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Cathy Kates
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Northland Winter Running, What Should I Wear? [VIDEO]

Whether you're training for an upcoming Spring or Summer race or your New Year's resolution involves a commitment to exercise more, running during our Northland winters is possible, if you dress properly.  I've learned from experience and this quick video will show you what I wear for a safe and comfortable winter run.

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Dress up and dress warm - You Big Turkey Photography
Dress up and dress warm - You Big Turkey Photography
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10th Annual Gobble Gallop to Take Place This Morning in Duluth

Thanksgiving means a lot annual traditions will once again take place.  For me, one such tradition is running the Gobble Gallop in downtown Duluth.  Ten years ago, I ran the very first Gobble Gallop and there were around 500 of us out there on that chilly morning.  Now, not only has the race grown but I have great company to run with as I have family members joining me every year.

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Above Average via YouTube
Above Average via YouTube
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Hilarious Video Reports on First Person To Run A Marathon Without Telling Everyone [VIDEO]

Ok, you got to be able to laugh at this video.  Cathy, who runs half marathons all the time, found this funny as well.  With social media these days, I'm sure you've ran into posts about friends who bring you step by step through their marathon training and races.  Watch the video to have a good chuckle.

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Wanna Run A 5K For The First Time And You’re A Couch Potato? Here’s How [VIDEO]

There are more and more races popping up around the Northland and they all sound interesting. You want to run one or two, but you are a sitter, or someone who isn't as active, or maybe just a walker, here's a way to train for a 5K race that is your pace.

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grandmasmarathon.com
grandmasmarathon.com
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Minnesota Mile This Sunday Showcases Some Of The State’s Best Milers, Traffic Details

This Sunday the Minnesota Mile races get underway. They start at a location near Fitgers and finish close to the Holiday Center in Downtown Duluth. People can line up on both sides of Superior Street and join the runners later at the Holiday Center for Awards. Parking will be hard but I've included the traffic information.

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By:Lintao Zhang Getty Images News
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What Are The Best Running Apps For Grandma’s Marathon Weekend? Carrie Tollefson Files This Report [VIDEO]

So many people have apps they use to train and run to. Some people like to know the weather, what the wind speed is, what your heart beat is, so many things people use to get a personal best in order to get an edge.

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Cathy Kates Walking Boot
Cathy Kates
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Cathy Kates Breaks Something Other Than Her Grandma’s Half Consecutive Streak

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.

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Grandma's Marathon Packet Stuffing
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Go Behind The Scenes: Important Message About Grandma’s Marathon Race Packets [VIDEO]

Thousands of Grandma's Marathon racers packets were stuffed at the Curling Club this week thanks to the volunteer hours and energy of students from the Lakeview Christian Academy.  However, this year was a little light on packet material, here's why.

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Jeff Frey & Associates
Jeff Frey & Associates
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The 4 Best Places to Run in the Duluth Area

Grandma's Marathon weekend is fast approaching, which means the roads are full runners training for their races.  I have run about 11 Gary Bjorklund Half Marathons and being a creature of habit, I have my favorite places in the Duluth area to train each year.

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Courtesy of Grandma's Marathon
Courtesy of Grandma's Marathon
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Sign Up Now For Runner Tracking For Grandma’s Marathon Weekend

Each year when I run the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, I notice the platforms on the road at the various benchmarks, and I think "Well now my mom and friends now I'm still working my way down to Canal Park"...

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Photo by Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media Duluth
Photo by Nick Cooper, Townsquare Media Duluth
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Thousands Ran and Bounced Through the Inaugural Insane Inflatable 5K in Superior [PHOTOS]

An estimated group of 3,000 runners bounced their way through the first ever Insane Inflatable 5K course in Superior on Saturday.

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Grandma's Marathon Group Shot
Photo Courtesy of Jeff Frey & Associates
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Last Call to Enter Grandma’s Marathon

Time continues to fly as we are in the last week of May.  If you've been thinking you could handle Grandma's Marathon you need to act fast to put your money where your mouth is.

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