The Stop Sign

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The short version: I am extremely sorry to say that I have to withdraw from the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon.   The long version: When your body starts slowing down, it’s a sign that it needs to stop. Moments after

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The Plan

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Four weeks ago I wrote about my iron levels and the frustration of trying to figure out why I won’t store the iron I get from food and supplements. A few of you have asked that I follow up with

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What is Toughness Anyway?

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I spent years beating myself up because I believed that somehow others were able “dig deeper” or push themselves harder than I could. I believed that other women were just tougher than me and that’s why they could run faster.

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Spread the Love. (Thank you, Julia Lucas.)

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After over 3 weeks of reflection on the New York City Marathon, here is the most shining memory that has stayed with me: That moment when the grand marshal truck rolled by around 22 miles into the race, with the 5 marathon Olympians

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The Roads as Reconciliation

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Toni is a respected, entertaining and often provocative voice in our sport. He delivers his voice through broadcasting, speeches, Running USA board service and written commentary. His love for our sport shines through even as he challenges and critiques its

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Post-Marathon Recovery: lessons learned

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Disclaimer: I’m writing this blog as much for my own good as for anyone else’s. We all need reminders of how important it can be to give ourselves a break from time to time. Talking to my coach after the

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Why not me?

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Sunday November 4, 2007 was the day I decided I would become a marathoner. I had just won my UAA Conference title in cross country the day before and flown back to Cleveland from Boston. I came home from church, got

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Day by Day

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I used to be such a planner. In addition to normal long-term plans, at times I’d plan out my entire week in advance – every run, every meal, every assignment, every scheduled activity, every commitment. It sounds crazy, but made a

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Mid NYC Marathon Update

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from Tyler Pennel Running Since it has been a while since my last update, I figured it was a good time to give one! There is just over six weeks until NYC on November 6th, so that means I am

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Track Shorts 2015: Lap 23

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Cornucopia: a curved goat’s horn overflowing with fruit and ears of grain that is used as a decorative motif emblematic of abundance an inexhaustible store :  abundance A great word for autumn.  Or in this case, the fall running calendar. 

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