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Weekly Menu Plan–March 3, 2013

As much as I was bummed to see that there was snow cover when I got up this morning, it was kind of cool to see these prints outside on our front walk when I headed out for my 3 mile recovery run.

A birdie!! I almost didn’t take the time to pull [...]

Heart Rate Guided Training Update

It is no secret, when I do something, I do it 150%. There is no half-assing it for me. I either do it or I don’t. This can be a good trait to have, but it can be detrimental to body and mind, as well. A good example of where it can be bad or [...]

Review: Sportline Solo 965

When I began heart rate training a couple of years back I started taking my resting heart rate in the mornings before getting out of bed. Doing so helps me get a quick glimpse of how my body is adjusting to training. An elevated resting heart rate can mean many things – some of those [...]

Air Force Half Marathon Recap

Saturday, September 15, 2012 was my 9th half marathon. My goal for 2012 was to run 5 half marathons this year and that was #4 for 2012. My last (#5 for the year and #10 total) is on October 21, 2012 here in Columbus.

The Air Force Half Marathon was held in Dayton, Ohio. [...]

Shutting it Down

I am putting this out there so that I have no choice but to follow through.  I am shutting my training down for two days.  Monday is a scheduled rest day, but today is not.  Today I am supposed to run 2-3 miles and go to an intense core class that I adore.  I am [...]

Workout Wednesday Motivation

Some days I need a little more motivation than others. Today was one of those days. I was excited that my sports doctor gave me permission to do speed work, even though my resting heart rate has been elevated over the past week. The humidity has been ridiculous lately, I took a complete rest day [...]

Emerald City Half Marathon Recap

Last Sunday I ran the Emerald City Half Marathon for the second time.  Last year I tried to set a PR (personal record) in this race, this year I set out to do it as a training run, as I have 2 more half marathons coming up this fall.  Normally I run my long runs [...]

Different Types of Goals

In my mind, goals are usually set and achieved by my trying to better myself, my race times, etc.  When I really stopped to think about what the word “goal” meant, I decided to see what the dictionary said.

goal [gohl]

noun

1. the result or achievement toward which effort is directed;aim; end.

2. [...]

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

If you would have told me 2 years ago that I needed to slow down in order to become a faster runner, I would have laughed. Why would I do that? I was of the mindset that each run in my training plan should be run at a fairly fast pace, including my long [...]

10 Things That Make Me a Better Runner

When I first started running I thought that all I had to do was put on my running shoes & put one foot in front of the other.  While that may work for the occasional or casual runner, that doesn’t work for the one (ahem, me) that thinks she can take on the world [...]