Market to Market Relay Recap

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Last Saturday, I hopped in a van with a bunch of strangers. Why? To run the Market to Market Relay! Alex, standing just to the left of my bright blue pants (Ha! Can't miss 'em, I guess.) in the picture above, was one of my college roommates and has recently become a central Iowa racer extraordinaire, but I'd never met anyone else on our team of seven before. Still, when Alex asked me to join the team, how could I refuse? I knew a ...continue reading

2013 Summer Race Playlist

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This Saturday marks the beginning of my spring/summer 2013 race season! The first of many races on my calendar over the next few months: Saturday's Market to Market Relay. Our team of seven will cover 75 miles (my portion is about 15 miles total). I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but considering one year ago I wasn't sure if I'd run a second half-marathon, taking on my second relay is a bit laughable. See non-runnners, ...continue reading

13 Ragnar Relay Dos and Don’ts

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As you might have noticed in my Ragnar photo recap, the event was quite a memorable experience. And it sure was a learning experience, too. I didn't give much thought to my preparations, well, besides training and throwing some running clothes and sneakers into a bag, so I was pretty lucky with how well the relay turned out! It didn't hurt that Jenn was kind enough to take Melissa and I on a pre-Ragnar Target run. What can't you stock up ...continue reading