Featured Web site: Coolrunning

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Looking for a great Web site with lots of cool information about running? I mean beside the one you’re on now. Well head on over to Coolrunning. Coolrunning offers information on variety of topics in their menu bar along the top.

  • Home – Always a good place to start. There are a variety of quick links to the latest forum topics, featured races, training tips and more.
  • Races/Results – Offers details on a variety of featured races. Looking for a challenging off road race? You might want to check out the Jay Marathon, a 30.5 mile race of which three miles is in a brook.
  • Training – A variety of training plans and tips.
  • News – Has links to news about running and races from around the world.
  • Resources – Offers everything from running logs to calculators. Use the calculators to determine pace, metric conversions and more.
  • Community – The world-famous Coolrunnng forums! A list some of the current topics in the discussion forum. A subsection, Viewpoint, takes you to a long list of articles.

You can also customize your start page, and keep your running log online.

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About Dawn - Pink Chick

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.

  1. Ed on January 19th at 10:42 am

    Coolrunning really helped me get started, but as for an online running log, I’ve been totally wowed by In terms of features, community, and technical support, it stands head and shoulders above Coolrunning. I’m not trying to dis Coolrunning, because I still rely on it for articles and other information. Huge selling point: has GMap Pedometer’s ability to sketch out routes!

  2. Perry on January 19th at 3:32 pm

    I use a combination of coolrunning (for tracking) and for tracing my routes. I just started using coolrunning and like it so far. A couple weeks ago they were having some website issues but it looks like they fixed it now.

  3. Rob on January 20th at 6:29 am

    Not sure how it will affect the content, but Coolrunning was acquired by the Active Network on Monday.