The 2019 Chicago Marathon Race Report

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What a day! If you ran the 2019 Bank of American Chicago Marathon, congrats! (And if you spectated, thanks!) We would love to read about your experience in the comments. This article will include an overall report on the Chicago Marathon,…
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The Struggle | Podcast ep 2

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One thing every runner understands is struggle. Having just (both of us) completed the Chicago Marathon, we decided to dive deep into the topic of struggle and our experiences surrounding embracing the struggle andovercoming the…
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Thriving in the Running Community | Podcast ep 1

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AtoZrunning is a blog and podcast designed to inform, inspire, and connect runners. Our podcast this week focuses on the running community. Running Podcast: In this episode... Andi and Zach launch the AtoZrunning podcast by…

Runner Quirks (because that’s what we do!)

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If you're a runner, you have runner quirks. The question is simply whether you keep them a secret or wear them like a merit badge. We thought it would be fun to examine the runner quirks that define us and share some examples (ours and others'!).

Tips for Racing in the Rain

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Racing in the rain is hard. But we've learned some lessons that can at least make it less abysmal. This post shares our tips for racing (and training) in the rain.

Pre-race Routines and Prep

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What do you do to ensure that all the hard work of training pays off on race day? Here are some of our key routines to make it every race count.

Pulling off a successful race season: 5 things

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If you’re coming up on your race season, congrats! You’ve put in the work. The reward for your dedication is around the corner (whether that’s the race itself or the idea of just being done - we won’t judge you!).  We are currently…

Winning Strategies & Racing Mindset

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What's your race plan? Every important endeavor needs a plan, a strategy, and includes a mindset. Achieving your goals begins with a sound strategy.

Travel & Training: 3 Major Obstacles

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Travel makes training difficult for runners. Especially marathoners. Having spent a lot of time on the road, I've learned some lessons!

Oops! I ran my butt off… A common issue and its solution

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No butts about it - an inactive or unproductive glute can cause major issues. The gluteus maximus and minimus are responsible for the movement of the hip and thigh. Pretty major functions for a distance runner. ...