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    I am training to join the USA Track

    and field team. I want to do long jump. 60m indoor. and 100m outdoor for the national team. follow my Instagram to watch me complete my dream @runlikedeering
    LonelyIncubus LonelyIncubus 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 8

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    I started running in high school to get in shape

    for basketball, and from there my life changed. Running became a huge part of my life and as well as an outlet for me. My team mates in high school were like my family and when I was older I always tried to make sure everyone felt welcome and included on the team. My sophomore...
    crossfitprincess crossfitprincess 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    I did a 5k test run yesterday to see

    where I'm at. finished in 27:04. That's 1 minute slower than my most recent race time. I'm very happy with that considering I'm still coming back from my somewhat lazy winter months. I want to get under 25 this year. My ultimate goal is to get under 23 since that was my pb...
    bdiggles bdiggles 36-40, M 6 Responses Jun 7

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    filledspaces filledspaces 26-30, F 13 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    Today I ran 18 km (11 miles) .

    The beginning of my day was full of tension and frustration. It has been a cloudy, somewhat cold and rainy day to add to my mood. Shall I run indoors? Shall I go out to the rain? No thunders in the horizon... What the heck? No iPod. Only my water bottle and me.this run is in a...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 6 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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    Ran 4.5 Miles Yesterday Not bad given I had

    run next to nothing since grade school. I signed up for a 5k race and a 10 k race in the next couple of months. Given I am 3/4 of the way to 10 k already, I am thinking to do a half marathon by year end. So how did I do it? I reported last year about my success in getting in...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 7 Responses Feb 23

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    5 miles this morning in the rain.

    . I feel washed clean!
    megansunshine megansunshine 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    running at least 14mi.

    a week is something I've been doing for yrs. physically the rewards are obvious, and mentally the rewards are probably even greater. ...
    ltsdothis611 ltsdothis611 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 6

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    running qualms #688:

    that bad thought that crosses your mind in a middle of a run when you think "crap I should of went to the bathroom before I left!"
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 4 Responses May 9

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    over 3 mile run, dripping sweat

    but feeling good...no one can take away this excellent feeling
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I used to to be chubby

    and I thought I couldn't run because of my weight at least that's what u believed because of my 'friends' but then I moved and I joined track which made me feel so unbelievable and happy. It's the best to be competitive and run which I'm not slow at haha although I do sprinting...
    dxvidesben dxvidesben 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 9

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    I am raising money for a local non profit

    that provides counseling to children that are dealing with death in the family. Please help support my fundraising! My Web Page Link: https://www.gifttool.com/athon/MyFundraisingPage?ID=1226&AID=2976&PID=479346
    Atrain77 Atrain77 36-40, M a week ago

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    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 13

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    Got my PB (personal best)

    for 10km today 44:25. I feel all the gym work is starting to pay off.
    Shade74 Shade74 36-40, M 6 Responses Jun 13

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    I have two more runs to get to 50 parkruns.

    Then I get the shirt and half way to the hundred club.
    Shade74 Shade74 36-40, M Jun 27

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    I am the mvp of my cross country team.

    After my first season I fell in love with the sport
    reagan1017 reagan1017 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    Ran in Race for Life today to raise money to

    beat Cancer. So good to see so many people running to beat this awful disease.
    Pebble34 Pebble34 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 21

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    Today I wanted to quit.

    I got so mad at myself because my pace was too fast,and I was doing hill training,so I had to stop,and to top it all off I somehow gained 5 pounds yesterday.
    Nate2488 Nate2488 31-35, M 4 Responses Jun 15

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    The one thing that gave me excessive joy was

    running. I was doing the c2 5k last year and i was so happy. I jogged slowly then walked alternating. After a scare with 2 pit bulls i stopped. That workout. Didn't leave me tired or hurting. And it was fun and i loved being. Outside in the fresh air. Money is tight so i cant...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 13

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    I haven't run in about 4 weeks

    but I got my *** this morning and ran almost 4 miles. It was tough, but the motivation is back. I'll be back out tomorrow evening.
    Atrain77 Atrain77 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 20

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    krimsonlove krimsonlove 22-25, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    2 miles this morning .

    ..9 for the week
    txbabygirl txbabygirl 36-40, F 13 Responses Mar 11

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    No , I can not say that I love.

    But I am going to do my mini mini charity marathon at midnight! yes Midnight! for some not so huge distance.Regarding this, I quickly made an announcement to one of my dearest EP friends since he is a big fan of running."There you go""you can do it"Ah ha.. ah ha.. I will and I...
    cherry2015 cherry2015 36-40, F 13 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    PB for 5km on Saturday 21:01 also did my 50th

    parkrun and qualify for a shirt now. All this on my birthday. And I get to ride my motorcycle on our club race next week ahead of the 10km leader, cool.
    Shade74 Shade74 36-40, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My 5k race is tomorrow.

    I'm nervous as hell
    sunkissedxo00 sunkissedxo00 22-25, F 23 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    sydneygardner4 sydneygardner4 13-15, F Apr 10

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    I Dont Have Inspiration Cuz Its Winter

    Well i havent ran for a few mounts.I wanna start this week but i dont really have some inspiration, because it's winter and i ussualy go running at summer, but i realised that starting in summer its late. So im starting this week however even if im whitout inspiration and outside...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    Tested myself and busted out the best run of my

    year thus far. 10km in 54 minutes. I couldn't manage a walk around the block pain free back in November. Happy :)
    Aero2015 Aero2015 36-40, F 12 Responses Feb 28

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    I have been running for about a year.

    During my workout yesterday, my calves hurt so bad that I couldn't run at all, I had to walk the entire distance. Needless to say, I am discouraged and annoyed now. I am going to ice my calves as soon as I get home tonight. :-/
    ArlingtonRose ArlingtonRose 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 9

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    As I am waiting for the start line,

    I feel tremendous joy and respect for both of them. ( see picture)
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 13

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    nemelabychtubyt nemelabychtubyt 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    Did a 17km run with a club member over the

    weekend. Makes a big difference to have some company while running.
    Shade74 Shade74 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    New record 33 minutes,

    5 km! Hahaha still I did get half-way of the intended 10 km running. I could run 9.5 mph over 20 something minute now.
    Nual Nual 22-25, F 3 Responses May 21

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    I love running so much!

    I started running as a freshman in high school and I'm now going to be a junior but it was the best choice I've ever made. I was 5'2" and 127 pounds in September and by the beginning of November I was 118 pounds and I had never felt better. Sophomore year I did pretty well...
    lr060 lr060 16-17, F Jun 16

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    Maybe not love, but just started running again

    for the first time in years. It's great, and going to get me in great shape, especially doing this in Vail. Second day yesterday, and made it about a mile. 8,000 feet up, it's a different story than for most.
    enltguy enltguy 31-35 2 Responses Jun 6

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    My First Beach Run

    I'm spending my July 4th weekend near the beach. I woke up real early this morning, just before dawn, and decided to take short drive to the beach near Pine Knoll Shores, NC, parked and went out for my morning run. Sometime last year, I bought a pair of running sandals and...
    nccindy nccindy 26-30, F 31 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    I run because I'm happy.

    I run away from being sad. I run because I'm strong. I run away from being weak. I run because I just made peace. I run away from a fight. I run because I want to be with people. I run away from being lonely. I run for life. I run away from death. No matter what I do, or...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 5 Responses May 17, 2014

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    Just ran a very hilly 30km

    and finished strong. Feeling confident in achieving a 3hrs40min marathon coming up soon
    katness99 katness99 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 8

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    Fak Mondays! Woke up at 4:30am

    and ran 5 miles this morning to kick Monday square in the a$$, lol! Not an overtly and annoying positive person but I decided to do something about my lack of motivation lately. Let's work runners!
    JustJoe76 JustJoe76 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    This is it! I made it.

    ..! My first half-marathon accomplished at just a little over my target (2hours 3minutes) but the most important thing is: unlike last year, my 1st 10K race, this was completely injury free! I'm ready to go running again tomorrow! How awesome is that? Am I happy...?! YES...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 16 Responses May 3

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    Nothing quiets my mind easier

    than running. No thinking beyond my foot steps and breathing. Turn my music on and go.
    Eyeswiderthnb4 Eyeswiderthnb4 36-40, F 10 Responses May 18

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    I'm a sprinter for 100m,

    200m and 400m. I've been to state, national and pacific school games. I've won many gold medals and trophies. My current personal best for 100m is 10.51sec.. Still isn't the best but hey I'm only 5"3-5"4 so I guess it's still good 😂😅
    jayslay13 jayslay13 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 9

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    I'm usually not a morning person.

    Today however, I surprised myself. At a pace of 5:35 min/km I managed the 6.3km trail around the beautiful lake Bled. It's really nice to be able to change the running scenery from time to time. It rained the whole time but it did not or could not keep me from going all the...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 11 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    SweeetKiester SweeetKiester 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 19

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    So the fiance and I decided to take a vacation

    to the beach.While ive been at the resort the temperature has been over 100 degrees with humidity,and my fat *** decided to try to run every morning.Its not too bad until you start pouring sweat.
    Nate2488 Nate2488 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 22

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    Just finished a 10k today felt

    so good running in the Sun. not a bad finish time for me either. the best part was after the first mile this woman kept pace with me for almost the entire race and she had the greatest legs I've ever seen. Tan like a Thanksgiving turkey and muscular. that carried me through for...
    curiousgeorge898 curiousgeorge898 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 7

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    January 1st, 2015! On the road.

    .. :-) A beautiful, sunny day, snowcapped mountains, far in the distance but looking closer because of chill crisp air... The tap of my feet landing softly on asphalt with each step is overrun by my new compilation of running music pumping through headphones. What a beautiful...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 9 Responses