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The Road to Marathon Weekend

It’s January.  There are 12 weeks to go before the annual GO! St. Louis Marathon Weekend.

It’s the start of a new training season.  January means kicking your training plans into high gear, finding motivation in winter months, and focusing on your goals.  

This year, we’re going to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to get there.  We’ll be following two new runners training for their first races.  

You’ll get an inside look at their training plans (they’ll both be working with awesome coach Mark Spewak of Spewak Training), picking the right gear, stretching/injury prevention, nutrition – […]

January 19th, 2017||

My Introduction to Run/Walking: Another Path to Racing

Running at any distance can be intimidating. Kristen, one of the GO! St. Louis Ambassadors, never thought she would be a “runner” or even ever run a race before she started run/walking. Below is the story of how she went from serial shopper to race addict.

If you would have asked me several years ago if I would ever be a runner, I would have looked at you like you were crazy. Running? Heck no. I was the type of person to do anything that was the opposite of athletic. Watch TV, shopping, reading, shopping…yes I said shopping more […]

September 15th, 2016||

Three Recovery Strategies You Probably Need To Be Reminded to Do

By Ian Fagala

If you’ve spent any appreciable time running or exercising in general you’ve experienced days when you feel like you just don’t have it.  Inevitably your body will have those days when each step or rep is a chore and part of the reason might be that you aren’t fully recovered from your last training session.

We have a multitude of stressors that we deal with each and every day and training regularly is one of those stressors that is typically positive, but if you are not recovering well it can quickly turn negative.  So be sure and get back to […]

June 8th, 2015||

How You Can Support Your GO! St. Louis Runners

Cheering
There are lots of great places for you to cheer on your GO! St. Louis runners. We urge spectators to visit the PNC Bank Cheer Zone at Tucker & Market at Mile 7. PNC is providing spectators with rally towels, cheer cares and complimentary coffee and bagels.
A great way to see your runner’s progress is to watch at the starting line, then walk over to the PNC Cheer Zone before returning to the start/finish line to watch them complete the race!
At the end of the race, PNC will also present their Family Reunion Area, where your runner can easily find […]

April 10th, 2015||

The 2015 Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend T-Shirts are Here!

With the GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend race just over a week away, we are happy to give our runners a peek at the amazing t-shirts they’ll be receiving!

Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay runners will receive a navy blue technical shirt featuring our 15th anniversary logo. The shirts are short sleeved and made with a variety of moisture wicking fabrics to keep you comfortable throughout your race!

Participants in other Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend races will receive regular cotton tees featuring the same colors and logo.

But shirts aren’t the only things our runners will receive! They’ll […]

April 7th, 2015||

Runners of St. Louis Featured Runner: Lindsey McCabe

With the GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend just a week away, here’s another interview with one of our amazing runners of St. Louis. Lindsey McCabe, a new mother, will be running in the 5K next Saturday. She’s figured out how to balance work, her family and her fitness.

McCabe is VP of Corporate Sales Development at PNC—one of our sponsors! PNC encourages its employees to maintain a healthy lifestyle, sharing an important mission with GO! St. Louis.

Where are you from originally?
I am originally from St. Charles, MO.

When did you start running?
I started running back in high school for […]

April 3rd, 2015||

Runners’ Rules of the Road

When participating in any race, it’s important to follow a set of guidelines to ensure that you and the runners around you have the best experience possible!

General Rules for Running in an Event

Follow the rules of the race outlined on the race entry form! All runners have a collective responsibility to keep the event safe. Races generally discourage running with dogs, headphones, cell phones, and jogging strollers.
Pre-register even if same day registration is offered. This will help ease the registration process for everyone involved.
Arrive early for the event, especially if you are picking up your number on race day. Check […]

March 31st, 2015||