Can’t Lose – Goal Setting (Oh hi, Boston!)

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This probably seems totally out of place for me right now, but sometimes as a cycle comes to a close, it’s helpful to reflect back to the beginning of this one, and also to previous cycles. As mentioned in my

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The Practice of Happiness

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Marathon training can be scary. But for me, it’s not for the reasons you might think. In college, I was obsessive about my training. I’d agonize over every second that I ran over the times my coach gave me, and relish in

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The “Worthy”

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The quantitative nature of running is what drew me to the sport in the first place. I stepped on the track for my first race and the moment it was over, I knew who was the best. There was nothing grey

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Messy in the Middle

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You can’t skip day two. You can’t skip the second act. After one of the most draining (and unsuccessful) workouts I’ve done in months, I finished off my day yesterday by reading another chapter in Brené Brown‘s Rising Strong. 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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