Running music

We are having extremely warm weather here in Seattle which, for June, I’m really not happy about. It’s forced me to start running in the mornings again, something that I’m always happy I’m doing once I get out there (less cars, fewer pedestrians, a cool breeze, the occasional hipster-drinking-coffee-on-front-porch viewing) but in my heart of hearts […]

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Beat the Bridge 2015

I hadn’t done a lot of running since the marathon because my IT band was still acting up but I was finally able to run pain free early last week so I hurried and signed up for Beat the Bridge 8K* before I could change my mind. *I ran this race once before in 2009 […]

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2015 Bend Marathon

They lied. After running 7 miles up and down a demoralizing highway (the turnaround went under the highway, up and down a dirty cliff; yes, of course I fell), with a deep hip cramp, I hit mile 20 and a giant hill presented itself before me. I trudged up it, moving at a snail’s pace. […]

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Week 17

Tuesday: 4 miles @10:24/mi (Altra test run) + glute and hip strength training Wednesday: 3 miles @10:09/mi (Altra test run – neuroma pain so I’m holding off running in them again until after the marathon) Thursday: 4 miles @9:59/mi + glute and hip strength training Saturday: 8 miles @10:57/mi  Total miles ran: 19 miles Guess what happened this week? Nothing! I am so […]

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Week 16

Tuesday: 5 miles @10:44/mi + glute and hip strength training Wednesday: 4.3 miles @9:18/mi Thursday: 5 miles @10:56/mi + glute and hip strength training Saturday: 12 miles @9:55/mi – nutrition notes: 1/2 Picky Bar pre-run, Gu at mile 3.7, 8.5. Sports drink: 1 NUUN lemon-lime tab. Sunday: Yoga for runners Total miles ran: 26.5 miles I finally saw my podiatrist on Thursday morning. After my painful 20 […]

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Week 15

Tuesday: 5 miles @10:32/mi + glute and hip strength training Wednesday: 5.1 miles @9:46/mi Thursday: 5.1 miles @9:56/mi + glute and hip strength training Saturday: 20 miles @10:04/mi – nutrition notes: honey stinger waffle pre-run, Gu at mile 5, 10, & 15. Sports drink: 2 NUUN lemon-lime tabs. Sunday: Foam rolling and yoga Total miles ran: 35.3 miles Running 20 miles taught me […]

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Week 14

Tuesday: 5 miles @10:18/mi + glute and hip strength training Wednesday: 8.1 miles @10:09/mi Thursday: 5.3 miles @10:09/mi + glute and hip strength training Saturday: 12.2 miles @10:08/mi – nutrition notes: honey stinger waffle pre-run, Gu at mile 5. Sports drink: 1.5 NUUN lemon-lime tabs diluted w/ 23oz. of water. Sunday: 1.5 hours of revitalizing yoga for runners (a lot of deep lunges […]

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Week 13

Tuesday: 5.1 miles @10:37/mi + glute and hip strength training Wednesday: 5.1 miles @9:28/mi Thursday: 5.1 miles @10:59/mi + glute and hip strength training Saturday: 19.4 miles @10:12/mi (elevation 897′) – nutrition notes: 3 Clif shot bloks pre-run, 3 Clif shot bloks at mile 4.5, Gu at mile 9, Gu w/ extra caffeine at mile 13.75. Sports drink: 1.5 NUUN lemon ice […]

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