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Month: October 2014

Training Recap: Training to Run Happy

Training Recap: Training to Run Happy

While logging my last run for last week, I wrote – “I’m starting to understand the difficulty of a long run on the day after a hard/long run. Was just looking back at some of the older similar runs – almost all of them have some kind of issue/whining!!”  I know that the hard back to back runs is mental training, for my mind to go the distance along with my body. And I hope I am (re)learning mental toughness from these back…

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Training Recap: Running and Real Life

Training Recap: Running and Real Life

We often say that running is cathartic, it releases more than just sweat and so on. Sometimes (most of the times), my running state of mind also reflects the curve that my real life is going along.  This week had 2 tough runs that I successfully completed, and one run that I made tough on myself (more on that later). Similarly, I had a tough, long work week and managed to get through it successfully (I hope!). And then there…

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Training Recap – The Best and the Worst

Training Recap – The Best and the Worst

If this week was any indication of the Dopey training to come, whew!  The week started out with some issues behind my knee that developed quite suddenly after my long run last week on trails. When it didn’t go away after icing and rest, it was painful enough to scare me to seek help from the chiropractor and massage therapist. Stacy from TriBodyworks was nice enough to see me early in the morning and get my hamstrings and calfs going. …

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Run for Mind, Body and Soul

Run for Mind, Body and Soul

Sometimes there are runs which are exactly what your mind and body need; the fact that they are on your training schedule is an unexpected bonus! My trail run at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield park was like that – a run for mind, body and soul. Even though I’ve walked up this mountain many times (And thought that the runners I’d see were absolutely batsh!t crazy! Who’d want to run on a mountain!!), I had never run on the trails around until…

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Ironman Chattanooga – What I learnt from Spectating

Ironman Chattanooga – What I learnt from Spectating

I’m not a stranger to volunteering or cheering at events. I’ve spectated all distances of running (5k to marathon) and a couple of sprint triathlons along being a sherpa (taking care of) of Mr. FauxTriathlete . This past weekend however, was the mother of them all – The Ironman Chattanooga. The famed 144.6 mile event (instead of the usually 140.6 miles) of 2.4mile swim, 116 mile bike (4 extra miles) and 26.2 run in Chattanooga drew a lot of athletes from…

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Divas Half Marathon Peachtree City

Divas Half Marathon Peachtree City

I don’t know if the Diva’s Half Marathon is worth writing about after a whole month!! But I like to keep records of all races run and this will be a good one to read later.  The inaugural Diva’s Half Marathon, Peachtree City was scheduled on my birthday, September 6th. And I knew I had to do it! What are the odds that I would get to run a fun themed race exactly on my birthday!! Because of the 2hour…

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