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Professional runner Kara Goucher is arguably the biggest female running star of our generation. So what’s a day like as a marathon celebrity? We headed to Kara’s hometown of Boulder, Colo.—and followed her around from daybreak to dinnertime—to find out what helps her soar and what keeps her grounded. Space-age treadmills, four-legged races and train tracks are involved. But enough with the spoilers…check out Kara’s day in photos for a true look at her life.