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A Look Back At 2017

They say you shouldn’t look back — that what’s in the past should stay in the past; it’s there for a reason. Yet while it can be counterproductive to revisit the past in many contexts, it can also be a helpful exercise in growing and moving forward. 2017 was an interesting year, to say the

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The Runner Diaries — Neely Gracey

This week, we’re profiling Neely Gracey — a professional runner and coach with a longterm goal of competing in the 2020 Olympics. Her week explores her days in Boulder, Colorado as she balances her own training and recovery from an injury with her coaching business and spending time with her husband and their dog, Strider.

The Runner Diaries — Ryan Hall

Welcome to The Runner Diaries, where we’re sharing a behind-the-scenes look into a week of training with runners of varying ages, paces and GPS coordinates. Get The Runner Diaries delivered to your inbox, here. This installment is special for two reasons: It includes the training regime of 2X Olympic Marathon Runner and American Record Holder, Ryan Hall It’s

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Here’s Why You Might Feel Sad After Finishing a Marathon

Here’s why you might feel sad or upset after finishing a big race — and how you can feel better.

The Best and Worst Things to Say to a Runner During a Race

Sometimes fans think they’re being helpful, but their “motivating” cheers or race signs are actually mentally draining and deflating for runners. To help fans be the best support crew they can be, I polled my runner friends to see what they most enjoy hearing or seeing during a race.