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The Warmup Lap | 3.14.12 - Talkin' Half Marathons And The Antarctica Marathon

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Denny is running the Tobacco Road Half Marathon this weekend, and I'm running the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Saturday, and we've both got some uncertainty about being prepared and training. (Did you read Denny's piece on it? You should, it's good!) Turns out, it's a pretty common concern:

What's the Best Long-Run Distance for Half-Marathoners? | Peak Performance
"With everyone and her sister setting sights on a half-marathon, one of the big training questions has become: How long should my longest run be?"

26.2 Bone-Chilling Antarctic Miles

Getting to 26.2 and 13.1-mile races at the bottom of the world is more than half the battle.

Midlands man finishes Antarctica Marathon |
How was it for Dean Schuster, who finished seventh?

Schuster, the Midlands resident who ran the Governor's Cup Half-Marathon in a penguin suit last year, posted this entry on Facebook Saturday: "Antarctica marathon complete. Course was brutally hilly. 30-40 knot wind gusts. Horizontal, biting snow in one section. Unofficial results puts my finish time at 4:17, good enough for 7th place. Still trying to thaw out my fingers."

The Footstrike Debate -

"Which is a better way for me to run, midfoot or heel striking? The answer is a definite and resounding, yes to either one."

Conine, Beinfest, McGillivray to participate in Samson's 50-mile charity run
Craig Davis covers the business side of Florida sports teams like the Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins, and more.

DC Rainmaker: Top 10 Reasons I love running in the Washington DC area
DC Rainmaker offers his top 10 list of reasons he loves about "living and running in the DC metro area," from the Cherry Blossom festival to ... running past Pluto?