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Change and Adaptation

My entire existence as a “real” runner — i.e., someone who trains consistently from week to week — has been a relatively new phenomenon, dating back to the beginning of 2012.  It coincided with 2 other big changes in my

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Gym Rat

With my plan of tackling the San Francisco 1st Half Marathon (SF1HM) with run/walk intervals in mind, I decided to do all of my runs this past week on the treadmill.  That way, I could stop whenever I felt any

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A quick update

I wish I could report that my return to running last week was all unicorns and rainbows…alas, it was not.  Here’s what I did last week, exercise-wise: Tuesday: Ran 3 miles at Lake Chabot. Wed: Swam 1000 yds. Thurs: Ran

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Glass Half Full

Some runners get really depressed when they can’t run.  I admit that I got a little blue at the prospect of taking a little break from my favorite means of acquiring endorphins.  However, there have been some good things that

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Cross training and Hip Update

Hi there!  First, I want to thank everyone who commented on my last post re: “Are marathons bad for your health?” So many insightful comments and valid points! So, what have I been up to?  Well, as promised, I did

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Everything But the Kitchen Sink

Last week, I was full of complaints about aching hips.  I’m sorry to say that the saga continues.  Here’s what happened this week in the Land of Angry Hips: Monday: Running rest day #2!  I did get myself to yoga

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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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Weekly training recap: CIM Week 8

Mon: Rest. Tues: Hill run up Trestle Glen. My goal was to push myself a little harder during the run up the hill than in the past couple of times. I’m happy to report that I took 30 seconds off

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Weekly training recap: CIM Week 3

Two themes this week: 1. “You gotta start somewhere.” I feel like I’ve been repeating this to myself over and over again. I don’t know why I keep thinking that I will be awesome/super fast/super strong all of the time.

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Weekly training recap: CIM Week 2

Sometime this week, it finally hit me that I’m running 26.2 miles in 3.5 months. Yikes! I think watching this video had something to do with it: Watching this video was simultaneously exciting and scary. I think the next big

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