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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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