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Uta’s Insights is for all who believe in getting fitter, living longer, and being happier. I hope you enjoy the fitness, health, and training advice as well as inspirational stories and updates of my training, speaking and charity events. I am excited to share these insights and I invite you to Take The Magic Step® with me.

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May 15, 2018
How a Clever Mental Focus Can Get You Through Running Injuries

How a Clever Mental Focus Can Get You Through Running Injuries

Running injuries can be devastating, but learning to focus mentally can speed up the healing process. Uta explains how the forced break from running can actually provide future benefits.

February 28, 2018
How To Prevent Injuries While Running

How To Prevent Injuries While Running

A sudden injury can bring your training workouts to a halt. But there are many simple preventive measures you can take that will help you avoid running injuries and also allow you to improve your running. Uta shares some of her tips that helped her in her championship career.

February 4, 2018
In Your Base Training Period: Develop Endurance and Strength

In Your Base Training Period: Develop Endurance and Strength

Endurance and strength training can help lay the foundation for good fitness and a promising racing season—and be fun, too. Uta describes the benefits of running cross-country and activities from cross-country skiing to deep-water running that she used in her race preparation.

January 8, 2018
This Time I Will Reach My Fitness and Running Goal

This Time I Will Reach My Fitness and Running Goal

Today I share with you how you can successfully use gradual, smaller, attainable changes to achieve the desired improvements in your life.

December 24, 2017
Stay Fit and Healthy During the Holidays

Stay Fit and Healthy During the Holidays

It is time to relax with family and friends and enjoy a most wonderful holiday season. Amid the festivities, will we be able to combine fitness and pleasure? Or is fitness pleasure? However you see it, here are some things I like to do as the year draws to a close.

December 21, 2017
How to Prevent a Common Cold and Enjoy Your Winter Runs

How to Prevent a Common Cold and Enjoy Your Winter Runs

In this “DIE WELT” column we explore practical tips for preventing the common cold during the winter months when our immune systems might be diminished due to the weather. Keep up with your running schedule by staying healthy and energized.

November 22, 2017
Cold Autumn Weather? Good Reasons to Run Anyway

Cold Autumn Weather? Good Reasons to Run Anyway

In this “DIE WELT” column I share with you the beauty of running in the fall and how to make the most of your training no matter what the weather throws your way.

November 9, 2017
The Best Ways to Recover after a Marathon

The Best Ways to Recover after a Marathon

In the days and weeks after your marathon, follow well-tested recovery guidelines to allow your body a full and healthy recovery. In this “DIE WELT” column I share tips on how to get quickly back to running after your race.

September 22, 2017
Uta Hopes to See You Out on The BMW Berlin Marathon Course

Uta Hopes to See You Out on The BMW Berlin Marathon Course

Over 43,000 people will be running through the historic streets of Berlin on Sunday, September 24th, 2017 for the 44th BMW Berlin Marathon. It is a time of joy and celebration for all.

September 20, 2017
How to Convert Nervousness Into Top Performance

How to Convert Nervousness Into Top Performance

Your final days before the marathon have arrived. Some nervousness might set in. But you can harness this nervousness and use it to your race day advantage. Here are some of Uta’s methods for turning your pre-race anxieties into mental and physical strengths.

September 8, 2017
Important Tapering to Optimize Final Preparation for Your Marathon

Important Tapering to Optimize Final Preparation for Your Marathon

Your tapering period is one of the most important phases of your marathon training. In this “DIE WELT” column I share guidelines I used for my own race preparation to help you run a better marathon.

August 24, 2017
Conquering the Highest Mileage Phase of Your Marathon Training

Conquering the Highest Mileage Phase of Your Marathon Training

The highest mileage training phase is critical to race success. You can develop solid mental and physical behaviors, including proper recovery, which will help you get the most from this important training period.

June 21, 2017
How to Hydrate Properly on Warm Summer Workout Days

How to Hydrate Properly on Warm Summer Workout Days

Warm summer workouts require an increased focus on hydration. In this “DIE WELT” column, Uta passes on some hydration guidelines she followed in training and races to win marathons and keep her body in peak running condition.

June 6, 2017
Running on Warm Summer Training Days

Running on Warm Summer Training Days

Training in the summer heat means taking some extra precautions to make sure your body does not overheat. If your goal is a marathon, a 5K, or a weekend fun run, here are some tips to keep you cool—and make your training more successful.

June 1, 2017
A Marathon Record for The World to Watch

A Marathon Record for The World to Watch

Humans love to break records―or enthusiastically watch records be broken. Marathoners are no different. Recently world class athletes attempted to break the 2-hour mark in a carefully orchestrated marathon. It almost happened, and someday it will.

April 30, 2017
Spring—When Running Dreams Bloom Anew

Spring—When Running Dreams Bloom Anew

In this “DIE WELT” column I share some scientific information to explain why spring is so energizing to us; and how to use this colorful time of year to make huge strides—not just in running.