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Race into fall: Summer winds down, local races gear up

If you're looking for ways to get out and challenge your body as summer winds down, there are a handful of local races that will get your blood pumping -- some even take place this weekend.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 09:12am EDT

Tags: races, Nina Napolitano, triathlon, 5K, Run, fitness

Tips: Fit running into your busy schedule

Finding time to consistently exercise is challenging, particularly in our area, where the need to balance long commutes, careers and personal obligations often interfere with our best intentions to exercise regularly. But with some determination and creative scheduling, carving out just a small part of your day is all it takes to be consistent with your fitness.

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 10:21am EDT

Tags: Run, fitness, Run Farther & Faster, Julie Sapper, Lisa Reichmann

Tips for training, running in the summer heat

Instead of avoiding the outdoors all summer, embrace the heat by following these training and racing tips:

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 09:12am EDT

Tags: training, Julie Sapper, Lisa Reichmann, summer, D.C.

Back on my feet: A story of restoration and triumph

Before Rachel Panay joined Back On My Feet, she was an alcoholic with a waning music career. And she certainly wasn't a runner. Yet at a quarter of six on a chilly morning, she's outside the N Street Women's Shelter dressed in a thick black coat, wool hat and gloves preparing for a run.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 07:59am EDT

Tags: Back on my feet, BOMF, Rachel Panay, nonprofit, homelessness, recovery, Mike Shomaker

Security concerns at this year's Marine Corps Marathon

A marathon is supposed to end with smiles, maybe tears of joy and certainly exhaustion. It is not supposed to end with carnage and blood on the streets. The horror that struck Boston last week makes some of us wonder: Could it happen here, too?

Monday - 04/22/2013, 10:35am EDT

Tags: marine corps marathon, security, Paula Wolfson

Off the 8's: Memories of the Boston Marathon

There will always be a Boston Marathon. By the Lord's grace, I'll get back there and have a wicked good time.

Sunday - 04/21/2013, 09:52am EDT

Tags: boston marathon, Off the 8s, Tom Temin

Off the 8s: Returning to running

I've been in a serious on-and-off-again relationship for 12 years. It's complicated.

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 09:19am EDT

Tags: Off the 8s, boston marathon

On the Run: 'I run for Boston'

"I run for Boston." So many marathoners have declared that line over the years while training to achieve a qualifying time for what is considered the Holy Grail of American marathons.

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 09:08am EDT

Tags: boston marathon, Paula Wolfson, on the run,

D.C.-area runners reflect on a tragic marathon day in Boston

Marathon day in Boston is a day traditionally filled with eager runners, packed bars and sidewalks overflowing with supporters, signs and cheers. But the 117th Boston Marathon deviated drastically from tradition.

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 06:30am EDT

Tags: boston marathon, local runners, Boston, Lauren Gabler, Anthony Moulton

On the Run: The ABCs of knees

Mike Hill, the director of Sports Performance at Georgetown University talks to Paula Wolfson about the ABCs of healthy knees.

Friday - 04/12/2013, 08:15am EDT

Tags: exercise, knee injury, anterior cruciate ligament, Georgetown University, on the run, Paula Wolfson

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