true to the run
Welcome to the Twin Cities In Motion Blog! Read on to find out what's running through our minds today.
Meet Jessi! Her relationship with running started with a 5K and grew! Exactly two years after her first 5k, she finished her first full marathon. How has your relationship with running changed over time? Have you become stronger, faster, or decided you fit with longer or shorter distances? Click to read the rest of her answers!
Team USA Minnesota's Jon Peterson, a California native who now makes Minnesota his home, will race after the sub-4:00 barrier as part of the USATF Champinship field at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile on Thursday. Recently, we asked the two-time Medtronic TC 10 Mile champ to tell us more about his training and racing.
Ask a Coach, with Dennis Barker, is TCM’s way of helping you get the most out of your running and training. Barker, who coaches Team USA Minnesota’s professional athletes, answers your questions and offers helpful tips targeted at runners of all abilities. Today's topic: Training for a summer half marathon.
Amanda Eccleston, a graduate of Michigan's Hillsdale College who also competed for the University of Michigan, answered some questions recently for TCM Blog readers. She will be part of this year's Medtronic TC 1 Mile field. Eccleston shared her thoughts about competitiveness, speed workouts, and, yes, chocolate chip cookies.
Meet Marcie! Her dream training partner is her brother Rick. Although they live across the country from each other they stay connected through Garmin Connect and track each other's progress.
Marcie just recently finished her 10th marathon and beat her previous PR by almost 7 minutes! However, her ultimate goal is to qualify for the Boston Marathon. "I was there to cheer my brother to the finish line at the 2013 Boston Marathon and not surprisingly it changed me forever. I feel such a personal connection to that event and with my recent marathon performance, that goal is definitely within reach!" Who is your dream training partner? What are your current and future goals?
Rebecca Addison, a University of Michigan graduate, will make her road miling debut at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile on May 14. Recently, we asked Addison some questions about her running and learned, among other things, that one of her goals is to run as fast as her mother did!
Scott Smith, who has the unique distinction of having placed in the top-three at both the Medtronic TC 1 Mile and Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, answered some questions recently for TCM Blog readers. He will be part of this year's Medtronic TC 1 Mile field. Among other things, learn why Smith equates running a road mile to racing to a mailbox.
Meet Jennifer! Her dream training partner is her chiropractor, "because he's a great guy, he's not scared of my black toenails, and I have such a crush on him." This is also Jennifer's second year participating in the TC Ultra Summit Challenge. She loves how it keeps her running competitively throughout the winter months and she's looking forward for the arrival of spring to really start training for her next race in the TC Ultra Summit Challenge circuit, the Red, White & Boom! Half Marathon. Who is your dream training partner? What are your upcoming races?
Heather Kampf, the 2012 Medtronic TC 1 Mile women's champion who returns to the event this year, answered some questions recently for TCM Blog readers. The Rosemount High School and University of Minnesota alumnus who is part of Team USA Minnesota, talks about her goals, her favorite mile preparation workouts, and her surprising favorite place to train!
The Medtronic TC 1 Mile on May 14th is a fun, fast race in downtown Minneapolis. If you are accustomed to running longer races, this is a great opportunity to test out your speed in a fun, urban setting! Life Time Fitness has a few training tips that can help you get to the finish line quickly!