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Shoes Wisely

Posted on: August 31, 2012 by admin

Hobbit and Greg Dee from KARK Channel 4 discuss shoe strategy relating to training for and running a marathon.

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Sponsor Videos

Posted on: February 28, 2012 by admin

Our sponsors take the Little Rock Marathon to a whole new level!  They provide food, lodging, medical, goodies for our racers and just plain old advice.  Check out the videos below to learn more about the different aspects our sponsors offer to the Little Rock Marathon experience...

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Marathon Training Little Rock presents Christmas Shoes!

Posted on: December 7, 2011 by admin

"Remember that if you find a pair of shoes you really like, buy a second pair before the company discontinues that style and you have to start a new search all over..."

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Hobbit's Holiday Training Tips

Posted on: November 22, 2011 by admin

You can enjoy the holidays without totally wrecking your marathon training. But remember, too much egg nog can make the legs bog (okay, Hobbit didn't actually say that but you get the idea...)

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Blinky Lights

Posted on: October 26, 2011 by admin

"If you’re training with our group or receiving my emails, you get nagged unmercifully about “blinky” lights. Just what are blinky lights? I’m so glad you asked. What I call a blinky light is any kind of light that can be attached to your body or water belt in some form or fashion. I don’t care if it’s a steady burning light, a blinking light, a pulsating light, or one that flashes the theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind in multiple colors, just as long as it makes you highly visible when you’re out training."

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All About Shoes...

Posted on: October 13, 2011 by admin

"If you are new to the sport of endurance running and walking, we recommend that, when possible, you go to a specialty running store for help fitting your shoes. This can be a stressful experience (I mean chocolate therapy stressful). First of all, most of us don’t consider ourselves “real” runners. And heaven forbid if you’re a walker-walkers usually take a very apologetic attitude into the running store (and I’m allowed to comment on that as I’m a walker). I don’t know how many times I’ve heard, “Well, I’m only walking the marathon.” Or the half marathon, or the 10k, or the 100 miler – if I hear someone say that and I know them, they get a large dose of me on my soapbox about respecting yourself if you’re training to walk a half marathon or marathon and if I don’t know them, I bite...

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Registration Tips from the CIC

Posted on: September 10, 2011 by admin

Marathon Training Little Rock presents "Registration Tips from the CIC".  Enjoy!

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Summertime Marathon Training Tips

Posted on: August 3, 2011 by admin

Hobbit shares tips on how to safely train for marathons during summer heat.

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Ipod Usage in Little Rock Marathon

Posted on: August 1, 2011 by admin

The problems presented by Ipod usage during marathons with some possible compromises...

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Meet the CIC's (and find out what that means...)

Posted on: July 15, 2011 by admin

So, just who is it that puts everything together to make the Little Rock Marathon happen?  Sure, there's an army of volunteers without whom we'd be in a horrible mess.  But when it comes right down to where it all begins there are two women you might like to meet...

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