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Follow This Mother!

Follow This Mother!

Cassie Jackson, 40 and BAMR of three, started a family-friendly running group earlier this year so that more mother runners could lace up and hit the pavement with their daughters. Cassie, who lives with husband Dan and their daughter, 8, and sons, 10 and 5, in Vienna, Va., is looking forward to running the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in Washington, D.C. later this month.

Best Recent Run: Sunrise 5-miler last week. I was dragging and cold when getting up to get two of my kids to their early morning swim practice, but I knew if I didn’t do it during their practice I wouldn’t get it in…

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Sleek, simple, effective: TriggerPoint Performance Therapy Cold Roller

Hump Day Giveaway: Two TriggerPoint Cold Rollers

Right now, I’m not training for anything other than life. My next race–ZOOMA Napa Valley Half-Marathon–is nearly three months away, and my next go-big-or-go-home event (Victoria Marathon) is more than half a year in the future. Doesn’t mean I’m sleeping in or kicking back: I still run four days a week and strength train Tuesdays and Thursdays. While these workouts are laying the groundwork for my on-the-distant-horizon races, times like these remind me sweat sessions aren’t always about miles.

It’s the act of running, of clearing your head, of stretching your legs, of enjoying the quiet (or the conversation)…

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women runners

A Bit of Honey: Ode to My Best Running Friend

Friday night, I cooked a new pasta dish. It was tasty—bursting with bits of artichoke and tomato–yet slightly bitter. The recipe called for adding a bit of honey at the end if the sauce tasted too tart, yet I was in such a hurry to serve my ravenous gang, I skimmed right past that end note. With every bite, I kept thinking the dish was good, but it lacked something. I just couldn’t put my finger on what it was.

Looking back a few years, I now can see my running was like that Pasta Rafael recipe: enjoyable, but missing something. I realize it was a regular running partner.

When my kids were little, I’d occasionally run with my good friend Ellison: The miles passed by in an engaging blur of books read and childhood memories shared…

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Magda Boulet (bib number 15) ripping it up at Way Too Cool 50K.

#103: Talking Nutrition with Olympic Marathoner Magda Boulet

Sarah and Dimity are pleased to welcome Magdalena Boulet, a mother runner who ran in the 2008 Olympic Marathon; Magda is also VP of Innovation, Research & Development at the gals’ favorite energy gel company, GU Energy Labs. Fresh off a win at USA National Masters 8K Championship Race and 50K Way Too Cool, Magda shares tactics that’ll help runners exercise on consecutive days without feeling tapped out. She emphasizes the importance of finding a fueling system that puts the least demand on your stomach. As the conversation turns a bit lighter, find out what flavor GU is often requested—but won’t ever make it to store shelves…


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