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Committing to the Process

My next race is actually 2 races in one day: the Oakland Running Festival‘s, “We Run This Town” challenge on March 20th. I’m running a 5K at 7:30, followed by a half marathon at 9:10. As race day approaches, I’m

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Kaiser Weeks 6 & 6.5 PLUS Kaiser Race Preview!

Oh hi!  I made it through a big work project today, so I’m celebrating by drinking a glass of red wine and…blogging! I’m going to try to sum up very quickly the last 10 days or so of half marathon

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Race Preview: San Francisco 1st Half Marathon

Race: San Francisco 1st Half Marathon (SF1HM) Date & Time: Sunday, July 27, 2014 Course reconnaissance: According to the race website: The 1st Half Marathon covers the first half of The San Francisco Marathon.  The race starts on the Embarcadero

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Race Preview: Big Sur International Marathon

Race: Big Sur International Marathon Date & Time: Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 6:45 a.m. Where: Big Sur to Carmel, CA Course reconnaissance: As you can see from the map, the Big Sur Marathon course starts in Big Sur and

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Race Preview: Oakland Marathon

Race: Oakland Marathon Date & Time: Sunday, March 23, 2014 @ 7:30 a.m. Where: Oakland, CA Course reconnaissance: The most glaring thing is that huge hill (small mountain?) from miles 3 to 11.  I’m used to seeing elevation profiles like

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Race Preview: Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon

Race: Kaiser Permanente SF Half Marathon Date & Time: Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 @ 8:00 a.m. Where: San Francisco, CA Course reconnaissance: – Course map – The course starts in Golden Gate Park and heads east for an out-and-back on

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Race Preview: Foster City 10-miler

Race: Foster City 10-miler Date & Time: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 @ 8:30 a.m. Where: Foster City, CA (duh) Course reconnaissance: – Course map – According to Foster City insider Cathryn, the course is mostly flat, with one hill on

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Race Recap: Zoom Point Pinole Half Marathon

This past Saturday, I ran the Zoom Point Pinole Half Marathon in Richmond, CA. I signed up with the intent of treating it as a tune-up/dress rehearsal for MCM. It was affordable, local, and relatively flat for a “trail” race

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SF2HM Goals, etc.

Less than 10 days left to go before the San Francisco (2nd) Half Marathon! You know what that means: time to talk strategy and start getting my mind right for race day! Before I dive into that, let me give

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Marathon Musings I: Guess my marathon time!

“A runner is a miser, spending the pennies of his energy with great stinginess, constantly wanting to know how much he has spent and how much longer he will be expected to pay. He wants to be broke at precisely

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4/28/19: London Marathon