The Marathon is Over. Now What? My Recovery from the Trials and 3 Lessons Learned

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With the Boston Marathon over and done with, nearly all of the personal race reports I’ve read have been somewhere on the scale of deflated to disappointed. From what I could tell, the crowds were as great as ever, but

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Clear Eyes – Pre-Race Self Check-in

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Along with a couple hundred other Americans, I am 9 days out from a race I have been preparing for for the last 4 years. No pressure. The week of the 2014 US Marathon Championships at Twin Cities Marathon, I was

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2016 Olympic Marathon Trials Project

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from Tyler Pennel Running 6 weeks until the Trials! This weekend I headed to Jacksonville, Florida for a marathon simulation race/workout. I did the same exact workout in my build up to the 2014 Twin Cities Marathon. The goal of the

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Why Jacksonville Half Was So Great

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It started with a Facebook message on September 23rd. Richard Fannin had messaged me, as he is wont to do, and asked for a favor for his friend whose son is interested in running at App State. And when a

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Adventures in LA: Course Preview Takeaways

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One of the many blessings of being able to work with the Appalachian State University Cross Country and Track and Field programs is that I was able to attend my 3rd USTFCCCA Convention, which was hosted at the JW Marriott in San

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9 weeks to LA!

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I’ve tried this blog thing before.  But, I think I was putting too much pressure on myself.  It had to be worthy.  It had to be perfect.  Who even cares anyway?  For years, if I Googled my name, “Esther Erb

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