The race for the women’s title at the Boston Marathon on April 16 seems destined to produce some of the most thrilling performances in the history of the prestigious event. The U.S. women set to run, including big names such as Shalane Flanagan and Deena Kastor, is considered the most accomplished group of American women ever assembled for Boston. Not only will they have to contend with each other–they will also face tough competitors from other countries.
It’s only January 18, and Allie Kieffer is already having one heck of a year. After placing fifth in the TCS New York City Marathon last November (scoring a 26-minute PR in the process), Kieffer realized that, after spending years believing that earlier injuries had sidelined her from professional running for good, she actually had a chance to join the American elite squad. So, she took a few weeks off after New York and reevaluated her training strategy.
No, this is not about gaining weight–it’s about lifting it! Start making the most of being inside by doing running-specific strength training. Strength training is a proven method to improve your running: it strengthens muscles and joints, which in turn results in better race times and a lower risk of injury. If you have not added strength training to your weekly workouts, or if you have perhaps skipped them for the better part of 2017, now is the time to start back up with these workouts.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".