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9 Quick Picks for 2019
It’s that time of year again β€” so many races, so little time! Whether you’re looking to map out your 2019 (or 2020!) race schedule or simply add the finishing touches, we're here to help you jump-start your New Year’s resolutions with nine events highly recommended by our RaceRaves community (4 min read).
 
FIVE-SHOE FAVORITES
Getting to know the World Marathon Majors
From the perfect first-time marathon to a cure for Six Star Medal fever, the Abbott World Marathon Majors – Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York City – offer something for every running enthusiast. But with great races comes great popularity and the need to plan ahead. Never fear! We demystify the process by laying out what you need to know and when you need to know it, to help you make timely decisions and avoid Major headaches (7 min read).
 
KEYS TO SIX-CESS
Get healthy, get rewarded!
You've seen the question everywhere: "Can you run a 9-minute mile?" Truth is, speed matters not β€” because if you exercise just 3x a week, Health IQ could save you over 25% on life insurance.

It's a simple fact: a healthy lifestyle leads to lower mortality rates. So the health-conscious folks at Health IQ have negotiated favorable rates with life insurance companies to help athletes save money. (And if you're vegan, they've got you covered too.) Start 2019 by letting your weekly miles benefit you and your loved ones in a whole new way – you're one minute away from requesting a free quote!
 
HEALTHY AND BRAINY
Coach Bette: The Long & Short of Training Cycles
As your 2019 race schedule comes into focus (see above πŸ‘†) and you start to plan your training, Coach Bette explains the concept of periodization and breaks down the different phases of the training cycle to help you run your best race (4 min read).
 
TRAINING CYCLE-IST
So you think you know your races?
Last year's edition of this January marathon, held in the city of the world's tallest building, was the first-ever to clock seven sub-2:05:00 finish times. Can you name it?
Thanks for using RaceRaves and recommending us to friends β€” your support, contributions & referrals keep us running. And now's the perfect time to update your future races on your Staging Area page to map out your year, visualize your goals and let other Lunatics follow your racing progress.

Until next month, run strong and rave all about it!

See you at the finish,
Team RaceRaves
P.S. Take advantage of the best-ever deals now during our January storewide merch sale! Gift yourself something nice and show off your RaceRaves pride in our stylish and comfortable line of running apparel. Stand out from the crowd while supporting the best race resource on the Interwebz. Sale ends January 31, and supplies are limited!
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