The Runner I'm Not
Recently, one of my favorite Bay Area running stores, See Jane Run, has been posting real answers to the question “What do you run for?” on their Facebook page. The answers include things like… “I run because I want to stay healthy for my 10 year old, my 20 year old, my 29 year old and of course my beautiful granddaughters. Because being over 50 is hard, and if you...
Week In Review: May 22 - 28
This is my weekly training journal. Including it in the blog gives me a little extra accountability in the mileage department & helps me stick to my schedule. :) This week was a pretty abysmal one for mileage. I knew I was going to be super-busy traveling this past weekend, so I was prepared to sacrifice a run or two if I had to. What I wasn’t prepared for was a sudden and severe...
Week In Review: May 15 - 21
This is my weekly training journal. Including it in the blog gives me a little extra accountability in the mileage department & helps me stick to my schedule. :) Well, I didn’t get raptured yesterday, but I did complete my first 20+ mile week since training for the Santa Cruz 10K in April, which seems just as good. Sunday: 7 miles easy. This was a particularly amusing run as it...
Some Decisions, At Last
So, after several weeks of wringing my hands over selecting a fall half marathon, I’ve managed to come to least a few decisions. If everything works out, I’m going to shoot for the Paul Reese Memorial Clarksburg Country Run in Clarksburg, CA on November 13. I know it’s not -really- in the Bay Area, but it’s got several other cool things going for it that caught my...
Picking the "Perfect" Race
As I mentioned in my last post, one of my goals for this year is to qualify for the Prestige Half Marathon, which means clocking double-digit minutes (ie, under 1:40) in a USATF-certified half. Realistically, this is not a hugely ambitious goal; I used to run 10 & 15 miles at a time at that pace or faster, and when I was just getting back in to racing seriously a couple of years ago, I raced...
It should surprise no one that I am Facebook friends with a wide range of running-related pages/organizations, including Active.com, CoolRunnings, Runner’s World, Running Times, Marathon Nation, IRunFar, See Jane Run, etc. Several of them definitely rotate through posting the same articles, and for a while there was one making the rounds called Fear No Run (which some quick Google-Fu...