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Megan Killian

Houghton, Michigan
I am a runner and outdoor lover, looking for new adventures to tackle every day. I have recently dabbled in the sport of triathlon, and it may be my new (healthy) addiction. I now live in Saint Louis, Missouri, where I am a research scientist in orthopaedics.
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Poll: Who is your favorite female athlete? by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Quick Poll, while I hammer away at an MSGC fellowship for 2010... Who is your favorite female athlete, and why? They can be from any sport, so don't forget to include that ... Read on »
Five States Down: 45 To Go by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I've now completed a marathon in five states since I started running marathons two years ago. Since Columbus was so much fun, I thought it might be worthwhile to have a r ... Read on »
Five States Down: 45 To Go by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I've now completed a marathon in five states since I started running marathons two years ago. Since Columbus was so much fun, I thought it might be worthwhile to have a run ... Read on »
Columbus Marathon: Complete Race Report by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I decided to do the Columbus Marathon before I competed at IMoo, because I was lucky enough to win a free entry through Racevine. Even if I hadn't won an entry, I can honest ... Read on »
Columbus Marathon: Brief Race Report by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I thought I'd let ya'll know how the Columbus Marathon went real quick-like. 14,000 racers started together on the 35degree Sunday morning. It was great, I was dressed perfect ... Read on »
Columbus Marathon: Brief Race Report by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I thought I'd let ya'll know how the Columbus Marathon went real quick-like. 14,000 racers started together on the 35degree Sunday morning. It was great, I was dressed perfe ... Read on »
Ready to run... by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The Columbus Marathon is on Sunday. I'm leaving for downstate tomorrow morning, going to wave hello to the Mackinac Bridge, and will hopefully miss the rush hour traffic of De ... Read on »
Autumn Beet Soup by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's fall! Time for some hearty vegetables, apple cider, and snow. I got a bunch of delicious vegetables today from Chip, our C.S.A. farmer, as usual. I then realized we ... Read on »
AAUW and writing... by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hey, folks. I am applying for the American Dissertation Fellowship with AAUW, a really awesome organization that has been around for over 125 years. Their mission: to adv ... Read on »
Bicycling Mag's take on gluten free diets by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I posted the following topic on Slowtwitch this afternoon, but I thought it could also serve as an entry for this blog! Let me know your thoughts! I follow a gluten free ... Read on »
Things I Didn't Know Before I Turned Tri by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Triathlon Before I started training for my first triathlon (Ironman Wisconsin), I had this skewed sense of who a triathlete really was. The only triathletes I had met in real life (prio ... Read on »
Vote for me! by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Click on the widget at the top of this page and vote for me for People's HealthBlogger Award: Top Health Blogger for the Marathon Community! :-D Becoming a member of Well ... Read on »
Things I Didn't Know Before I Turned Tri by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Before I started training for my first season of triathlon ("A" race: Ironman Wisconsin), I had this skewed sense of who a triathlete really was. The only triathletes I had me ... Read on »
Closing in! by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My taper officially starts today. I am excited about this week's runs: 3x1600m repeats on Thursday and an 11-13mile run on Sunday. That's it for "critical" workouts. I hope fo ... Read on »
dailymile by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hey, folks! I just became a member of dailymile, a website designed for tracking workouts, finding friends (and competitors), and finding challenges. It also has a bunch of li ... Read on »
'Mill or Mud? by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This weekend is my only "big" weekend of training between IMoo and the Columbus marathon (which is only two weeks away!!). It still isn't a god-awful weekend, either... but I ... Read on »
Hot New Training Tools: TriggerPoint Therapy by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Remember way back when I was talking about preparing for my first Ironman experience? I know, it's been a while (haha). Anyway, I wanted to retouch on something that I was exp ... Read on »
Decisions, Decisions by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This would be a good time to have a coach. I am starting to think (or have been for the last month) about what races I should do next year. I want to race more than I did ... Read on »
Back in the Game- and Music! by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My 10mile recovery run today was phenomenal. Felt great. Negative splits (even though it was recovery), went by way too fast. I attribute this to my recharged Garmin 405, my i ... Read on »
Losing Track of Time by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today's long run took Adam and me on the snowmobile trail toward South Range. I discovered this route last winter when I was doing long runs with Margot. It's a gradual inclin ... Read on »