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 Sara! Sara had always wanted to be a runner but didn't end up starting until she and a friend signed up for a 'Learn to Run' class. "Ten years and many marathons later, we're both still running!" When (or why) did you start running? Who (or what) keeps you motivated to continue?
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: Cross Training.
As spring weather appears, many runners are beginning a base training phase. If you are focused on the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or Medtronic TC 10 Mile, most training programs begin in June or July, but any pre-season base building will pay off with higher-quality training this summer. Life Time Fitness offers some tips to help you build your mileage safely.
Meet Matt! Matt's current goals include, "...to beat my marathon time from two years ago. I would like to, and think I can, crack the four-hour mark. I was pretty close last time. But just as important, avoid injuries during my upcoming training." What are your current or future goals? Any advice for marathon training for those looking to break the four-hour mark?
Team USA Minnesota has added Josh Dedering, – a DIII standout runner who graduated from the University of Wisconsin–LaCrosse in 2014 – to its roster. He will focus on distances from the 10k up through the marathon.
At the USA Marathon Championships, held in conjunction with the Asics L.A. Marathon on March 15, Team USA Minnesota’s Meghan Peyton finished eighth in the women’s marathon championship and 11th overall in the race that included both American and international competitors.
Meet Chris! She is currently training for the Fargo Marathon taking place in May. "My training for Fargo has been going well, but tough the last couple of weeks since my primary long runs are outside. With it being this cold, getting outside has been a challenge... This is my first spring marathon, so I'm told that winter training can be pretty tough." What challenges have you faced with winter weather training? Any advice for those that are running in winter or training for spring marathons?
Team USA Minnesota’s Emily Gordon will run in the USA 15k Championships in Jacksonville on March 14. The 15k Championships for men and women are being held as part of the 37th annual Gate River Run, which has hosted the USATF 15k Championships for 22 consecutive years. The race, which is billed as the largest 15k in the U.S. with over 20,000 participants, starts and finishes at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. The elite women will start at8:24 a.m. (Eastern time) and the men will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the first wave of participants.
Team USA Minnesota's Meghan Peyton will compete in the USA Marathon Championships in Los Angeles on March 15 at the 30th edition of the Asics LA Marathon. Peyton will be among the American competitors who will run the 26.2 mile "stadium to the sea" course. The elite women will start at 7:02 a.m. (Pacific time) and the elite men, along with the rest of the field, will begin at 7:25 a.m.
Meet Liz! She loves runs that end in beer and will be running in her 82nd race this Saturday at the Hot Dash 5K & 10 Mile! What does your post-run food include? What upcoming races are you signed up for?
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 Training Run Pace.
Committed to delivering the best performance training products and programs for exercise and athletics, Octane Fitness, LLC and Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) have partnered as a silver level sponsor of Team USA Minnesota. Founded in 2001, Team USA Minnesota is dedicated to training post-collegiate distance runners to compete at elite levels, including Olympic participation, from distances of 800/1500 meters to the marathon.