BizBuzz: Gabe’s Running Tips, Sandi Relives World Indoors, and Penn & Drake

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 Joseph Gray announced as member of USA team competing at World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. Joseph said, “I look forward to challenging myself at the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships as it will be a far different experience than the Classic World Mountain Running Championship distance and I’m a sucker for new challenges.” In addition to this event, he will also be suiting up to represent Team USA at the North American Central American Mountain Running Championships. Read the full article Top U.S. Mountain Runners Announced for the 15th WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Championships on ATRA

 Gabriele Grunewald shares her top tips to get ready for the running season. On taking the first step, she says, “The first mile is always the hardest. I tell myself that you can’t judge a run by the first mile. Even when I’m not feeling like working out, I just commit to at least getting out the door and running a mile and once I get through that first mile, I always end up going further.” Read each of her tips in the feature Runner Gabriele Grunewald thinks about the greater good as she faces down cancer on Star Tribune

Related: The Brave Like Gabe 1224 Campaign

 ZAP Fitness‘s Joanna Thompson penned a narrative on her 10th place finish at Boston. “Those 26.2 were a lesson in persistence, preparation, and collaboration. There are moments in any race when quitting seems like a great option. But, provided you aren’t injured or in danger of physical collapse, seeing the race through – even a brutal one – pays off.” Read her full story Racing on an imperfect day on RunBlogRun

 Sandi Morris wrote about her trip to the top of the podium at the Indoor World Championships. “Exactly one month from being in excruciating pain from a disk protrusion, I accomplished something I consider to be one of the greatest achievements of my career – became World Indoor Champion.” Read the full post Excruciating Pain, to the Top of the Podium

Related: Own a limited-edition, autographed Sandi Morris art print

ICYMI

 At Penn Relays… (full results here)
 At Drake… (full results here)

There were a ton more of awesome performances this weekend at Penn and Drake, which we’ll fully recap in a coming edition of Track Shorts

Reasons to Celebrate

 Donald Scott got married this weekend! Wish him congratulations @DonaldScott_II

Mr. & Mrs. Scott :@ca.maldonado_

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 Stephanie Garcia’s birthday is May 3. Send her good vibes @steph_steeples


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