The Champion Next Door Show – Episode 26 with Julie Mercado

Julie Mercado – Dayton, Ohio Julie ran 2:53:14 in Houston this year at age 46, which was only her third marathon and her first since running Boston at age 26. She also ran 1:22:01 in November at Indy during her buildup to attempt to qualify for the Olympic Trials Marathon. Julie was an All-American inContinue reading “The Champion Next Door Show – Episode 26 with Julie Mercado”

Recap: Already Loved Trick-or-Trot 5K

Saturday, October 10, 2020 – Lebanon, Ohio Since my last race back in March, I have focused on training consistently while monitoring the status of many road races. At times I fell into periods of overtraining, using workouts instead of races to prove my fitness. Forced out of my comfort zone, I invested in technologyContinue reading “Recap: Already Loved Trick-or-Trot 5K”

The Champion Next Door Show – Episode 24 with Katie Ruhlman

Katie Ruhlman – Dayton, Ohio Katie ran in the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon after qualifying with a 2:44:15 at the 2020 Houston Marathon. Houston was Katie’s third attempt to qualify after running Columbus (2:53:58) and Indianapolis (2:46:34) in late 2019. Katie ran sprints, hurdles, and middle distance at Cedarville University, where she holds theContinue reading “The Champion Next Door Show – Episode 24 with Katie Ruhlman”