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Alameda Holiday Kick Off 5K

It seems that my racing motto this year is, “Under promise (and under train) and over deliver”. In the past, my racing and training philosophy very much overlapped with my personal and professional m.o.’s: set a goal and go after

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Race Recap: Alameda Half Marathon 2017

I’ve been putting off writing this recap because it wasn’t a goal race for me, so it’s not like I had any goals or expectations. Then why did I sign up? Because a friend (KH) texted me, saying,  “I just

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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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11/5/17 – Alameda Holiday Kick Off 5K
12/9/17 – Great America Run & Ride (save 15% with code GARUNTANG15)

2/5/18 – Kaiser SF Half Marathon

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