WFMZ reporters Hilary Lane and Rosa Duarte are reporters on the run! They're training for the Runner's World Half and Festival, a three-day running event that kicks off October 16th in Bethlehem. You can follow Rosa and Hilary as they train with Runner's World Chief Running Officer Bart Yasso. They'll be blogging and posting their training program, videos and photos along the way.

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Rosa Duarte


Hi peeps! - I'm Rosa Duarte and I'm training for my very first half marathon in October.

I'm looking forward to the challenge and I hope you're inspired to lace up and hit the trail with me!

Hilary Lane


Hi everyone. I'm Hilary Lane and I am training for the 10k race in October. I am new to the running scene, taking baby steps all along the way. I hope you will join me on this journey!

Updates from Rosa Duarte

Reporters on the run: Training put to the test

Reporters on the run Training put to the test

This weekend, Rosa Duarte and Hilary Lane -- our "reporters on the run" -- put months of training to the test.

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My first half marathon

I woke up around 5:45 on Sunday worried about what I was going to wear more than anything else. I'd never run in temperatures colder than 50 degrees, so how on earth was I going to be prepared for  30?!

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She's going for speed

When I first started training, Bart Yasso with Runner's World Magazine had me running for time. Then, he switched me over to running for distance. Now, I'm being challenged to increase my pace.

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I learned to hike before I could run

It's hard to believe race day is almost here.

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What to expect on race day

What to expect on race day

Chief Running Officer for Runner's World magazine, Bart Yasso, gives advice on how to look like a pro on race day

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Reporters on the run: Technology helps trainers

Reporters on the run Technology helps trainers

When it comes to training, technology can be your best friend, but only if you know how to use it.

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Updates from Hilary Lane

Reporters on the run: Training put to the test

Reporters on the run Training put to the test

This weekend, Rosa Duarte and Hilary Lane -- our "reporters on the run" -- put months of training to the test.

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Reporters on the run: Inspiration from a fellow runner

Reporters on the run Inspiration from a fellow runner

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I've been running for quite a few weeks now, and sometimes I feel like I am running out of steam, both mentally and physically.

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Running on empty?

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It's tough to get in a good run when you're running on empty. That's why you not only have to train your legs, but your stomach, too.

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Continuing to exercise while taking a break from running

I've been on a running plan for eight weeks now and I have to be honest I'm feeling a little tired!

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Health News

Health Beat: Unraveling the mystery of autism: SPARK study

Autism spectrum disorders affect one in 68 people. Now, researchers are collecting information and DNA samples from 50,000 people with autism and their family members, and they're sharing that information with other top autism experts and researchers in the nation. They believe that such a large database of information will start to unravel some of the genetic mysteries behind the disorder.

Health Beat: Dog-walking injuries on the rise

More than 86,000 fall injuries associated with cats and dogs occur each year, and of that number, nearly 88 percent were from dogs. All of us, especially the 43 million American households with dogs, know about the benefits our four-legged friends bring us, but dog ownership is not without some bumps and bruises and cuts. According to orthopedic surgeons, there's an increase in fractures, sprains and breaks to hands, wrists and elbows.

Health Beat: New ways to check your heart health

It used to be that the best way to test your heart health was with an echocardiogram, a stress test or an x-ray, but doctors say those tests in women reveal false positives 35 percent of the time. Researchers are now developing better ways of detecting heart disease, and they require only a drop of blood.

Health Beat: Diaphragm paralysis hits 2 friends

It's often misdiagnosed and can restrict breathing and reduce lung capacity to that of someone 30 years older, but a new procedure is now treating a debilitating condition called diaphragm paralysis.

Health Beat: 2 machines to look younger

Wrinkles, brown spots and enlarged pores are just some of the changes that come as we age. Two new FDA-approved treatments are helping people save face as they get older.

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Local Sports Stories

Penn State rallies to upset #2 Ohio State

Penn State reacts to upset of Ohio State

Penn State was coming off its bye week and hosted second-ranked Ohio State Saturday night.  The Buckeyes came into this Big Ten showdown sporting a 6-0 record.

Eagles beat up Bradford, hand Vikings first loss 21-10

Josh Huff returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown, Carson Wentz outplayed Sam Bradford and the Philadelphia Eagles beat Minnesota 21-10 on Sunday, handing the Vikings their first loss of the season.

Knight, Miele, Zengerle, Connor score for Lehigh Valley in 5-4 loss

Phantoms fall in OT

The Phantoms opened up their third season in Allentown last Saturday with a 4-2 win over the Springfield Thunderbirds.  Then Friday night, Lehigh Valley fell to five hundred, dropping one to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 5-2.

Mayes, Bragalone lead Mountain Hawks to 46-14 win


 Lehigh had been the prince of the Patriot League this season, winning five straight games and finding themselves at the top of the standings at 2-0.  Saturday afternoon, the Mountain Hawks took on Holy Cross in chilly Worcester, Massachusetts.

Saucon Valley grad Nick Savant rushes for 277 yards, finds paydirt 4 times

Muhlenberg thrashes Juniata

Saturday afternoon,  5-1 Muhlenberg, took on 4-2 Juniata at Scotty Wood Stadium in a Centennial Conference battle. 

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