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Keeping Your Peace: Ethiopia

July 19, 2017

By, Sara Hall A good chunk of 2017 I have been back training in Ethiopia, a place that started to become home while frequently visiting our kids in the orphanage during our adoption process and simultaneously preparing for our races in the same high altitude places as some of the world’s best runners.  There are many fun, beautiful things about training here, but being back after an extended time away has reminded me how nothing about training here is comfortable.…

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How Ryan and I Support Each Other’s Goals

February 6, 2017

Ryan and I are in our eleventh year as professional runners, a journey we have been on together from day one. It all started back when we were finishing our senior year at Stanford University. I had just placed 2nd in the NCAA’s 5,000-meter race, and he had sprinted to a narrow victory in the same event. Although our original plan was to follow the same pattern and return the following year for a fifth year of eligibility, in the…

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Pre-World Marathon Challenge

January 16, 2017

Today I leave for the trip of a lifetime.  7 marathons, 7 days, 7 continents.  Doesn’t get more epic than that, so to say I am excited is a vast understatement.  A week from today I’ll run my first of the seven marathons in Antarctica.  I’ll be posting as the trip unfolds on this blog and on my Twitter (ryanhall3) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ryanhall3) social channels so keep an eye out if you want to follow my ventures. I have gotten…

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Running + Faith

December 20, 2016

By, Sara Hall One of the themes Ryan and I hear most in messages from other runners, and especially recently, is ‘how does your faith in Christ affect your running?”  As much as we would love to respond to each individually, our life is rather limiting and I thought a blog would be a good opportunity to address the topic. I by no means have this all figured out so please do not see me as being up on a…

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A Training Plan For Your First Marathon

December 19, 2016

If you’re new to running (maybe you mainly walk to get your steps in), or even just new to the idea of racing—and would like to enjoy the satisfaction of running a marathon—the following 20-week plan will help you go from scratch to crossing the finish line! The beauty of this plan is that it doesn’t involve training with specific goal times in mind. Instead, your goal will simply be to feel good and enjoy running your first marathon! Before…

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