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Local Runner Conquers 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days

Guest Blog - 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days By Dan ReevesFebruary 7, 2017 I first heard about the Triple7Quest back in 2014 when I saw a post from the organizer of the event, Steve Hibbs, to the 50 States Club Facebook page looking for interested runners to register for the 2015 eve…

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Mind vs. Body - Reflections on Ultra Running

After a group run at Fleet Feet this past October, a group of us were standing around a camping stove making s’mores and discussing upcoming race plans. I half seriously said to the group “Hey, you should all run Devil Dog!” What I wasn’t expecting was for almost all …

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Reflections on Doha

This past summer, I received a congratulatory letter for qualifying for team USA to compete in the 50k World Championships in Doha, Qatar. It was a moment I had been anxiously waiting for since finishing the USATF 50k championship in 2nd place earlier this year. It was assumed I would make t…

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Race Week Recap

Race Week! As a coach, one of the most enjoyable times of the year is when our program participants have their goal race. This past weekend, there were approximately 50 Fleet Feet training program participants who competed in either the Hop Dash 5k in Harrisburg or the Steamtown Marathon …

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Avoid These Common Running Injuries

Easy steps you can take to avoid - or come back from - these all too common runjuries and make it to the starting line in tip top form.  This sticky summer’s finally wrapping up! And that means fall racing season is rapidly approaching. I know many of you are gearing up for yo…

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When They Ask, "Why So Many Shoes?"

The Rationale Behind Rotation Okay. So, I have a lot of shoes. Some people might say tooooo many, even. Family and significant others used to tease about it to no end. And, in a way, they were right. After all, I’ve got shoes for everything: Long runs, recovery runs, tempo runs, t…

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The Top Reasons to Train as a Group

 Let’s get something straight. I love running alone. And I mean love. More than I love chocolate chip cookies. And anyone who’s known me more than… say… an hour… knows about my obsession with chocolate chip cookies. Heck, it’s the only…

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Guest Blog - Comrades Marathon

Comrades Marathon - It Will Humble You By Joe Church June 22, 2016Marathons are 26.2 miles, right? Well, usually but not always. There are two "marathons" in South Africa that call themselves marathons, but we would call them ultra-marathons. Two Oceans Marathon is considered to be one o…

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"I run to stay healthy." "I'm running to lose weight." "I love running with friends." "I run to relieve stress." "I'm training to run my first half-marathon." "I'd love to run a personal best at my next race." "I'm not a real runner. I just run a few miles at a time." (yes, you are a…

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