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Pleasanton Ridge, Hamstring Issues, & a Practice Race

I’ve been trying to avoid turning this blog to a training log. Even though it’s useful for me, I know it can get boring for others. But I find that when I’m deep into a training cycle, and also busy

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Where to Run: East Bay Edition

Cathryn came up with a great idea to have a series of “Where to Run Where I Live” guides for visitors, new transplants, and/or runners looking to explore new routes. Check out these editions that have already been posted: San

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Posted in Advice, Trail running

Race Recap: 2015 Oakland Marathon Relay

On Sunday, March 22nd, I ran my 4th consecutive Oakland Running Festival event.  In 2012 and 2013, I ran the half marathon.  Last year, I tackled (or got tackled by) the full marathon.  This year, I ran the 4-person marathon

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Race Recap: LMJS Couples Relay 2015

Why I wanted to run this race: The Lake Merritt Joggers and Striders Couples Relay is a 2-person, 10K race, where each team member takes his/her turn running 1 lap (5K) around Lake Merritt.  The Gypsy Runner and I ran

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Things that are completely obvious

Such as: Packing, moving, and unpacking for 2.5 days will wreck your body and make you useless in every way possible. Said moving activities are incompatible with training for a marathon, in that even if your body is willing, your

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Posted in random, Training

Weekly training recap: 2/18/13 & BONUS Mini Race Recap!

Mon: President’s Day! The Gypsy Runner and I went rock climbing. As if that wasn’t enough of an upper body workout, I decided to go to yoga too, which turned out to be pretty intense. Stats: 2 hours cross-training (rock

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Weekly training recap: CIM Week 16 (Taper Week 1)

This week was a little funky because I ended up resting on both Monday and Tuesday. Mon: Rest. My foot and hip were still bothering me from the 20-miler on Sunday, but I could tell it was the kind of

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Weekly training recap: CIM Week 14

Before I start the recap, here’s a photo from last week’s Lake Chabot half marathon: Mon: Rest. Tues: The Gypsy Runner convinced me to rest instead of going for my usual Tuesday morning run. By the afternoon, however, my soreness

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Race Recap: LMJS 4th Sunday 5K (May 2012)

In just about every aspect of my life, including running, my modus operandi is to plan, plan, and plan some more. So, it was a bit unusual for me to wake up at 7:30 a.m. yesterday and decide at the

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Weekly training recap: 4/30/12

This has been a rough week training-wise. I’ll explain towards the end of the post. Mon: Rest. Tues: Lake Merritt plus Oakland hills. This was the same route I ran the week before, only this time, I didn’t quit halfway

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4/28/19: London Marathon