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Chick-fil-A 5k – Labor Day family fun for a great cause

By Cody Fletcher Director, Marketing and Special Events Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South The 14th Annual Chick-fil-A 5k, benefiting Junior Achievement of Memphis and the… Read more »

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An inspiring blur

By Meagan Nichols Run Forecaster co-founder A few mornings ago I was sitting at the counter, eating a bowl of cereal, the glass front door in the distance,… Read more »

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The work/run/life balance

By Meagan Nichols Run Forecaster co-founder Most people are familiar with the term “work/life balance” but for avid runners that expression is slightly different: work/run/life balance. If… Read more »

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The Tangible

by Meagan Nichols Run Forecaster co-founder In a digital age I still prefer pen and paper when it comes to recording my training. There is just something… Read more »

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The Great Equalizer

by Meagan Nichols Run Forecaster co-founder It’s 5:15 a.m. on a Tuesday morning. The sun is still sleeping, but a group of admittedly half-crazy individuals slowly emerge… Read more »

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Memorial Day – It’s more than a three day weekend!

By Christine Nichols Run Forecaster co-founder It’s almost Memorial Day weekend and it seems that everyone has plans, whether it’s a backyard barbeque, a parade, a family… Read more »

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A Runner For the Ages

by Christine Nichols Run Forecaster co-founder Hidden among the many special and inspirational stories of the 2015 Boston Marathon is a truly amazing performance. In reality each runner has… Read more »

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The Trifecta of Female Athletes

by Alisha Fitch RN and Run Forecaster race team member If you are a female athlete, a female coaching female athletes, or a male coaching female athletes,… Read more »

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Words to Run By

Runners, there is something we need to discuss…motivational quotes. These common running clichés are getting out of hand. Below, I have compiled a list of some of… Read more »

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The High Cost of Running Gear

Is it just me or is anybody else a little disgusted by the cost of running clothes? I recognize the big name brands have always had some… Read more »

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Running With An Elite Pack

In what sport besides running can you compete in the same event as professional athletes? As I prepare to head to Chicago to watch the marathon on… Read more »

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Morning Runs Are Unparalleled

There is a feeling of tranquility you receive when you run in the morning you do not have on afternoon or evening runs. It is just you,… Read more »

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The Virtual Race Bag

A new road race trend gaining traction is the virtual race bag. Organizers are forgoing the tangible bag for an electronic approach. All the coupons and advertisements normally… Read more »

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The Running Boom

My father and my sister recently started to get into running and I am so happy and proud, I need to brag for a minute… Growing up,… Read more »

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It’s All About The Medals

I recently ran in the Cooper Young 4 Miler in Memphis, Tenn. and the winners  received medals that doubled as bottle openers. While this was my first… Read more »

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It’s All About The Age Group

by Christine Nichols Co-founder of Run Forecaster  During a conversation with some friends recently it occurred to me runners do not look at age the same as… Read more »

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Fall = Road Races!

It’s almost that time of year again….short sleeved race shirts give way to long, temps drop (for all of our Memphis friends, that simply means no more… Read more »

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Run The Trails

When you step on those dirt paths you are hit by a surge of energy. You feel as though you could run for an eternity. They are… Read more »

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Runner Etiquette

We all have pet peeves, and one of my biggest runner annoyances is when I offer a “good morning” or “hi” to a fellow runner or walker… Read more »

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Walking In Memphis

by Christine Nichols Co-founder of Run Forecaster  It’s a thousand degrees outside – well maybe more like 96, heat index of a thousand! It sure feels like… Read more »

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If These Trails Could Talk…

I hit the trails this morning with Run Forecaster’s, Alisha Fitch, and realized the two of us have not only run a lot of miles through the… Read more »

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One, Two Tie My shoe…Three, Four Get Out The Door!

“The hardest part is putting on your shoes.” I think everyone has heard that expression. I know I’ve said it once or twice, but after some deep… Read more »

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Midweek Motivation!

1.) “Love yourself, for who and what you are; protect your dream and develop your talent to the fullest extent.” Joan Benoit Samuelson 2.) “There is no… Read more »

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The Long Run

For distance runners there is one magical day every weekend when you begrudgingly pull yourself out of bed, and head out the door to log some miles…lots… Read more »

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There Is No Cure

Runner Amnesia: A chronic condition of discomfort and sudden loss of interest for the sport of running, followed by a feeling of euphoria. Symptoms usually occur during a… Read more »

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Some Things Don’t Change

Has anyone noticed the similarities between things you did when you were a child and things you do now as a runner? 1.)  School buses– Most people… Read more »

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A Victory Lap for Joan

Thirty years ago today the sport of running was forever changed. It was on August 5, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, 27-year-old Joan Benoit from the small… Read more »

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Runner Vows

To me there is nothing better than a running buddy or a running group. I know some people might disagree and argue going for a run is… Read more »

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Give Me Five!

by Christine Nichols Co-founder of Run Forecaster   Let me start out by stating, “I’m not a runner.” In fact I have never enjoyed running, I’ve tried,… Read more »

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Gearing Up!

You can never have enough workout clothes. This is a fact. In college, everyone transformed into kids on Christmas during “gear day.” We walked out of the… Read more »

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Runner Logic: No Run=Unaccomplished Day

It doesn’t matter if you did a million errands, had a full day of work, and discovered the secret to world peace…if you were supposed to run… Read more »

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Help us get things off and running!

We need the few Run Forecaster supporters out there to rate some races! I ain’t too proud to beg, and in order to build up our database,… Read more »

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Runner Mad Lib

Today rather than write a blog post I decided to channel my inner child and write a mad lib for runners! Fill out the 20 words, then… Read more »

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Premium Fuel

by Alisha Fitch  Former D-I Collegiate Track & Cross Country Runner/Nursing Major Contributing Writer   I think food is often the best part of running. It’s what… Read more »

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Staying the Course

If you have given our site any sort of look you may have noticed our unique rating system. Prior to launching Run Forecaster we surveyed runners and… Read more »

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Running: Quite the “Feet”

My high school track coach always told us running would “make us beautiful.” What she meant was we would be in good physical shape and have nice… Read more »

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An Ode To My Timex

A running partner is a great asset. They hold you accountable and keep you motivated, but one of my best running buddies is not a person…it’s my… Read more »

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You Can’t Round UP!

How many times have you gone out for a run, returned to your house, glanced down at your watch and noticed you are just short of the… Read more »

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The Inner Voice

Competition is great, but to compete does not simply mean to go stride for stride against another runner. Personally, my number one rival is myself. It is… Read more »

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Entrance Fees: No Cost Too High?

One of the enjoyable parts of training is setting goals and achieving them in a race. In a sense road races function as the carrot on the… Read more »

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Welcome to Run Forecaster!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the FIRST blog post for Run Forecaster! This blog will function as a place for the Run Forecaster team to offload whatever… Read more »

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