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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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A little Welcome Week Fun: by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A few weeks ago, my friends Lynn, Jill, and I had some fun in the instant photo booth set up on campus. Even grad students (and full time graphic designers) can have f ... Read on »
Back-to-back racing: Do's and Don'ts by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running For the first time... ever (in my life, anyway), I will be competing in what are referred to as "back to back" marathons. Granted, there will be five weeks separating my two m ... Read on »
Race Report: Ironman Wisconsin-Madison by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My mantra for the week was: "Just relax." I was trying my best to avoid stress, if something happened, I would take it in stride. The boys got a little amped up at times, but ... Read on »
And so it is... The Pre-Race Report by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Or shall I say, was? Nearly a week has passed since I tempted fate with my very first ever 140.6mile endurofest that was the Ford Ironman Wisconsin-Madison. I can finally ... Read on »
I am an Iron(wo)man by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I will post a more detailed race report later, but for now: Overall Place: 324, Age Group Place: 8th (W25-29) Total Time: 11:26:16 Swim Time: 1:15:41 (Div- 34th, Ov ... Read on »
Almost there... Four days until IM 2009 by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We leave tomorrow for Neshotah. Andrew's parents, who we have stayed with on a separate occasion ( The Mindless Self Indulging of June '08), have offered up their place of res ... Read on »
Holy Cripes! by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Holy cripes! Why does my calendar say 5days? What happened to days 6 and 7 until Ironman? Yikes! It's ok. I think I'm ready. We are leaving on Wednesday for Milwaukee and ... Read on »
Fat Tire Festival by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday, Adam and I went to Copper Harbor for a change of scenery, and easy run, and to spectate at the annual Fat Tire Festival mountain bike races. As usual for Fat Tire, ... Read on »
8 days by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This week was a little stressful as I schizophrenically avoided all the returning students and their silent H1N1 viruses. I was tempted to go to the pharmacy to get a small p ... Read on »
Look out! by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I am bib #2117 at this year's Ford Ironman Wisconsin! Read on »
11 Days until Ironman... and My First Podcast! by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's over a week, but less than two. One week from tomorrow, Ian, AJ, Adam, and I are leaving for Madison to settle in. Actually, we are heading to Neshotah to stay with AJ's ... Read on »
Tools of the Trade by Megan Killian Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So, as I wind down my training in preparation for race day (now, a whole 14 days away...), I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite training tools that I've either lov ... Read on »