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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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It’s Almost Race Time!

It’s getting close! Are you ready to go? The IMT DMM race weekend is just 3 weeks away. Who else is getting excited!? If you are running the full, you will probably be getting your last long run in very soon. If you are running the half, you might be as well. If you are…

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I Think I Can… I Think I Can: Keep on Training!

I think I can… I think I can… How’s training going? Are you all set? Only 5 ½ weeks until race day! Whether you are running the full, half or another distance of the IMT DMM races likely your training plan in well under way. I am off to a slow start this fall, but…

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Energy and Rehydration Gels: To Bean or Not to Bean

The other day I was standing in line at a sporting goods store, enjoying a quiet moment away from the kids and actually shopping ALONE (you parents know what I am talking about!). In addition to drooling over the new Brooks Ghosts in the hands of the woman in line ahead of me, to my…

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Trails? Pavement? Treadmills? Tracks? Where do you prefer to train?

As some of us start training for the IMTDMM full, the half, or other distances, we must also start to think about where to run. Not just where geographically (we all know our regular running routes can get redundant and boring after awhile) but it is also important to think about which types of surface your…

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Start Corrals – New This Year!

Everybody Line Up! IMT Des Moines Marathon and Half Marathon athletes will be assigned to a specific start corral based on their expected finish time at this year’s race.  Start corrals are assigned at the time of race registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Start Corral          Half Marathon                  Capacity               Marathon                            Capacity…

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