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Core strength can improve stride length and speed, and prevent injuries.  Always engage your lower abdominals during core strength exercises.  Find more Mini Marathon training tips for runners and walkers at http://www.pinterest.com/stfrancishealth/mini-marathon-training-tips/.

Core strength can improve stride length and speed, and prevent injuries. Always engage your lower abdominals during core strength exercises. Find more Mini Marathon training tips for runners and walkers at http://www.pinterest.com/stfrancishealth/mini-marathon-training-tips/.

These tips really worked for my first half marathon. These are realistic and for true beginners. I prepared for mine in about 12 weeks. This is my most popular running post.

These tips really worked for my first half marathon. These are realistic and for true beginners. I prepared for mine in about 12 weeks. This is my most popular running post.

4 reasons why should include cross-training in your Mini Marathon training plan. From Franciscan St. Francis Health Sports Medicine in Indianapolis.

4 reasons why should include cross-training in your Mini Marathon training plan. From Franciscan St. Francis Health Sports Medicine in Indianapolis.

So true. If you told me that I would be running miles when I was recovering from back surgery I would have laughed and told you that you had me confused with somebody else. I cry at some point during each run because my legs hurt. Not because the pain is there, but because I can feel it and it reminds me how incredibly lucky I am. by KELLIMeex

So true. If you told me that I would be running miles when I was recovering from back surgery I would have laughed and told you that you had me confused with somebody else. I cry at some point during each run because my legs hurt. Not because the pain is there, but because I can feel it and it reminds me how incredibly lucky I am. by KELLIMeex

Training for a half-marathon when you have #diabetes. More #Mini Training tips: http://www.franciscanalliance.org/hospitals/indianapolis/services/sports-med/Mini%20Marathon%20Training/Pages/default.aspx

Training for a half-marathon when you have #diabetes. More #Mini Training tips: http://www.franciscanalliance.org/hospitals/indianapolis/services/sports-med/Mini%20Marathon%20Training/Pages/default.aspx

Tips for making the finish line without injury, from Franciscan St. Francis Health Sports Medicine.

Tips for making the finish line without injury, from Franciscan St. Francis Health Sports Medicine.

OneAmerica Indy Mini Marathon Recap. A good packing list for an over-night race trip.

OneAmerica Indy Mini Marathon Recap. A good packing list for an over-night race trip.