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“Quack, Quack, Waddle, Waddle”

Post By: Sarah – Wife/Athlete/Mother

Am I … *gasp* … waddling?!

Sadly, that was actually a legitimate question that popped into my head around the 15 week pregnancy mark. Waddling. Me. Yes, the idea was preposterous. I was only 15 weeks pregnant! Waddling is a term saved for those last few weeks before delivery. You know, when your belly protrudes to levels you never thought possible, you can’t see your feet and are retaining more water than the Hoover dam. At least that’s what I always thought … Continue reading

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VICE SPORTS Interview

What to Expect When You’re Expecting While Training for the Olympics

By: Mary Pilon

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Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

In July, 28-year old Sarah Brown was coming down the stretch of the 1,500 meters Diamond League race in Monaco, and she knew something was wrong.

“I was battling for last place,” Brown said. “I remember thinking, ‘I don’t care what place I get. I just want to cross the finish line and stop. I love racing and the fact that my mind got to that place, the pain, it just felt like my legs were made of sand and that there was no oxygen running in my body.”

Her typically strong finishing kick was nowhere to be found, and she finished in last place, 4:09.17.

Brown had recently hit personal records in both the 800 meters and the 1500 meters. Her 2015 season was supposed to be a smooth ascent toward a bid for an Olympic berth to the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. But a month before Monaco, at the U.S.A. Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, Brown had a series of headaches, which she had dismissed as a head cold, perhaps due to anxiety. Continue reading

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See My Schedule – 16wks pregnant, 7wks of workouts

 “We cannot change the direction of the wind, but we can always adjust our sails to reach our destination.”
– Jimmy Dean

Post By: Darren Brown – Husband/Father/Coach

Below, you’ll find the first 7 weeks of Sarah’s 2015-2016 training schedule. This is something we plan to share weekly from here on out as we make our way through the next 5 months.  The schedules you see in these posts, while not far off, won’t always be what was originally planned. Instead, what you’ll see will be what Sarah actually accomplishes.

Typically, the only glimpse of an athlete’s routine that you get is a rundown of their “best workout ever” or one where they “nailed it”.  Perhaps you’ll even see a video or snapshot of a form-perfect stride in motion. That’s not what you’ll find here. Here, you’ll find the good, the bad and the ugly. Continue reading

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“I don’t suck!”

Post By: Sarah – Wife/Athlete/Mother

I knew something was off. It was not evident in my everyday life, but definitely in my training and racing. As athletes we are very in-tune to our bodies. We notice when our bodies feel off in training. We are also hypersensitive to any physical changes in our body. Hence, I knew something was off.

This feeling is what ultimately made me drag myself to the doctor’s office for blood work. The doctor’s office, the place I would rather avoid at all costs. The same doctor’s office that would later reveal the real cause for my less-than-par races that concluded my season.

Let me start at the beginning. Continue reading


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Runner’s World – Sarah Brown Gears Up for Baby, Olympic Trials

Recently, we sat down with Alison Wade of Runner’s World to talk about the announcement, the weeks that led up to it and our approach to pregnancy & training going forward.  Read the full story on Runner’s World Online and see their tweet about it below …

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2015 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
Boston, Mass Febuary 8, 2015

Despite March 21 due date, Sarah Brown hopes to compete at the track trials next July. Continue reading


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Let Them Eat Cake!

Post By: Sarah – Wife/Athlete/Mother

Sarah’s mom (Gail) and her gang of taste-testers!

Growing up, my mom made all of the kid’s birthday cakes. She owned multiple cake pan shapes and we would always get to choose whether we wanted the puppy, the rocking horse, the CareBear or one of the various other shapes. The night before the party she would sit at the kitchen table, usually in her bathrobe, with multiple bowls of icing in front of her all dyed in different colors. She would have icing bags with different tips and would carefully star, stripe and trace out the pattern on the cakes. My brother, sister, and I would usually sit uncomfortably close to her, getting to help on the less difficult tasks but mostly just trying to Continue reading