Twin Cities in Motion

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Welcome to the Twin Cities In Motion Blog!  Read on to find out what's running through our minds today.  

Getting Ready for the Medtronic TC 1 Mile

posted on Wed, Apr 22 2015 4:07 pm by Life Time Fitness

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!

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Team USA Minnesota News

posted on Wed, Apr 22 2015 3:45 pm by TCM Staff

Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf and Meghan Peyton will compete on the track at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, with Kampf running the 800 meters on April 24 and Peyton in the 5000 meters on April 23. As part of the Drake Relays week of festivities, Kampf defended her title at the Grand Blue Mile on April 21.

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20 Questions, Miles of Answers - Jen MacKay

posted on Wed, Apr 22 2015 9:59 am by TCM Staff

Meet Jen! Her favorite running route includes Skyline Parkway. "I live in Duluth so skyline parkway is exactly one mile from my house, but this mile is a steep hill!  So I start my run going up hill for an entire mile, then do the next 3 miles on skyline before going back downhill and home.  Its a nice 8 mile run." What is your favorite running route?


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Pro Q & A: Craig Miller

posted on Tue, Apr 21 2015 3:00 pm by TCM Staff

Craig Miller, the 2012 Medtronic TC 1 Mile champion who will return to the event this year, answered some questions recently for TCM Blog readers. The University of Wisconsin alumnus talks, among other things, about his favorite workout for the mile and what motivates him.

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Volunteers Keep TCM In Motion!

posted on Fri, Apr 17 2015 10:33 am by TCM Staff

During National Volunteer Week, we wanted to recognize, celebrate and say thank you to the 6,000 volunteers throughout the year who keep us in motion.

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20 Questions, Miles of Answers - Brad Homan

posted on Wed, Apr 15 2015 10:01 am by TCM Staff

Meet Brad! This TC Ultra Summit Challenge participant's pre-race food consists of "A double decker peanut butter and raspberry jelly sandwich. Heavy on the peanut butter." His worst running experience happened while training at Lake Calhoun "I ran in some pretty high temps and didn’t take it very seriously. I ran in non-approved running gear (cotton!) and ended up having a heat stroke. I’ve learned my lesson and encourage other runners to learn about running in cold or hot temperatures." Do you have a ritual pre-race food? What is your worst running experience?

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Team USA Minnesota News

posted on Tue, Apr 14 2015 10:52 am by TCM Staff

Three Team USA Minnesota runners will be traveling April 17-21 to the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., the B.A.A. Invitational Mile in Boston, and to the Grand Blue Mile in Des Moines.

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Ask a Coach, with Dennis Barker

posted on Thu, Apr 9 2015 4:10 pm by TCM Staff

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: Running a Half Marathon During Marathon Prep.

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Team USA Minnesota News

posted on Thu, Apr 9 2015 12:47 pm by TCM Staff

Josh Dedering to Run Cherry Blossom Ten Mile April 12; Gabriele Grunewald Wins Stanford 5000m Race April 3; Jon Peterson, Jon Grey Set PRs in 5000m

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20 Questions, Miles of Answers - Leah Anderson

posted on Wed, Apr 8 2015 10:03 am by TCM Staff

Meet Leah! Leah's best running experiences have been all three of her Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon races. "I ran with some of my best friends, my dad, and met new runners along the way. And the course of TCM is gorgeous!" She also runs for a cause as part of the group NF Endurance; a group that runs to raise money and awareness for Neurofibromatosis. 

When Leah isn't busy with life as a pre-med student at the University of Minnesota, she is probably trying out a new class or activity using Groupon or Living Social. What have been your best running experiences? Do you run for a cause? What are you favorite non-running activities?


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