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Hives, hunger and gut issues

Hey ya’ll! How is training going? Race weekend is in just a few months and if you are running the half or full, your training efforts should be well underway. If you are running the shorter, yet just as commendable, distances you should be starting your plans soon pending on your current ability. I am just slightly behind…

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Taking the path less traveled

This past week I was able to visit family and friends back home. Spending my time in beautiful North Iowa I was able to enjoy the Independence Day holiday with a parade, carnival, boating, fireworks and of course much great company. In between all of this fun I also carved out some time for a few runs.…

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Running Preferences: Alone, Partner or Group

As training gets underway in preparation for the IMT Des Moines Marathon half and full distances, runners have some important decisions to make. Do I run longer, slower runs? Maybe I should try shorter, faster runs? Or run alone? Run with a partner? Run with a group? Next month I will start incorporating longer runs…

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Training Plans: What, When and How

First off, thanks to all who entered to win free race entries and IMT DMM swag last month! Winners were notified and names are posted in the Rafflecopter gadget on my blog. If you didn’t win, no worries, a little birdie told me that we may be able to have another giveaway at the end…

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IMT DMM Race App

IMT Des Moines Marathon LiveTracking is the official app for this year’s races. The app provides runners with a more interactive way to train and cheers squads an easier way to keep up with their friends and family on race day. Set distance, time, speed, calorie and heart rate goals to make sure that you…

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Free IMT DMM Race Entries! Giveaway starts now!

Des Moines Marathon Free Race Entries Giveaway! Oh my gosh ya’ll- I am so excited! I am so pumped to announce that just like last year, the wonderful race organizer, Chris Burch, has agreed to give away 4 prizes on my blog, MamaGottaRun! We will be giving away TWO RACE ENTRIES (full, half, 5 mile…

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Rain, rain… Go away!

Rain, rain, go away! If you live in the Midwest then you are probably feeling the same way I am about this weather lately… Please Mother Nature: NO MORE RAIN! Although I followed through with my #AprilRunStreak, April showers definitely challenged my desire to keep it going. I ran in the rain some days and succumbed to…

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April Run Streak Going Strong!

#notimeforfilters Earlier this month I posted about my recent lack of dedication to getting out there and hitting the pavement. My inner struggle with running was allowing excuses and laziness to get in the way of my efforts to maintain running as an important part in my life. Well just like the unsolicited door-to-door salespeople that…

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One Foot Before the Other

I will be the first to admit that running is my most complicated friend. Some days she is great and I feel like I could run for miles, conquering the world with my feet that seem more like wings. Some days she pulls me down, with each step heavier than the last, somehow managing to make a three mile run…

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Tips From One Runner to Another

Race day is just a few days away! Are you ready? I am. I ran my last long(ish!) run this past weekend and I am feeling good. As I started planning for the IMT DMM event this week, I realized that there are some things I wish I had known before my first half marathon.…

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