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

Race Recap: Chicago

I’m not sure I’ve mentioned on this blog that my marathon was coming up. Maybe once in passing? Or every day all the time for the last 4 months … one of those. As such, I’m sure you’ve been glued … Continue reading

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Fit in 15 – Dynamic Stretching

Personal trainer Robert Williams Jr. stresses the importance of a dynamic workout. The purpose of a dynamic warm-up is to get blood flowing through the body, and get the body ready to do work. You’re preparing your body for movement, … Continue reading

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The waaaaiting is the hardest part

You guys, Tom Petty totally gets me. Waiting is the PITS. I am officially out of things I can do to prepare for my marathon this weekend. Miles have been logged, suitcases packed, all that’s left is getting on the … Continue reading

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#Brownbagyork: Packing for lunch on the go

As a photojournalist, my days are unpredictable. My schedule can completely change at a moment’s notice, and there are plenty of days when my car is my office. But I’m also the hungriest person I know, and need regular meals … Continue reading

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Video: Tactif 717 Level 4 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 four. … Continue reading

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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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