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Kaiser Half – T minus 7 days! (Week 6)

Hey guys – guess what?  Race day is in less than 7 days!! Here’s what happened this past week: Tues: Speed endurance + stairs (TAKE ONE). Workout: warm-up, 6 x 1 mile @ 8:50 with 60 seconds rest, 5 x

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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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Honing In (Kaiser Week 3)

Hope 2014 is off to a great start for everyone! Here’s how my week went down: Mon: Yoga + easy biking. Got my butt out of bed for the 7:30 a.m. class.  I liked the instructor and the class was

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Everything in Moderation (Kaiser Week 2)

Well, it seems that I got a little too excited about training and bit off more than I could chew this week. (I blame Mick Jagger and his sweet dance moves.)  Let’s just say intense running + Christmas overindulgence =

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Marine Corps Marathon Week 9

9 weeks complete, 9 more to go. Sing it with me now, “WOAH, we’re halfway there…” I’m not ashamed to say that “Livin’ On A Prayer” is one of my favorite songs ever. Now, on to what went down this

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Marine Corps Marathon Week 5

OK, so I realized in retrospect that I was a bit melodramatic last week. One thing I’ve forgotten about marathon training is that it can be an emotional roller coaster — one minute things look dire, but then before you

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Weekly training recap: SF2HM Week 10

*SF2HM = San Francisco 2nd Half Marathon T minus 7 days ’til race day! Mon: Rest. Tues: Met up with DD for a conversational/easy run around the Lake. Stats: 5.2 miles @ 10:25/mile + 30 min stretching/rolling Wed: 7.6 miles

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Weekly training recap: 2/18/13 & BONUS Mini Race Recap!

Mon: President’s Day! The Gypsy Runner and I went rock climbing. As if that wasn’t enough of an upper body workout, I decided to go to yoga too, which turned out to be pretty intense. Stats: 2 hours cross-training (rock

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Weekly training recap: 2/4/13

Before I start, I want to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year! I cooked a big meal for the Gypsy Runner and I, consisting of a few auspicious dishes: sticky rice cakes and steamed fish. I also made mushrooms

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Weekly training recap: CIM Week 15

T minus 2 weeks to CIM! Mon: Rest. Tues: Medium effort, fartlek-ish run around Lake Merritt. Skipped my usual pre-run banana and ate 1 Clif Blok instead — worked like a charm for my GI issues. Stats: 6.1 miles @

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