• March 14, 2017

    Milestones The King of Rock n Roll

    HOW RUNNING LIKE “THE KING” BECAME A THING

    Over 20 years running, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series has made all kinds of history and perhaps no tradition has endured quite like the legacy of the Running Elvi.

  • March 13, 2017

    10-Year NFL Wide Receiver Donte Stallworth Runs His First Half Marathon

    When you are a former NFL wide receiver with 10 seasons in the league, your life has been measured by your hands and short bursts of acceleration. But on a bitterly cold Saturday morning in our nation’s capital, Donté Stallworth let his fast-twitch muscles rest and ran his first half marathon.

  • March 13, 2017

    A Couple That Runs Together, Stays Together

    As every runner toes the start line, within them resides the story that carried them there. Those stories are made up of moments that culminate in milestones.

  • March 13, 2017

    This Runner Learned She Was Having a Baby Girl

    As every runner toes the start line, within them resides the story that carried them there. Those stories are made up of moments that culminate in milestones.

    The history of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is made of moments and milestones created by runners just like you. In honor of our 20th anniversary celebration, we invite runners to share their most memorable running moments with us.

    This is the story of Stephanie R. from Fort Sill, OK.

  • March 13, 2017

    Jeff Calene Conquers His 100th Rock n Roll Race

    The pain in Jeff Calene’s right ankle was excruciating.

    “It felt like a knife cutting through my ankle,” Calene recalls.

    The podiatrist he visited was not optimistic, telling Calene his ankle bones would have to be fused and that his days of running 5Ks and 10Ks were history.

  • March 07, 2017

    Tips for Cold Weather Racing

    So the forecast for your race day is cold. That may mean it’ll be harder to get out of bed and enthusiastically fling open your front door, but it doesn’t have to mean that an uncomfortable race day is ahead.

    Here are some tips to get you race day ready and set to tackle the miles ahead with a chap-stick covered smile.


     

  • March 01, 2017

    Kooky Things Runners Do

    Runners are weird…or should I say…kooky?

    Whether you are a member of the running community or an outsider looking in, you probably have realized at one time or another that running is a whole different world.

  • February 28, 2017

    Why You Should Run During That Lunch Break

    Two things usually happen midday – lunch and the mustering of energy to get through the second half. Chances are, if you can get in an afternoon workout, you won’t need that second (or third) cup of coffee to make it to quittin’ time. In fact, there’s some pretty good research out there heralding afternoon runs as ‘ideal’ based on food intake, body temperature, and the weather.

     

  • February 28, 2017

    Replenish Your Body Post Run – Choosing Wisely

    As a nutritionist, I get asked most often by runners, “What should I eat before a race?” That is a fair question. Proper nutrition enables you to run your best (big, resounding “duh”). But, what if I told you that eating after a run is equally, perhaps more, important?

  • February 28, 2017

    The 6 Stages of a Beginner Runner

    What does a beginner runner go through at the start? Here are the six stages we’ve all gone through.

  • February 28, 2017

    10 Surprising Things That Only Happen to Runners

    Like any club or group you belong to, there are specific characteristics that define and speak to what you are collectively. For runners, a lot of those defining things are disgusting (snot rockets), inappropriate to share at dinner (relieving yourself in public) or just downright incomprehensible to the non-runner (spending the equivalent of a car payment on a race entry).

  • February 28, 2017

    Why You Should Use Water Stops on Race Day

    For my first several long-distance races, I always wore a water belt or hydration pack. I was worried about losing time going through water stops, which are often crowded, as well as getting enough liquid in me to stay steady throughout the course.

  • February 28, 2017

    Top Tips To Rise and Run !

    So you’re not a morning person, but that’s the only time you can run. This is an opportunity to change your habits, do the (seemingly) impossible and start your day with a good dose of sweat.

     

  • February 28, 2017

    The Best Marathon Workout

    The marathon is a demanding event that requires training on tired legs and implementing workouts that simulate the fatigue and soreness you will experience during the latter stages of the race.

  • February 27, 2017

    Dougin Walkers Road to 52 Marathons in 50 States

    Team CHOCOLATE MILK member, Dougin Walker, took his competition to the next level by vowing to run 52 marathons in 50 states in one year.

  • February 27, 2017

    10 Super Powers Runners Wish They Had

    In a dream world, what super powers do you wish runners had? Maybe it’s a GPS chip embedded into your brain that tells you the location of the nearest porta-potties on your run. Perhaps it’s an ability to grow a new hair tie out of your wrist when you’re in need. We asked you to tell us your ideas. Your responses were so awesome, we compiled 10 of them into an infographic! Enjoy!

  • February 27, 2017

    When Nature Calls: 5 Reasons Not to Hate on Race Porta-Potties

    Certain things happen before a race. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 5K or marathon, the pre-race rituals are always present. They begin with an announcer pumping up the runners with a passionate speech about the race.

  • February 27, 2017

    The 10 Stages of Getting Up Early for a Morning Run

    It’s never easy setting your alarm to get up before the sun rises to squeeze in a run, but it is always worth it. That being said, here are the 10 stages of grief getting up for an early morning run.

    1. The night before: You set your alarm. For 5 a.m. That’s 5 freaking a.m. You’re sure you want to do this, right?

  • February 27, 2017

    What You Need to Know About Training with a Heart Rate Monitor

    Training with a heart rate monitor is a great way to keep track of and improve your running abilities.

  • February 27, 2017

    The 25 Most Kick-Ass Things About Running

    Have you ever been asked why you run? It appears that the non-running world simply does not understand why we are compelled to routinely tie up our shoes and head out for runs regardless of weather, time of day or how busy we are. 

     

  • February 27, 2017

    10 Tips for Tapering

    Many runners don’t like it, but tapering is necessary going into your “A” race.

  • February 27, 2017

    5 Ways to Make Your Running Fantasy a Reality

    They say that experience brings wisdom. That’s certainly true of running. When I look back to my younger running self, I remember all of the doubts and fears I had of even trying to run.

  • February 27, 2017

    Why Runners Need Spectators

    Any runner can tell you that there is something magical about races. The longer they are, the more the magic seems to grow. We have spent hours training for the big day, days planning the trip, and weeks anticipating the event. After all of the long training runs, it is exciting to have spectators and fans cheer for us. The atmosphere of a race is exhilarating in itself — being surrounded by crazy like-minded people, the anxiety of finally starting the feat, the enticing medal at the end and so much more. But no matter what distance, what race or who you are, you are certain to encounter a mental obstacle at some point along the course. This is where the magic of spectators and fans comes in. Here are some of the top reasons why we need you, complete stranger, to cheer for us!

  • February 26, 2017

    Fast Finish Long Runs

    Long runs for the marathon are a staple of every training plan – no doubt about it. To prepare optimally for the marathon distance, it’s critical that you train for the specific demands of the race.

  • February 26, 2017

    3 Tips to Overcome Newbie Obstacles

    At what point are you officially initiated as a runner? I say it is when you overcome your first obstacle. How do you overcome the obstacle(s)? Find the humor, push through, and be proud.