Posted by Dawn - Pink Chick
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Looking for a new race to run? Want to end the year with a marathon or even start the year with one? Well head over to marathonguide.com and check out their USA/Canada Marathon directory.
In the race directory, Marathon Guide details the contact information for each race, sometimes lists runners’ comments, along with results. You can even add your own comments about a race. Its a great way to find out if the race you’re thinking about is worth travelling to. If you are looking for a great race to travel to in 2007, this might be a good place to visit and decide which one is worth challenging.
The Marathon Guide site also has an excellent News/Articles section with news current news items as well as tales of the past. I rather enjoyed reading The History of the the Marathon.
The Community section contains bulletin boards for runners to post questions and receive answers. They say some 8,500 visitors hit the site each day so that’s a lot of information sharing. There’s also a Favorite Runs section which is great if you’re visiting or new to an area and would like to know where to run. You can even add your own favorite run.
The Training section offers a great list of running calculators, everything from pace to calorie calculators. All the tools running geeks need.
I could go on and on about this site, but I think its time I left it for you to explore.
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For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep.
Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003.
Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon.
Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.