Congratulations to all the runners who participated in Twin Cities Marathon on Oct. 6! We had more than 200 women participate in our marathon and 10-mile training programs, designed by our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson. We hope all that awesome training helped you to crush your goals!
Thank you to our runners who joined us at our cheer station along Summit Avenue and those who volunteered at our booth at the TCM Expo.
Here is a fun video of Carrie running past our cheer station at mile 23. She smashed her sub 3 hour goal for her second marathon, with a finish time of 2:51:56. Impressive! And click below for more fun photos!
Two years ago, if you would have told Sarah Hammer, a member of Eden Prairie (MN) Moms on the Run, that she would not only be a runner but an ultra-marathoner, she would have told you you were crazy. With the help of Moms on the Run, Sarah has completed five ultras and her goal of finishing a 50-mile race by the end of 2019. We found her story so inspiring we named her October's Most Inspiring Member. Read on to learn more of Sarah's inspiring journey, in her own words.
Today, Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, shares ideas for dynamic stretches. Dynamic stretching is an ideal way to warm up before a run or any type of exercise; it increases range of motion and blood flow and helps prepare the muscles for activity. Watch as Carrie leads us through four great stretches you can do before you get your run in!
The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend, October 4-6, is fast approaching and has something for everyone. Sunday is the big day with the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and Medtronic TC 10 Mile. And Saturday is filled with events for kids of all ages with the TC 5K, presented by Fredrikson & Byron, TC 10K, and Medtronic TC Family Events.
But before your big race day, check out the Health & Fitness Expo at the Saint Paul RiverCentre on Friday October 4 (11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) and Saturday October 5 (10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.). At the Health & Fitness Expo, you can buy official 2019 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon gear, visit over 100 exhibitors, listen to speakers at the Seminar Stage (presented by Star Tribune), pick up your race bib, and much more. If you are running the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or the Medtronic TC 10 Mile on Sunday, you will need to stop by the Expo in order to get your race bib as there is no race day packet pick up available.
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, shares three exercises we can do to help strengthen our knees and prevent knee pain.