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Unlike that horrible high school history, the Thanksgiving Day Race history is outrageously fun. We highly recommend that your training program include some reading!
From the event's first step in 1908 with a few men in skippy shorts, to the misstep in 1924 when the whole race came to a complete halt for a passing streetcar, to the first women's step in 1970, to an Olympic step—four runners became Olympians, to a heroic step when a 16 year old saved a man's life at mile 5.
There are over 100 fast stories compiled by our race historian and turkey day runner himself, Jim Pleshinger.
Step Here & Step Right Into History
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The Best Time to Run?The most wonderful time to run is when you have the time. Profound statement! However, there are some other little strategies that may help you stay on a consistent program:
Strengthening Can Add Years to Your Running…
The secret to your strength program is that it should complement your running. It should work the muscle groups of the upper body and lower body (yes, we strength-train the legs even though they get a big workout on the run!) that are used in running...
And Your Life
Treadmill Training is one of the Best Ways to Train!By Mark Becker, Exercise & Leisure
Contrary to what many marathon runners believe, training on a treadmill will improve performance...
Strength TrainingThe Secret to Weight Loss and Longevity
By Mark Becker, Exercise & Leisure
Strength training is just as important as cardio training. Adults typically lose five pound of lean muscle weight and gain 15 pounds of fat weight every decade of life...
Why I Love RunningAnd I hope you do too!?
Running has always been a treasure in my life. I may have crossed a lot of finish lines---from the imaginary line at the end of my driveway to the Olympic Marathon Trials-but I will never finish running. There really is no finish line, just like there's no such thing as a finished person...
Finding the Motivation to RunGo out and play...like you were young again
I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year-old again...
Small ChangeIt's the Little Changes in Life that Make a Big Difference in Your Health
I have learned one tiny humble step at a time that if you make good choices for your body and your spirit each and every day, then suddenly, miraculously, you awake one fine morning and notice you have changed. The trumpets won't blare, the crowds won't cheer, and you won't be featured on the nightly news. But you will have one of those special moments with yourself-"Self, I'm healthier and more importantly, I'm happier."...
Know your Road to HealthThe Vital Signs-Family Medical History, Your 'Numbers', and Your Screenings
I know that we all know numbers-but usually useless ones. You probably know your first test score in 5th grade, the miles on your car right now, and the price of gas. For men, it's their last five golf scores, and for women-what the scale said last Tuesday...
Happily Ever After...Running and Walking into 'Older' Age with a Smile
At the age of 73, Helen Hayes said that the hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy. But running doesn't have to be that hard. Really...
The Best Time to Run and WalkThe most wonderful time to run or walk is basically when you have the time. Profound statement. However, there are some other little strategies that may help you stay on a consistent exercise program...