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Marathon Running, Cross Country Running, Trail Running Tips, and more!

marathon running"Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see further." ~ Thomas Carlyle

Welcome to our marathon running website, Marathon-Running.com!

We are your online resource for everything and anything related to running.

We also provide the very best in Personal Training for Runners in the Greater Boston Area (our home base is in Framingham, MA).

Some of you may have been running competitively for years with a number of races under your belt (maybe even a 100-mile buckle or two).

Others of you may be new to this wonderful community, and looking forward to running exercise for health, hobby, or recreation.

No matter your level or reason for participating, we're excited to be here with you!

Here's Some of the Fun Stuff You'll Find Within Our Site:

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  • How to choose the best running shoes

  • Running news available by way of "The Running Club Reader," our free e-newsletter

  • Cross country running

  • Running club shout outs! (Tell us all about your fave run club, race organization, or fitness community, and what makes them special!)

  • Trail running

  • Running tips (for beginners and for those with a bit of experience)

  • Ultramarathon running tips, race reviews, and training advice

  • How to find some favorite running routes in your area
  • Running workouts (to include strength training, flexibility & mobility, core training, and heart-rate training)

  • Information on running vs walking, running for charity, avoiding hip pain from running

  • Ask your running questions in our "Ask a Runner" section

  • and, lots more!

You'll even find an area to share your running story in our Running Log!

More Than Just Marathon Running

Though we do love marathon running, you're as likely to find us at a local 5k or 10k race, or at elevation, testing our legs and lungs, in our favorite mountain running races, ultra-distance events, and other fun, multi-sport challenges.

And, as much fun as crossing finish lines may be, our training days are some of the most pleasurable (even the tough ones), as we get to share them with friends, teammates, and the rest of the running community!

Pikes PeakPikes Peak is such a beautiful mountain! And, it is a great place to hike, run, and explore!
Snowshoe runningNeed a new, Winter activity? Snowshoeing is a favorite of ours. There is much less of a learning curve than most imagine!
track and field hurdlesIt has been a while since we've hurdled, though track workouts are a staple in our weekly training!

Get Comfy, Browse Our Site, & Tell Your Friends

relaxing after marathon running trainingCould this be our readers, browsing Marathon-Running.com before or after their runs? We hope so!

Here's what to do next:

  • Grab your favorite recovery drink (don't forget to hydrate for your next run!)

  • Find a comfy spot on the couch

  • Get ready to browse through all the fun info here on Marathon-Running.com (take a look at our marathon running blog for the latest news & updates to the site!)

  • Be sure to tell all your running buddies about us by sharing our site with them!

  • (Hint: use the Social buttons near the top left of each page to share, or create your own post on all your social media pages!)

Come Give Us a "Like" and a Follow Over on Facebook, Too!

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What would the internet be without social media? 

(Don't answer that, haha!)

For those who do utilize and enjoy Facebook, we'd be happy to have you join our community there.

You'll have access to some more great, marathon running content, and in a very familiar setting (for most).

Just click on the "Like Page" button option just beside or below this (depending upon browser settings).

And, be sure to tell your friends to do the same! :)

Catch Us In The Twitterverse, Too!

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Twitter is one of our favorite spots to connect with like-minded people!

There are thousands of us runners sitting in coffee shops all across the globe, just dreaming of more miles, destination races, and what running shoes to buy next!

Check out our Twitter feed (it is left, right, or below, depending upon your browser settings), and give us a Follow!

Things We're Daydreaming About Right Now...

  • New Running Shoes (do you have a favorite brand?)

  • Trail Running

  • New Running Routes

  • Running Workouts (gotta get in that strength training!)

  • Running Music (do you have a fave playlist?)

  • Running for Charity

  • How to Improve Running Speed

  • Our Marathon Running Calendar (and all of our other distance races, too!)

  • Winter Running Gear (love the seasons up here in New England!)

  • GPS Running Watches (which are you partial to?)

  • And, Funny Running Quotes! :)

An Action Shot For You...

Loon Mountain RaceWe LOVE the Loon Mountain Race!

Here I am, finishing up the 6.6 miles and 3,200' of elevation gain at the 2019 #LoonMountainRace. This one is consistently a favorite race, year after year, though I'm not certain my quads think so!

Special thanks go to Loon Mountain Resort & Acidotic Racing. And, photo credit to: Joe Viger Photography!

Build Your Very Own Site...

We've had a lot of fun building this running website (and others), and couldn't imagine doing it without the resources and support of SBI!

Do you have a hobby, a business, or a passion that could be a fantastic site?

Click through on the banners below, and begin your journey!

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And, Join Our Facebook Group!

Join our Facebook group today, where you'll be able to:

  • Hold discussions
  • Plan events
  • Share photos
  • Interact with other runners
  • Learn even more about running!

Click below to visit our group, and to join in on the fun!

Join Our Club On Strava!!

Strava is our favorite social fitness network for tracking running, cycling, and other activities.

We'd love for you to join in on our Marathon-Running.com Strava Club to share motivation, challenges, and more.

Check out our club's stats for the current week, and click through for more detail, to see our leaderboard, and to join in on the fun!

Got Questions? Ask a Runner Anything!

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Do you have something running-related on your mind? Check out the "Ask a Runner" section of our site!

See our running FAQs, ask your running questions, and provide answers to other readers/runners here, too!

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Advance To The Next Level With Our Coaching Services!

running workout groupRunning Obstacle Course Races Right in Downtown Boston!

"Hard work is not punishment. Hard work is the price of admission for the opportunity to reach sustained excellence." ~ Jay Bilas

Take your training & results to the next level with our Coaching Services, and Personalized Program Design.

We specialize in fitness program design, running workouts, and Personal Training for runners, hikers, bikers, triathletes, and adventurers of all types.

We're looking forward to speaking to you in a complimentary Discovery Call.

Click through here to learn more about running workouts and our Coaching Services.


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