Journal

Ask Lauren Fleshman Goes Audio

When I started this website in 2009 I had three goals. 1. To create an online home for my career. 2. To tell the elite athlete story in a way that isn’t normally told. 3. To field questions from runners

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Giftworthy No. 8

This is part of a series called “Giftworthy,” my ideas for gifts based on things I use and love. Every other day in December (through the 25th), I’ll be posting a new item, and I’ll finagle a short-term discount on that

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Giftworthy No. 7

This is part of a series called “Giftworthy,” my ideas for gifts based on things I use and love. Every other day in December (through the 25th), I’ll be posting a new item, and I’ll finagle a short-term discount on that

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Giftworthy No. 6

This is part of a series called “Giftworthy,” my ideas for gifts based on things I use and love. Every other day in December (through the 25th), I’ll be posting a new item, and I’ll finagle a short-term discount on

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Giftworthy No. 5

This is part of a series called “Giftworthy,” my ideas for gifts based on things I use and love. Every other day in December (through the 25th), I’ll be posting a new item, and I’ll finagle a short-term discount on

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USATF Annual Meeting Wrap Up

When I came to Houston last weekend for the USATF Annual Meeting, I came with a specific purpose. To work within the system we have, with the people we have, to influence change. I had nine goals for the meeting.

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Giftworthy No. 3

These tights are the ultimate performer, inspired by Kara Goucher. It’s especially fun writing this post right now because she just KILLED IT at the Rock n Roll San Antonio Half Marathon, taking 1st, with our teammate Sasha Gollish 2nd! She’s catching some momentum leading into the Olympic Marathon Trials, and it’s making me really itchy to start running again (I’m cleared for jogging on Wednesday).

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A Space of Our Own: A Proposal to Make a Living

With help and support from many people, I’ve put forth a Resolution for the USATF Annual Meeting on behalf of the AAC that is designed to tackle a simple problem faced by professional track and field athletes (and athletes from

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Giftworthy: No. 2

This jacket is the second iteration of the Katron Jacket that launched last winter. I loved last year’s jacket, but this one has some important updates that take it to the quality of a Patagonia puff, except with Oiselle’s design aesthetic, and built with a runner in mind. This isn’t just for standing around looking hip and staying warm. It MOVES, and all the snaps and drawstrings work the way you’d need them to on the run. It’s slimmer than last years, and all the details are dialed into functional perfection, including zippers that glide easily and can be done with gloves on, and a fabric update that has increased wind and water resistance, in addition to Primaloft insulation for warmth. This jacket is dialed. I say go for it.

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