Another DNS, A Run Streak…And Ramping Up for Honolulu

A few days after my last post, there was a sudden change in plans. We ended up not making it to the start line at the Rocking Chocolate Half Marathon, and I never made it to the start line for the Desert's Edge Sprint Triathlon either. That makes two triathlon DNSs (did not start) this …

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The Heroics of the Weekend Long Run

Races are glamorous. When you first start running, training seems glamorous. The social media cheer, the text messages, the likes and tweets and sweet messages give you boosts and encouragement to lace up your shoes. What happens after you've logged 3,494 miles over the last 6 years? No pomp and circumstance. Mostly just crazed looks from …

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Race Recap: Rock n Roll San Francisco Half Marathon 2017

Stop #3: Sam Clams Disco! I can't believe I hadn't done this race sooner. What took me so long to do a race in northern California? I've gone up the coast for plenty of work trips, but very rarely for fun trips. Such a travesty...I've seen so much under the guise of work, but this was …

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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 …

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2016 Retrospective: The Best Thing I Ever Did Was Believe In Myself

2016 was an interesting year, one full of ups and downs. It was filled with lots of love and accomplishments. There were a few low points, but they certainly don't overshadow all of the high points. I'm grateful to have been able to share my happy moments with my husband, my friends, my parents (when …

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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 …

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Week 16+17 Dopey Challenge: Push A Little Harder

Week 16 was a tough one: 45 minute + 45 minute + 7 mile + 17 mile training runs. This was also the week where I began incorporating some strength training into my routine. I tried to keep it not interruptive as possible to my running routine. I toyed around with a few ideas -- …

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Week 14+15 Dopey Challenge: Train Like a Survivor

Where do I even begin? Week 14+15 started with a quick run in Bear Creek Lake Park here in Denver. It was a quick extra run that I did while Erik was racing with his cross country team. Why have I waited so long to do any trail running here in Denver? Oh right. Women getting …

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Dopey Challenge Week 10+11+12+13: One Foot In Front Of The Other

Aside from racing -- well, faux racing, since I'm considering them training runs -- the last month of training has been going okay. I tend to have hiccups during my rest weeks because I deem them to be less serious training weeks. I need to stop doing that. Week 9 doldrums: I skipped my last 3 mile …

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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 …

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