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Race Recap: Race to the End of Summer 10K

A while back, Angela posted that she signed up for the Race to the End of Summer 10K (henceforth called RTTEOS). Because relatively flat and PR-friendly 10Ks are so rare in the Bay Area, I considered it as a goal

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Race Recap: 2016 California International Marathon

30-second version: Race day conditions were perfect and I felt good at the start. I took it out a bit more aggressively than in previous marathons, but I kept my effort easy. The first 10K flew by and I felt

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Race Recap: Berkeley Half Marathon

While planning my long runs for CIM, I considered signing up for the Berkeley Half Marathon. On the list of Pros: 2 weeks before CIM, when I had a fast finish long run on the schedule anyway local race easy

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CIM Training Week 9 of 12: Peak Weeks, Here I Come!

My training plan from Greg McMillan’s You (Only Faster) is pretty traditional for the most part, but there are a few quirky things. For example, McMillan thinks the word “taper” is bad, because it denotes relaxation. Instead he prefers to

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CIM Training Week 2 (of 12)

Monday: Rest. Tuesday: Leg speed (aka strides) – 10 x 25 sec on/1 min off. Nice little workout to get the legs to turnover more efficiently. 5.9 miles @ 10:10/mile Wednesday: 60 minutes easy. I just couldn’t get my act

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Training for the Training

I know I said I’d write about non-running stuff – and I will! But first, a little training update. CIM is just under 13 weeks away, which means I’m only a week away from the start of official marathon training.

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Race Recap: Summer Breeze Half Marathon

Twitter version: Cool, overcast & windy (i.e., perfect conditions). Executed race strategy as planned, resulting in almost 2 minute PR (1:56:58)! WOOT! If you want the long version, keep reading… So, some of you might accuse me of sandbagging when

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9/17/17 – Alameda Half Marathon
10/1/17 – Tiburon Half (2:20 pacer)

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