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Patience, progress and potential energy!

So it happens- an injury, a setback, rock bottom. What’s the hardest thing about hitting this low? It’s not the climb back up; no the climb is what we yearn for, the ability to push, to be in control. The … Continue reading

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London Recap: My “The Smithtown News” Interview

London calling: Nesconset native Michta makes mark at World Athletic Championships in UK By Anthony Lifrieri Thursday August 24th print, story on page 15. It’s been a long road for Maria Michta-Coffey, but she always finds a way to keep … Continue reading

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Sometimes its not black and white

Sometimes it’s black and white. We have good days and we have bad days. Sometimes the results speak for themselves and the time is so stellar we know the work has been done and the battle against the clock has … Continue reading

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When going big and taking a chance works out!

Sunday went well, way better than I would have predicted and even better than I hoped. Why did I break an American Record I had been eyeing for about 4 years? Well any great race performance is attributed to a certain … Continue reading

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A picture’s worth a thousand words, here’s over 100!

Upon returning home from Rio I washed a load of laundry, 1/2 unpacked 2 of my 3 suitcases and repacked another bag for an extended weekend trip to Montauk. Then when I got home from the beach two days later … Continue reading

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“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” – Benjamin Franklin

The saying if it’s not broke don’t fix it seemed to hold merit. I was feeling well, training well and racing well. But what if I could be doing even better? What if something wasn’t broke but just not as … Continue reading

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More than gold

What is it that makes the Olympics so special? Undoubtedly it’s seeing the worlds greatest athletes coming together all vying for glory, for their country, for their family, for themselves. But what makes them more special than other world competitions; … Continue reading

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Financial Struggles, Censorship, and the inability to say Thank YOU!

How is it that I can hold 6 National records, have 30 National titles and am about to represent Team USA for the second time this summer at the Olympic Games and still probably “earn” less than a DI collegiate athlete? … Continue reading

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Eyes on the prize, full steam ahead!

Unless you have been living under a rock you have heard quite a bit about Brazil recently, 1-Rio is hosting the 2016 Summer Olympic Games this August, and 2- there is a Zika virus outbreak in Brazil and much of … Continue reading

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Head up, wings out!

More soon on becoming Haute Volée!

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