Cycling, Fitness, Marathon Training, Marathons, Race Preparation, Running, Swimming, Triathlon Training

And the Training Months Tick By…July and mid-August Recap

Hmm. It’s been an interesting month. I don’t have a lot of time to go into too much detail about what’s been going on, but let’s recap:   -I went on a weeklong vacation to Waikiki with Erik. By day we hiked, ran, snorkeled, swam, surfed, boogey boarded, and by night we hopped skipped karaoke bars. -I acquired two gnarly…

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Marathon Training, Race Preparation, Running, Running for Charity, Triathlon Training

Monday Morning Stand Up: Seafair Weeks 6-7-8 + Portland Weeks 1-2-3 2014 Training

For lack of a better way to combine the concurrent training threads, I’m now officially lumping them both together in the headline. The last few weeks have been insanely bizarre. Not only is my sleeping schedule all over the map, but so is my schoolwork and work-work (because when you say it twice, it’s legit). So my swimming activities are…

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Marathon Training, Race Preparation, Rock n Roll Marathon Series, Running

Race Recap: Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon Los Angeles 2013

I’ll never again take the sunshine for granted. I departed from Seattle on a gray, wet afternoon. Up until the race, my runs had been wet and chilly. I packed my warm weather gear — a running skirt and a t-shirt. Arriving on Friday night, my boyfriend and I headed to a great pho restaurant in his area, which was…

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Marathon Training, Race Preparation, Running, Running for Charity

Race Recap: Sporty Diva's Half Marathon

This weekend’s race was a lot of fun! It was my first small race (less than 50 participants) and it was mostly women-focused. The race was more of a “run your own race” sort of event, with distances of 5K, 10K, 15K, and a half marathon. I totally underestimated what the event coordinator meant by “sweeping vistas” and “rolling hills”…

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Cycling, Marathon Training, Race Preparation, Running, Running for Charity, Swimming

Olympic Tri (My Way) and Race Recap: Athleta Iron Girl 10K

So sometime last night, when I was tossing and turning because I couldn’t fall asleep, I came up with this plan… I’ve been really annoyed lately that I can’t find a nearby triathlon that works with my schedule so i decided to do my own thing. (Story of my life.) I decided that since my 10K was going to be…

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Fitness, Marathon Training, Marathons, Race Preparation, Running

Unsolicited Advice to Newbie Runners (From a Newbie Runner Herself)

In the last week, I’ve had a few people openly declare to me their intent to start a running regimen or to tackle the marathon next year…and to them I say kudos!! Here’s a few things I wish I knew about running before I started running. 1. It’s going to be uncomfortable for awhile, but just keep going.¬†Especially if you’ve…

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