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What Not to Do

Today’s training plan called for speed work.  I had plans to get out before the sun came up, but weather and staying up too late contributed to that not happening.  I headed out around 10:00 AM to do my prescribed miles – 1 mile warm up, 2 x 2 miles at HMP (half marathon pace), [...]

Taper Musings

Sometimes I wish I had an on/off switch for my brain so I could quiet the madness. My brain is busy enough on any given “normal” day, but throw half marathon tapering into the mix and I have a whole lot of noise going on. Last month I shared my review of the book “Life [...]

April Fool’s Day & Running Chat

Today is April Fool’s Day!  Do you like to play practical jokes on others or do you prefer to pretend that today is just like any other day?  I have played some fun jokes over the years.  The one that stand out as my favorite is the time I emailed an ultrasound picture to family [...]

Half Marathon Training Update

It is just about a month now until my first of six half marathons in 2013. I have settled into a good training routine and have tweaked some numbers pertaining to my heart rate zones to help ensure I am recovering properly between my workouts. There are a couple of key components to my recovery [...]

‘Tis Time to Taper

This weekend I completed my last long run before my upcoming half marathons.  The first one is on April 22nd (Earth Day).  Tapering is a great time for the body to rest and repair itself in preparation for race day, yet it is hard on the mind.  I have struggled before with tapering before [...]

The Final Stretch

Race day is less than 2 weeks away.  It is more important now, than ever, to eat right, sleep right & stay away from sick people.  If you are sick & around me, please don’t be offended if I run the other way.  Eating right should be a no-brainer, but that isn’t always the [...]

Emerald City Half Marathon–In the Books

When I signed up for the Emerald City race, I signed up for the quarter marathon.  I knew that the Columbus Half was my goal race, so EC would be a training run.  Then one of my pace coaches with MIT talked me into the half.  No biggie, 2 halves in 6 weeks, I [...]

Daily Eats–1/2 Marathon Training Edition

Last week I shared a post on my training for my upcoming half marathons. I am pleased to share that I have been diligent about sticking to my training and cleaning up the food that I put in my body. There has been no ice cream. I realize that is a travesty, but I [...]