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Teal Burrell
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Science writer. Neuroscience nerd. Avid marathoner. Enthusiastic baker.
Science writer. Neuroscience nerd. Avid marathoner. Enthusiastic baker.

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A New Starting Line
To answer the unknowns from the last post , my longest race to date started eight weeks ago (four days later than estimated) and ended with one hell of a finisher’s medal . The short version of the race report : I labored an ultra’s length of time and pushe...

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Preparing for the Race of Undetermined Distance on an Unknown Date
Imagine trying to get ready for a race you don’t know the date of. There’s a roughly four-week window that it’s most likely to happen, but it could also come before then. How would you prepare? Maybe you’d be totally 100% ready at the beginning of that wind...

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One Year Later, One Month Left
One year ago, I was lining up for the Olympic freaking Trials . Now, eight months pregnant, I feel like that was another lifetime ago. Did I really do that? I am still running shuffling a few days a week, but—while I realize cutting back/slowing down/stoppi...

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Happy 2017! What better way to move on from 2016 than by looking ahead to… 2020? So get your goal books ready: the standards for the next Olympic Marathon Trials have been set. Well, mostly. At the annual meeting last month, USATF set the B standards to be ...

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Pregnant Race Report - Richmond Half Marathon
Months ago, when I was hiding my reasons  for not putting together a racing schedule for the summer and fall, I tried to take some of the pressure off by announcing my plan to run the Richmond Half Marathon . I was moving to Richmond , it made perfect sense...

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Halfway: The Peebody Awards
This week, I’m 20 weeks, officially halfway through the pregnancy. Of course, I can’t help but compare  pregnancy to a marathon. (If—instead of a full body collapse into a vat of fries and ice cream—marathons ended with the not-so-trivial responsibility of ...

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The First Trimester: Fear and Secrets in the Empty Room
Twelve weeks in is when many people choose to reveal their
pregnancies. The reason is largely due to the risk of miscarriage; it drops from
about 20% in the first few weeks to 3% after twelve weeks. (Bumps also become
much harder to hide around the same tim...

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Trying Time
This past spring, whenever I went to CVS for a pregnancy
test or prenatal vitamins, my receipt included a coupon for tampons. (Other
purchases warranted different coupons.) “Nope,” said CVS with a sneer. “No baby
this month.” It was like a slap in the face....

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A New Challenge
Back in March, fresh off the Trials, I talked about what’s next : many more miles in an attempt to make the 2020 Trials. But I also
mentioned the possibilities of new challenges and curveballs along the way. And
while I certainly can’t anticipate what all o...

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Summer Reading List, Olympics Edition
It’s the time of year for summer reading lists… but, this year (in just two weeks!!) it's also time for the Olympics, so I've combine the two into an Olympics edition of the typical summer reading list. As an Olympics super fan , I’ve read many
books about ...
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