Marathon Runner vs. Salsa Dancer. Who is the better athlete?

Crossing the finish line of any marathon for the first time requires physical and mental conditioning. There's physical fatigue, the mental highs of pushing past psychological limitations, and the sheer excitement of feeding off competitors and a crowd.  It is just this sort of physical and mental prep that are also required to be an accomplished salsa dancer.

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Best Marathons for First Time Beginners

Did your friend/relative who completed a marathon this year inspire you to try one yourself? If you?re contemplating joining the ranks of marathon finishers, but not certain which race to run, consider the following best marathons for first time beginners.

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Tapering for a Marathon - The Final Week

While most marathoners eagerly anticipate their final taper week as a well-earned vacation from hard core jogging, the last week before a marathon for some can be the hardest part of the entire marathon training process.

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Marathon Training - Your Long Run

It's Labor Day, so those of you training for the Chicago Marathon, New York Marathon, Marine Corp Marathon, and other Fall marathons, should be nearing the time for your "Long Run". Here are a few tips to make your Long Run as productive as possible:

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