The hay is in the barn: Eugene 2016

The last couple weeks before a big race is when the mental prep really kicks in. ‘the hay is in the barn’ so now it’s about being mentally strong. This weekend we watched the Steve Prefontaine movies “Prefontaine” and “Without Limits” and one of the big themes was that you had to have faith and be willing to give your […]

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I’m not good at tapering…

Granted, I didn’t get in a long run this weekend due to our crazy Spring snowstorm. But I sorta made up for it today (Tuesday). 1. Ran to pick up my car at the train station (1 mile) 2. Dropped it to get an oil change, ran home from the shop. (1 mile) 3. Ran back to the shop to […]

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Taper Time Training (April )

After last week’s heavy training, I took it quite a bit easier this week. Monday: off! Tuesday: easy 6 miles. Like, REALLY easy. I went to Boulder for work so I got to enjoy the ole trails in south Boulder. Geez, I want to move back! It was very peaceful, except for when I came across a huge herd of […]

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Still got my speed!

Today’s rev running workout was a 20 min warmup, 6x :30s fast, :30 recovery, 20 min cooldown. I didn’t check my watch during the intervals, and was pretty happy with what I saw when I finished: 1: 6:06 (avgHR: 165, maxHR: 179) 2: 5:55 (avgHR: 179, maxHR: 181) 3: 5:39 (avgHR: 173, maxHR: 181) 4: 5:18 (avgHR: 180, maxHR: 185) […]

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Insanity! Fit Tests

We started doing the Insanity workout! Today was our fit test:   Test 1 (Day 1 – 4/4/2016) Test 2 Test 3 Test 4 Test 5 Switch kicks: 61 Power jacks: 48 Power knees: 94 Power jumps: 29 Globe jumps: 8 Suicide jumps: 19 Push-up jacks: 17 Low plank oblique: 65

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Getting the miles up

Training is getting serious! After a hard tempo workout Thurs night and HIIT with Orange Theory Fitness on Friday morning, I met Kathryn for a 16.x mile long run Saturday. Kathryn isn’t so good at that “your long run should be 90-120 seconds slower than race pace” stuff, and I keep getting sucked in! We did a huge loop, and […]

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Eugene is going to be awesome!

I’m really enjoying my Revolution Running training. Working hard, well beyond just doing long runs. Yesterday was my first tempo run with them: 15 min warmup, drills, then 2*12 at HMP (2min recovery) then 15 min cooldown. The group I run with is FAST! There were about 6 people ahead of me and 2 with/behind me. I had thought I’d […]

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Chicago Marathon 2015 Race Report

This weekend was the Chicago Marathon – another chance for me to run a marathon with my Mom. We had run the California International Marathon together in 2009, but then a hurricane and a broken leg prevented us from running the New York City Marathon together in 2012 and 2013. My Mom had completed CIM in 5:03 and New York […]

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