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Fueling Before, During & After a Marathon

I changed my habits completely and was able to come up with a fueling plan that fits my needs. Now, I’m running faster, I have more energy and I feel less depleted after a long run.

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What to Know Before Registering for the MCM Lottery:

​The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) hosts runners from all 50 states and dozens of countries every October in Arlington, VA and the nation’s capital. The lottery process for registration can be…intense to say the least. Runners have a two-week window during March 18-31 to declare their intent to run the MCM by signing up for the MCM Lottery.

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Don’t Dread the Treadmill

It took me some time to stop dreading my time on the treadmill. I went looking for ways to overcome the boredom I faced on a treadmill, because for me the alternative—not working out at all—was worse.

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New Start Time for MCM50K

​The start time for the 2020 MCM50K has been shifted earlier to allow for the smoothest merge between MCM50K participants and Marine Corps Marathon runners.

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Celebrating MCM Love Stories

Crossing the finish line after running 26.2 miles is an emotional and triumphant moment for most marathon runners, but for some, the occasion is made even sweeter with a proposal.

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Meet the Hiraos – Recon Ruck Power Couple

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13.1 Reasons to Run the Historic Half

If you’re contemplating participating in a full marathon or just ramping up to a new distance, here are 13.1 reasons why the Marine Corps Historic Half is a great primer or an ideal stand-alone distance.

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Armed Forces Retirement Home Presented with Flags of Valor Plaque

The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) recognized the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington D.C. (AFRH-W) for their longstanding support of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and the local amateur radio operators (HAMs) by presenting a special plaque created by Flags of Valor at last week’s Town Hall Meeting.

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4 Reasons New Year’s Resolutions Fail (and the Tips to Succeed)

Everything I’d read about resolutions indicated that there is a critical milestone that occurs between days 20 to 25 when an activity becomes a habit. Sadly, most individuals struggle to adapt to the initial disruption to their daily lives, and their best intentions for change languish.

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Meet Amy Bushatz – Military Wife and a Founding Member of wear blue

Bushatz admits that the hardest part of being a military wife is the emotional toll it can take on you and your family. Every day in the military is different and you have to understand it is a lifelong commitment. Her outlet is running.

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Plan Your 2020 MCM Event Calendar

The 2020 Marine Corps Marathon Organization event schedule and on-sale dates are finally here and what better year to #RunWithTheMarines than during the 45th anniversary?

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5 Tips for Training Through the Winter

Winter weather can be challenging, but don’t let the chilly temperatures derail your training. Here are five tips to help keep you moving and running through the winter months, and keep you Mission Ready for your next #RunWithTheMarines.

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The Top 8 Holiday Gift Ideas for Runners

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Meet Matt O'Neil - Local Runner with the Most MCM Event Series Wins

O’Neil dominated the 2019 MCM Event Series winning the 17.75K in March, the Devil Dog Double in May, the Belleau Wood 8K in June, the Quantico 12K in August and the Turkey Trot 10K in November. Following up on his impressive win streak, O’Neil secured third place at the 2019 MCM clocking in at 2:31:30.

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Distinguished Goal Concludes with Run Alongside Granddaughter

Ambitious runners who seek to earn this coveted title and exclusive medal in 2020 can register for any four qualifying events in a single transaction beginning November 13, 2019. This is a new registration option intended to encourage and support the long term commitment required to achieve this goal.

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