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Pacing Recap: Livermore Half Marathon

On March 26th, I paced my 4th half marathon with the Trivalley Running Club at the Livermore Half Marathon. Once again, I was the 2:20 pacer, though this time, because of the size of the race (2600+ finishers), I also

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Pacing Recap: Dream Mile Half Marathon

After such a tumultuous week, it feels strange and vapid to be filling up my little corner of the internet with a story of a race I ran on Sunday. But I promised I would, so here it goes. The

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CIM Training Week 7 of 12 + OktobeRun Pacing Recap

Wow, it felt really good to type out “Week 7 of 12” in the title. This past week, I had a crazy anxiety dream about CIM. (I know reading about other people’s dreams can be boring, but just bear with

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CIM Week 3 of 12 & Pacing the Tiburon Half Marathon

Howdy! The nice thing about a 12-week training cycle is that I can say that I’m already a quarter done at the end of Week 3. Hooray! Monday: Rest. Tuesday: Long midweek run (80-90 minutes). This was a comedy of

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Marine Corps Marathon Week 16 (2 weeks out)

Week 1 of taper! Here’s how it went down (“planned” workout in green/“actual” in bold): Monday: Rest or cross-training/rest. I went to Trader Joe’s and bought lots of healthy-ish snacks, hoping to start taper on the right foot. Tues: 5/5.

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Weekly training recap: SF2HM Week 7

*SF2HM = San Francisco 2nd Half Marathon Mon: Rest. Tues: I decided it was time to add some minor elevation gains to my usually easy Tuesday morning run. I ran up Trestle Glen and did 3 hill repeats at the

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Brain Training: Pacing By Effort

Lately, I’ve been thinking about learning to train myself to pace by effort rather than using my Garmin. One main reason is the semi-arbitrary nature of setting training paces, especially for speed workouts. I know that there are very well-established

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