Race Recap: Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon + 5K + Meeting Meb

The Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon was probably one of the hardest marathons I've ever ran! It being my sixth, I thought I was mentally prepared for what I was facing, but boy oh boy... In between Las Vegas and San Antonio, I had a few busy weeks at school and work. Training 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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Race Recap/Week 25 Dopey Challenge: Whine Not A Marathon 2016

Week 26 was an absolute doozy! It was a finals week for my students, along with a Dopey simulation week. It also happened to be the week of my wedding anniversary. Timelines were squashed on top of one another, so I had to squeeze in my training in some funky ways. We were planning to …

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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 …

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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 …

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Race Recap: 2011 Zappos Rock n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon

What a race! First of all, congratulations to everyone who finished the race. It was definitely a fun yet challenging course, based on all of the feedback I've sifted through online. All in all I think the race was a success -- with 44,000 runners on the Vegas Strip at night, there was bound to …

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Ultramarathon in My Future?

Hmm, I've thought about doing some crazy things, but they were usually solo adventures. I wonder if I could sucker about five other crazy people to run a 200-mile ultramarathon with me? Last night I came across an ad for the Ragnar Relay Race in So Cal...a jaunt from Huntington Beach to Coronado Island. Seeing …

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