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Palos Verdes Race Results and Recap

PALOS VERDES, California — More than 1,000 racers met here on Saturday to take part in the Lexus LaceUp Running Series presented by Equinox. The second event of a four-part series in Southern California included a Half Marathon, 10k and 5k. The challenging Palos Verdes course offered stunning views of Terrenea Resort, the Palos Verdes lighthouse and Catalina Island. The. . .

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Palos Verdes: A Facelift for One of Running’s Oldest

Did you know that the Palos Verdes Marathon was the country’s second-oldest continuously run marathon? Our latest blog post looks at the history of the race, as well as the nuances this weekend’s event will bring.  What began as a picturesque marathon in the 1960s, has earned a reputation throughout the running community as one. . .

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Palos Verdes Elevation Charts and More…

Palos Verdes Race Day Elevation Charts Curious what the elevation changes are for the Palos Verdes LaceUp? See below. Click on the image to see a larger view. Half Marathon   10K 5k   Parking Information All parking will be first come, first serve and parking is free to participants. Staff and volunteers will be on. . .

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The Runner’s Diet

Words by: Matt Fitzgerald, Lead PEAR Sports Coach and Pacer. As a runner, you might wonder whether you need to eat differently than nonrunners. Is there a special diet that is best for people who train for events like the Lexus LaceUp Running Series? The answer is yes and no. The basic rules of healthy. . .

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Ventura Race Results and Recap

VENTURA, CALIF.—On Sunday, Nov. 2 sunny skies and mid-50’s temps greeted the 700-plus runners and hundreds of spectators that participated in the inaugural Lexus LaceUp Running Series presented by Equinox. The inaugural event of a four-part series in Southern California included a Half Marathon, 10k and 5k. The Ventura course offered scenic views of the ocean as. . .

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Ventura Race Day Elevation Maps

Curious about the elevations gains for the race in Ventura this Sunday? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Click the graph to see a full size version. 5K   10K   Half Marathon

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How to Choose the Right Running Shoe

Words by: Matt Fitzgerald, Lead PEAR Sports Coach and Pacer. Buying running shoes can be intimidating. Some of the large stores stock dozens of models in a wide range of categories, from “minimalist” to “motion control.” How do you know which shoe is best for you? Fortunately, choosing the right running shoe is a lot. . .

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How to Reach Your Racing Weight

Words by: Matt Fitzgerald, Lead PEAR Sports Coach and Pacer. Each runner has an optimal racing weight. Your optimal racing weight is how much you weigh when you’ve gotten your body fat percentage down to the lowest level that is realistically attainable for you through healthy eating and training habits. Attaining your optimal racing weight. . .

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How to Stay Injury Free

Words by: Matt Fitzgerald, Lead PEAR Sports Coach and Pacer. Injuries are all too common among runners. If you’ve been running for more than a year, you’ve probably suffered at least one so-called “overuse” injury such as shin splints or runner’s knee. Fortunately, doctors, coaches and scientists have learned a lot about what causes running-related. . .

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The Benefits of Training By Heart Rate

Words by: Matt Fitzgerald, Lead PEAR Sports Coach and Pacer. The two most basic variables of training for running events such as a Lexus LaceUp Running Series half marathon, 10K, or 5K are volume andintensity. Volume is how much you run and intensity is how hard you run. The most common mistake that runners make. . .

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