NYCM 2011: Day 2 – Expo and running heroes

Since the New York City Marathon was the very first marathon that I ran, the NYCM expo was also my first running expo. I just assumed that all running expos in the world would be just as fabulous and wonderful. I was sadly disappointed that they were not, but I still will go to ANY… [Read More]

NYCM 2011: Day 1

I’m in New York City this week. It’s a city I absolutely adore, not because it has so much to offer and not because it really is the city that never sleeps. I love New York City because this is where I fell in love with running. Growing up in California I’d always been an… [Read More]

Tjejmilen 10km

I love other languages but it took me about a million years to learn to pronounce “Tjejmilen”. It’s Swedish and if you break it down it’s two words meaning “girl” and “mile”. This makes no sense since the Tjejmilen race was six miles or ten kilometers. Maybe they started out small? I don’t even remember… [Read More]

Running Roundup #2

Running RoundUp is where we highlight awesome running stories we’ve found around the web. If you’ve spied a story or have one of your own to share, give us a shout! What Competiting In The World Championships Looks Like (If You Are Me) – Ask Lauren Fleshman Ever wonder what goes through the mind of… [Read More]

One Day

“All you really have to commit to is one hour, three times a week. Over the eight week course, that’s only 24 hours. One day. A day that could change everything for you.” – Sue, New Zealand We asked our Summer 5K Course graduates if they had any advice for future Up & Runners, and… [Read More]

My First 5K – Nico from Italy

In this new series we’re talking to runners about their first races of various kinds. First up today is Nico, who has just graduated from the Summer 5K Beginners Course. We loved her Race Report on the Up & Running Forums so much we asked could we include it here on the blog. Thanks Nico!… [Read More]

Julia’s very first Half Ironman, Part IV

Here’s the final instalment of Coach Julia’s epic Half Ironman adventure. You can also read Part I, Part II and Part III. As I started my half marathon run the strangest thing happened to me: I could feel my running legs! One of the things that you need to train for in a triathlon is the… [Read More]

Julia’s very first Half Ironman, Part III

One of the biggest problem I have during endurance racing, be it running or triathons, is low blood sugar and energy. After a few hours my body somehow doesn’t signal out to dip into my fat reserves. I’ve tried all kinds of tricks like running on empty or low carbs but that original blue print… [Read More]

Julia’s very first Half Ironman – Part II

Before packing for a triathlon race I always make a list about two pages long of what I need to put in my bags. First there’s all the swimming gear: several pairs of goggles (so I can choose), a wetsuit, flip flops, earplugs, Vaseline, sunscreen. Moving onto the bike we have a helmet, bike shoes…… [Read More]

Julia’s very first Half Ironman – Part I

A few years ago when I realized that time slipping like sand through an hourglass was not just a proverbial saying, I decided that I wanted to start doing things that I had always dreamed about doing but had never gotten around to. I intended to celebrate each and every year of my life with… [Read More]