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A First Half-Marathon Experience

So you want to run a half-marathon. Maybe you’ve already signed up. Maybe you’ve never gone further than eight or ten miles at this point and you’re a little worried. Or maybe you’re not worried, and you just want to know more about the experience. If this is you, then read on because two years ago, I never would have dreamed I could run a half-marathon.
Up until that point it had been a fantasy. But not really. I knew I couldn’t really do it. I didn’t have a trainer. I didn’t belong to a running group. I didn’t even subscribe to a running magazine. I was just running for myself probably three to five miles …

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The Olympics – Origin

The aura that surrounds the single greatest physical competition the world knows is one that has it’s origins springing from Greek mythology. There are numerous legends that attribute the original games to different larger than life characters but the most popular one has Heracles (or Hercules) as the son of Zeus creating the Olympics as a tribute to his father. There is some dispute as to the date of the very first games but the most commonly accepted date is 776 BCE when the games were held in Olympia.
In line with the idea that they were a tribute to the god Zeus the games originally were more religious in nature and included sacrifices made to …

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