Author Archives: Kate Penn

About Kate Penn

I've been a staff photographer at YDR for about 6 years. I'm into visual media, running, and food. Reach me @k8penn

The devastation of running less, eating less

Starting about 3 weeks from race day, most marathon training plans call for a taper. Tapering, if you’re not familiar with this particular form of torture, is basically a decrease in mileage to help your body be in top form … Continue reading

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Be Bright!

The weather is finally cooling off, which is really awesome. I love being able to breathe,  and not feel like I’m going to melt if I run after sunrise. Speaking of sunrise…it’s happening later these days. Meaning early morning runners … Continue reading

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Video: Tacfit 717 Level 3 Workout

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Jason Cavanaugh is head coach and owner of Tacfit 717 in Dallastown. Tacfit works on a four-level system, with one being the easiest, four the most challenging. This week’s video is level three. … Continue reading

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Living…a little

I’m about a month out from my marathon, which is when I begin lose my mind entirely. I get really strict with following my plan exactly, demand anyone with a mild sniffle stay at least 20 feet away from me, … Continue reading

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Friends, lend me your tunes

I’m starting to hit my peak mileage in fall marathon training. This means hours pounding the pavement listening to my favorite podcasts and songs. Over, and over, and over. I need to shake things up because I swear I’m starting … Continue reading

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Video: Tacfit 717 Workout Level 2

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Jason Cavanaugh is head coach and owner of Tacfit 717 in Dallastown. Tacfit works on a four-level system, with one being the easiest, four the most challenging. This week’s video is level two. … Continue reading

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How hot was it?

It was so hot that on my 19-miler this Saturday my sweat saturated my sneakers, creating puddles of nasty that squished on the bottom of my feet like I had been running through a downpour…of sweat. Are you still reading??? … Continue reading

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13 mph

Running is hard work. Training can turn into a grueling grind, and sometimes, I get so caught up in getting the workouts done and fitting them in a jam-packed schedule that I forget to have fun. I was visiting my … Continue reading

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Video: Tacfit 717 Level 1 Workout

Please enable Javascript to watch this video Jason Cavanaugh is head coach and owner of Tacfit 717 in Dallastown. In the coming weeks, we’ll be rolling out four videos with Jason. Tacfit works on a four-level system, with one being … Continue reading

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Review: Garmin Forerunner 220

Two weeks ago I walked out of my apartment, turned on my watch, and waited for it to connect to satellites. And waited… and waited… and waited. Ten minutes later, my watch still refusing to connect, I left for my … Continue reading

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