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Best Gifts for that Special Runner in Your Life

Dear Santa Claus,

I was extra good this year. I trained for and completed two more marathons, I made sure not to complain about the state of my tight hamstrings at family functions, and I didn’t once swear (out loud) at my running coach. If you could please bring me some of these items on my Christmas list, I’m pretty sure I can PR at my spring marathon.

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Karen Berenson
Medals and Merlot? - Why Wine Should Be Handed Out At Race Finishes

Your legs are heavy and your heart is racing… you’ve been pushing through 3.1, 6.2, 9.3, 13.1, or (gasp) 26.2 miles alongside hundreds or even thousands of complete strangers. You can’t wait to finally step over that finish line, have a kind soul place a medal around your neck, and be handed that beautiful, promised celebratory drink… a beer in a plastic cup?

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Karen Berenson
Winter Training To Prepare For A Spring Marathon

With the major marathons of 2018 now behind us, you may have already your sites set on spring races. Whether you’ve registered for the 2019 Milwaukee Marathon or have booked your ticket for a warm destination race, don’t wait until after the holidays to start preparing. Having run multiple distance races that required training through the dark and cold days of winter, I’ve come up with a few tried and true tips that will help you make your spring race your best race!

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Karen Berenson
5 Ways to Survive the Season Change

While Autumn is my absolute favorite time of year, there is an adjustment for many of us in the Midwest. The days get shorter and darker. There is less access to locally-grown fruits and veggies. Our activity level tends to decrease (and our interest in comfort foods increases!). That being said, we’ve got some ideas to help you survive the change in the season…

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Karen Berenson
Can Dieting Damage Your Metabolism?

If you’re feeling “stuck” or can’t seem to get lean, despite working out harder than ever before, knowing how your metabolism works, paying attention to “Energy In” and “Energy Out,” and following some of my best strategies to keep weight off can be helpful. Get informed so you can be your best self.

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Karen Berenson