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Month: May 2012

Random Thoughts on My Pace

Random Thoughts on My Pace

That race pace for both the full and half marathon scares me! So does the 10k one actually.  I’m supposed to run 26.2 miles at a pace that I’ve never even run half the distance at! I’m running my long runs too fast (I knew that!). So no matter how much I think I need that ‘push’ and no matter how much other people push me into it, stick with the slower group because going out at 11:30 for the…

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Cherish your Mother Runner

Cherish your Mother Runner

When Mother’s day rolls around and my husband asks me what I want, I’ve always said that I wanted to sleep in, breakfast in bed, be pampered, … and all the whole nine yards. Now that I’m a faux runner, I never sleep past 6:30am, crumbs in bed are harder to clean, and  prefer a hard sports massage instead of an expensive back rub. As a mother and a runner, what would my perfect Mother’s Day be like? A long run in…

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Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate

Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate

On Sunday, I had my first ride on my new bike! But that excitement is not what this post is about – We met a lady on our loop. Thoroughly dehydrated, unable to walk or talk, sitting on the sidewalk, and threw up when we gave her some water. She was running without ANY water or fuel (we saw plenty of people like that). Her reasoning – she’d get water at the park entrances. That was still 2.5-3 miles without…

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Meet Lance

Meet Lance

On our first date, Lance and I had chemistry! Sparks and excitement as I met him for the first time! Looking forward to see where this leads me. I’m taking it easy and don’t want to scare things off by coming on too strong too early 🙂 Lance is a 2011 Trek Madone 4.5 that Barry helped me find. I still ride with platform pedals (and a muffin-top stomach), but love the smoothness of the ride. I actually attempted to…

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Running Terms for Newbies

Running Terms for Newbies

When I trained for Chicago last year, I did a lot of research on running. I hung onto every world the coaches would say, researched on it when I got back home and pestered them with questions when I next saw them (I still do 🙂 ).  It was great to finally understand the articles in Runners World, to feel one with the Kenyans (on a theoretical level, of course) and how cool it was to say that I Fartlek-ed…

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