was dense with dust. It was hard; so many people had lost their lives. But life had to go on.
Last year I took a train to California, got a ride out to Dillon Beach (small place north of San Francisco), touched the Pacific Ocean, and, over the course of four months, proceeded to run across America.
He said he also expects that rather than scaring runners, the Boston Marathon bombings may galvanize the running community
As I cross the most famous finish line in the world, they say my name. I make sure to look up at the cameras. I need to get my medal before I collapse. I am about to turn off Boylston Street, asking for directions to the Westin, where my team was meeting. Boom. I turn around and see a plume of smoke.
One foot after another, for miles on end. Not many of us run in this age of technology and global urbanization, but running is written into our DNA, and what happened in Boston will not destroy the marathon spirit.
Having run two marathons in the past, I know firsthand the dedication and inner fortitude it requires to train for and complete a marathon. What marathon runners know about suffering can help us all learn how to cope with this tragedy and rise above it.
In 1985, I was a 30-year-old non-runner who smoked a pack of cigarettes every day. Today, I'm running the Boston Marathon along side one of the most inspirational men I've ever known.
Maybe it's because running is so quantifiable, but most runners I know love "magic bullets." We want to improve -- it's why we run in the first place -- and we'll typically try anything (within reason) that might help us run more miles or faster times.
And thats when it hit me, how brilliant this was. Most of us are content taking subways, buses, and jets to get from point A to point B as fast as possible. I was going to spend nearly four hours ending up in the exact same place as I started.
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After about six miles I found myself running down one of the main roads with a single teammate who I had never run with before