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Kaiser Week 5 & Foster City 10-miler Recap

Here I go with the multi-part posts again… anyone want to bet when this one will get published?  (I’m starting on Monday night, posting on Wednesday.  Not too terrible?) Kaiser Week 5: Tuesday: 5.7 miles @ 9:57 pace Alternating tempo! Workout:

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Over the Hump! (Kaiser Week 4 of 7)

Here’s how this past week went down: Mon: Yoga + bike commute I couldn’t get out of bed in time to make it to my yoga class, so I did a quick 25-minute yoga session at home instead (with this

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Posted in Training

Race Recap: 2013 Marine Corps Marathon

For those of you who want to cut to the chase, here’s the 30-second mini-recap: Race day weather for the 38th running of the Marine Corps Marathon was perfect and everything leading up to the race went smoothly.  The first

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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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Race Recap: Brazen Summer Breeze 10K

Why I wanted to run this race / Goals: See Race Preview. Pre-race: I slept really poorly all week, culminating in a 6-hour tossing-and-turning session that I doubt qualified as actual sleep. In terms of nutrition, I actually behaved myself

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Race Recap: Brazen Western Pacific 5K

Why I wanted to run this race / Goals: I originally signed up for the Western Pacific 10K because I really wanted to set a new 10K PR. The Western Pacific seemed like a good choice because the course is

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Should I or Shouldn’t I? You help me decide!

Quandary: I’m signed up for a 10K this Saturday, but I strained my ankle last Saturday. As of today (Wednesday), I’m fairly mobile on level ground and there is no significant swelling or tenderness. I only have pain when I

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Guest Blogger Kate: San Luis Obispo Marathon Recap

My friend Kate ran the San Luis Obispo (SLO) Marathon this past Sunday. Despite the hilly terrain, she managed to set a shiny new PR of 4:20, besting her performance at Pittsburgh (yet another tough course!) last year of 4:48 by

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I’m IN!

One of my goals for 2013 is to run a second marathon. I had my sights set on the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) for a few reasons: – It’s a stone’s throw from where I grew up, and where I

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Race Recap: Brazen NYE 5K

Happy New Year!! Hope 2013 is off to a good start for everyone. Last Saturday, I ran my last race of 2012: the Brazen New Year’s Eve 5K. Sadly, they have yet to post any photos of the 5K runners

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4/28/19: London Marathon