The Monumental Marathon Blog will be hosting content from a wide range of authors. We have lined up posts from our staff, elite athletes, and prominent community members. We want this blog to be a source of insightful information about running, Indianapolis, and our event as a whole.

The Taper ... Is On!

October 28, 2015

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by Lesly Stoeffler, Perseverance Pack Coordinator

Perseverance Pack Strategies for: Planning the Perfect Taper I hope most of you have been training with someone who has run either the half or full marathon distance you are preparing for. I know that for many of you, this "isn't your first rodeo" however; sometimes it is in the familiarity that we fail to plan for these last two weeks before our race. We've been training al... [ read more ]

Running in the Family

October 19, 2015

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by Brandi Wolf www.javaandsole.com

It's funny how this "running thing" (which is what I called it when I first started running 5 years ago) began as a reason to get out of the house when my youngest was born and escape the responsibilities of three babies under 4 for thirty minutes a few times a week ... and has morphed into a fabulously fun way to spend time with my kids! Last year, our first 5K as a ... [ read more ]

Running Heroes

October 19, 2015

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by Blake Boldon, IMM Executive Director

This weekend I ran the 20th edition of the Indianapolis Marathon and along the way I found a hero. Like the hundreds of Monumental registrants who have downgraded from the full to the half marathon over the last few weeks, my training was less than ideal. However, since 2015 was the final running of this wonderful event, I knew that I'd regret not taking a shot at finishing it... [ read more ]

Live Your Film at Monumental

October 8, 2015

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by Holly Wheeler, Team Film

Not many runners can say they can have their own seriously fun cheering section during a marathon, but Team Film girls can. When I ran Monumental, not only did I have the pleasure of running next to my buddy Casey for half of the course, but I also had the excitement of finishing with a crowd of Team Filmers. It's pretty sweet to see faces and hear voices of some crazy... [ read more ]

Four Reasons to Run From B.A.R.A. Runners!

September 29, 2015

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by Miranda Addonizio

Bloomington Area Runners Association (BARA) has been around, in one form or another, for nearly as long as Monumental. Whether we're supporting, volunteering, or racing, many of us anticipate Monumental every year as a great race to gather and celebrate our own achievements and those of some of our dearest friends. Our reasons to run are as varied as our members. Long-time memb... [ read more ]

The 2015 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k Medals are in!

September 22, 2015

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by Rhi Johns

The 2015 Medals are In! 2015 IMM Medals 2015 IMM Full Marathon Medal 2015 IMM Half Marathon Medal 2015 IMM 5k Medal Once again we've created a stunning, three dimensional, high relief medal featuring one of the Monuments on our race course. Last year we featured the War Memorial, which sits in mile 26 of the course. This year we're featuri... [ read more ]

Tri State Running

September 17, 2015

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by Paul Long

When the Tri State Running Company started its first training group for the Flying Pig Marathon back in 2011, we had a mere 34 participants. Our coaches may have had a bit of running experience. We had an elementary schedule. Basically, we put out a bucket of water, and told people to run there and back. Since then, our growth has mirrored the popularity of running acr... [ read more ]

Course Maps for 2015 Revealed!

August 27, 2015

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by Rhi Johns

We've made a few changes to our course this year to make them faster and more runner-friendly! Early Miles : Straighter = Faster The race will now start on the corner of Washington and Capitol, and head directly south. Like all events our size, as we continue to grow the possibility of congestion in the early miles can be a concern. The changes to the course have... [ read more ]

Hashtag Contest : #IMMonumental

August 18, 2015

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by Rhi Johns

Have you heard about our current Instagram contest? If you haven't checked it out yet - do a quick search on Instagram! We've had a ton of great entries and we're having a great time witnessing all of your training accomplishments! Why "IMMonumental"? Let's be clear, we still love our #BeMonumental hashtag. Keep using it too! But with #IMMonumental ... [ read more ]

Franciscan St Francis Training Tips Series #4: Dynamic Stretching

August 11, 2015

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by Franciscan St Francis

Physiological reasons for a warmup The main physiological reasons for a warmup include: To increase the core temperature at least by one or two degrees Celsius To increase heart rate and blood flow to skeletal tissues which improves the efficiency of oxygen uptake and transport, carbon dioxide removal and removal/breakdown of anaerobic byproducts To increase the activation... [ read more ]

Franciscan St Francis Training Tips Series #3: Rehydration After Exercise

July 28, 2015

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by Franciscan St Francis

Rehydration After Exercise Everyone knows it is important to rehydrate following exercise. But, just how much is sufficient and what types of liquids should be ingested? After exercise, the ultimate goal is to replace fluids the body has lost. The level of intensity in which you chose to rehydrate, should be based on the time frame before your next event or workout. The BEST w... [ read more ]

Introducing the USA Today Sports Active Alliance

July 21, 2015

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by Rhi Johns

The Indianapolis Monumental Marathon is excited to announce their inclusion in the launch of USA Today's Active Alliance! Did you get your copy of USA Today this morning? We're excited to be included in this network of "the country's finest independent marathons and half marathons". Blake Boldon, Executive Director of the IMM, said, "When Carlton Ray founded the Indi... [ read more ]

Franciscan St Francis Training Tips Series #2: Pre-Exercise Hydration

July 16, 2015

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by Franciscan St Francis

Pre-Hydration Guidelines St. Francis Sports Medicine has created pre-event hydration guidelines to keep your body hydrated. These guidelines are based on average day, adequate hydration, as well as the consumption of 64 oz. of fluid. 1. Water - Gatorade is not necessary for pre-event hydration. Electrolytes have not been lost, so there is no need to replace them. There is no... [ read more ]

Training Blog of the Month

July 9, 2015

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by Jenny Wimbley

Monumental Training Week 5 Well hello, hello! Week 5 is in the books! It was definitely a rough week. I had two 5+ mile runs before work. Not something I'm used to doing. Usually, I would run 3-4 miles tops before work. That won't work for marathon training. Monday is track day. This week, Lynnae had me complete a 6 X 400, 1:2 recovery, with a 2 mile warm up, and 1 mi... [ read more ]

Franciscan St Francis Training Tips Series #1: Hydration

July 1, 2015

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by Franciscan St Francis

St. Francis Sports Medicine physicians recommend keeping your body hydrated while maintaining your body weight. Maintaining proper hydration levels is a key step in receiving and keeping complete hydration. To maintain appropriate hydration levels: - Keep morning body weight near normal baseline - Drink adequate fluid intake - Check urine color to make sure it is pale ... [ read more ]



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