Running On Clouds: Meet Tyler Pennel

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Tyler Pennel running the 2019 NYC Marathon

Name: Tyler PennelEvent: MarathonHometown: Golden, COHigh School: Golden High SchoolCollege/University: Western State CollegeTraining City: Blowing Rock, NCTraining Group: ZAP EnduranceAccolades: USA Marathon Champion How were you introduced to track/distance running, and what eventually led you to your event? During the summer between my freshman and sophomore year

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Community Connected: Meet Danny Docherty

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Danny Docherty Mile 21 2019 Twin Cities Marathon

Name: Danny DochertyEvent: MarathonHometown: Saint Paul, MNHigh School: Cretin-Derham Hall High SchoolCollege/University: Loyola University ChicagoTraining City: Minneapolis, MNAccolades: Twin Cities Marathon 3rd Overall How were you introduced to track/distance running, and what eventually led you to your event? My first true track experience came as a sophomore

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Houston Half 2020

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JAN 22 Blogpost #4 Houston Half and Goal-Setting I talked with Coach Lundstrom at lunch on Saturday before the race and stated that my goal was the 64-65min range. I think that goal had escalated slightly from my initial goal

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Walking By Faith

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I have been dealing with hamstring problems for over three years now. Four separate injuries have led to ongoing pain and have shaped my race walking career in so many ways. The injuries seem to happen at the most inopportune

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Food is the Best Medicine

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I thought I would start the new year off talking about something more related to doctoring than race walking, although this definitely applies to both.  Given that it is the new year, I’ve had so many questions about diet in

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T-minus Three Weeks!

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Kind of late in the game for a new blog, but I wasn’t very active on my “Road to Ocho +1” blog so I thought I’d give this a whirl. I really like the concept behind AthleteBiz and have been

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2019 Race Recap

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This has been a crazy busy year! I think I have raced more than ever before, definitely more than any time in the last decade. I’ve tackled four 50km races (only finishing three), three 20Ks, two 12Ks, and one 10K.

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Why Do I Train?

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A friend asked me a few weeks ago, “So why do you race walk?” Hmm, there are so many ways to answer that question, I will share a few of them here. The first and ultimate answer is always “For

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Maximizing Potential: Meet David Kendziera

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Name: David KendzieraEvent: 110mH, 400mHHometown: Mount Prospect, ILHigh School: Prospect High SchoolCollege/University: University of IllinoisTraining City: Chapel Hill, NCAccolades: 10x NCAA All-American, 4x NCAA Championship medalist, 2019 USA vs Europe Gold Medalist (400mH) How were you introduced to track, and

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My Race Walk Story

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After much pressure from my husband and some gentle nudges from a friend I am finally making a space for myself to write. I am hoping that this will be a way to share not only about my training and

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