I have run the Grandma's Half Marathon several years and it doesn't get any better. I still question why the heck I thought I could handle this mentally, physically, emotionally, intestinal(ly). I try psych myself up, instead I psych myself out by asking myself these questions every year...
I've run 14 Grandma's Half Marathons and the same thoughts run through my head every year as I get ready to leave the camper and climb on the bus to take me to the start. I've given you 19 thoughts, you give me the 20th!
Make your decision to just do it! It's time to get signed up for The Minnesota Mile, set for downtown Duluth on Sunday, September 13, 2015.
By finishing the Grandma's Minnesota Mile you qualify for a chance to win a Guaranteed Entry into the 2016 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.
Training for this year's Grandma's Marathon Half was going great, better than expected. My time had improved by 1:30 per mile because I had started "toe running", I had one 13.1 and one 14.3 mile under my belt. Then less than two weeks out from my 15th consecutive half marathon, I was told I couldn't run.
That's the way it is for a runner. Train, train, train, run the race and get back to training for the next one. If Grandma's Marathon 2015 is your goal, get yourself registered today! YES, registration for Grandma's 2015 is officially opened right now....DO IT!
Cathy Kates has ran the half marathon every year, but this one was special! She got her personal best time. Good job, Cathy! She called in today from vacation to talk about the races this past weekend.
Once again, Cathy Kates is running the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon tomorrow. I made her a playlist to help her out, and I gave a little bit of a sample for her today on the air. I think it will work great! It includes fun songs, motivating songs, and songs about dying. Just kidding. Well kinda.
Thousands of runners and spectators are expected descend upon the City of Duluth and surrounding areas this weekend. Being on time for the events, whether it be racing, meeting the family for the spaghetti dinner or gathering to enjoy the entertainment under the Big Top Tent, getting there and finding parking will need to be factored into your travel. Here is VERY helpful information to get you
It's always hard to think about June and Grandma's Marathon with temperatures below zero and snow on the ground but honestly, training for some is year round. One thing you DO have to think about, whether you've made the decision to run the Garry Bjorklund half marathon or not is getting your name in the lottery NOW. Registration opens Monday, it's your first step to insure you are on the 13.1 m
This guide includes a map and times for all events, including a guide to places to eat and see.
There are so many races, speakers, dinners, music, and things going on for the Weekend in Duluth. How do you keep it straight? Download this guide from the Grandma's Marathon website. There is so many things to read, times for events and even locations for some of the things going on.
This information comes from the Grandma's Marathon website. Frequently asked questions for runners in the half marathon and full marathon about picking up your race packets, the when why where how and how many.