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Erika Gerding is a 29-year old single mom of 3. Recently completing the Long Beach Marathon in California, I’m still amazed she found time to train at all! She went from being a non-runner to a marathoner in a single year, and her story is one I know you’ll find inspriring! To read her entire...
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Carla Reinisch is a 31 year old Washington D.C. resident with a self-proclaimed “chubby” yet athletic build. She may have a couch potato body, but she’s far from being one! Though she hopes to be a faster runner one day, she keeps signing up for long races, where the priority is distance, not speed. She is...
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The Nike Women’s Marathon has come and gone, and though I confided last week that races don’t get any easier, this time it did. I guess that’s a BIG, welcome first. But my Lucky 13 proved to offer other firsts as well. Just take a look…. False identity. The woman from whom I’d bought my race...
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Not only is this the name of an amazing pizza place in Boise, but it’s my nickname for the upcoming Nike Women’s Marathon, a race in which I’ll compete this weekend. It’s hard to believe this is marathon #13 for me. After 4 Bostons, 2 New Yorks, Chicago, Salt Lake, Dublin, San Diego, Portland, and...
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HOW DO YOU GRIND OUT THE LONG RUNS? Someone recently posed this question to me after I’d finished one of those grueling, long training runs before a marathon. I just completed my longest-ever training run – 22 miles – so I guess this is good time to respond. And if you were wondering, I definitely...
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Everyone remembers the Three Little Pigs from childhood, right? Maybe this is the reason we like to pretend we’re kids again! A few weeks ago, I wrote about 15 ways to get out of a running rut. I left one important idea off the list – participate in an event that’s all for fun! After all those triathlons...
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If ever you decide to train for a marathon, or a 5K for that matter, you will experience inevitable peaks and valleys. Bad runs just happen, and there’s no way around it (and I’m not talking about the intestinal variety). I personally like to blame mine on a 2-week extended PMS window. But someone once...
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