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

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 … Continue reading Race Recap: 2016 Breckenridge Road (Half) Marathon

Dopey Challenge Week 6+7+8+9: Getting Unstuck

Week 6, 7, 8, and 9 of training has been mostly a blur because of the constant flurry of work. The miles are increasing but at a fairly slow pace -- they've been alternating short and long run weekends: Week 6 was 7 miles, week 7 was 3 miles, week 8 was 9 miles, week 9 is supposed … Continue reading Dopey Challenge Week 6+7+8+9: Getting Unstuck

Dopey Challenge Week 5: The Mystery of My Broken Footsie

My foot is broken! Well, not the whole thing, just one of the many bones that comprise a foot: The 2nd bone that is labeled there is pretty much split into 2 pieces, hamburger style. The two halves have conveniently aligned themselves into a tendon and have healed themselves into such a position. Well, "healed" is … Continue reading Dopey Challenge Week 5: The Mystery of My Broken Footsie

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

Dopey Challenge Week 2: Planning the Season

Dopey Challenge update: Two weeks down, 27 more to go. Training has been going well. Nothing is off-track yet, although my workload is kicking up into high gear. My stress levels have been negatively affecting my training, but I've been aiming to at least get 6-7 hours of sleep in a night. On the nights … Continue reading Dopey Challenge Week 2: Planning the Season

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