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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.



3 Comments
  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 http://www.Runningahead.com. 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: RA.com 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 mapmyrun.com 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.

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