Recent News about Clara Grandt
by Clara Grandt December 16, 2012
I see the same man running nearly every morning, whether I’m out there running myself or driving by, if I’m in that same spot at that same time, I will see him along the same stretch of road each morning. He’s always running the same pace, the same time of day, and the same route. His small build is slightly bent over, but not frail. He’s probably in his 70’s, but who knows, maybe running is keeping him younger and he’s really 80’s or even 90 years old. His outfit varies slightly depending on the season. In the summer, ...
by Clara Grandt November 29, 2012
While on training runs I have often found myself doing math. I’ve been running competitively since seventh grade, and I’ve run a lot of miles since then. In those miles I’ve done a lot of math. Why have I done a lot of math while running? Well, running actually involves a lot of numbers. Distance and time are the things runners are always pushing against. We are concerned with things that can all be calculated: distance, speed, acceleration. etc.Almost automatically during training runs I’ll start calculating distance comple...
by Clara Grandt September 24, 2012
Recently I’ve been diagnosed with my first injury since 2005. I started having pain in the bottom of my foot and after it didn’t go away, I got an MRI which revealed a partial tear in my plantar fascia. I’ve been fortunate to have had such a long stretch of time without an injury, but it’s still a hard thing to swallow when it does happen. However, I knew the best thing was to accept that athletes don’t go through careers without injuries, and take it as a blessing in disguise and do everything I could to use this time to heal and come back be...
by Clara Grandt August 21, 2012
Runners usually seem to know what’s happening with the weather as a lot of us seem to compulsively check weather statistics each day. We can usually tell you the high and low temperatures, cloud coverage, humidity levels, and precipitation percentage. This summer ‘s weather seems to have plenty of surprises in store, though. I’ve found myself in some intense stormy weather, and it’s been causing quite interesting and adrenaline filled finishes to my runs! The storms that have been blowing through have reminded me that there are things to...
by Clara Grandt June 25, 2012
A good race is really so relative. I’m looking forward to have a good race at the USA Half Marathon Championships in Duluth, MN this weekend, June 16th. However, when I say, I am looking forward to a good race, who knows what that means for me? The point is, a good race can mean so many things to different people, even at different times.Many times I have gone into a race with very objective thoughts of what a good race would be. I have a time goal, a place goal, and being competitive, I don’t think I’ll ever not have those objec...
|Birthdate:||March 27, 1987|
|Birthplace:||West Union, WV|
Half Marathon: 1:13.13
|2011 3rd Place American Boston Marathon|
|2011 6th Place US Half Marathon Championships|
|2011 4th Place US 15K Championships|
|2011 2nd Place US 20K Championships|
|2010 4th Place NCAA 10000 Meters|
|2012 7th Place US Olympic Marathon Trials|