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Team USA Minnesota’s Katy Moen and Biya Simbassa will be among the competitors at the USATF Cross Country Championships in Bend, Oregon, this weekend, while Heather Kampf will travel to the other side of the country and run at the Armory Track Invitational in New York City. In addition, five Team USA Minnesota runners will volunteer at the TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run that will be held at the University of Minnesota. All three events will be held on Feb. 6.
TCM wants to help you get the most out of your running and training by providing access to one of the leading minds in our sport. A running coach can help by answering questions about training and racing, keeping you motivated and providing insight. Coach Dennis Barker, who coaches Team USA Minnesota’s professional athletes, answers your questions and offers helpful tips targeted at runners of all abilities. Today, Coach Barker discusses hill training and weekly mileage.
At this time of year, many of your favorite running routes are likely covered with snow and ice. While this can make your usual training runs difficult to near impossible, it also opens up new options to explore your surroundings and gain fitness, says Life Time Fitness in this en core article from 2011.
Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf won the Bermuda Invitational Front Street Mile on Jan. 15 for the fourth consecutive year with a time of 4:42.68. The Friday evening race was part of the Bermuda International weekend of events which also includes a 10K and half marathon. Since 2011, Kampf has won 18 road mile races, earning her the moniker “Queen of the Road Mile.”
TCM wants to help you get the most out of your running and training by providing access to one of the leading minds in our sport. A running coach can help by answering questions about training and racing, keeping you motivated and providing insight. Coach Dennis Barker, who coaches Team USA Minnesota’s professional athletes, answers your questions and offers helpful tips targeted at runners of all abilities. Today, Coach Barker talks treadmills.
Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf heads to Bermuda this weekend to run the Bermuda Invitational Mile on Jan. 15, while five of her teammates – Meghan Peyton, Emily Gordon, Katy Moen, Josh Dedering and Biya Simbassa - will be in Texas to compete in the Aramco Houston Half Marathon on Jan. 17.
Team USA Minnesota has added Rob Molke – a Syracuse University standout in track and cross country who graduated in 2014 – to its roster. Post-collegiately he has run 1:03:27 in the half marathon which is a qualifying time for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials.
First 20 Questions, Miles of Answers of 2016!! Meet Father Ricardo Martin. A native of Barcelona, Father Martin began running for the second time in his life in 2014. He enjoys hitting the trails north of Milwaukee with his two running partners, and looks forward to running the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon in the near future. What are your race goals for 2016? Click to read more!
A running legacy. Take a look back with us to see what made the 34th annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon special! Graphic by Derek Steinke of Wagento Commerce.
Ladies and gentlemen this is it, the last 20 Questions of 2015! Meet Ahmed! A firm believer in treadmill training, Ahmed fell in love with running through his first half marathon experience. How did you become hooked on running? Click to read Ahmed's answers to our 20 Questions!