Posts by Katie McGee

MASTERS RUNNING 101

What makes masters running different from being an open runner? Similar to the answer to most running-related questions, “It depends.” One’s career as a masters athlete has a lot to do with one’s running history. Which of these three profiles do you most relate to? THE “GRIZZLED VET” If you were a competitive runner in high…
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9 WAYS FOR STAYING ON TRACK IN THE WINTER MONTHS

“Now is the winter of our discontent.” The darkness has been slowly swallowing the day since Halloween. It’s been a warm fall, yet the cold and snow arrived on time for Christmas. The tasks of winter still maintain their nuance, stacking wood, scraping car windows, and shoveling snow. It’s time for stopping by the neighbors…
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HOW TO RACE YOUR WAY TO A MARATHON

I love the marathon but there is one big problem with it. It’s an “all your eggs in one basket” undertaking. What if things don’t go well in the marathon? (And, as we all know,  A LOT can go wrong despite near perfect training.) I have seen this scenario so many times. A runner devotes…
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3 WORKOUTS FOR MASTERS RUNNERS

Masters runners must work hard to maintain their speed, stride length, flexibility, and strength if they want to stay competitive. Most runners who’ve been training and racing competitively for a number of years know that at some point mainlining the miles like you did in your 20s doesn’t work anymore. You need more recovery after…
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