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Learn From My Racing Mistakes

Every article I get paid to write comes from my experiences. My most favorite pieces are based on the mistakes I've made and, the bigger and more spectacular, the better. After running and racing for almost 20 years, I think I have made every mistake there is but, I...

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The Rundown – Negative Splits

If you haven't a clue what a negative split is, you're not alone. If you do know, but have yet to accomplish one in a race or run, you are also not alone. If you think the concept of negative splitting is bullshit, you too have company my friend. Running a negative...

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Run-fession: I Practice Profiling on the Run

I'm not proud of myself but "profiling" is a tactic I have used for self preservation, for over 15 years. As runners know all too well these days, you can never be too careful out there. In addition to having my music or podcast volume low,  I keep my head on a swivel...

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The Rundown – Back in Action

I am so glad I enjoyed my two weeks of downtime to the fullest because last week was like a slap in the face! Starting on Sunday, I was right back in action with two hour workouts and, I have to admit, they were kicking my butt. My butt also literally felt like it was...

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FOMO on Workouts

If you're my age or older you probably have no clue what "FOMO" stands for. I will save you the Google search and tell you it's an acronym for Fear Of Missing Out. The youngsters who created it have fears of missing out on things like parities, snapchat and whatever...

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The Rundown – Last Week of Summer

I love fall and football and jeans and big wool sweaters but, I absolutely hate the last week of summer. It always leaves me wondering where all the time could have possibly gone? But, then I think about Italy and all my triathlon races, Hershey Park, the national...

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6 Core Workouts for Runners!

My workouts have changed significantly this year from having a singular focus on running, to incorporating a lot more swimming and cycling. The one thing that has not changed is my strength training routine and, core work is a major part of it. Today, along with all...

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The Rundown – Active Recovery

It has taken longer than usual for me to relax into the feeling of contentment, after racing the USA Triathlon National Championship, over a week ago. After luxuriating in an active recovery week of training and weekend getaway to Maine, I'm looking forward to making...

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Shock and Awe, Visiting Omaha!

Brace yourselves for the awesomeness that is Omaha. You may have preconceived notions about the midwest (as I did) however, my husband and I were in shock and awe of what the city of Omaha had to offer in terms of food, entertainment, hospitality and cleanliness. And,...

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