Twin Cities in Motion

20 Questions, Miles of Answers - Jessica E

posted on Wed, Apr 1 2015 9:58 am by TCM Staff

Meet Jessica! Her dream running partner is her running partner and partner in crime Jenny. However, Dick Beardsley would work too! You can catch Jessica after a race chowing down on her post race bacon cheeseburger with all the fixings and a beer. Who is your dream training partner? What is your post race food?

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Team USA Minnesota News

posted on Tue, Mar 31 2015 11:12 am by TCM Staff

Three Team USA Minnesota distance runners – Gabriele Grunewald, Jon Peterson and Jon Grey – will compete in the 5000meters at the Stanford Track & Field Invitational in California on April 3.  All three athletes will be opening their outdoor track season at this meet.

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20 Questions, Miles of Answers - Sara Welle

posted on Wed, Mar 25 2015 9:52 am by TCM Staff

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?

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Ask a Coach, with Dennis Barker

posted on Thu, Mar 19 2015 11:00 am 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: Cross Training.

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Base Training

posted on Thu, Mar 19 2015 10:07 am by Life Time Fitness

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.

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20 Questions, Miles of Answers - Matt Russell

posted on Wed, Mar 18 2015 9:58 am by TCM Staff

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?

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Team USA Minnesota News

posted on Tue, Mar 17 2015 11:00 am by TCM Staff

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.

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20 Questions, Miles of Answers - Chris Nehring

posted on Wed, Mar 11 2015 9:55 am by TCM Staff

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?

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Team USA Minnesota News

posted on Tue, Mar 10 2015 10:05 am by TCM Staff

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.

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20 Questions, Miles of Answers - Liz Trombley

posted on Wed, Mar 4 2015 9:56 am by TCM Staff

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?

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