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Rome wasn’t built in a day…and neither is my post Rome recovery!

Rome wasn’t built in one day but it sure felt like it crumbled in one day. The race for me went anything like I’d hoped or trained for at the World Cup. I had my first career DNF (unless you … Continue reading

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2 countries, 2 weeks, 2x 20k, and 2 American Records!

The past month has been a very busy and very productive one! I am a little behind on my blog so here’s an update: This past weekend fresh off tying my 20k American Record in Japan just two weeks ago … Continue reading

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A picture is worth a thousand words

Perhaps this cherry blossom photo sums it up more perfectly than I can articulate in words. Yes it’s extremely frustrating to have traveled so far and come so close to fall short of a PR…after 12.4 hard fought miles I … Continue reading

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2016 Indoors Wrap Up

And in the blink of an eye my 2016 indoor season has come and gone. On Saturday February 20th I raced at Millrose Games in the National 1 mile race walk championships. Two years ago I had a huge PR … Continue reading

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When Sport Meets Science

This past Monday and Tuesday my two passions collided as we took a more scientific approach to my training. Monday I was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel of to California University Long Beach campus and visit with Dr. Jim … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, Happy New Training Location!

And here we are again, it seems like just yesterday I was trading in champagne for my glacial freeze Gatorade as I welcomed in the new year. The only difference is it’s 2016 not 2012…oh yeah and I’m also married, … Continue reading

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USATF Pre-camp, Chiba, Japan

It was finally going to happen, I would get to attend my first USATF pre-camp. I was totally psyched to finally attend as all the other years I was too busy in graduate school and couldn’t afford the luxury of … Continue reading

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When it’s not black and white, but still worth the right fight!

Ok so track and field has once again been thrust into the spotlight…but while not for drug cheating dopers this time for sponsorship/athlete right infringement disputes. I have decided to lay out the facts (from first hand experience as a … Continue reading

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Pan Am Games: Part 2 The Race

Rise and shine, it’s race day! The alarm went off at 4:10 am! Time to get moving, today was race day. Not much left to do, jump into my uniform, wash up, make my aid bottles, and braid my hair. … Continue reading

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Pan Am Games: Part 1

The experience: They call the Pan Am Games the Olympics of the Western Hemisphere, as 41 countries from North, South, Central America and the Caribbean come together and compete in all the events contested at the Olympic Games. The Pan Am … Continue reading

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