International Racing, Race Preparation, Team Nuun 2018

I Registered For The Great Wall of China Half Marathon

I registered for the Great Wall of China half marathon! EEEEK!! There’s a few races that are actually held there, so for clarification, I am running the one that has been organized by a local company that’s hosted the race for 16 years. The website is a bit difficult to read, but you can learn more about the race here: http://www.greatwallmarathon.com.cn/.…

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Off-season, Personal Development, Race Preparation, Running

On Moonshot Goals and Training Plans

Having followed Nike’s Breaking2 story for awhile now, as well as Runners World editor David Willey’s BQ efforts, has had me thinking about my own moonshot goals, especially since I’m not currently registered for an A-race. Dopey was my own moonshot goal for 2017, and maybe those only come around once every few years. My last true moonshot was Ironman…

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Race Preparation, Rock n Roll Marathon Series, Running

Race Recap: 2017 Rock n Roll Arizona Half Marathon

We flew into Phoenix for our cool-down race, just a mere 3 days after returning from Orlando. By the time we got home, we didn’t bother unpacking at all – in fact, while packing up in Orlando, we decided to pack for Phoenix since we were doing laundry anyways. What has become of my life? I’ve finally hit elite status for…

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Marathon Training, Marathons, Personal Development, Race Preparation, runDisney, Running

Race Recap: Disney World Dopey Challenge 2017

Ahhhh — For once, I’ve finally arrived at my A-race intact! Not only that, I’ve also followed my entire training plan. This entire training season has been quite the ride, and it would turn out that race weekend would still have a few tricks up its sleeve…Only in Florida. Packing and preparation Preparation for a 4-day race was no easy…

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Marathon Training, Race Preparation, Running

Week 18-24 Dopey Challenge: Too Busy to Blog

I’ve been meaning to update but my schedule has been rough! Teaching four nights a week has taken more of a toll on my work/rest/training schedule than I thought it would. Disruptive current events have also taken a toll on family life, and I needed some time to re-calibrate. I’ve also had some work travel thrown into the minestrone. I’m…

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Marathon Training, Race Preparation, Running

Race Recap: 2016 Breckenridge Road (Half) Marathon

Running at 10,000 feet is no joke. This race bills itself as America’s highest road race and it did not disappoint. I was winded for most of the race. I don’t know how anyone lives and trains and bikes out in Breckenridge without dying. Seriously. This was also a somewhat disappointing race. It had nothing to do with my times. Instead,…

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Marathon Training, Race Preparation, Running, Running for Charity

Dopey Challenge Week 3 + 4: Fund-running for Best Friends Animal Society again!

Guess what? I’ve finally got my charity picked out for the Dopey Challenge! All of you who know me know that I really enjoy fund-running for my big yearly A-races. My charities over the years have varied a bit, but it took some time for me to really hone in on the one that I wanted to focus on this time.…

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Race Preparation

May 2016 Goals

Continue running 5 days a week: 2 weekday runs should be 45 minutes. All other runs should be 30 minutes. Incorporate Orangetheory into my workout routine 3 times a week. Take one complete rest day a week. Take my vitamins everyday. (This is harder than it sounds!) Drink 80oz of water each day. (At elevation I heard that I should be drinking…

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