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Welcome to the Twin Cities In Motion Blog! Read on to find out what's running through our minds today.
Meet Jenn! A self-described "data nerd," she intends to run her first marathon outside of Canada at the 2015 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon! When not hitting the trails around Manitoba, Jenn enjoys playing the ukelele, knitting and watching football. Are you an out-of-state or international runner? What hobbies do you enjoy when not running? Click to read the rest of Jenn's answers in this week's 20 Questions, Miles of Answers!
Team USA Minnesota’s Parker Stinson will be among the deep field of American competitors at the USA 20K Championships in New Haven on Sept. 7. Also competing on Labor Day will be Megan Goethals and Gina Valgoi who will run in the Victory 10K and 5K races respectively in Minneapolis.
Recently, we asked Team USA Minnesota coach Dennis Barker to share some of his "best tips" for runners counting down the final weeks before a marathon.
Meet Matt, a master at all sports endurance-related! When not coaching his college and adult athletes, Matt enjoys running stairs at any time of the day, always sporting a trusty baseball cap. Do you enjoy testing your limits? What accessory can you not run without? Click to read Matt's answers to our 20 Questions!
The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is quickly approaching! As you prepare, you may be training through hot and humid conditions. Mayo Clinic offers some tips to help acclimate your body to the heat while optimizing your performance.
Meet Tammy! A Team World Vision Runner, Tammy hopes to raise money for clean water in Africa while competing in her second Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. When not running, Tammy enjoys dance parties with her family, hiking and baking! What motivated you to begin running?
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: Determining Marathon Pace.
Four up-and-coming and highly decorated collegiate distance runners have joined Team USA Minnesota, bringing the number of athletes to 11 in the long-time training group that is based in Minneapolis/St. Paul. The recent graduates include Parker Stinson from the University of Oregon, Biya Simbassa of the University of Oklahoma, Katy Moen from Iowa State University, and Megan Goethals out of the University of Washington.
Do not miss this week's 20 Questions, Miles of Answers post! Meet Elyse, a corgi lover who enjoys evening runs around Medicine Lake. As a first-time marathoner at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon in 2014, Elyse fell in love with the course, the cities, and running with her dad! Do you enjoy running with family? What are your goals for the upcoming racing season? Click to read Elyse's answers on this week's 20 Questions!