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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Big 2016!

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With all the hubbub building up to the Rio Olympics and Presidential Election, 2016 is a big year for all things running and political. Olympic (and election) years are pivotal in so many people’s lives, and Cole and I are no exception.

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On the Dot: 25k Champs

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For whatever reason, the 25k Champs sent me into a post-race spiral of retrospection. Maybe it’s because the last time I raced this distance was also at the 5th/3rd River Bank Run in 2011. Five years ago I was in

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Why I Run With <3

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It was October 6th, 2013, and I was 1 mile into the Twin Cities Marathon when I turned to Michelle Lilienthal next to me and said “let’s do this.” Michelle and I chatted along the course, keeping each other in

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Ups and Downs of Marathon Training

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from Tyler Pennel Running 3 Weeks to go! January 17 – 23 Morning Afternoon Notes Sunday 8 Core Monday 10 6 10 x 35 sec, Core Tuesday 21 Long Run Wednesday 8 6 Core Thursday 8 Friday Off Saturday 6

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Staying American

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If all had gone to plan, 2016 would have marked the year I’d first represent Austria in the Olympic Marathon. No, it never even got to the stage of writing contracts or contacting immigration, but discussions with a higher up

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Training Log 1/10-16

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from Tyler Pennel Running Week of Training January 10-16 4 weeks to go!!! Morning Afternoon Notes Sunday 8 6 Monday 12 8 Drills and Strides Tuesday 19 Workout Wednesday 8 6 Core Thursday 12 8 Core Friday 12 8 8

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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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Winter is the Worst – Surviving SAD

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It’s under debate (mostly because there is no hard science in this area), but people say that anywhere from January 17th to January 27th is the most depressing day of the year. This is largely based on Northern Hemisphere’s suicide

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Three Week Update

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from Tyler Pennel Running In my last blog I said that I would send out a weekly update, but that turned out to not happen. While at home, and for various reasons, I did not really have the will power

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