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Race Recap: Oakland Half Marathon 2018

Last week, I ran the Oakland Half Marathon. I realized that I should recap this race before I forget too many of the details. Plus, I leave today for an 8-day work trip, and I definitely won’t have time blog.

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Race Preview: Oakland Half 2018

I’ve been referring to the Oakland Half as a goal race, but have I been training like it? Hardly. I finally snuck in a couple of race pace/tempo workouts in the last few weeks, and got some decent long runs

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Race Recap: 2016 Oakland Half Marathon

Since I ran two races this year at the Oakland Running Festival as part of the “We Run The Town Challenge“, I decided to break this recap into 2 parts. This is part 2 recounting the Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon.

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Race week! Oakland Running Festival Preview 2016

Less than 3 days to go until race day! This will be my 5th consecutive year participating in the Oakland Running Festival (ORF), but my 1st time doing two events in one day – the 5K and the Half Marathon!

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Race Recap: Oakland Half Marathon 2013

Yesterday, I finished the Oakland Half Marathon. I’ll save you the suspense and tell you right away that: no, I did not get my sub-2 goal. I was nowhere close. In fact, this was probably the most poorly executed race

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Weekly training recap: 3/18/13

Get ready for the shortest weekly recap yet! This week was all about taking it easy and resting before the Oakland Half. Mon: REST. Tues: 1 mile warm-up, 1 mile of fartlek intervals, 1 mile easy-medium, short cool-down. Some Garmin

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Arbitrary Goals & Racing Psychology

Two random blurbs before I head to bed: First, it occurred to me today how random running goals can be. Race results mean something very specific to runners, but to non-runners, they’re probably like, “Uh, sounds good, I guess??” So,

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On Confidence

Two things happen to me, without fail, about two weeks before a big race: 1. I decide I really need to buckle down in terms of nutrition. This means cutting refined sugar, fried things, and alcohol, while increasing the intake

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Easier Said Than Done

I was about to title this post “Just Relax Already!” but I thought the answer was better than the prompt. What’s this post about, you ask? Two seemingly unconnected topics that have been circling my brain as of late. The

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Weekly training recap: 12/10/12 (Oakland Half Week 1?)

I’m baaaack! I took a week off after CIM and this was my first week back in training mode. I gave my foot plenty of time to get over the tendonitis and treated myself to not one, but TWO, massage

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